Improving Education
for Every Learner

Taking the SEL Deep Dive

  • 07 Feb 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EST)
  • Xenos Conference Center, Columbus OH


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This program is the second of three which will focus on fundamentals and guiding principles of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL).

Additionally, there will be updates from the Ohio Department of Education.
Ashland University credit is available on site.


Workshop Sessions Details

KEYNOTE: Featuring the Ohio Department of Education
Superintendent Paolo DeMaria, speaking on
 “The Future of Social-Emotional Learning in Ohio

Conference Bonus 

Register five (5) team members from one organization and bring a 6th  absolutely free  as OhioASCD's guest.

All team registrations must be included in a single transaction.

Conference Sessions

Session 1    --   Attend one of these 2-1/2 hour training sessions:

Shifting Thinking: How Systems-level Work Can Help Your School Become Trauma-informed
Presented by Jason Haap, Hamilton County ESC, Consultant

Participants will begin to develop a systems-level mindset that is trauma-informed, and consider how a student’s neurobiology impacts behavior, especially during high-stress. An exploration of how a school’s embedded processes and procedures may serve as triggers will be presented.

Supporting the Whole Child with SEL Data: From Understanding to Action
Presented by Tami Santa, Westerville City Schools, Student Assistance Programs Coordinator and 
Ben Mark, Outreach Director at Panorama Education -- Presentation

Participants will discuss and explore evidence-based interventions and applications. This workshop offers a quick overview of the SEL approach/measurement for Westerville City Schools and surrounding districts, emphasizing data inquiry and action planning. 

Social Emotional Learning: An Integrated Approach
Presented by Amanda Deeter, Montgomery County ESC, Professional Clinical Counselor and Jessica Davies, Montgomery County ESC, Director of Social Emotional Learning Services -- Handout

Participants will leave with practical strategies they can incorporate into their classrooms immediately. Today’s students are entering classrooms with trauma backgrounds, broken families, and/or little in the way of social skills. They are expected to leave these issues at the door. This presentation will provide a framework on how to integrate social emotional learning into curriculum maps and/or daily lessons. 

Session 2    --   Attend one of these 2-1/2 hour training sessions:

The Positivity Project 100--Initial Implementation Training
Presented by 
Ed Wolfel, Principal of Somerset Elementary, Northern Local School District, Positivity Project Trainer

Participants of this training will be equipped with the knowledge, confidence and strategy to effectively implement The Positivity Project in their school. Attendees will explore the #OtherPeopleMatter Mindset ways to exemplify the 24 character strengths, and the building of strong relationships. Positivity Project trainings are a key step along the way to becoming a Positivity Project Partner school.

Understanding the Intersection between Executive Function, Social Emotional Health and Academics
Presented by Dr. Lisa Riegel, Educational Partnerships Institute, LLC, CEO

Participants will start to see how executive function, social emotional health and academic success intersect, and how interventions can serve to impact all three simultaneously. Participants will explore ways to build instructional strategies that support executive function development and empower students to overcome emotional discomfort, enabling them to focus and learn.

Future Ready—Engaging Parents and the Community to Support Young People’s Social Emotional Learning

Presented by Marguerethe Jaede, FutureReady Columbus, Director of Community Engagement; LaShaun Carter and FutureReady Columbus, Director of Strategy, Diversity and Evaluation Services -- Presentation   

Participants will walk through the Future Ready Columbus journey of developing trust and strengthening relationships among over 50 service providers who previously viewed themselves as competitors, opening a pathway for thoughtful and ongoing data-informed collaboration between  out-of-school time organizations, schools, and funders. Learn how the Adaptive Schools® model can be implemented in collective impact settings. Participants will also learn the connection between social emotional learning and long-term life outcomes, and explore the components/building blocks of an effective community of practice.
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