Social Emotional Learning Summit

ESD 123 is proud to host the Social Emotional Learning Summit at our Professional Development Center August 1st to 3rd, 2018.

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"The goal of Washington’s public education system is to prepare every student who walks through our school doors for post-secondary aspirations, careers, and life. To do so, we must embrace an approach to education that encompasses the whole child…,”

- Chris Reykdal, OSPI Washington State Superintendent

Summit Details:

Dates: August 1-2, K-12 Emphasis | August 3, Birth-3rd Grade Early Learning Focus
Times: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Location: ESD 123 Professional Development Center, 3924 W Court St, Pasco, WA

This conference invites early learning professionals, service providers, teachers, counselors, and administrators serving preschool through 12th grade to two full days of engagement focused on education that encompasses the whole child, with a post-summit focus on early learning on August 3rd. The SEL Summit will feature keynote presentations by Dr. Ann Corwin, The Parenting Doctor®, and OSPI Director of Student Support, Mona Johnson.

Summit Keynotes

Brains and Behavior Research on Social Emotional Learning, Presented by Dr. Ann Corwin, The Parenting Doctor®
Fostering Professional Resilience and Social Emotional Wellness, Presented by Mona Johnson, OSPI Director of Student Support

Participants can also expect:

• Numerous breakout sessions
• Best practice sharing by school teams across the state
• SEL resources
• Team planning time

What is Social Emotional Learning?

Social, emotional, and cognitive learning is defined broadly as a process through which individuals develop awareness and skills in managing emotions, setting goals, establishing relationships, and making responsible decisions that contribute to success in life. When schools focus on social emotional learning, they approach education with an understanding of the profound impact that emotions have on student learning and behavior.

SEL Guiding Principles:

Self-Awareness - Recognizing one's emotions and values as well as one's strengths and limitations.
Self-Management - Managing emotions and behaviors to achieve one's goals.
Social Awareness - Showing understanding and empathy for others.
Relationship Skills - Forming positive relationships, working in teams, dealing effectively with conflict.
Responsible Decision Making - Making ethical, constructive choices about personal and social behavior.
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