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State Superintendent Chris Reykdal

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Social Emotional Learning in Washington's K–12 Schools (PDF)

Social emotional learning (SEL) helps people build awareness and skills in managing emotions, setting goals, establishing relationships, and making responsible decisions. State-level work in SEL has led to the creation of resources for school leaders, teachers, parents and families, students, and communities; all of which are appendices to this report. This report contains information about Washington's state-level work in SEL, as well as recommendations for further work.

Appendix A: SEL Workgroup Membership (PDF)

Appendix B: Glossary (PDF)

Appendix C: Washington Social Emotional Learning Implementation Guide (PDF)

Appendex D: Social Emotional Learning Standards, Benchmarks, and Indicators (PDF)

Appendix E: Washington SEL Implementation Brief: For Education Leaders (PDF)

Appendix F: Washington SEL Implementation Brief: For Educators (PDF)

Appendix G: Washington SEL Implementation Brief: For Parents and Families (PDF)

Appendix H: Washington SEL Implementation Brief: For Community and Youth Development Organizations (PDF)

Appendix I: Washington SEL Implementation Brief: Focus on Culturally Responsive Practices (PDF)

Appendix J: Stakeholder Feedback and Community Outreach Summary: Social Emotional Learning Indicator Development (PDF)

Appendix K: K–12 Social and Emotional Learning Across Washington: A Statewide Landscape Scan (PDF)

Appendix L: National SEL Environment Scan: Review of Other States' SEL Efforts (PDF)

Appendix M: SEL and Equity: Current Issues and Considerations (PDF)

Appendix N: Washington Social and Emotional Learning Standards: Annotated Bibliography Evidence Basis for SEL (PDF)

Appendix O: Washington Social and Emotional Learning Standards: Annotated Bibliography Washington State Standards and Benchmarks (PDF)

Appendix P: Washington Social and Emotional Learning Standards: Reference List (PDF)

Appendix Q: Addressing Social Emotional Learning in Washington's K–12 Public Schools – October 2016 Report Social Emotional Learning Benchmarks Workgroup (PDF)

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