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SXSWedu 2015

From No Child to Whole Child: SEL in the Classroom

Though not currently assessed by standardized tests, a growing body of research indicates social-emotional or “non-cognitive” skills significantly impact students’ academic performance, persistence, and their broader life outcomes. Social-emotional learning (SEL) helps foster characteristics like grit, growth mindset and self-regulation that impact students’ schoolwork and interpersonal relationships. This panel will highlight leading practices, research and policies that support SEL in schools.

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Takeaways

  1. Highlighting teaching practices that incorporate SEL into classroom and school environments
  2. Highlighting leading approaches to incorporating SEL into education systems
  3. Discuss best practices in measuring social-emotional competencies to impact teaching practice and student outcomes

Speakers

  • Aaron Feuer, CEO & Co-Founder, Panorama Education
  • Leigh VandenAkker, Educator and Utah 2012 Teacher of the Year , Salt Lake City School District/ East High School
  • Hunter Gelbach, Associate Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Chris Gabrieli, Co-Founder and Chairman, TransformingEducation

Organizer

Irene Chen, Client Services Manager, Panorama Education

Meta Information:

  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Panel Discussion
  • Track: SEL & Digital Citizenship
  • Level: Basic Understanding
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