SEL Exchange Virtual Summit
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Did you miss the live event on October 15, 2020? On-demand access is available!

Our theme “Catalyzing Our Commitment To Youth” calls on all of us to create environments where all young people can thrive and become agents of change in their lives, schools, and communities.

All sessions and content from the Virtual Summit were recorded and are now available for purchase ($125/person). You will have access to on demand content through December 31, 2020. To purchase on demand content, please click below.

Key Insights

The Why of SEL: Support and Promote the Identity, Agency, and Belonging of Youth in Partnership with Them
The voices of young people are compassionate, courageous and clear, proclaiming their power to co-create a society more just, more caring, and more inclusive of perspectives previously devalued or dismissed. This session was a clear reminder of the awe-inspiring creativity and unapologetic truth-telling of young people.

The What of SEL: Ground our Work in the Research that Supports SEL in the Classroom and Community
The speakers in these sessions connected their research to an expanded understanding of SEL — illuminating the importance of relationships, learning experiences, and environments that affirm every young person’s full identities, offer them the experience of belonging, and promote their agency.

The How of SEL: Moving Theory into Action to Cultivate Supportive Environments in All Learning Spaces
To catalyze our commitment to youth, we all must examine our own perspectives and biases to create space for all voices. Specifically, we must interrogate and adjust our systems and our policies, rather than insisting that students adjust to inequitable environments. This segment featured leaders who are deeply engaged in the necessary work of collectively reimagining and reconstructing on behalf of our youth.

The Now of SEL: Carrying Our Commitment Forward to Advance SEL as a Lever for Equity
As CASEL Board Chair Tim Shriver said, “The work of SEL is no longer for the future, it is for the present.” The Virtual Summit focused on catalyzing our commitment to the work and, most importantly, to all youth. We’ve heard their voices, we’ve seen the research, and we recognize that this can indeed be done. The step that remains is our individual and collective action.

Cancellation Policy

Access to the content of the virtual summit will be available until December 31, 2020. CASEL will not provide refunds for cancellations. If you have questions regarding your on demand registration, please contact


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Event Information

On demand content available November 2, 2020.

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"The SEL Exchange did not disappoint. Powerful student voices that were challenging us to never go back to school as usual.” – 2020 Virtual Summit Attendee