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

Our schedule of 2018-2019 events will be released in the next few weeks.

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Interested in sponsoring SEL4MA 2018-2019 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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Past Workshops and Events

January 26, 2016 apperson workshop graphic 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.