Social Emotional Learning

Committee Chair: Indira Selvakumaraswamy

Email: selearning@paloaltopta.org

NEW EVENT —  Building Resilience in Children, Family and in our Community: 3-part Webinar series on Thursdays 6/18, 6/25 and 7/2  from 4.30 pm  – 5.30 pm 

(a) June 18th: Session 1– In this session, we discussed what resilience looks like for children (K-12) and adults. Video recording: Part 1   Presentation Slides   and Resource Materials

(b) June 25th: Session 2 – In this session, we acknowledged the experience – identified challenges and successes; and closing out the year when ending is ambiguous in the midst of so much loss and change, along with practical strategies. Video recording: Part 2 Presentation Slides

(c) July 2nd: Session 3 – This session will be about moving forward – dealing with uncertainty over the summer and thinking about next year, along with practical strategies. Video recording: Part 3 Presentation Slides

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The goal of the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Committee is to help promote social and emotional competencies within our students. This is a significant and valuable role for each school site and one that provides collaborative vision to ensure that PAUSD schools are centered on the “Whole child “development and growth. This effort is accomplished by:

  • Working with school staff and parents to help and support SEL knowledge among the students and foster opportunities to practice and apply SEL skills at school and in the community.
  • Creating awareness &  information sharing about SEL with the parent community, providing relevant parent education events and raising specific issues / concerns
  • Supporting SEL efforts of the School District