MARCH 9-11, 2017 - GRADED SCHOOL
Social Emotional Learning Conference (SELC) is an exciting opportunity for parents and K-12 educators to learn more about the social-emotional wellbeing of our children. The conference features lead presenter, Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair, an internationally recognized clinical psychologist, school consultant, and award-winning author. It also includes presentations and workshops with Dr. Tamara Russell, clinical psychologist and neuroscientist from London, and with Adriana Foz, neuropsychologist and educational specialist.
WHAT IS SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING?
Social-emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which we acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to manage emotions, achieve positive goals, show empathy for others, establish positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
In the context of education, SEL focuses on teaching social and emotional skills to students and creating a safe, connected learning environment. Research clearly shows that connected school environments and the promotion of social and emotional competencies are integral to learning and academic success.
HOW IS THE CONFERENCE ORGANIZED?
This three-day conference is comprised of lectures and workshops. Sessions are open to all participants, although some are targeted more towards educators and others towards parents. When looking at the schedule, please observe the session titles and target audiences. A separate evening presentation on Dr. Steiner-Adair's book, "The Big Disconnect," is also scheduled.
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