Helping Students Develop Essential Skills for the Classroom & Beyond
A Blended Learning Symposium with Authors Nancy Frey & Dominique Smith

This blended-learning symposium will use real-life examples to highlight the many opportunities for social and emotional learning within the K-12 academic curriculum. In this unique environment, participants will have the chance to interact with the authors directly via a live stream, while processing their learning in small groups with professional facilitators at several locations across our state.

While social and emotional learning (SEL) is most familiar as compartmentalized programs separate from academics, the truth is, all learning is social and emotional. What teachers say, the values we express, the materials and activities we choose, and the skills we prioritize all influence how students think, see themselves, and interact with content and with others.

If you serve kids in any capacity, and if you want all kids to get what they need to thrive, Nancy Frey, Douglas Fisher, and Dominique Smith offer a solution: a comprehensive, five-part model of SEL that’s easy to integrate every day.  Through this framework, all educators can find their role in developing student identity and agency, emotional and cognitive regulation, social skills, and public sprit.  You’ll learn the hows and whys of

  • Building students’ sense of identity and confidence in their ability to learn, overcome challenge, and influence the world around them.
  • Helping students identify, describe, and regulate their emotional responses.
  • Promoting the cognitive regulation skills critical to decision making and problem solving.
  • Fostering students’ social skills, including teamwork and sharing, and their ability to establish and repair relationships.
  • Equipping students to becoming informed and involved citizens

If you serve as a teacher or support staff, then you will take away tools to gauge students’ resilience and learning processing, strategies to engage students in the classroom community, a list of book titles to anchor SEL learning in the classroom.

If you serve as a school leader, then you will take away a deeper understanding of systemic SEL that ties directly to Michigan’s new continuous improvement model that embraces the Whole Child while creating an SEL school.

If you serve as central office administration, then you will take away how to connect academic growth with Whole Child for overall student success across your entire district.

When: March 10, 2020 |  9:00AM – 3:00PM
Registration closes on March 1, 2020

Cost: $165 a person  |  Teams of three or more have a reduced rate of $145/each
This cost includes a copy of All Learning is Social and Emotional: Helping Students Develop Essential Skills for the Classroom & Beyond, a 1 year membership to Michigan ASCD, and a light lunch.

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In the event of inclement weather, the following locations have arranged for back-up learning dates. Please mark your calendars accordingly!

Back Up Date: March 18, 2020

Back Up Date: March 19, 2020

Back Up Date: April 7, 2020

Back Up Date: April 9, 2020

Back Up Date: April 17, 2020

Back Up Date: March 31, 2020

Back Up Date: March 12, 2020

Back Up Date: March 12, 2020