On Monday, Dec. 2, educators and community partners from across Denver convened at Morgridge College of Education for the second annual Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Summit. Led by Morgridge College department of Teaching and Learning Sciences (TLS) and the Alumni Office, the SEL Summit is uniquely designed to gather educators (P-12 teachers, counselors, higher education faculty, administrators, social workers, therapists, MCE alumni, etc.) for the purpose of cross-professional education centered on social emotional learning. The summit fosters connections, resource exchanges, and provides information for a community of educators committed to collaboration around SEL integration. The day included whole group presentations, break-out sessions, and small-group discussions. Capped at 130 participants, the SEL summit offers an intimate setting to collaborate.

“The speed with which the RSVPs came in and the diverse roles participants held in education suggests how important social emotional learning is for students and educators,” said Paul Michalec, Phd, Clinical Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, TLS. “Summit participants gained a deeper commitment to SEL, a greater sense of their collaborators inside and outside of school, and a desire to learn more about implementing SEL practices and principles. We are already planning next year’s summit. ”

Watch the recorded livestream video below (or on Facebook) of the lunchtime panel discussion, Collaboration Inside a Local School, featuring representatives from Thomas Jefferson High School, Denver Public Schools.


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