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Building Connections: Social and Emotional Learning and Young People’s Futures
June 18, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Building Connections webinar series explores how social and emotional learning (SEL) connects to topics that are top of mind for our community so we can strengthen the many systems that support our young people.
Students graduating this year will enter a new world, reshaped by the global pandemic, the fight for racial justice, and virtual connectivity. How are young people leveraging SEL to navigate and prepare for what’s ahead? What would they strengthen or change to ensure our education system fully supports all students in their social, emotional and academic learning?
Join us to hear from Keeth Matheny and his three former high school students who are preparing to graduate from college this year. Originally featured in a 2017 Atlantic article about SEL at Austin High School, they’ll each reflect back on how their high school SEL experiences have impacted their academics, mental health, and career aspirations. Attendees will hear about SEL lessons the students are carrying with them into the post-COVID world, and strategies that educators can use to shape SEL learning opportunities that connect with young people’s lives and futures.
Read the 2017 article: https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2017/03/the-social-emotional-learning-effect/521220/
Support is provided by the Susan Crown Exchange.