- The CSI has created several tools and briefs to help states get started in developing standards, policies, programs, and communities of learning among districts to support implementation of quality SEL.
Key Features of High-Quality Policies and Guidelines to Support Social and Emotional Learning. Useful for identifying the key features of SEL policies and guidelines, as well as associated example resources from other states or districts that implement SEL policies and guidelines.
Recommended Process for Developing State Policies and Guidelines to Support Social and Emotional Learning. 14 steps that states can use to develop SEL-related policies and guidelines.
A Process for Developing and Articulating Learning Goals or Competencies for Social and Emotional Learning. More specific guidance to help state teams develop SEL standards and competencies.
Reports and Examples
Emerging Insights from States’ Efforts to Strengthen Social and Emotional Learning (2018) Summarizes eight key insights and lessons from states’ early efforts, from developing standards and guidelines to creating cross-state communities of practice.
CSI Spotlight 1: Innovation in Action (2018) Focuses on strategies that states have used to connect with, support, and learn from local school districts.
CSI Spotlight 2: Deeper Insights (2018) Provides a closer look at some innovative efforts underway to partner with and support districts in six states: Delaware, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin.
Social and Emotional Learning in State Strategic Plans: Examples and Opportunities. (2018) This overview is useful for understanding how state education agencies are using various approaches to incorporate SEL into their strategic plans.
District Recommendations for How States Can Support SEL (2018) This brief is based on numerous conversations with district leaders, as well as consultations with states. Useful in gaining insights into which aspects of communicating about SEL should be a priority.
An Examination of Frameworks for Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Reflected in State K-12 Learning Standards. Examines the K-12 SEL learning standards of 14 states and looks at whether they are using the CASEL framework and addressing several key issues. Especially useful for states trying to develop SEL competencies and address developmental issues. (February 2019) NEW
An ever-growing portfolio of more than 100 resources, tools, and examples developed by CASEL, external partners, and state education agencies to help advance the work in four major areas: foundational planning and support: adult SEL; student SEL; and continuous improvement. More