Summary

This document is intended for state education agencies (SEAs) that want to implement high-quality policies and guidelines for social and emotional learning (SEL).

It serves two purposes: First, it provides an overview of six key features of a high-quality, comprehensive package of policies and guidance to support student and adult SEL. These features are based on the Collaborative for Academic Social, and Emotional Learning’s (CASEL’s) definition of SEL and review of the research literature on learning standards and SEL. The six key features represent policies and guidance that are comprehensive and robust in that they are culturally and developmentally appropriate, as well as connected to equity, positive learning environments, career and workforce development, and professional development. Second, this document provides examples from other states and national organizations that illustrate each of the key features of high-quality policies and guidance for SEL.

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Wisconsin: Regional Career Pathways Link SEL to Career and Workforce Development
Articles & Briefs Wisconsin: Regional Career Pathways Link SEL to Career and Workforce Development CASEL, Coalition for Career Development Center, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
May 12, 2022
Delaware: Partnerships Integrate SEL With Career and Workforce Development to Define a New Generation of Learners
Articles & Briefs Delaware: Partnerships Integrate SEL With Career and Workforce Development to Define a New Generation of Learners CASEL, Coalition for Career Development Center, Delaware Department of Education
May 12, 2022

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