Save The Music Foundation will provide teachers with access to a new professional development program specifically geared towards teaching music educators how to embed social emotional learning (SEL) in the classroom. Through a partnership with the Center for Arts Education and Social Emotional Learning (ArtsEdSEL), the program titled Student Empowerment Through SEL in Music Education includes nine, monthly webinars from September 2021 to May 2022.

Read the full press release here.

This series 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.

The webinars are free to attend and tailored for music educators but are also relevant for student musicians, parents and families, as well as music education advocates. All those interested in social emotional learning in music education are welcome to join.

The full series calendar can be found below including videos of past webinars available on demand. Registration is required to attend each webinar.

“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)

Student Empowerment Through SEL in Music Education:
A Professional Learning Webinar Series

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.

Join us for the following webinars when we will talk with special guests about unlocking the potential SEL has to deepen our musical connection with students and amplifying student agency in our classrooms, schools, and communities.

Webinars are free but you must register to join. Check back often for updates or sign up to receive emails for all the latest information. Webinars will be recorded and available on-demand unless otherwise noted. Please note the schedule below is subject to change. If you have any questions, please contact us [email protected].

EPISODE 1

September 13, 2021
7-8pm ET

“Connecting Music Education & Social Emotional Learning (SEL)”

Featuring Pamela R. Randall, Ed.D, Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)
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ArtsEdSEL Team: Bob Morrison, Dr. Scott Edgar, Dr. Yorel Lashley, & Kira Rizzuto

EPISODE 2

October 13, 2021
7-8pm ET

“Belonging & SEL in Music Education”

Featuring Alysia LeeDarlene Machacon

Facilitated by Kira Rizzuto, Director of Programs & Partnerships at ArtsEdSEL

EPISODE 3

November 10, 2021
7-8pm ET

“SEL for Equity & Vitality Through Music Education”

Featuring Dr. Connie McKoy & Mickey Smith Jr.

Facilitated by Dr. Yorel Lashley, Director of Student Empowerment at ArtsEdSEL

EPISODE 4

December 8, 2021
7-8pm ET

“Supporting Neurodiversity, Through SEL & Music Education”

Featuring Dr. Alice Hammel, Dr. Eugenia Hernandez Ruiz, & Elise Hackl-Blumstein

Facilitated by Dr. Scott Edgar, Director of Practice & Research at ArtsEdSEL

EPISODE 5

January 12, 2022
7-8pm ET

“Culturally Relevant SEL Through Music Education”

Featuring Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings & Franklin Willis

Facilitated by Dr. Yorel Lashley, Director of Student Empowerment at ArtsEdSEL

EPISODE 6

February 9, 2022
7-8pm ET

“Embodying & Modeling SEL for Music Educators”

Featuring Dr. David Adams & Adrienne Hill

Facilitated by Kira Rizzuto, Director of Programs & Partnerships at ArtsEdSEL

Registration Link Coming Soon!

EPISODE 7

March 9, 2022
7-8pm ET

“Reimagining the Orchestra Through SEL”

Featuring Jonathan Taylor Rush and Isaac Sinnett of Ravinia

Facilitated by Dr. Scott Edgar, Director of Practice & Research at ArtsEdSEL

Registration Link Coming Soon!

EPISODE 8

April 13, 2022
7-8pm ET

“Hip Hop for Student Empowerment Through SEL”

Registration Link Coming Soon!

EPISODE 9

May 4, 2022
7-8pm ET

“Amplifying Student Agency Through SEL & Music Education”

Registration Link Coming Soon!

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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.