SEL Challenge at National Afterschool Association Convention

By Staff from David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality

Join our SEL Challenge session at NAA2017!

We are delighted to be presenting in Dallas at the National Afterschool Association Convention: Rising to the Challenge: Game On!

The SEL Challenge session will be led by Kiley Bednar, David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality at 9 AM on Tuesday, March 21. We will be giving away two hard copies of the Preparing Youth to Thrive Field Guide to lucky attendees.

Session Description: What are the key youth experiences & staff behaviors that build Social Emotional Learning (SEL) skills? How can we ensure that we are building them? Presenters share results of the 18-month SEL Learning Challenge, which studied eight exemplary SEL programs, resulting in a set of SEL standards & tools applicable across multiple youth settings. The session will review the framework for building SEL skills; introduce participants to key youth experiences & staff practices supporting the SEL domains (emotional management, empathy, teamwork, responsibility, initiative, problem solving); help participants begin to assess their program’s strengths & consider how best practice might be integrated into a continuous improvement process.

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