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SEL4CT Advocacy Meeting

Date: January 8, 2021

Time: 1pm-1:45pm

Location: Zoom Meeting

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What does YOUR community need most? How can the Connecticut State Legislature make that happen? Come tell us what you’d like to see the State of Connecticut do to support SEL in a real way.  

Join our continuing conversation about moving forward to discuss current legislative progress, choosing and setting necessary goals, and developing valuable recommendations.

You know your own community’s needs best; your work puts you in the unique position to see what others do not. Bring your individual expertise about what you do, what you need, and what will help you do it better. Help craft the SEL4CT legislative agenda for the upcoming session and ensure your voice is heard as we define the SEL4CT advocacy agenda for this season for the greatest impact on ensuring the social and emotional well being of our state!

SEL4CT Brown Bag Lunch Series: December 2020

Date: December 17, 2020

Time: 12pm-1pm

Location: Zoom

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If you’re like most of us, 2020 has been a challenging year.  SEL4CT wants to take a moment to connect with you and discuss the importance of self-care as the year comes to a close.  

How are you managing your self-care?  What are you doing to ensure that others feel empowered to care for themselves through this challenging time?  How has self-care changed for you from a year ago?  Come share your self-care strategies, and gather resources and recommendations from others as you take a leisurely virtual lunch break with members of the SEL4CT community.  

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Let’s talk SEL. This monthly lunch series for those in involved in SEL will include a brief presentation followed by open discussion. Bring your questions, challenges, successes, and of course, your lunch to share with like-minded advocates, champions and practitioners.

Each month following a new SEL focused topic will be discussed with a short presentation followed by open discussion of the topic with other like-minded members of the Connecticut SEL community.

Bring your lunch, your questions and your curiosity and join us!

SEL4CT Brown Bag Lunch Series: November 2020

Date: November 19, 2020

Time: 12pm-1pm

Location: Zoom

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This month our featured guest will be Dr. Sandee McClowry, Professor Emerita, New York University and the developer of INSIGHTS into Children’s Temperament. Her work promotes the ideas that SEL skills can be effectively individualized to match a child’s temperament/personality and Sandee will explain how understanding a child’s temperament can help SEL providers tailor their strategies to match a child’s temperament.   
To prepare for her discussion you can go to this link to identify a child’s temperament.  Scroll down the page to “Take the survey” and answer the questions about a child that you work with that is challenging for your to work with. Then retake the survey about a child you don’t find very challenging to work with.  As part of her presentation, Sandee will explain the survey during the brown bag and demonstrate other ways that you can identify a child’s temperament.  

Bring your lunch, your questions and your curiosity and join the conversation!

Connecticut SEL and School Climate Collaborative Special Webinar

Date: November 17, 2020

Time: 10:30 am -12:00 pm

Location: webinar link

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Join us on Tuesday, November 17th, 10:30-noon together with the Connecticut SEL and School Climate Collaborative for a special webinar with the Connecticut State Department of Education about current SEL initiatives.  More details to follow.

SEL4CT Brown Bag Lunch Series: October 2020

Date: October 29, 2020

Time: 12pm-1pm

Location: Zoom

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We are delighted to announce that this month’s lunch will feature guest presenters Robin Fox and Eileen Melody of SocialEyes Together. Robin Fox is author of SocialEyes Together, and founder the eponymous organization. Eileen Melody is a facilitator with Social Eyes, a school counselor and former Board Chair of the Connecticut School Counselors Association. Both women are members of the Connecticut Social and Emotional Collaborative.

Our October Brown Bag Lunch theme is “Belonging.”

Let’s talk SEL. This monthly lunch series for those involved with SEL will include a brief presentation followed by open discussion. Bring your questions, challenges, successes, and of course, your lunch to share with like-minded advocates, champions and practitioners.

Each month following, a new SEL focused topic will be discussed with a short presentation followed by open discussion of the topic with other like-minded members of the Connecticut SEL community.

Bring your lunch, questions, and open mind and join us!

SEL4CT Advocacy Meeting

Date: October 9, 2020

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

Location: Zoom

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What does YOUR community need most? How can the Connecticut State Legislature make that happen? Come tell us what you’d like to see the State of Connecticut do to support SEL in a real way.  

Come hear about what is already on the legislative agenda for SEL this session as determined by the State appointed School Climate and SEL Collaborative. Then we need you to tell us what works for you and what’s missing.  You know your own community’s needs best; your work puts you in the unique position to see what others do not. Bring your individual expertise about what you do, what you need, and what will help you do it better. Help craft the SEL4CT legislative agenda for the upcoming session and ensure your voice is heard as we define the SEL4CT advocacy agenda for this season for the greatest impact on ensuring the social and emotional well being of our state!

SEL4CT Brown Bag Lunch Series: September 2020

Date: September 24, 2020

Time: 12pm-1pm

Location: Zoom

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We are thrilled to announce our first meeting theme is empathy and will feature Scarlett Lewis, Founder and Chief Movement Officer of the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement.

Let’s talk SEL. This monthly lunch series for those in involved in SEL will include a brief presentation followed by open discussion. Bring your questions, challenges, successes, and of course, your lunch to share with like-minded advocates, champions and practitioners.​

Each month following a new SEL focused topic will be discussed with a short presentation followed by open discussion of the topic with other like-minded members of the Connecticut SEL community.

Bring your lunch, your questions, your curiosity, and your open mind and join us!

SEL4CT Statewide SEL Resource Showcase Lunch

Date: September 23, 2020

Time: 11am-1pm

Location: EVENT has been POSTPONED

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What SEL tools have you found the greatest success with so far? This Spring? This Summer? To start off the school year? There are a wide variety of tools in a wide variety of price ranges, time required and support needed from coworkers and organizational collaborators. What is working for you? What else do you need?

Join us for this open showcase where everyone is invited to bring lunch and share which tools and/or systems they have found the greatest success with in their work in a virtual meeting.

SEL4CT June 2020 Member Meeting

Date: June 25, 2020

Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm

Location: Online Meeting

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In light of the recent upheaval, violence, and resulting traumas happening in our country, state and local communities we wanted to pause and connect intentionally with you, our members, to address the needs you see in our community.  We recognize our need to hear how you, your families and your professional community have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and the resulting protests. These crises have brought many of our country’s underlying social issues to the fore of our collective consciousness. It is imperative that we work together as a community to address them as the community tasked with cultivating the skills and supports necessary to cultivate caring, connected, functional, and successful human beings.

Understanding that SEL is integral to constructively supporting our community in this time, we need to hear directly from you as practitioners, advocates, and the eyes and hands on the ground.  How have your practices shifted in this crisis? What approach has been successful for you thus far and beyond?  What and where is the biggest need?  What support are you offering, and what support do you need?  What can SEL4CT do you for you now and moving forward? What change do you want to see?  What kind of legislative support do you need?  What kind of training or resources do you need?   

What is Connecticut doing? How can we best support CT right now? Sign up through the link to register participate in this online conversation!

International SEL Day

Date: March 27, 2020

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The Urban Assembly and SEL4US invite communities across the globe to celebrate the importance of social emotional learning SEL on the first annual International SEL Day on March 27, 2020. Join individuals and organizations around the globe as we harness the power of SEL on the first ever International #SELday! Sign up now to showcase, promote, advocate for and support SEL.