To introduce the topic of social emotional learning (SEL) and launch this conversation in our community, D64 will welcome noted expert Dr. Charlene Myklebust to join all District 64 parents and community members on Tuesday, May 15 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Lincoln Middle School (Learning Resource Center), 200 S. Lincoln, Park Ridge.
Dr. Myklebust will provide an overview of SEL, an introduction to CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning), and review how the new District-wide Second Step curriculum addresses students’ social emotional development.
The evening is hosted by the D64 Superintendent Focus Group on Social Emotional Learning. Read more about the home-school connection here.
Dr. Myklebust is President and Mental Health/Educational Leadership Consultant with Professional Education Pal, LLC. She was recognized for "Outstanding Service" by the Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health (MACMH) and received the "Educator of the Year" award from the Minnesota Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI-MN).
Dr. Myklebust also co-facilitates a school administration professional development series called, "A Better Way," designed to reduce exclusionary practices that result in the suspension and exclusion of a disproportionate number of students of color and those with disabilities. She has also helped to author Mind UP, a mindfulness curriculum for children and adolescents. Dr. Myklebust speaks at local and national conferences about various topics including child and adolescent brain development; trauma-informed schools; restorative practices; social-emotional learning (SEL); and alternatives to exclusionary disciplinary responses.
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