SEL BC Annual Retreat: June 7, 2022 SEL BC is hosting a retreat, with a focus on the intersection between SEL Promotion and Mental Health. Featuring presentations from our research partners and established SEL members, there will be an emphasis on how “research informs practice, and practice informs research”, showcasing how research can be brought to life in the form of excellent educational practices.
Presentation and discussion topics will include: The Intersection of SEL and Mental Health: Research and Practice at the Cross-Roads, Research on Employee Well-being, SEL Leads Program: Research & Practice, Universal Mental Health & SEL Screening Tools and Overcoming Challenges and Barriers to SEL. Our presenters are: Alex Gist & Connie Easton, Mathew Waugh, Megan Giroux & Rebecca Chaytor; and Thomas Schanding. Compassionate Systems Leadership and Mindfulness-themed activities will be infused throughout the day.*
There will be ample opportunities to connect with your fellow SEL educators and researchers through small group discussion, and to share about what’s happening in your districts and on the ground.
Lunch and refreshments are included with registration.
Retreat Details: Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2022 Time: 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM Location: Education Services Centre, North Vancouver (Held In Person) Register here
*Schedule is subject to change and/or addition without notice
Webinar Recording: Understanding Mindfulness-Based Social and Emotional Learning Programs Through an Epigenetics Lens Description: Join our expert panel, Dr. Kim Schonert-Reichl, Dr. Molly Lawlor, and Marna Macmillan, as they discuss a pioneering research study examining the ways in which a mindfulness-based SEL program (MindUP) for middle school students can get “under the skin” and result in change in DNA methylation (aka social epigenetics) and stress physiology. Dr. Molly Lawlor describes the new MindUP middle school curriculum, and Dr. Kim Schonert-Reichl and Marna Macmillan describe the study. They will also share what this means practically, including providing strategies and resources for implementing SEL in the classroom as children return back to school. A full recording of the webinar :