Research indicates that social emotional learning (SEL) is linked with academic achievement, attendance, and reduction of problem behaviors. Participants will learn how to take a multi-tiered, systems approach to social-emotional learning; examine SEL competencies, standards, and proficiencies; explore the SEL planning and implementation process; and investigate evidence-based practices and programs for K-12 students, including stand-alone and content-area integration models that lead to social and academic success. Strategies for increasing buy-in, collaborating with colleagues, addressing barriers, engaging families in SEL, and data-based decision-making will be explored. Examples of SEL practices in action will be highlighted.
Rebecca Lallier is a school counselor and PBIS coordinator at the Dothan Brook School in White River Junction, Vermont and an Implementation Coach and Trainer for Vermont PBIS. Dothan Brook has been recognized as a RAMP School of Distinction by the American School Counselor Association and as an Exemplar School by Vermont PBIS. Rebecca was named a 2017 National School Counselor of the Year Finalist.