The committee is comprised of at least one staff person from each school in the district. Most members were selected because of their interest in Social Emotional Learning. The committe will meet six times this year from 3:30-5:00 at 1900:
- September 6
- November 8
- January 17
- February 7
- April 11
- May 16
Committee members have access to a Team Drive where information from each meeting is housed.
Our committee is committed to “develop, plan and implement the SEL shared vision for all District 186 students and staff in a connected, committed and collaborative framework to integrate social-emotional learning into academics based on best practice.”
- Using a Welcoming Ritual in classrooms and meetings allows participants to build community with each other. It enables SEL competencies/skills to be practiced by both adults and students to build relationships. Challenge yourself to use welcoming rituals in your professional learning.
- Our committee is committed to “develop, plan and implement the SEL shared vision for all District 186 students and staff in a connected, committed and collaborative framework to integrate social-emotional learning into academics based on best practice.”
- Social and emotional learning, or SEL, is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions; set and achieve positive goals; feel and show empathy for others; establish and maintain positive relationships; and make responsible decision.
- Start the conversation with your BBSS team including your school social worker and school psychologist on the definition of SEL, 5 SEL Competencies and 3 SEL Illinois Learning Standards
- Review the resources in the powerpoint for each SEL Competency
- Discuss with your BBSS team examples currently in your school of the SEL standards and competencies in practice with students and adults (Where are we now?)
- Discuss with your BBSS team future opportunities to enhance adults and students SEL skills (Where do we want to go?)
- Panorama is a SEL resource for teachers offered by ROE as a research project for District 186. It is unclear which grade levels will participate in the research at this time. The research project is projected to begin during the 2017-2018 school year. Panorama provides districts, schools and classrooms the ability to identify student needs in the areas of SEL, School Climate and Student Voice and provides an online “playbook” for teachers to integrate into their current lesson planning.