K12 Program Interest in Social Emotional Learning is Surging

Social-emotional learning has become a major focus in the nation’s school districts over the past few years, as educators look to improve school climate and help students develop holistic skills that will improve their well-being. Schools’ burgeoning interest in the topic has sent them scrambling to find products and services to help them make social-emotional learning a reality in classrooms and other settings. What are schools officials’ expectations for SEL-focused products in areas like curriculum, professional development, assessment, and technology? And how can companies and other organizations develop resources that meet schools’ myriad needs? This panel will focus on what we know about schools’ evolving needs for SEL products, and where the market is succeeding and falling short.

Moderator: Sean Cavanagh - Senior Editor, EdWeek Market Brief

Panelists/Participants: Dr. Rob Jagers - Vice President of Research, CASEL; Andrea Lovanhill - Vice President of Marketing & Client Relations, Committee for Children; Denise Herrmann - Superintendent, Roseville Joint Union High School District; Ron Goldman - Founder & CEO, Kognito