Social and Emotional Skills Resources

Shared at the Salzburg Global Seminar on Education and Workforce Opportunities for Refugees and Migrants

 

  1. The Explore SEL Interactive Website:

http://exploresel.gse.harvard.edu/

 

  1. Kernels of SEL practice – low cost and low burden strategies

https://www.wallacefoundation.org/knowledge-center/pages/kernels-of-practice-for-sel-low-cost-low-burden-strategies.aspx

 

  1. Re-imagining Social Emotional Learning

https://www.kappanonline.org/re-imagining-social-emotional-learning-findings-from-a-strategy-based-approach/

 

  1. Measuring SEL

http://measuringsel.casel.org/whats-missing-in-sel-measurement-and-assessment-context/

 

  1. Executive Function Mappinng

https://www.acf.hhs.gov/opre/resource/executive-function-mapping-measures-compendium-measures-function-regulation-related-childhood

 

  1. Inter-Agency Network Evidence Journal

https://inee.org/evidence/journal

 

  1. The INEE Measurement & Metrics Library is here

https://inee.org/measurement-library

 

  1. The CASEL Assessment Workgroup page

https://measuringsel.casel.org/

 

  1. A cool podcast on the risks and benefits of assessment: https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/radiolab/projects/radiolab-presents-g

 

  1. INEE website:

https://inee.org/

 

  1. INEE PSS-SEL Training Module

https://inee.org/resources/inee-pss-sel-training-module

 

  1. INEE PSS-SEL Collaborative page

https://inee.org/collaboratives/pss-sel

Outstanding Resources for School Leaders

Outstanding Free Resources to create a more Inclusive Classroom

Brilliant free resources to support the inclusive classroom curated by Mike Tholfsen

@mtholfsen   #MicrosoftEDU

4 free things to try today

 

1.Communicate in new ways and collaborate seamlessly with Office 365
Aka.ms/OfficeEducation

2.Encourage independent reading and writing
http://aka.ms/LearningTools

3.Engage your diverse audience by presenting with subtitles Aka.ms/TranslatorForEducation

4.Go paper-less with Office Lens and OneNote
Aka.ms/OfficeLens & OnenoteForTeachers.com

 

Training and PD Materials

 

1.Full kits (1, 3, 6 hour) Inclusive Classroom PD to lead in your district:
https://aka.ms/InclusivePDKit

2.Short and sweet 90 second demo
VIDEO: 90 second demo of Microsoft Learning Tools in action

3.MEC Online Training Course
http://aka.ms/InclusiveClassroomMEC

4.Learning Tools Flyer to handout (all the apps, features)
https://aka.ms/LearningToolsFlyer

5.Deep Dive Inclusive Classroom Webinars

5 links to bookmark and share

 

1.Educator Training on Inclusive Content
aka.ms/accessiblecontenttraining

2.Educator Training for Personalizing Learning
education.microsoft.com/GetTrained/accessibility

3.Office 365 Accessibility Support Documentation
aka.ms/OfficeSupport

4.Answer Desk for Accessibility Support
aka.ms/Edad

5.Microsoft Accessibility Overview
Microsoft.com/Accessibility

Education Migration Crisis

SIFE:  Students with Interrupted Formal Education

Data from UNHCR’s annual Global Trends report, released today, shows that almost 70.8 million people are now forcibly displaced. To put this in perspective, this is double the level of 20 years ago, 2.3 million more than a year ago, and corresponds to a population between that of Thailand and Turkey.

Within the 70.8 million figure in the Global Trends report are three main groups.

Source

The first is refugees, meaning people forced to flee their country because of conflict, war or persecution. In 2018, the number of refugees reached 25.9 million worldwide, 500,000 more than in 2017. Included in this total are 5.5 million Palestine refugees who are under the care of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency.

The second group is asylum seekers – people outside their country of origin and receiving international protection, but awaiting the outcome of their claim to refugee status. At the end of 2018 there were 3.5 million asylum seekers globally.

The third and biggest group, at 41.3 million, is people displaced to other areas within their own country, a category commonly referred to as Internally Displaced People or IDPs.

In 2018, every second refugee was a child, many (111,000) alone and without their families.

When we think of schools across the globe…

One category of students has some of the greatest instructional – and social and emotional – needs.

These Students with Interrupted Formal Education, or SIFE, have limited or no experience with education in their home countries and, in nearly all cases, have experienced trauma.

I visited school districts in Nashville a few months ago to find out how they were managing the 1000 new Engligh learners annually many of whom have experienced trauma. Find out more https://selforteachers.org/metro-nashville-public-schools/

UNICEF and Microsoft have joined forces to tackle the education crisis affecting children and young people on the move.

Under the partnership, UNICEF and Microsoft will develop a  ‘learning passport’ – a digital, personalized platform that will ensure displaced children and young people can continue their studies and have their achievements recorded, wherever they are.

When a child or young person’s education is disrupted the consequences can last a lifetime, making it difficult for them to sit exams, gain the certificates that validate their learning and skills, and ultimately, find work as adults.

Full blog from Microsoft here

More from UNICEF here

AI in Education

It’s not easy knowing where to start when it comes to AI in Education.  Leverage some of the resources below to learn more, read how your peers are using AI and connect with us.

Resources

AI tools being used today 

 

BIG IDEAS SUMMIT

Looking forward to binging an amazing panel together to discuss AI in education  Thursday Sept 19, 2019 1 to 3pm EST

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Education Leadership: Propelled by a culture of contribution

Looking forward to sharing insights, research and learning at the following events and taking the time to listen and learn from the expert practioners across the globe.

I might see you there!
Mark

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/sparvell_gitex2019-gitexfuturestars-sparvellous-activity-6569235291712954368-1L6N

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/sparvell_annual-conference-activity-6569234817689489409-kYw4

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/sparvell_iasa19-positiveeducation-sparvellous-activity-6569234189407911936-qK-_