By Katie Brackenridge and Jessica Gunderson, Partnership for Children and Youth
Expanded Learning 360°/365 helps out-of-school time professionals better support social-emotional learning for youth. We're happy to share some new tools meant to help school day and after-school educators align their efforts.
The Partnership for Children & Youth (PCY) has released a new brief about aligning school day and expanded learning efforts around social-emotional learning (SEL), Finding Common Ground: Connecting Social-Emotional Learning During and Beyond the School Day.
K-12 educators and the expanded learning community often miss the opportunity to work together to support their students’ SEL skills development because they use different language and operate within separate initiatives. This brief can help facilitate dialogue between K-12 and expanded learning leaders by cross-walking key priorities, strategies, and language that impacts SEL.
Also, we want to call your attention to Measuring Quality: Assessment Tools to Evaluate Your Social-Emotional Learning Practices. This guide crosswalks several well-known program quality assessment tools with essential practices to support kids' social-emotional learning and character skills. Use it to select a program quality tool that best fits your approach to supporting social-emotional learning.
Katie Brackenridge joined the Partnership for Children & Youth in 2004 and directs the Expanded Learning Initiatives.
Jessica Gunderson joined the Partnership for Children & Youth in 2011 to help shape and manage our expanded learning time and community school advocacy and policy work.
Expanded Learning 360°/365 seeks to help policymakers, district and school leaders and expanded learning providers better identify and integrate social-emotional and character skills into their work with young people. Expanded Learning 360°/365 is a collaboration of ASAPconnect, California School-Age Consortium, Partnership for Children and Youth, and Temescal Associates/LIAS.
Sam Piha is the founder and principal of Temescal Associates, a consulting group dedicated to building the capacity of leaders and organizations in education and youth development.