NEW ENGLAND ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS
199th Annual Fall Conference
September 22-23, 2016
Newport, Rhode Island
PROGRAM OVERVIEW: ---Social-Emotional Learning and the New ESEA: The Current State of Research, Policy, and Practice
Thursday, September 22, 2016
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Registration
12:30 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Greetings
12:45 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Ready to Be Counted: The Case for Policy Action on Non-Cognitive Skills
An overview of the current research on Social Emotional Learning (SEL) specifically tied to academic outcomes; why SEL skills are so necessary for educating the whole child; and why and where they may enter state and district accountability systems through ESEA.
Chris Gabrieli, Co-Founder, Transforming Education (TransformEd)
1:45 – 2:30 pm What Are Social Emotional Competencies and How Do We Measure Them?
An examination of SEL competencies and how they are beginning to be measured, including how the CORE districts in California are beginning to use SEL data and implications for New England school districts and classroom practice.
Dr. Katie Buckley, Director of Research and Assessment and Richard Fournier, Director of District Partnerships, TransformEd
2:45 p.m.-3:30 p.m. District and State Level SEL Initiatives: Rhode Island
Susan Constable and Alice Woods, RIDE Office of Student, Community and Academic Supports
3:45 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Putting It All Together: SEL Policy and Implications for States and Districts
A presentation on how some districts and states identify areas where schools are struggling, and where SEL is being used to address these problems. Also, an overview of how state policies affecting districts are changing as a result of federal policy relative to SEL.
Rebecca Arnold, Director of Policy, TransformEd.
6:00 p.m.-7:15 p.m. Cocktail Reception
7:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Evening Banquet and Program
Keynote: Chris Gabrieli, Co-Founder, Transforming Education, and Chairman of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education
Awards and Dinner
Friday, September 23, 2016
7:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m. Breakfast
Sponsor Presentations/Time with Vendors
10:15 a.m.-11:00 a.m. State Policies Promoting Social Emotional Learning
Dr. Ken Wagner, Commissioner, Rhode Island Department of Education
11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ESEA and National Policies Promoting Social Emotional Learning
Noelle M. Ellerson, Associate Executive Director, Policy & Advocacy
American Association of School Administrators
VENDOR Booths are $500 to reserve