Social Emotional Learning As a Key Component In Response to Covid-19
Educators across the country are grappling with an unprecedented set of circumstances as they prepare to welcome students and adults back to school. We face the layered impact of school closures (e.g., loss of school-based relationships, routines, and learning); COVID-19 (e.g., on health, isolation, stress, and trauma); economic crisis (e.g., unemployment, impact on school budgets), and persistent, pernicious racial inequities exacerbated by the pandemic and amplified by the nationwide mobilization for racial justice.
As a result, all of our students, families, educators, and community partners have been affected in some way. Some have missed major milestones with their friends and family members. Others have experienced enormous loss—of loved ones, of jobs, of their health and physical or psychological safety, or trust in their social institutions. The impact of these challenges is not equal and further reveals the deep connections of the racial and class inequities in our education system to the persistent disparities in the health, economic, and criminal justice systems and every facet of our society.
MS Department of Education will be requiring schools to have a Social Emotional Plan developed and implemented in the very near future. NMEC is offering a two-day Virtual/ or On-site facilitation with objectives for participants to be able to strategically and collaboratively develop and plan implementation of a school-wide Social Emotional Learning Action Plan focusing on supporting staff and students. During the two-day learning, facilitators will guide school teams to write/ develop/ and plan implementation for Social Emotional Learning that will support students, their families, as well as the school staff.
Each school may register a Team of up to 8 participants (District leadership, School Administrator, counselor, teachers, parent leader, community leader, after school partner, community mental health) to develop your SEL Plan for safe, supportive, and equitable environments that provide opportunities for social emotional learning that greatly impacts academic learning.
The Training will consist of two days of training with a 1/2 of day Follow-up.
Collaborative With Several District Sending A Team of 8 the cost is $2,950 a team.
For the training with your entire district the cost is $7,200 a district.