2018 Conference on Social Emotional Learning

2018 Conference on Social Emotional Learning

Every classroom. Every day.

Wolcott School’s Tyree Institute and Northwestern University’s Master of Science in Education Program are excited to announce the 2018 Conference on Social Emotional Learning.

Friday, April 27, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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This year’s theme: Integrate, Innovate, Inspire

At this conference, we will share best practices in SEL classroom integration, and explore various related practices of SEL development, such as mindfulness, restorative justice, assessment, and growth mindset. The conference will inspire innovation in classrooms related to SEL and help build a community of educators who are committed to SEL integration.

Topics include:

  • Overview: Definitions, Terms, and Conceptual Framework
  • Keynote: State of SEL Today in the US and Chicago
  • SEL 101: An Introduction to Social and Emotional Learning
  • SEL 201: Integration Workshop in Two Parts: Integrating SEL practices with a whole-school and classroom perspective
  • Peace Room: Overview of Restorative Justice Practices
  • Mindfulness Room: Overview, Integrating, and Practicing Mindfulness, Self-Care, and Gratitude Practices
  • Role of Play: The Neuroscience and Integration of Play in the Classroom

There will be individual classroom demonstrations of SEL in a wide range of subject areas, including PE/health, science, math, English, social studies, expressive arts, and learning specialties.

Featuring Keynote Presenters:

Molly Gosline, Adlai S. Stevenson High School. Molly Gosline is coordinator of social and emotional learning at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois. She has served as a counselor, administrator, and curriculum specialist in schools and educational organizations across the country. She has consulted with state boards of education and multiple school districts on issues related to social and emotional learning, including school climate, assessment, equity, and educator development.

Kristin McKay, AM, Umoja. Kristin McKay is director of restorative justice at Umoja Student Development Corporation. McKay oversees operations of the Restorative Justice Team and nine school partnerships, interfaces with external restorative justice organizations in Chicago, and facilitates portions of Umoja's Restorative Practices professional development training for Chicago Public School (CPS) teachers and administrators. Her passion for social justice, education, and decreasing structural inequality has led her to non-punitive conflict resolution in CPS schools. McKay's background includes international teaching, criminal defense work in Chicago, and a master's degree in social work from the University of Chicago.

Contact Us

Master of Science in Education School of Education & Social Policy

618 Garrett Place
Evanston, IL 60208
Northwestern University

Phone: 847/467-1458

Email: msedprogram@northwestern.edu