Highlighting the Human Side of Education
Social Emotional Learning
According to www.CASEL.org, SEL is the "process through which students acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships and and make responsible decisions. Effective SEL involves a combination of direct instruction of social and emotional skills and competencies, embedding SEL into existing curriculum, and modeling.
Why Social-Emotional Learning Is Suddenly in the Spotlight
Thursday, Nov. 14th, 7-8:30pm
Deer Path Middle School, Lake Forest, IL
The Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Committee in D67 will be hosting 3 screenings
of the documentary
November 14, 2019
9:05-10:05 am Student Screening (parents welcome)
12:40-1:40 pm Student Screening (parents welcome)
7:00-8:30 pm Community Screening (all are welcome)
Student Screenings will be held in the Braves Gym. Parents are welcome to attend. Please RSVP so that we can prepare accordingly. The Community Screening will be held in the DPM Auditorium and there will be a discussion with expert panel immediately following.
To spark discussion and generate awareness of the impact social media has on our lives, Lake Forest School District 67 is hosting 3 screenings of the compelling documentary LIKE. More than 2 billion people have smartphones today. On average, we check our phones an incredible 150 times every day. Technology makes our lives easier in so many ways - but what is the cost of our dependence, and our children’s reliance, on screens? LIKE reveals the true effects of technology on the brain and uncovers the impact social media can have on our lives. The film’s mission is to educate, inform and inspire people to effectively self-regulate their screen time. The student screenings of LIKE will be followed by a brief Q & A session led by social workers. The evening screening will be followed by an informative panel discussion featuring local experts.
Parents, educators, and community members interested in attending please RSVP here!
The event is free of cost and open to the public. The goal of the screening is to raise awareness about the hidden costs of social media as well as start a conversation about how to ensure our own, and our children’s, healthy use of technology. Among the experts and special guests are:
Matt Dewar, Ph. D., Wellness Coordinator, Lake Forest High School
Emilie Correa, Ed. D., Social Emotional Learning TLF, D67
John Maher, Assistant Director of Educational Services D115
Officer Ben Grum, School Resource Officer LFHS, Lake Forest Police Department
What Teens Can Do To Reduce Screen Time, According to Teens...
For years now kids and teens have expressed how they feel like they spend too much time on screens. But many of them also have shared ways that work to cut down on screen time.
Click here to read 10 teen generated ideas on how to reduce screen time.
We are in the first year of systemic implementation of K-8 guaranteed SEL curriculum. Students will receive a minimum of 7 Lions Quest lessons throughout the year. The lessons have been selected to address the following:
- What is SEL?
- Social Awareness
- Relationship Skills
- Responsible Decision making
SEL in D67
Mark Your Community Calendar!
November 2, 8:00-9:30 pm Truth Be Told: A Night of Personal Storytelling, Gorton Community Center
November 7, 12:00-1:30 pm Speak Up Coalition's Annual LEADers Luncheon, LEAD Headquarters
November 14, 7:00-8:30 pm Screening of LIKE at Deer Path Middle School