Bridging SEL and career and workforce development is a win-win. By promoting the social and emotional development of all students, they are given rich opportunities to explore and practice new skills in a broad array of career fields.
Tune in to the five-part webisode series for state and district leaders on social and emotional learning (SEL) and career and workforce development.
Webisode 1: Enhancing Future Student SuccessBack to top
Featured Speakers: Matthew Atwell (formerly with Civic), John Bridgeland (Civic), Dr. Dana Godek (CASEL), and Dr. Orrin White (Delaware Department of Education).
- Develop a shared vision of student success that explicitly integrates SEL and CWD.
- Build adult capacity to provide productive and collaborative instructional strategies.
- Foster the creation of safe, supportive, and inclusive learning environments.
- Cultivate opportunities for customized learning, including Personalized Career and Academic Planning (PCAP) and individualization.
- Provide flexible, future-ready pathways that lead to stackable credentials that are valued by institutions of higher education and employers.
- Brief: Development Framework for the Integration of Social and Emotional Learning and Career and Workforce Development
- Report: Educating Future-Ready Students
- Report: Preparing Youth for The Workforce of Tomorrow
Webisode 2: Effective Approaches to Meet Students’ NeedsBack to top
Featured Speakers: Dr. Linda Dusenbury (formerly with CASEL), Laura Fridirici (Pennsylvania Department of Education), Kate Kreamer (Advance CTE), and Dr. Demetrius Roberts (Pennsylvania Department of Education).
- Equity is essential to a shared theory of action.
- Build coalitions across communities to increase access.
- Start with high quality SEL and Employability Skill Building.
- Organize practice supports for and with school districts, speaking the same language.
- Offer badges and micro credentials to incentivize students.
- Report: Academic Standards for Career Education and Work
- Infographic: Career Ready Skills: Educating for Employability
- Webpage: Pennsylvania Career Ready Skills
Webisode 3: Framework for SEL and Workforce PreparationBack to top
Featured Speakers: Dr. Dana Godek (CASEL), Roneeta Guha (formerly with Linked Learning Alliance), Teri LeSage (Educational Consultant), and Karin Smith (Wisconsin Department of Education).
- Organize a structure for collaboration.
- SEL enhances CWD for every child.
- Promote evidence-based practices.
- Maintain ongoing field learning for deepen SEL knowledge and practice
- Case Study: Wisconsin: Regional Career Pathways Link SEL to Career and Workforce Development
- Guide: Wisconsin’s Guide to Social and Emotional Learning and Workforce Readiness
- Report: Equity: Wisconsin’s Model to Inform Culturally Responsive Practices
Webisode 4: Support and Promotion of Student EngagementBack to top
Featured Speakers: Dr. Dana Godek (CASEL), Kent Reed (Kansas Department of Education), Dr. Stacy Smith (Kansas Department of Education), Dr. V. Scott Solberg (Boston University).
- Leverage ILPs to develop SEL skills.
- Organize SEL recognition systems to encourage high-quality practices.
- Breakdown silos to collaborate effectively.
- Engage stakeholders and align with state goals.
- Case Study: Kansas: A Vision for Integrating SEL with Career and Workforce Development for Students
- Webpage: Kansas Individual Plans of Study (IPS) – Student
- Guide: Kansas Individual Plan of Study (IPS) Digital Reference Guide
Webisode 5: Effective Approaches to Meet Community NeedsBack to top
Featured Speakers: Dr. Stanley Litow (Duke University), Dr. Teri Lawler (Delaware Department of Education), Luke Rhine (formerly with Delaware Department of Education), and Dr. Damien Sweeney (Kentucky State Department of Education).
- Develop a strong foundation for SEL.
- Honor evidence-based SEL practices.
- Plan for high-leverage points across teams.
- Ensure resource supports for every learner.
- Case Study: Delaware: Partnerships Integrate SEL With Career and Workforce Development to Define a New Generation of Learners
- Brief: Delaware CASEL BRIDGE Crosswalk:
- Webpage: Delaware Pathways
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