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.

ND SEL Network Flyer

Recent News and Events

CASEL Updates Framework, Definition, Competencies, and Theory of Action

In our efforts to keep you up-to-date let’s take a moment to revisit CASEL’s SEL framework. We’ve seen this before. A LOT. However, there were some revisions released in October 2020 that we wanted to draw your attention to.
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Impact of Foundations of Reading on Instruction, Intervention & Assessment

The NDMTSS team developed and launched the Foundations of Reading Instruction Intervention professional learning series in 2020 to provide K-5 educators with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to address a variety of students’ needs in reading.
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TATE Training Provides Educators with Knowledge & Skills to Identify Improvement Areas of FBAs & BIPs

NDMTSS recaps two TATE learning opportunities showing an increase in participant knowledge of 18 essential components: understanding of how to use the TATE; and Comfortability using the TATE!
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Virtualizing NDMTSS Academic Trainings – Necessity Drives Innovation

NDMTSS training did not stop this fall but rather needed to shift in their format and delivery and through it all, this innovation has met more needs than originally intended.
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