You are invited to the 2015 Social and Emotional Learning Conference
For five years now, Alignment Nashville and Metro Schools have brought together hundreds of educators to learn about the latest ideas and strategies for social and emotional learning. This year's conference promises to be bigger and better than ever.
The 2015 Social and Emotional Learning Conference is June 19 at Cane Ridge High School. It is open to teachers, counselors, school leaders and community members. This year's theme is Grow, Achieve, Empower Through SEL, referencing the district's strategic goals for student success, and highlighting the clear link between social emotional learning and academic achievement in students of all ages.
This year's keynote speaker is San Francisco State University professor Jeff Duncan-Andrade, Ph.D. Dr. Duncan-Andrade has lectured around the world about the elements of effective, SEL-focused teaching in schools serving under-resourced areas and children impacted by trauma.
Attendees will walk away with a breadth of knowledge about how social and emotional health is tied to the health and success of the whole child, as well as clear steps to not only implementing but also modeling SEL core competencies in the classroom, the workplace, and the home.
Watch Dr. Duncan-Andrade's inspiring TED talk, "Growing Roses in Concrete."
The Social Emotional Learning Conference is an annual collaborative event hosted Alignment Nashville's Behavioral Health Team and Metro Schools and presented to over 700 educators, counselors, and community members in Nashville. The event, currently in its fifth year, brings together mental health and social emotional learning (SEL) experts from around the region and beyond to offer compelling and professionally enriching content on children's mental health and education, including trauma-informed teaching, mindfulness in the classroom, Restorative Justice, autism, discipline disparity, and much more.