AASA Social and Emotional Learning Cohort

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Join the 2020 SEL Cohort


Attend the SEL Summit


Applications are now being accepted for the the 2020 SEL Cohort

With an abundance of caution and in consideration of our colleagues and students, the April 19-21, 2020 in-person meeting in San Francisco, CA will be rescheduled. Information will be sent to all cohort members shortly as we finalize new dates.

The cohort participation cost is $2,000.

Apply here

The AASA Social and Emotional Learning Summit will bring together educational leaders from across the country to explore the role of leaders in advancing SEL in schools across the country.

When: October 18, 2020
Where: TBD
Cost: $150 for non-cohort members.

Registration info to come.


The Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Cohort is a groundbreaking initiative designed to meet the needs of the "total child."  The SEL Cohort will involve a minimum of 30 districts from across the country. The cohort will gather twice a year and develop case studies, action plans, resources and other publications that will be shared with AASA members and other administrators. 

If you've never participated in one of AASA's leadership programs, below is what one member said about being a part of our Social and Emotional Learning Cohort: 

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 new cohort, please apply today. With questions, please contact Bernadine Futrell, AASA director, Leadership Network, at 703.875.0717 or bfutrell@aasa.org

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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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