Inaugural International Social-Emotional Learning Congressional Briefing

Date: March 27, 2020

Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM ET

Location: Webinar


Social-emotional learning (SEL) changes lives, school, and communities by preparing young people for long-term academic, professional, and social success and mobility. Engage with education experts and community leaders as we inaugurate March 27th as International SEL Day and examine why SEL matters now more than ever. 

This virtual discussion will focus on advocacy and policies promoting social-emotional learning in schools and communities, which is even more urgent in times of uncertainty

A panel discussion will be moderated by David Adams, Director of Social-Emotional Learning, Urban Assembly. Panelists include:

  • Dr. Maurice Elias, Director of the Social Emotional Character Development Lab at Rutgers University
  • Kristen Hopkins, CEO and Founder, Dangers of the Mind
  • Heather Rieman, Director of P-12 Policy, The Education Trust
  • Ross Wiener, Vice President, Aspen Institute; Executive Director, Education and Society Program

Webinar: Generating Buy-In for SEL

Date: March 27, 2020

Time: 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM ET

Location: Webinar

Webinar Promo_ Integrating SEL Into Academics

In this webinar in honor of SEL Day, we’ll speak with Mindy Chevalier, Assistant Principal from Belle Plaine High School in Minnesota and Megan Daly, SEL Wellness Coach from Oquirrh Elementary School in Utah, who have implemented school-wide SEL initiatives. They’ll share strategies to generate buy-in from all community members, as well as obstacles they had to overcome and tips for getting started in your school.

Live #SELday interview with the creator of the Imagine Neighborhood podcast

Date: March 27, 2020

Time: 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM PT

imagination neighborhood

The Imagine Neighborhood is a free podcast designed to help children and their grown ups grow their social-emotional skills. In this special #SELDay interview, learn about its fun and innovative approach to SEL and how it can support children’s emotional well-being during these challenging times.

CASEL CARES Webinar: Strategies for Being Your Best Possible ‘SEL’f

Date: March 27, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET


CASEL CARES is a new initiative that connects the SEL community with experts to address how SEL can be most helpful in today’s circumstances. The first opportunity in this series is a webinar on the inaugural SEL Day featuring Dr. Marc Brackett, CASEL board member and director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. Dr. Brackett will help us to explore how we can all be our best possible selves during this stressful time.

#SELChat: Generating Buy In for SEL

Date: March 26, 2020

Time: 9 PM - 10 PM ET

Location: #SELChat on Twitter

#SELChat Generating Buy In promo

Join us for #SELChat on Twitter to discuss Generating Buy-In for SEL on the eve of SEL Day, March 26, at 9pm EST! Discuss how SEL impacts all members of a school community and brainstorm ideas for generating buy-in. Discover new resources + connect with other SEL advocates. Follow @sara_lahayne or @EONeillSheehan for the questions!

Meeting the Social & Emotional Needs of Students: Taking a Multi-Tiered Approach

Date: March 25, 2020

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Webinar


Multi-tiered systems of support offer a practical approach to integrating SEL for all students, while helping students with social, emotional & mental health challenges. This webinar in honor of SEL Day will explore a process for developing an MTSS model including:

  • Integrating SEL into classroom instruction & school-wide policies
  • Administering assessments & mental health screeners
  • Selecting evidence-based interventions using data-driven processes
  • Securing outside funding to support SEL MTSS approaches

SEL Day TShirt Giveaway

Start date: March 18, 2020

End date: March 27, 2020

Location: Twitter

Teamology SEL Day

Every day leading up to SEL Day we will pose a different question about SEL. For example, what doe SEL mean to you? We will randomly choose 5 responses to win a tshirt.

Hosting an SEL Day event?  We’re excited to spread the word about SEL Day events that are free, open and accessible to the general public, targeting a wide audience, and not promoting any specific SEL program or assessment. Complete our SEL Day 2020 Share form to let us know about your events.