Wisconsin SEL Competencies Alignment with Evidence-based Programs
7 Mindsets provides a proven framework for social-emotional learning, sustainable positive school climate, and character development. Our K-12 curriculum, professional development, and ongoing support change the way educators and students think, interact, and live. 7 Mindsets delivers research-based, age-appropriate, culturally relevant, digital lessons as well as powerful educator training and coaching for professional and professional growth. The 7 Mindsets common language and practices extend beyond the classroom, connecting homes and communities to thrive.
Designed by a 9th-grade counselor, Building Assets, Reducing Risks (BARR) is a strengths-based secondary whole school (grades 6-12) model that provides schools with a comprehensive approach to meeting the academic, behavioral, social, and emotional needs of all students.
Caring School Community (CSC) builds classroom and schoolwide community (K-8) while developing students’ social and emotional learning (SEL) skills and competencies. It is designed to help students become caring, responsible members of their school communities and, ultimately, to grow into humane, principled, and skilled citizens of a democratic society. From the first day of Kindergarten through the last day of grade 8, the lessons in the program help teachers create warm, safe, and disciplined classroom environments where students can develop the skills and dispositions they need to interact constructively with others. The program achieves this by doing the following:
- building caring relationships with and among students
- directly teaching social skills
- creating calm, orderly learning environments through the effective use of classroom management practices
- helping students acquire self-discipline through a caring and effective approach to discipline
The PATHS® curriculum is an evidence-based social and emotional learning program that provides children in grades Pre K-6 the skills they need to promote social and emotional development and find positive, nonviolent solutions to social problems.
Positive Action is a systematic educational program that promotes an intrinsic interest in learning and encourages cooperation among students. It works by teaching and reinforcing the intuitive philosophy that you feel good about yourself when you do positive actions.
Sanford Harmony is a Pre-K-6th-grade CASEL-SELect program that supports PBIS and builds healthy relationships and supportive learning communities where all students are valued. Students learn social-emotional learning strategies to enhance connection, collaboration and communication through Everyday Practices and lessons. Lessons are focused around five main unit themes of Diversity and Inclusion, Empathy and Critical Thinking, Communication, Problem Solving and Peer Relationships.
Wisconsin Alignment Pk-K
School-Connect is an engaging 80-lesson multimedia curriculum designed to help secondary students boost their social, emotional, and academic skills to prepare for high school, college and the workplace.
School Connect will host a webinar on May 29, 2019, from noon to 1:00.
Designed for Early Learning-Grade 8, the evidence-based Second Step SEL Program features tools, teaching aids, activity guides, and resources for classroom teachers to ensure successful social-emotional skills instruction. In addition to classroom materials, we offer online resources to help plan lessons, train staff and communicate with families.
A comprehensive, evidence-based, social-emotional learning system that also assesses key academic skills and integrates the different components with an aligned, multi-tiered intervention.
WDPI SEL competencies table PreK-5
The Stop & Think Social Skills Program is an evidence-based program through the US Department of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). It is the anchor of our Positive Behavioral Support/Social-Emotional Learning System (PBSS/SEL), and it has been implemented in thousands of schools nationwide over the past 35+ years. The Program has been implemented with students at all levels of "the Tiers"- including, for example, adolescents in juvenile detention centers and residential settings for students with behavioral and emotional disabilities.
The Stop & Think Social Skills Program has demonstrated effectiveness in helping preschool through high school students develop social, emotional, and behavioral self-management skills. Many counselors and school psychologists also use it with students who have more significant behavioral needs (it was originally developed in a day treatment program with psychotic, autistic, and similarly significantly involved students).
The Responsive Classroom approach to teaching is comprised of a set of well-designed practices intended to create a safe, joyful, and engaging classroom and school community. The emphasis is on helping students develop their academic, social, and emotional skills in a learning environment that is developmentally responsive to their strengths and needs.
Too Good for Violence
Social Perspectives is a comprehensive, evidence-based social and emotional learning curriculum that develops and applies social and emotional learning skills for conflict resolution, bullying prevention, anger management, and respect for self and others.
Tribes Learning Communities (Tribes TLC®) is a research-based program that creates a culture that maximizes learning and human development. The Tribes group development process focuses on resiliency and the stages of human development in order to create a positive learning environment and promote academic social and emotional learning.
The Mission of Tribes is to assure the healthy development of every child so that each has the knowledge, competency, and resilience to be successful in today’s rapidly changing world.
Wisconsin SEL Competencies Alignment with Existing Standards
Social and emotional learning is the connection to perspective and the ability to understand how decisions will affect others. Students need to demonstrate empathy, compassion, respect, and intelligent behavior while navigating and making decisions online. These behaviors need to be taught and modeled in school and at home for students to truly understand the impact. Social and emotional learning skills are crucial in connecting character and healthy online decisions. The Wisconsin Standards for Information and Technology Literacy align with the Wisconsin Social and Emotional Learning competencies and can be easily integrated into any content area.
Programming implemented by school counselors (either directly through classroom or small group lessons or indirectly through the creation/coordination of homeroom/advisory lessons) can address both school counseling standards and SEL competencies. These alignment tools crosswalk the ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors and the Wisconsin Comprehensive School Counseling Model Student Standards with the Wisconsin Social Emotional Learning Competencies. For brevity and organization, one tool is for the SEL Competencies grades PK through 5 and the other is for grade 6 through adult.