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Roundtable: New Strategies for Teaching Social-Emotional Learning During COVID-19

December 8, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


The impact of SEL has been shown to increase a child’s academic success throughout their K-12 education. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for SEL is more important than ever, with many students across the U.S. searching for a sense of normalcy as they may be struggling with grief, anxiety, and isolation from their peers.

We must not lose sight of the importance of student mental health. Schools across the U.S. must be prepared for further remote learning in 2021, and for the aftermath of the pandemic and the trauma that it may have caused students. During this 45-minute recorded roundtable produced in tandem with the Learning Technology Center of Illinois (LTC), we will speak about how schools can be the first lines of defense against mental health issues for students in remote learning – and how educators can use SEL techniques to ensure students are safe and prepared to do their best this school year.

In this 45-minute recorded roundtable, we will cover:
What is social-emotional learning (SEL), and why it’s important
SEL in the remote classroom
Resources for parents to prioritize their children’s emotional health outside of the classroom
Best practices for educators, counselors and parents to work together and keep students safe

Holly Kelly

Holly Kelly is a Regional Educational Technology Coordinator for the Learning Technology Center, East Illinois. She facilitates professional learning opportunities for educators, administrators, and technology staff that support digital teaching and learning. Holly provides onsite and remote workshops and networking events at an ROE or a school district, including Professional Development workshops for in-service days. She is passionate about helping educators feel more confident, creative in their instruction, and motivated and excited to use technology with their students. Holly is a 15 year veteran in education where her tenure began as A Secondary High School English Teacher and then as a High School Library Media Specialist. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Rhode Island College, a Master’s degree from Eastern Illinois University and is a certified teacher and counselor. Holly is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and a Google Certified Educator.


December 8, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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