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Social and Emotional Learning Training Opportunities

Implementation Team Training

You’ve decided to implement social and emotional learning (SEL) across your school or district. Now what? This self-paced training, designed for SEL implementation teams, will show you “how” to systematically implement SEL. Using the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning Theory of Action, teams will learn the vital steps to fully implement SEL and will create a multi-year plan to make it happen.

In this training SEL Implementation Teams will:

  • Learn and understand the SEL Theory of Action
    • Building Awareness, Commitment and Ownership and Creating a Plan
    • Strengthen Adult SEL
    • Promote SEL for Students
    • Assessing SEL and Using Data for Continuous SEL Improvement
  • Complete a program gap analysis
  • Create a plan with clear action steps in each level of the Theory of Action

Click here to learn more and to register for FREE online course access. All team members should register to be given individual access. Registration for this self-paced online course is on-going.

SEL Training of Trainers

Build your local capacity to train your own staff in the foundational knowledge of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in this online, self-paced course that is designed for individuals to become trainers of the foundational knowledge of SEL. The training will provide you with the agendas, slides, and activities to conduct training for your staff. Also included are videos taking you through each training module to provide you with additional information
about the content, training tips, and guidance on conducting the activities. Each module also contains material to build your own SEL expertise.

Participants of this course will:

  • Learn content and activities to train others in eight modules to build foundational knowledge of SEL
  • Determine the modules to be used for their purposes
  • Plan for their own training

Click here for more information and to register for FREE online course access. Registration for this self-paced online course is on-going.

Social and Emotional Learning Webinar Series

During the 2019-2020 school year, DPI hosted monthly webinars on SEL topics of interest. These webinars are located below.





November 11 SEL Example of Practice: Franklin Public Schools Beth Herman 

Video Link


December 3  SEL Webinar: Student SEL Competence Assessment Clark McKown

Video Link


January 6 SEL Example of Practice: Choosing and Evidence-Based Curriculum  

Video Link

Oak Creek-Franklin GoogleSlides

Oshkosh GoogleSlides

January 27

SEL Example of Practice: Choosing Competencies of Focus


Video Link

Mequon-Thiensville GoogleSlides


February 2 Using the DPI SEL Competencies  

Video Link

Goodman Community Center


February 20 Integration SEL Skills with Academics  

Video Link

Embedding SEL into HG&D

SEL Example of Practice: Menasha Joint School District

2018-2019 Webinar Series

During the 2018-2019 school year, DPI hosted monthly webinars on SEL topics of interest. The webinars are archived below. 

September 19 Getting Started: The CASEL Guide to Schoolwide SEL

Jo Salazar, LCSW

Manager of School Supports, CASEL
Archived video link
October 24 Social and Emotional Learning: A Foundation for Digital Citizenship

Chad Kleifoth

Digital Learning Consultant, DPI

Archived video link


November 21 Coaching and Social and Emotional Learning

Rachel J. Fregien, MS CCC-SLP

Coaching Support Consultant/Special Education Team

Research to Practice Inclusive Communities: Director of Coaching Supports

State Personnel Development Grant - Coordinator 


Archived video link


January 23, 2019

Integrating SEL Competencies with Academic Instruction  

Archived Video Link


February 20 Assessment and Screening of SEL: Ready to Assess

Nick Yoder

Senior Technical Assistance Consultant, Midwest Comprehensive Center at American Institutes of Research

Archived Video Link


March 27 Trauma Sensitive Schools and SEL: Universal approaches to student wellness

Julie Incitti

School Social Work Consultant,  DPI

Archived Video Link 


April 24 SEL and PBIS: The Matrix

Kim Gulbrandson, PhD

Research and Evaluation Coordinator

Emilie O’Connor, MSW

Technical Assistance Coordinator

Wisconsin RtI Center

Archived Video Link


May 22 Using the WI SEL Competencies to support IEP Development

Jessica Nichols

Education Consultant, Special Education Team, DPI

Archived Video Link


The 2018-2019 SEL webinar series can be found on YouTube.

For questions about this information, contact Beth Herman (608) 267-9242