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Mark Your Calendars | Congressional Briefing: Preparing Teachers for SEL

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School leaders, teachers, and parents agree that social-emotional learning (SEL) is a necessary component in a child’s education. As more SEL curricula and lessons are implemented in schools every year, teachers are reporting they feel ill-prepared to teach it in their classroom. In fact, only 22 percent of teachers who administer SEL programs feel “very prepared” to do so.

On February 27, Committee for Children, in partnership with the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), is hosting a congressional briefing in Washington, DC, to discuss the importance of teacher preparedness in SEL education and to present recommendations for how policymakers can prioritize SEL within teacher preparedness programs.

Join Us

If SEL’s successful implementation and administration is something you care about, you won’t want to miss this event. Tune in to our Facebook page Wednesday, February 27, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time (11:00 a.m. Pacific time) to watch the briefing live. Can’t join us? No worries! The recorded Facebook version will be available for streaming immediately after the briefing.


Welcome Given By

Dr. Tim Shriver

Co-Founder and Board Chairman, CASEL, Washington DC

With remarks from Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH)


Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl
Director, Human Early Learning Partnership, University of British Columbia, BC

Dr. Mylien Duong
Senior Research Scientist, Committee for Children, WA

Dr. Scott Brabrand
Superintendent, Fairfax County Public Schools, VA

Ray Lozano
Executive Director of Student and Family Empowerment,
El Paso Independent School District, TX

Dr. Wendy Burke
Director of Student Teaching, Eastern Michigan University, MI