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NUS @ ASUGSVSummit: Healthy Kids Learn Better

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Kathy Higgins and Elizabeth Cook shared how social emotional learning is foundational to children’s health in a presentation entitled “Healthy Kids Learn Better: Why Social Emotional Learning is Foundational to Children’s Health” at the 2019 ASU GSV Summit. During their session, they emphasized the importance of a child’s physical, mental and social emotional health, explaining that is vital to their academic …

NUS @ASUGSVSummit: Expanding the Vision for Social Emotional Learning Through Research, Policy and Practice

According to a report released earlier this year by the Aspen Institute’s National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development, more than 80 percent of teachers believe that social emotional skills are beneficial to students and concurrently want more support to implement these approaches to learning. During a panel discussion at the ASU GSV Summit, scholar practitioners in social emotional learning (SEL) emphasized the need …

NUS @ASUGSVSummit: A Commitment to Equity

Dr. Frances Gipson, chief academic officer for one of the nation’s largest districts, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), delivered a powerful presentation entitled “Finding a Network of Opportunity in LA Unified” at the 2019 ASU GSV Summit today. Her talk touched on the district’s commitment to an equity agenda of access, innovation, and acceleration and stirred important dialog among conference attendees. Dr. Gipson, who …

NUS @ASUGSVSummit: How Social Emotional Learning Can Help Youth Cope With Trauma

Communities in trauma is a topic that has taken on greater urgency as schools and agencies look for ways to support cases where families have experienced severe hardships such as abuse, neglect, homelessness or hunger. More communities are considering ways to integrate social emotional learning into outreach services to children, to help equip youth with the skills to cope with these stressors. According to the …

Expanding the Vision for Social Emotional Learning: National University System and Sanford Programs Present at Thought Leader Summit ASU + GSV

Dr. Judy Mantle, Dean of the Sanford College of Education joins leaders in PreK-6 education to showcase innovative advancements in social emotional learning; National University System’s Harmony SEL program is the nation’s fastest-growing social emotional learning program April 3, 2019 – San Diego, CA – Education experts representing the National University System (NUS), a network of nonprofit education institutions serving over 45,000 PreK to doctoral-level …

ASU GSV Schedule 2019

ASU GSV Panel Session: Dr. Cunningham Bending the Arc of Human Potential Through Radical Scaled Online Learning Models Room: Harbor B, Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 2:00 PM PT Length: 40 minutes Following the advent of MOOCS a decade ago, the non-profit university sector has made enormous strides in creating scaled learning delivery leveraging online models. A group of prominent academic …

National University System partners with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation to Advance Social Emotional Learning Nationwide

Harmony SEL, which is based on the vision of philanthropist T. Denny Sanford and offered through the National University System, will be made available to 42,000 schools and leaders of 3,500 after-school programs working with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation; The collaboration supports a broader movement to support healthy development of children SAN DIEGO—March 12, 2019—The National University System (NUS), which offers the nation’s …

Harmony SEL and National University System Brings Together Experts and Educators for Social Emotional Learning Forum

Thought leaders from school districts, education advocacy groups and youth organizations recently gathered in San Diego for the Harmony Forum on Social Emotional Learning (SEL) to discuss how educators can incorporate social emotional learning approaches to improve school culture, reduce student trauma and address equity in education. The Nov. 2 event forum featured speakers from around the country who shared developments in practice, policy and …