Free Rutgers Training

Connecting SEL & Academics: Students Taking Action Together


Date: June 26, 2019; 8:45 a.m.- 1:00 pm EST

Location: Metuchen High School 400 Grove Ave., Metuchen, NJ 08840

Presented by:

Maurice J. Elias, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology, Rutgers University; Director, Rutgers
Social-Emotional and Character Development Lab; Co-Director, Academy for Social-Emotional Learning in Schools

Samuel Nayman, M.S.
Project Director, Students Taking Action Together, Rutgers Social-Emotional and Character Development Lab

Who Is This For:

  • Teachers (especially Social Studies/Civics/History)

  • School Support Staff (Counselors, CST, Instructional Coaches)

  • Social Studies Supervisors

  • Building and District Administrators

  • Staff Members of Out-of-School programs for middle and high school

  • Advisors running clubs related to leadership, civics, and service

What You Will Bring Back:

  • How to build students’ SEL skills in emotion regulation, empathy, perspective taking, problem solving, and communication via academics

  • How to create dialogue among diverse students and a sense of empowerment, civility, and civic engagement, starting with the classroom and extending to the school and community

  • How to take a leadership role in bringing SEL and STAT into your setting

  • Follow up contacts via virtual and live regional meetings for ongoing support of your efforts with SEL and STAT

  • Lesson materials that fit into every social studies/history/civics courses or issues relevant to current events or the school context (e.g., bullying, opioids, gangs, immigration, free speech)

  • Implementation strategies for Grades 5-12, special education and general education

Fee: Free

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