Upcoming Events

SEL4MA “Promoting Effective SEL in Your Community”

Social-emotional learning is a core component of effective education, increasing students’ academic achievement and behavioral health while teaching skills essential to success in all areas of life.

Join social-emotional learning proponents from across your region and discover approaches for developing an effective SEL plan for your school, district, or community. Whether your community has been implementing SEL for some time or is just getting started, there are concrete steps that you can take to improve your effectiveness and results.

Come join other Massachusetts SEL advocates for a stimulating day of professional learning and personal renewal.

At an SEL4MA regional event, you will:

  • Learn best practices and practical solutions for developing a comprehensive SEL plan
  • Assess the current state of SEL in your community
  • Connect with others in your region and share lessons learned
  • Discover strategies for successfully advocating for SEL in your school, district or community
  • Create an action plan outlining practical next steps to take back to your community
  • Leave feeling informed, inspired and renewed

South of Boston

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 8:00 AM–3:30 PM

Old Rochester Regional Junior High School, Mattapoisett, MA

Hosted by the Old Rochester Superintendency #55,
representing Marion, Mattapoisett, Rochester, and the Old Rochester Regional Schools

Register now!

Interested in sponsoring SEL4MA regional events?

If you are part of an SEL-related organization and are interested in becoming one of our event sponsors, please contact us at sponsorships@sel4ma.org to learn more. Sponsors will be acknowledged in all key event materials.

SEL4MA 2017-2018 regional events were supported by the following organizations

Gold Partners


Bronze Partners




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Other Upcoming Events

Learning from Insight Out

A professional development program for educators

November 4th 11th 18th    Time 12:30-4:30   The Advaita Meditation Center, Waltham, Mass ;

Fee: 250  12 pdps

Blending the ancient traditions of mindfulness with modern understandings of cognition, executive functioning, social emotional intelligence and mind-body health, this professional development program for educators offers experiential teachings and practical skills that can reduce stress, enhance learning and promote cognitive, social emotional well-being and positive school culture. Sample topics include how to manage attention and energy, mindfulness and executive function, emotional literacy, and the 6second Model of Emotional Intelligence.

Location: Worcester House

Address: 28 Worcester Lane, Waltham

Email is : leeguerette@gmail.com
Phone: 603-888-2355

Please see the enrollment link here.

Massachusetts PTA Statewide Health Summit

“Taking Action: Keeping Children, Schools, Families and Our Communities Healthy”

November 16, 2017, Waltham, MA

Connect with some the states most influential healthcare leaders, as well as other parents and educators. Don’t miss the opportunity to:

  • Get Healthy Ideas to use at School and at Home
  • Be Inspired by Healthy Thinkers
  • Learn new ways to make your Family, School, and Community Healthy

Massachusetts PTA is an organization that solves the toughest problems and creates valuable tools for schools, families and students. Join the excitement and be a part of their Biggest Health Summit yet!

Learn more and register now

Past Workshops and Events

January 26, 2016

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Workshop: Supporting SEL in Massachusetts
Wellesley College Club, Wellesley, MA
Co-sponsored by Apperson, the Devereux Center for Resilient Children, and Open Circle

The workshop Supporting SEL in Massachusetts, which took place on January 27, 2016, 9:00am to 4:30pm, at the Wellesley College Club, was designed to prepare participants to engage their schools and districts in thoughtful discussions about the clear benefits of SEL assessment, best practices for SEL implementation, and using SEL assessment data to inform practice. Apperson, the Devereux Center for Resilient Children, and Open Circle were excited to present this workshop to promote effective social and emotional learning.

SEL4MA Steering Committee Co-Chair Jim Vetter provided a welcome address and Steering Committee member Nova BIro was one of the main presenters.

SEL in Massachusetts - Progress and Opportunities slides

Download slides from presentation SEL in Massachusetts: Progress and Opportunities.