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

The North Dakota Social-Emotional Learning Network is an established 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

Nearly 200 K-5 educators across the state working to obtain the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to address student reading needs

On Feb. 7, 2022 a new cohort of nearly 200 participants kicked off from four different locations including Bismarck, Jamestown, Minot, and Williston.
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Prevent Teach Reinforce works with Minot and Williston Basin staff to solve serious behavior challenges in K–8 classrooms


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Nearly 80 educators attended a 5-part series on classroom management focused on reducing learning barriers and increasing motivation

Presented by Safe & Civil Schools' Tom Stacho, this course builds classroom management skills through creating clear expectations, managing disruptive students, and creating positive relationships.
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3 Districts, 24 educators complete Leading Implementation of Systemic Social Emotional Learning

Teams work to create the conditions for optimizing social-emotional learning through the application of the NDMTSS Essential Components and continuous improvement in their school district.
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