For Educators and Youth Service Professionals
Note that the following information and webinars are not an endorsement by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) of these products. Curricula shared on this page meet two criteria: 1) curriculum is an evidence-based program (EBP) as determined by presence on a national registry of EBP; and 2) the program has aligned their curriculum to the Wisconsin Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Competencies. While the DPI does not endorse any specific programs, it is recommended that you choose an EBP. To learn more about evidence-based curricula, visit the Preschool and Elementary Edition CASEL Guide
, the Middle and High School Edition CASEL Guide
, and DPI's Evidence-Based Practices spreadsheet
that provides programs verified as evidence-based on a National Registry or verified by previous School-based Mental Health Services Grantees. For more information, The Social and Emotional Learning & Mental Health Evidence-Based Strategies Guide
provides SEL program registries and resources to inform and guide SEL curriculum selection.
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.
7 Mindsets webinar
7 Mindsets presentation
7 Mindsets Alignment Tool
Building Assets, Reducing Risk (BARR)
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.
Competent Kids, Caring Communities
CKCC is a comprehensive, school-wide, social-emotional learning program from Early Childhood through 5th Grade whose mission is to develop Competent Kids within the context of Caring Communities through involving children and the adults who support them in building children's social-emotional competencies. CKCC is a program of the Ackerman Institute for the Family, a premier family therapy training and research institute based in New York City.
CKCC Alignment tool
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.
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.
Second Step Webinar and corresponding PowerPoint presentation
SSIS SEL Class-wide Intervention Program
Stop & Think Social Skills Program
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).
WDPI SEL Competencies Stop and Think Program Crosswalk preK-5
WDPI SEL Competencies Stop and Think Program Crosswalk 6-12
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.
Responsive Classroom Competencies PreK-5
Responsive Classroom Competencies 6-12
Tribes Learning Communities
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.
Mosaic™ by ACT® is a robust Social Emotional Learning program that encompasses a comprehensive assessment, K-12 curriculum, and educator professional development— including a breadth of options for English learners. Our solution is available through online or blended delivery and seamlessly integrates into a school’s learning management system.
Mosaic by ACT SEL Assessment measures CASEL-aligned social and emotional (SE) skills, in addition to school climate, to provide clear feedback to students, educators, and parents. Our advanced assessment methodology goes beyond traditional self-reporting to yield more reliable, valid results. In conjunction with Mosaic by ACT SEL comprehensive curriculum, this solution cultivates growth mindset, while helping students learn to manage anxiety and improve mental health. It also provides educators with engaging and meaningful resources for employing SEL principles, creating a more positive school culture and empowering teachers and administrators to become agents of change.
Download the alignment tool of Mosaic™ by ACT® with the DPI SEL Competencies.
To learn more about Mosaic™ by ACT® visit the Mosaic™ by ACT® website.