Grant Alert for NJ Educators: Social-Emotional Development Integration & Learning Cohort

We are pleased to announce that SEL4NJ is now accepting applications for the Social-Emotional Development Integration and Learning Cohort Grant Program! 

This grant opportunity is open to any New Jersey teacher or team of teachers from the same school or district for professional study leading to the integration of social, emotional, and character development in their classroom, school, or district. This award will include funding for specific professional development training as well as participation in a professional development network of grantees. Applications will close on December 10, 2021 and awards will be announced in mid-January. See below for more details.

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Socio-emotional Learning (SEL) Starts at Home

Today’s parents have never had it harder. Between endless stretches of COVID isolation, increased concerns about making ends meet, and dealing with school openings and closings, it’s hard to keep it all together. Tempers and tensions can intensify at home, which only makes the problems that young people may be facing with friends, relatives, and authority figures at school and in the community harder to address. Too often, too many parents think there’s nothing they can do about it. But there is, and it’s called socio-emotional learning, or SEL.

*Kaleena Berryman is the former Director of Abbot Leadership Institute

Click here to view NTE & ALI's Adult SEL Training Overview

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Newark Trust for Education Tapped to Comment on Back-to-School Imperatives

At a time of continued ambiguity surrounding back to school success factors, Newark Trust for Education shares insights into challenges facing students, teachers, parents, and administrators. Our Executive Director, Ronald Chaluisan, spoke with local reporters on lessons learned from the pandemic and how to apply them now.

In a conversation with TAPinto Newark, Chaluisan said there must be a clear plan in place for parents if schools are forced to return to remote learning. He also discussed the importance of effective parent-school partnerships, and how parents can get involved in the decision-making process and outlines what successful planning looks like.

Read article here.

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