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CT After School Network 2021 Virtual Fall Conference

Start date: November 5, 2021
End date: November 6, 2021
Location: Virtual
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Check out this conference from the CT After School Network. It is a great time to learn and connect with out of school time professionals and relevant learning opportunities. The event will feature a number of workshops focused on using SEL in out-of-school time settings in addition to other relevant topics.

“Child Care For Connecticut’s Future” Launch

Date: November 3, 2021
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Virtual
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Join the CT After School Network on Wednesday, November 3rd at 6:30 PM to launch a statewide campaign to reshape, reimagine, and grow child care, as well as before and after school care for Connecticut’s parents! The time is now to build sustained public support for high quality, affordable child care for kids of all ages – kids in before and after school programs as well as infants/toddlers and Pre-K. The Child Care For Connecticut’s Future Campaign combines the voices of parents, providers, and advocates to make changes in our state’s policy, and make sure money coming our way isn’t a band aid.

Our campaign bottom lines are:
Child Care should be available to every family who needs it.
Before and after school programs should be available to every family who needs it.
Parents choose where and who cares for their child.
Providers will be properly compensated as early educators.

SEL Day Twitter Chat

Date: March 26, 2021
Location: online
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Join us on March 26, 2021 for our celebration of SEL day with our Twitter Chat! Register today to sign up and get a copy of the questions we’ll be asking. Hope to chat with you then!

March Snow Day Brown Bag Lunch

Start date: March 1, 2021
End date: March 31, 2021
Time: 12-1pm
Location: Virtual
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We’re not sure when or if the snow day will happen, but should it arrive, we will host this Virtual Snow Day Brown Bag Lunch. Our topic will be Teaching Self-Care to Children. This will be open discussion for anyone interested in discussing what they do, recommend or would like to know about sharing self-care with children. Educators, counselors, caretakers, and beyond plan to spend your next snow day lunch chatting with us!

Be sure to pre-register so that we can notify you and send you the meeting link and invite when and if it happens!

Let’s talk SEL. This monthly lunch series for those involved or interested 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, practitioners and curious newbies.

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 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!

Choosing Love with…

Date: December 3, 2020
Time: 7pm
Location: Virtual
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Scarlett Lewis & Caroline Maguire, author of “Why Will No One Play With Me?”, is the founder of a comprehensive Social Emotional Learning (SEL) training methodology for adults, parents, clinicians and academic professionals on how to cultivate emotional regulation, emotional intelligence, social-awareness and responsible decision-making skills in themselves and in others.

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!