Weekly Webinars

As part of our CASEL CARES initiative, we are offering free webinars every Friday to address how SEL can be most helpful in response to today’s circumstances.

This series is made possible with support from The Allstate Foundation.

New 5-Part Webinar Series

SEL As a Lever for Equity


Part Three: Elevating Student Voice and Vision

In response to the painful events that have highlighted ongoing systemic racism and violence against the Black community, we invite our network to attend these discussions intended to prioritize equity and discuss racial injustice through the lens of SEL.

Past Webinars

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  • SEL as a Lever for Equity and Social Justice – Part Two: Adult SEL to Support Antiracist Practices

    Dr. Ebony Johnson, Stephanie Andrews, and Jamie Lomax (Tulsa Public Schools)

    Second of 5-part webinar series on equity and racial injustice through the lens of SEL

    Access the presentation and recommended resources

  • SEL as a Lever for Equity and Social Justice – Part One: Cultivating and Communicating Commitment

    Eric Moore (Minneapolis Public Schools), Heather Hirsch (Minnesota Department of Education)

    First of 5-part webinar series on equity and racial injustice through the lens of SEL

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  • SEL as a Lever for Equity and Social Justice featuring Rob Jagers and Melissa Schlinger


    Introduction to a 5-part webinar series on equity and racial injustice through the lens of SEL

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  • Owning Your Power to Raise Kids who Challenge Racism featuring Dr. Deborah Rivas-Drake and Dr. Bloodine Barthelus

    CASEL and University of Michigan

    Heart-to-heart conversation around the pain and struggle of being a parent at this time and the work that is required of us to mitigate racism

    Access the key takeaways and recommended resources

  • The Urgency of Educational Equity Now: A conversation with John King and Karen Pittman

    The Education Trust and The Forum for Youth Investment

    Reflections on existing inequities in education that have been exposed and exacerbated by the pandemic

    Check out an overview of the webinar

  • Leveraging SEL to Reopen and Renew Your School Community During COVID-19
    CASEL’s Melissa Schlinger and Justina Schlund, School principals Cesar Rivera and Jovanni Ramos

    School principals discuss SEL strategies to re-engage students, support adults, and rebuild relationships

    Access the slides

  • Distance Learning Across the Education Sector: Social & Emotional Supports from Private, Charter, & Public Schools co-hosted with Thomas B Fordham Institute
    Michael J. Petrelli (Thomas B Fordham Institute), Juan Cabrera (El Paso Independent School District), Eva Moskowitz (Success Academy School), Kathleen Porter-Magee (Partnership for Inner-City Education)

    Private, charter, and public schools are embracing strategies to strengthen connectedness and engagement during remote learning

  • Leadership in Virtual Times: Superintendents Share Their Experiences co-hosted with AASA, The School Superintendents Association
    Linda Darling-Hammond (Learning Policy Institute), Dr. Sheldon Berman (Andover, MA), Dr. Eric Gallien (Racine, WI), Dr. Kyla Johnson-Trammel (Oakland, CA), Jorge A. Aguilar (Sacramento, CA)

    Four school district superintendents share how they are supporting the social and emotional needs of the adults and students in their communities

  • Authentic Student Leadership in a Time of Crisis: A Conversation with Chicago High Schoolers featuring Yafae Cotton, Elijah Adams, Principal Charles Anderson, teacher Melissa Hughes
    Michele Clark Academic Prep Magnet High School (Chicago, IL)

    Hear from two high school students that are strengthening peer connections through a student-driven podcast

    Access the podcast

  • Leading for Equity in Challenging Times: Our Role as Leaders to Catalyze Change for Our Collective Well-being featuring Kathleen Osta, Victor Cary, and Hugh Vasquez 
    National Equity Project

    Explore the role of leaders in catalyzing healing, social emotional wellness, and change

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  • Let’s Listen To Our Young People: What Support Do They Need? featuring Josh Starr and students, Daisy Boyar and Jessica Morrissey
    PDK International

    Hear directly from students on what they want and need at this time

    Access the slides

  • Building Resilience to Support Ourselves, Others, + Our Students featuring Mark Greenberg, Christa Turksma, and Velma Cobb
    CREATE for Education

    Experience guided self-care and mindfulness exercises

    Access the slides

  • So Now What? Support SEL at Home featuring Jennifer Miller
    Confident Parents, Confident Kids

    Learn parenting strategies for SEL and learning during this time

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  • Strategies for Being Your Best ‘SEL’f featuring Dr. Marc Brackett
    CASEL Board Member
    Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

    Explore how we can all be our best possible selves during this stressful time

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