Social and Emotional Learning School and District Case Studies
Schools and districts across Wisconsin are comprehensively implementing social and emotional learning (SEL), integrating it with existing programs and initiatives, and making it a priority. Learn more about this important work below:
Positivity through Social and Emotional Learning
Adams-Friendship Area School District shows how SEL promotes engaged learning and inspires educators to teach every student.
Early Childhood Social and Emotional Learning
Racine Unified School District recognizes the importance of SEL to keep kids healthy, safe, and encouraged in school every day.
To determine which case study to examine, consider using this SEL Case Study Decision Tree.
If you are interested in submitting a case study for your district, please contact Beth Herman.
Social and Emotional Learning Examples of Practice
In 2023, districts were invited to submit videos highlighting their work on social emotional learning (SEL) practices. These brief videos (under 4 min) cover rationale for SEL and examples of practice. They can be used to learn about districts’ SEL focus, discover practice ideas, and garner evidence and support for SEL programming. SEL Examples of Practice - YouTube Playlist
- SEL Example of Practice Video - Whitefish Bay School District: Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy Group: DBT-A (3:53)
- SEL Example of Practice Video - School District of Waukesha: Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is a Difference Maker (2:24)
- SEL Example of Practice Video - Stevens Point: SEL - Using Universal and Selective Strategies for Young Learners (3:03)
- SEL Example of Practice Video - Medford Area Public School District: Social Emotional Behavioral and Mental health Tiered Level of Services (3:00)
In 2020, the DPI hosted a series of webinars focusing on SEL practices throughout the state. These webinars provide an opportunity for you to hear from youth service colleagues, including teachers, principals, out-of-school time providers, directors of curriculum and instruction, SEL coaches, and more, about the SEL work they are doing and how they are doing it.