Social and Emotional Learning, Cultural Competence, and Equity in Teacher Preparation

AACTE and the Learning Policy Institute partner to present this webinar on social and emotional learning, cultural competence and equity in teacher preparation. Participants will learn how teacher educators can integrate social and emotional learning and cultural competence into educator preparation, with the goal of equipping teachers to consider the needs of the whole child with equity in mind. Connections and intersections between social and emotional learning, cultural competence, and equity will be explored in conceptual and practical terms.

Thursday, November 14, 2019 3:00PM

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Our panel of experts featured include:

  • Nancy Markowitz - Executive Director, Center for Reaching and Teaching the Whole Child
  • Patricia Swanson - Professor and Chair, Department of Teacher Education, San Jose State University
  • Pat Norman - Professor of Education and Coordinator of Elementary MAT program, Trinity University
  • Mari Jones - Faculty and Project Co-Director of the Deeper Learning Hub, High Tech High Graduate School of Education
  • Moderated by Maria Hyler - Deputy Director of LPI’s Washington, DC office and Senior Researcher

Purpose(s) of the webinar:

  • Present multiple perspectives on the integration of SEL and cultural competence into educator preparation
  • Explore the intersections of SEL, cultural competence, and equity in teacher preparation
  • Identify benefits and challenges of integrating SEL and cultural competence into educator preparation, including considerations of equity
  • Provide recommendations for educator preparation faculty about how to integrate SEL and cultural competence into coursework and clinical experiences for teacher candidates