Out-of-School Time Programs and SEL
Below you will find a list of resources examining the role of social and emotional learning (SEL) in out-of-school time (OST) programs.
- Early Lessons from Schools and Out-of-School Time Programs Implementing Social and Emotional Learning: This report examines two years of a multi-year effort to study how students may benefit from school and out-of-school time partnerships focusing on SEL.
- Navigating SEL From the Inside Out - Looking Inside and Across 25 leading SEL Programs: A Practical Resource for Schools and OST Providers. (Elementary school focus). "The goal of this report is to provide schools and OST organizations with detailed information about the specific curricular content and programmatic features of each program in a way that enables them to look across varying approaches and make informed choices about the type of SEL programming that is best suited to their particular context and needs.”
Preparing Youth to Thrive: Promising Practices for Social and Emotional Learning. Scroll to the bottom of the page to download the field guide.
SEL+OST=Perfect Together: A Conference Report: Click on "Download Report" to access the report. "Afterschool, summer, and other out-of-school-time programs can be ideal settings for children to learn and build social and emotional well-being- when skilled and trusted adults are there to guide them, according to this conference report from the Wallace Foundation. In October 2019, youth development leaders, researchers, and educators gathered in Chicago to look at two of the field's biggest challenges: developing the ability of adults to teach social and emotional skills and communicating the importance of those skills to those who may be unaware of how vital they are."
Case Studies: Out-of-School Time
Schools, districts, and out-of-school time programs across Wisconsin are comprehensively implementing SEL, integrating it with existing programs and initiatives, and making it a priority. Below are case studies from some out-of-school time programs in Wisconsin. If you would like to submit a case study of your out-of-school time's comprehensive SEL implementation please download and complete this application, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.