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Fall 2019 Training
SEL Campus Indicators- For Parents and Caregivers
Mindfulness Journal Templates
SEL Integration Approach
Integrating SEL throughout the School Day


  • The Hub: "SEL Practices Credited for Big Improvement in Middle School's Culture and Climate"  [May 2019]

    SEL Academy: Summer 2019 Professional Development Sessions [April 2019]

    Earn your Future of Learning or Choice PD credits at our SEL Academy this summer!

    • The SEL Academy is scheduled for Monday, June 10th - Thursday, June 13th
    • All Academy sessions will be located at D.A. Hulcy STEAM Middle School
    • Primary Academy themes include: SEL implementation, self-care and mindfulness, and trauma-informed care
    • Visit Cornerstone to review session descriptions and register (starting on May 20th)!

    Resource: Mindfulness / Meditation Apps [March 2019]

    Piedmont Healthcare created a one-pager document with information on different Mindfulness and Meditation apps, including app details, potential costs, and availability.

    Resource: Narwhals and Waterfalls [March 2019]

    Narwhals and Waterfalls is a Dallas-based duo that writes and performs original music, focused on social and emotional learning.  Two of their songs, The Breathing Song and The Mood Song are great examples of SEL strategies integrated into music and performance.  Thanks to N&W for their fabulous work!

    Spring 2019 Training: Student Engagement [January - February 2019]

    Our Student Engagement team will offer our Building Positive Classrooms Systems and Educator Self-Care training sessions at a variety of times and campus locations this spring semester. Visit Cornerstone to see session details and register.  

    Introducing SEL Learning Standards [September 2018]

    Our team is excited to introduce our SEL learning standards, which articulate specific learning objectives for what we want our students and adults to know and do within each SEL competency.  Teachers and instructional staff can use these standards as a guide for facilitating SEL skill development and identifying progress within each competency.   

     Fall 2018 Training: Student Engagement [September - November 2018]

    Our Student Engagement team will offer abbreviated 2-hour versions of two summer training sessions, Building Positive Classroom Systems and Culturally Responsive Teaching, this fall on the following dates:

    • Wednesday, September 12th
    • Wednesday, October 3rd
    • Tuesday, October 23rd
    • Thursday, November 15th

    All sessions are scheduled for 4-6PM at the Dr. H.B. Bell School Support Service Center (2909 N. Buckner Blvd).  Please register in Cornerstone to confirm your spot! 

    Welcome to the 2018-19 school year! [August 21, 2018]

    Our Student Engagement team would like to welcome all of our partner campuses back to school and wish them a great year!  Read our team's welcome message with helpful strategies and reminders, and remember to reach out to your campus's Student Engagement Coordinator for additional questions (click here to see our list of partner campuses and Coordinator assignments).

    Dallas ISD Campus Staff News: Social and Emotional Learning training helps teachers 'focus on the whole child' [June 2018]

    Summer 2018 Professional Development Sessions [June - July 2018] 

    The Student Engagement & Counseling Services Department will offer a range of training sessions for Dallas ISD staff through the district's Summer Institute (June - July).  

    SEL Leadership Institute [June 2018] 

    Our team hosted a two-day Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Leadership Institute to orient campus teams on the importance of SEL as well as provide training on how to implement SEL practices and approaches on their campus next year.  We had over 400 daily participants, representing over 100 Dallas ISD schools!