Chicago, IL • October 2–4, 2019

SEL Exchange 2019 Conference

Collaborative Classroom is pleased to participate in the inaugural CASEL Social and Emotional Learning Exchange Conference in Chicago on October 2–4, 2019. Preview our conference brochure here.

Visit Us in Booth 223

Come to Booth 223 to get to know Collaborative Classroom and learn what makes our K–8 Caring School Community program unique among SEL curricula.

Create a culture of kindness and respect, where students are treated warmly in a safe and supportive environment. Caring School Community promotes positive behavior through direct teaching of responsibility, empathy, and cooperation, creating a setting where students feel heard, known, and cared for.

With Caring School Community, we imagined an approach to build the whole school community, while simultaneously developing students’ SEL skills and competencies. This comprehensive and CASEL SELect program for grades K–8 is in use in 24,000 classrooms, impacting 380,000 students in 326 school districts nationwide.

Professional Learning Session

We invite you to join us for a professional learning session in the SEL Town Hall.

Session: Harnessing the Power of Children’s Literature for Academic and Social-Emotional Growth

With a heightened focus at the national, state, and district levels on social and emotional learning, it is increasingly important to equip educators with knowledge and tools that integrate academic and social learning in their literacy block. This session will help educators better understand 1) how children’s literature can be expertly used to build classroom community and 2) how to assist students in connecting with literature as a way to cope with life’s challenges, learning empathy, and inspiring them to be change makers.

Presenter: Kristy Rauch, MA, Collaborative Classroom

Thursday, October 3, 2019 • 10:35–11:05 AM • Stage in the SEL Town Hall (Great Lakes Ballroom)

Online Professional Learning

We also invite you to join us for a complimentary webinar.

Webinar: Building and Leading a Caring School Community

In this webinar, we’ll explore the core principles and practices that support students’ social, emotional, and academic development in the context of a Caring School Community. Principal Katharine Bonasera will share how she, her staff, students, and families bring these practices to life through the implementation of the Caring School Community program at Allenbrook Elementary School in Charlotte, NC.

Presenters: Peter Brunn, VP of Organizational Learning, Collaborative Classroom, and Katharine Bonasera, Principal, Allenbrook Elementary School

Thursday, November 21, 2019 • 1:00 PM Pacific/4:00 PM Eastern • Online

Click here to learn more or register for this webinar. Everyone who registers will receive the webinar recording.

Stay in touch!

If you will not attend this event, we still hope to see you at another conference! Click here to view our Conferences main page.

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