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Wisconsin Recognized for Social and Emotional Learning Work

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Two new reports from The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) recognize Wisconsin’s Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) work.

The first report, “CSI Spotlight Innovation in Action: How States and School Districts are Collaborating to Promote Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning,” calls out the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) SEL website as an example of what states can do to promote the high-quality work being done in school districts from which others can learn.

Wisconsin is also recognized as one of 14 states for adopting SEL Competencies that outline what students should know and be able to do from PreK up to Adulthood. The guidance for SEL implementation and alignment of this work to other related programs is noted as well.

Wisconsin’s work around SEL was further recognized in the second report from CASEL called “CSI Spotlight Deeper Insights: How Six States Are Collaborating with Local and Regional Educators to Implement Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning.” Beth Herman, School Mental Health Training Consultant for the department was quoted in the report, explaining the various training opportunities in the state, including conference and webinar options, and identifying work to align SEL with several other educational efforts.

In addition to information about social and emotional learning, the DPI SEL website provides information about character education, out-of-school time, afterschool programs, online safety, and a new page dedicated specifically to parents and families. For more information, visit the DPI Social and Emotional Learning page.