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Social and Emotional Learning Conference and Training Opportunities

Creating Safe & Supportive School Communities Social & Emotional Learning Symposium

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June 19-20, 2019 Steven’s Point Holiday Inn Conference Center

June 19 will offer breakout sessions in addition to a keynote on SEL and Equity from Roberto Rivera and a general session.
June 20 will offer 4 post-conference half-day or full-day training opportunities.


June 19 Agenda

7:30-8:00  Registration

8:00-8:15  Opening remarks and Greetings

8:15-8:30  Welcome

8:30-9:30  Keynote-Transformative SEL: Taking Equity and SEL from Theory to Practice-Roberto Rivera, 7 Mindsets

9:45-11:45  Break-out session 1

  • From Surviving to Thriving: Creating Conditions Where ALL Youth Thrive-Roberto Rivera
  • Assessing Social and Emotional Learning-CASEL
  • Promoting Social and Emotional Competence in Adults-CASEL
  • SEL for Teens: Lessons Learned from Doing it Wrong-After School Matters

11:45-12:30  Lunch

12:45-1:45  General Session-Centering Humility & Heart in Family Engagement-Shannon Wanless, University of Pittsburg

2:00-4:00  Break-out Session 2

  • Implementing Transformative SEL: Equipping District and School Leaders to Move from Initiative to Moral Imperative-Roberto Rivera
  • Leveraging Your Strengths and Facing Your Challenges to Family Engagement -Shannon Wanless
  • Integrating Social and Emotional Learning with Academic Content-CASEL
  • Empathy: Why it Matters and How to Grow It-Charlene Voyce, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

4:15-5:15  Panel Discussion (2 panels: school/district and out-of-school time programs)

5:15-6:00  Networking event


If you are attending both days, you will need to register for each day separately.

Register for June 19 only

Register for June 20: Please register for ONE session.


June 19-$60.00; June 20-$40.00

Implementing the Wisconsin Social and Emotional Learning Competencies

Learn about next steps for social and emotional learning by attending a Moving Forward with Social and Emotional Skills Workshop through your local CESA

Participants will:

  • Map what is currently being done in their building or district to teach the competencies
  • Conduct a gap analysis between the competencies and what is currently being taught
  • Create a plan for filling in the gaps
  • Figure out how to assess if students have mastered the competencies
  • See how some school districts in our state are implementing Social Emotional Learning

Day 1 North March 7, 2019 Marshfield

Day 1 South April 10, 2019 Waukesha

Social and Emotional Learning Webinar Series

During the 2018-2019 school year, DPI will be hosting a monthly webinar on an SEL topic of interest. One Wednesday a month you are invited to join your colleagues from 12:00-1:00 to:

  • receive short and focused topical content
  •  hear about local school experiences when available
  • ask questions

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. All webinars will be recorded and posted to the web site.





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

Elizabeth Cook, EdS

School Psychology Consultant, DPI
April 24 SEL and PBIS: The Matrix

Kim Gulbrandson, PhD

Research and Evaluation Coordinator

Emilie O’Connor, MSW

Technical Assistance Coordinator

Wisconsin RtI Center
May 22 Using the WI SEL Competencies to support IEP Development

Jessica Nichols

Education Consultant, Special Education Team, DPI


Creating Safe and Supportive School Communities Summer Institute:
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Conference

The Summer Institute is an annual two-day event, that was held on June 21-22, 2018.

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Conference agenda and materials:

Social and Emotional Learning Conference Agenda

Social and Emotional Learning Conference Resources

June 22, 2018 - Third Annual Mental Health Coalition Summit

School Mental Health Coalition Summit Agenda

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