NITA M. LOWEY 21ST CCLC GRANT PROGRAM 2021 SUMMER SYMPOSIUM

See and Be Seen: Observing SEL Skill to Build SEL Equity

Socio-emotional skills are at the center of the 21st CCLC theory of change because SEL skills have a compounding effect on many developmental outcomes (e.g., academic achievement) and must be accurately “seen” to build SEL equity. Three best practice methods of observing children’s SEL skills are introduced to participants with guidance for use. Participants learn an applied theory for SEL skills and SEL equity, then consider different methods to most accurately observe SEL skills during afterschool offerings, while taking explicit steps to address observer bias.

 

July 20, 2021 | 12:30 pm EST

Agenda

  1. Become familiar with Best Practice for Observation of SEL behavioral skills.

  2. Learn methods to reduce bias, collect objective anecdotal records, produce valid ratings of an “SEL skill level”.

  3. Q&A about challenges for observation and measurement of socio-emotional skills.

Materials

Speakers

Charles Smith

Managing Consultant, QTurn

Lucy Smith

Project Manager, QTurn