Beyond ABCs and 123s: Going Deeper with SEL


Integrated, comprehensive, and culturally responsive social and emotional learning (SEL) is a critical component for early childhood education. However, understanding the need for SEL instruction and implementing evidence-based practices present two entirely different challenges. In this panel, we will explore SEL for early learners from varying perspectives, with panelists who will share insights and practical advice learned from decades of student empowerment.

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  1. Understand the principles of research-based, comprehensive, integrated social and emotional learning, including its ties to academic performance.
  2. Be able to articulate some of the nuances and complexities of culturally-responsive social and emotional learning in early childhood education.
  3. Gain a high-level understanding of some of the key best practices in SEL for early childhood education, and ideas for researching next steps for PD.



Nina Chang, Vice President, McGraw-Hill Education

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