Social Emotional Learning: Funding. Policy. Practice.
Young people learn social emotional skills – positive or negative – no matter what we do. But how do they learn about these skills?
The critical question that we must answer is: How are we being intentional about helping teens develop the positive skills and behaviors vital to their success in life, work and family?
Join Wyman as we address this important issue alongside a panel of national experts, who will discuss their research, policy work and experience with social emotional learning. Panelists will cover why funders are focusing on social emotional learning and the impact of social emotional learning within youth serving sectors.
Wyman’s 2014 Saigh Symposium Panelists:
- Hannah Baptiste – Program Associate, Susan Crown Exchange
- Dale A. Blyth, Ph.D. – Extension Professor, Howland Endowed Chair in Youth Leadership Development, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Applied Research & Educational Improvement, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota
- Hasan Davis – former Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice
- Amanda Moore McBride, PhD. – Bettie Bofinger Brown Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Social Work, Brown School; Director, Gephardt Institute for Public Service; and Faculty Director, Civic Engagement and Service, Center for Social Development, at Washington University in St. Louis
The event is free and will be followed by a reception with light refreshments.
Registration is now closed.
- To participate in the live stream, visit:http://americangraduate.ninenet.org/saigh-symposium.
- The streaming presentation will be avaialble beginning at 3:15 p.m. on Oct. 8.
- We encourage continuing the conversation with us, @WymanCenter, and sharing the conversation on social media. The hashtag slated for the conversation is #AmGradSTL.
Location: Nine Network of Public Media
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which people learn to recognize and manage their emotions and develop fundamental skills for life effectiveness. Research and practice around SEL seeks to understand how concepts such as agency, grit, resilience, empathy and teamwork play a role in connecting young people to positive futures.
About the Saigh Symposium:
Presented by Wyman Center in partnership with The Saigh Foundation, The Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis and Incarnate Word Foundation, Wyman’s annual Saigh Symposium fosters education and conversation on topics relevant to moving the field of youth development forward on behalf of teens in our community, region and across the country. The Saigh Symposium is part of the American Graduate Youth Impact Series, helping the St. Louis community support young people in high school graduation and future success.