Helpful Resources


Helpful Resources

Social Emotional Learning is everywhere, but here are some particular resources that can support you and your school.

CASEL

Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) is the nation’s leading organization advancing the development of academic, social and emotional competence for all students. Its mission is to help make evidence-­based social and emotional learning an integral part of education from preschool through high school. Through research, practice and policy, CASEL collaborates to ensure all students become knowledgeable, responsible, caring and contributing members of society.

In 2011, CASEL launched a national initiative called the Collaborating Districts Initiative, aimed at supporting districts’ capacities to promote SEL for all students. One year later, OUSD joined the CDI to work with and learn from the other 7 participating school districts. The CDI recognizes that positive student outcomes depend on improving classrooms and schools, which in turn depends on improving districtwide capacities and conditions. For more information on CASEL’s Collaborating Districts Initiative, click here.

Caring School Communities

The Caring School Community (CSC) program is a nationally recognized, research­based program for grades K–6 that builds classroom and schoolwide community while developing students’ social and emotional (SEL) skills and competencies.

CSC strengthens students’ connectedness to school—an important element for increasing academic motivation and achievement and for reducing violence and delinquency. OUSD has fifteen different CSC schools.

The Missing Piece

Teaching Channel

The Teaching Channel is a rich video library of teachers in the classroom.

American Institute of Research

SEL Teaching Practices: Here are ten adopted teaching practices for teachers intersted in SEL.

Common Core Mapping: A short document showing how SEL and Common Core overlap.