Focus on Social and Emotional Learning Series

Data-Driven Academic Integration of SEL

Join our discussion with SEL experts to explore why data-driven academic integration of SEL is so crucial in our schools. Our students deserve to be supported with a whole-child framework in a school environment built around acceptance, belonging, and connections.

    The discussion will cover:
  • Why SEL is critical in our schools
  • The federal and state education policies surrounding SEL
  • Correlating the research around academic growth and SEL
  • Benefits of assessment with CASEL-aligned curriculum for grades K–6
  • Selecting the proper assessment tool
  • Closing learning gaps through explicit SEL instruction

An Introduction to Our K–6 Focus on Social and Emotional Learning Program

Rosen Classroom explored our print and digital Focus on Social and Emotional Learning (FOSEL) program for K–6th grade classrooms, which is a 30-week standards-based curriculum that teaches SEL through a literacy-based approach. We also covered features from the program, such as grade level books for the classroom, digital access for “anytime learning,” and teacher resources and tools.

Hear Directly from Educator Dina Strasser: Integrating an SEL Program to Address the Importance of Supporting Our Students

Learn from an educational leader about how you can create an effective elementary SEL program! Dina Strasser is a former Fulbright Scholar and veteran educator of 20 years. Invoking her years of experience, Strasser shared her take on the importance of supporting students’ SEL in this session with Rosen Classroom.

CASEL’s Five Competencies and How They Provide the Framework for Our SEL Program

Dr. Hasenyager shared how he has led work to integrate the CASEL competencies into a literacy-based SEL curriculum with specific, grade-appropriate strategies. He introduced how the CASEL’s five competencies provide the framework for each grade level’s books, lesson plans, and focused activity lessons. He also covered how the program can be pulled apart for flexible implementation according to the needs of students and teachers during the school year.

Hear Directly from the Authors of Literacy with Heart: Building a Research-Based Program

Take a deeper dive into how our program was researched and built to meet the emotional needs of our students and create a foundation for their future. Review our white paper, Literacy with Heart, with two of the three authors!

“Research underscores the essential need for SEL competencies not only as a means to an academic end, but to the growth of students as well-rounded, grounded, healthy people who are socially engaged and connected.”

Support Your Students Over the Summer with Ease

Dr. Hasenyager shared how our print and digital Focus on Social and Emotional Learning (FOSEL) program for K–6th grade classrooms can support your students over the summer months. We also covered features from the program, such as grade level books for the classroom, digital access for “anytime learning,” strategies for summer learning, and teacher resources and tools.

Hear Directly from Educator Dina Rocheleau: A Literacy-Based Approach to Social and Emotional Learning

Learn from two leaders how you can create an effective elementary SEL program. Dina Rocheleau, former assistant superintendent of instruction for Ferndale School District, described how, as a community, they implemented an SEL program throughout her district. Dr. Hasenyager then shared how he has led work to integrate the CASEL competencies into a literacy-based SEL curriculum with specific, grade-appropriate strategies.

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