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2019 Conference on Teaching Excellence
2019 Conference on Educational Leadership
Academic learning may be the explicit focus of schooling, but what teachers say, the values we express, the materials and activities we choose, and the skills we prioritize all influence how our students think, see themselves, interact with content and with each other, and assert themselves in the world. Social and emotional learning (SEL) is most familiar as compartmentalized programs or specific interventions, but all?learning is social and emotional. This institute will take a deliberate approach to this "hidden curriculum,", presenting a five-part model of SEL that's easy to integrate into everyday content instruction. This integrated approach to SEL empowers every teacher to help students develop skills that will serve them in the classroom and throughout their lives.
Work with a facilitator to develop your chosen problem of practice into a comprehensive plan of action. This targeted and personal plan will be the bridge between conference learning and the instructional classroom. For this Post-Conference Session, teams must have 2-5 members and must be led by one current teacher. Other key stakeholders (e.g. parent, student, community members, school and government officials) are encouraged to attend this day of solution-driven collaboration.