During the final week of the Winter Recess, out-of-school time staff gathered together to develop a deeper understanding of Social Emotional Learning (SEL). The Los Angeles Conservation Corp After School Program participated in a “Heartset” training provided by Stu Semigran of Educare. Also National University’s Sanford Harmony had trainers on hand for the Beyond the Bell before school program, Ready Set Go (RSG). RSG committed to implementing the Sanford Harmony “Buddy Up and Meet Up” program with students as part of their commitment to SEL.
LAUSD, via its Health Education Program, is implementing practices that address the four SEL competencies identified and agreed upon by the California Office to Reform Education (CORE) Districts:
• GROWTH MINDSET: The belief that one’s abilities can grow with effort.
• SELF-EFFICACY: The belief in one’s own ability to succeed in achieving an outcome or reaching a goal.
• SELF-MANAGEMENT: The ability to regulate one’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviors effectively in different situations.
• SOCIAL AWARENESS: The ability to take the perspective of and empathize with others from diverse backgrounds and cultures, to understand social and ethical norms for behavior, and to recognize family, school, and community resources and supports.
Beyond the Bell’s out-of-school time staff have begun addressing and developing social emotional learning skills around these four competencies.
“This work is so important,” said Dr. Lori Vollandt, leading the SEL effort on behalf of the District. “This work is so impactful. It can lead to real change in the lives of our students.”
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