When social emotional learning (SEL) is embedded into music education, students learn the skills that will help them confront life’s complexities and challenges long after they leave the music classroom.
Save The Music Foundation, in partnership with the Center for Arts Education and Social Emotional Learning, present a professional learning program specifically geared towards teaching music educators how to embed social emotional learning in the classroom. The free program titled Student Empowerment Through SEL in Music Education includes nine captivating webinars, an introduction to SEL video (watch below), and a practical reflection guide to help embed these ideas into teaching and learning.
This program will help music educators better understand how to elevate the lived experience, voices, and cultural assets of their students through the development of exemplary music education practices and approaches, designed to activate the SEL competencies of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making through the artistic processes of create, perform, respond, and connect. This program was announced on September 8, 2021.
The webinar series has concluded but its episodes and resources are accessible and available below. What does the future of SEL in music education look like? Read a reflection written by the ArtsEdSEL team, “Many Voices, Common Mission” published on June 15, 2022.
“Social and emotional learning (SEL) is an integral part of education and human development. SEL is the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions.
SEL advances educational equity and excellence through authentic school-family-community partnerships to establish learning environments and experiences that feature trusting and collaborative relationships, rigorous and meaningful curriculum and instruction, and ongoing evaluation. SEL can help address various forms of inequity and empower young people and adults to co-create thriving schools and contribute to safe, healthy and just communities.” (CASEL, 2021)
The reflection guide includes an introduction to social emotional learning, SEL framework, guiding principles, teacher and student reflection questions, and ideas for intentional, embedded and sustained implementation of SEL in your music classroom.
The following webinars feature expert guest speakers in discussions about unlocking the potential SEL has to deepen our musical connection with students and amplify student agency in our classrooms, schools, and communities. View and download presentations and additional resources from the guest speakers in our resource folder.
All episodes are available to watch on-demand for free. Each on-demand video includes audio transcript, option for closed captioning, and the webinar’s live chat box. You may also choose to view and share the webinar series on YouTube.
FEEDBACK SURVEYS AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATES ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR THIS SERIES.
September 13, 2021
October 13, 2021
November 10, 2021
December 8, 2021
January 12, 2022
February 9, 2022
March 9, 2022
March 23, 2022
Live webinar from the 2022 Hybrid ASTA National Conference featuring Jonathan Taylor Rush, Isaac Sinnett, and Dr. Scott Edgar. Watch how an encore conversation of “Reimagining the Orchestra Through SEL” takes shape with the ASTA audience. Learn more about the American String Teachers Association (ASTA): astastrings.org
April 13, 2022
May 4, 2022
Watch and share the complete webinar series for free on YouTube.
View materials from the webinar series in our attendee resource folder.
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The Center for Arts Education and Social Emotional Learning is dedicated to illuminating the intersection between arts education and social emotional learning to facilitate the embedded, intentional, and sustained application of SEL-informed arts education. ArtsEdSEL is a program of Arts Ed NJ.
This work was made possible through the support of KKR Covid Response Fund, a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.