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District and School Implementation

District Resources/Articles

District Implementation and Professional Develop​ment Guidance
A guide from the Minnesota Department of Education on implementation  of SEL district-wide along with considerations for professional development.

Sustaining Districtwide SEL: Lessons from the S​​EL Financial Sustainability Project
CASEL provides seven practices for planning for sustainability.​​

​​Social and Emotional Learning in California: A Guide to Resources  (New)
The guide is a curated collection of detailed "snapshots" of high-quality, vetted resources for practitioners that support SEL implementation and are aligned with the California SEL Guiding Principles.  


District Tools

American Institutes for Research (AIR) on SEL
This robust website provides briefs, toolkits, reports, and research on many aspects of SEL implementation.

CASEL District Resource Center
This is the premier one-stop for school/district systematic implementation of SEL.  The district assessment questionnaire is organized around their 10-element framework lots of support information on processes, practices, artifacts and exemplars.​​

District SEL Implementation Rubric
This rubric comes from the CASEL District Resource Center. It assists district leaders in reflecting on the activities, practices, and processes for SEL through a framework and using CDI Theory of Action.

District SEL Inventory of Strengths and Needs
​This inventory comes from the CASEL District Resource Center as a team approach to assessing the SEL strengths and needs in a school system. This process assists districts in clarifying long-term vision, identifying resources and alignment, and strategies for implementing SEL district-wide.

Districtwide SEL Essentials ​for Superintendents
A succinct​ and comprehensive guide based on the work and research of CASEL in school districts across the country.​


​School Resources/Articles

SEL Trends: Integrating with Academics
School districts share their journey toward a multi-year implementation approach effective for integrating SEL into academic content, instructional practices, and efforts to build academic mindsets, student voice, and leadership understanding.​


School Tools

CASEL School Guide Essentials
This guide pulls from the vast website of the CASEL school guide and has the very essential tools and templates for systemically planning and implementing school wide SEL. ​