Coaching Project: Building New England School District Leaders’ Capacity to Use SEL Frameworks and Identify Evidence-based Interventions
This project built the capacity of New England school district leaders and Social and Emotional Learning Research Alliance members, to understand and use the information in systemic reviews on the effectiveness of SEL interventions. Over a five-session coaching series, participants learned how to review available SEL research literature, assess their local SEL needs, and combine the research with their local needs to select appropriate SEL programs for their districts and schools. Participants also learned how to monitor the progress of SEL program implementation and communicate with students, staff, parents, and the community about SEL outcomes and interventions. At the end of this project, REL Northeast & Islands developed the SEL Coaching Series Guide, a document that offers users access to the content of the virtual coaching series. Learn more
Continuous Improvement Professional Learning Community
This project will build the capacity of participating schools in the region to use continuous improvement to support SEL during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Participating teams will also come together to share and learn from one another as they implement a continuous improvement process over the course of the school year.