• News & Updates

    Looking for Training Materials and Session Resources?

    Visit our Training Content & Curriculum Resources page to find our summer webinar materials as well as information for 2020-21 start of year training.  Note that Dallas ISD staff members will need to log-in with their EAD credentials to access the page.


  • Project Restore


    Fall 2020 Online Training Flyer


    PSELI Report


    Virtual Calming Corner  






    Professional & Digital Learning









    SEL Tips to Use at Home



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    Dena Simmons







    Heart and Mind

  • TEA's Project Restore [October 2020]

    TEA has launched Project Restore and this trauma-informed training video series, which is designed to address these extraordinary and unprecedented needs and connect you to relevant science and strategies that can help you address your own emotional needs as well the needs of your students and colleagues. This series will help educators create an environment that jump starts teaching and learning and drives student achievement.


    Fall 2020 Online SEL Training Opportunities [October 2020]

    Our SEL team will offer a vareity of virtual training opportunities this semester to learn more about SEL practices, self-care, and building positive classroom systems, among other topics.  Download our training flyer and remember to register in Cornerstone!




    SEL Implementation Report [October 2020]

    The RAND Corporation and The Wallace Foundation released the first public report on the first two years of PSELI (Partnerships for Social and Emotinoal Learning Initative) grant implementation.  The report, Early Lessons from Schools and Out of School Time Programs Implementing Social and Emotional Learning, shares preliminary findings from all six PSELI communities, including Dallas.



    Virtual Calming Corner

    The Counseling Services Department has created a virtual calming corner to provide tools and resources for managing feelings and emotions, thus supporting mental health. Take a mental break and enjoy! 




    WFAA News Segment [September 2020]

    Check out WFAA's story on "Dallas ISD prioritizes mental health of students, ramps up social and emotional learning".



    Start of Year Professional Development [August 2020]

    Remember to visit Dallas ISD's Professional and Digital Learning Department website for more information about training requirements, including SEL content.

    • The PDL team has developed a principal-focused website as well as a teacher-focused website with training information.
      • Remember that you will need to be logged into your Google account with your district email (EAD log-in / password) to access the websites and related resources.
    • To find our SEL Department's self-paced course, visit Cornerstone and search for "Module 9: SEL & Trauma Informed Care-Campus Culture Priorities." There are two options: one for elementary teachers and one for secondary teachers, and participants will receive credit upon completing the course.


    7 SEL Tips to Use at Home [August 2020]

    Check out The Hub's news highlight: Seven social and emotional learning tips to use at home.



    The Hub [August 2020]

    Ongoing Webinars from External Partners

    • As part of the CASEL CARES initiative, CASEL is offering free webinars every Friday to address how SEL can be most helpful in response to today’s circumstances.
    • Pure Edge is leading a number of free Community Webinars focused on self-care, mindfulness, brain breaks, and more. They also have developed different content tailored to educators, parents / caregivers, and students!



    District-wide Opportunity: Mastermind Sessions

    All Dallas ISD staff members are invited to participate in free weekly 60-minute virtual mindfulness and emotional intelligence sessions provided by Mastermind.

    • Sessions will focus on science-based mindfulness strategies for cultivating self-awareness and self-management. Each session will include information and teachings on emotional intelligence, formal and informal mindfulness exercises, and key takeaways for daily life.

    Join us every Wednesday at 7:00 pm, beginning August 26th - December 16th.  

    Register here to join the class!