SEL

Contact Us

Contact Luke Schaefer

Luke.Schaefer@k12.nd.us
phone:701.838.3025

Contact Jennifer Glasheen

jennifer.glasheen@k12.nd.us
phone:701.446.3172

Social Emotional Learning Defined

CASEL defines SEL as "the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions." Socially and emotionally competent children and youth are self-aware, socially aware, able to regulate their emotions, have good relationship skills, and demonstrate responsible decision-making at home, school, and in the community. (https://casel.org/what-is-sel/)

 

NDMTSS SEL Learning Goals & Scales

Purpose

The NDMTSS SEL Goals provide ND school districts and educators a framework to guide quality explicit instruction of social and emotional learning skills to foster an engaging school climate for all students, guide selection of evidence-based programs and steer professional learning with regards to SEL in ND.

The developed learning goals provide reasonable expectations for what ND students should know and be able to do by the end of each grade span. Collaboration within the classroom, school environment, homes, and communities is essential for students to reach their fullest potential.

Social and Emotional Learning

Leading Implementation of Systemic SEL Course

Designed to support district, and in some instances, school building leadership teams, in creating the conditions for optimizing social-emotional learning through the application of the NDMTSS Essential Components and continuous improvement. Investigation of the four approaches to SEL, evidence-based programs and practices supporting SEL, and translating current educational research to practice in an attempt to impact outcomes for all students is the focus. This training is most effective when paired with ND SEL Network membership.

Questions: Please reach out to lyndsi.engstrom@k12.nd.us or keely.ihry@k12.nd.us.


ND SEL Network

North Dakota has established a community of practice for teams of ND educators. This collaborative, ongoing space assists ND school representatives in sharing experiences, celebrating successes, and problem solving perceived barriers related to the systemic implementation of SEL.

Network members receive support and tools in many ways including:

  • Summits to Connect & Inspire: Semi-annual collaborations for ND educators focused on SEL-targeted local innovations.
  • Resources Review to Research & Explore: Quarterly selection and review of resources supporting evidence-based, best practices related to SEL implementation.
  • Coaching Calls to Engage & Advance: Quarterly, district/school-specific coaching to advance local goals.

Click here to join: https://tinyurl.com/NDSELNetworkMembershipForm.

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Recent News and Events

NDMTSS Training Participation 2020-21 + Year to Date

Take a peek at the reach of NDMTSS Training and support across the state.
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NDMTSS Developing Schoolwide Behavior Expectations (PBIS Year 1) Trainings are back and better than ever!!

The NDMTSS State Team is excited to announce that we are resuming Developing Schoolwide Behavior Expectations - PBIS Year 1 trainings and support for our ND schools in 2021-22! This training focuses on establishing clear Tier 1 behavioral expectations within a MTSS/Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) framework.
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Behavior Interventions to Support All Tiers - Enhancing FBAs/BIPs

In a strong multi-tiered system of supports, we are looking to support children at all levels and abilities when it comes to their academic, social, emotional, and behavioral needs. When a student’s behavior is getting in the way of success in other areas of their education school personnel can bring a team of professionals together (school counselor, school psychologist, teachers, administrators) to collaborate and determine what the best next steps are to help get students back on the road to success.
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NDMTSS Capacity Building, Evaluation and SPDG Grant Submission

Regional Support Liaisons delivering direct support to schools; Evaluation study begins; State Personnel Grant submitted focused on Specially Designed Instruction
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