AASA Social and Emotional Learning Cohort

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The Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Cohort is a groundbreaking initiative designed to meet the needs of the "total child."

 The 2020 -2021 SEL Cohort will involve at least 30 districts from across the country. The cohort will begin this academic year on July 15 and hold virtual meetings the third Wednesday of every month from 2 – 3 p.m. ET.  We will also hold virtual site visits, develop case studies, action plans, resources and other publications that will be shared with AASA members and other administrators.  



The 2020-21 participation fee of $1,600 will cover registration costs for meetings, meeting technology and materials, plus access to the SEL community to utilize resources, discussions, and collaboration.


This is the kind of work I feel very passionate about. Anything we can do to increase the use of social emotional learning, at least the awareness of it, in our country will impact some kids. We have more kids than we realize who [enter our school buildings] with trauma. We often react to them in more punitive ways when, in actuality, we can help them learn to cope with the things that are going on in their lives if we were more attuned to social emotional learning.

– Janet Robinson, superintendent, Stratford Public Schools, Conn., and a member of the AASA SEL Cohort Advisory Board.  

We're looking for like-minded leaders who are innovators and risk takers in the field of SEL. No one can argue this is one of the most critical issues in public education. If you think you can make a positive contribution to this cohort or benefit from the knowledge of others as you work to increase the social emotional learning in your district, please join the 2020-21 SEL Cohort today. 

With questions contact Lois Maiden-McCray, AASA SEL project manager @ 703-875-0706



Thank you to AASA Partners for Their Support


PRESS: AASA Launches Social And Emotional Learning Cohort #AASA_SEL on Twitter
Cohort Meeting No. 1: Inaugural Social And Emotional Learning Cohort Meeting Kicks Off In Nashville SEL Flickr Album
Cohort Meeting No. 1: An Evolution in Nashville  

View photos from the first Cohort meeting in Nashville, Tenn., on AASA's Flickr Account.

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