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3rd Annual Urban Assembly Social-Emotional Learning Symposium

  • Hunter College 695 Park Ave New York, New York 10010 (map)

The Urban Assembly is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing social and economic mobility to youth attending our schools by providing them with the academic and life skills necessary for postsecondary success.

The Urban Assembly Social-Emotional Learning Symposium is our gathering for education leaders across the country who bring important and diverse perspectives around the implementation and sustainability of approaches to social-emotional learning and development in K-12 education. This year's theme is "Pursuing Equity Through Social-Emotional Learning" and is focused on the strengths of our students, communities, and school system, and how SEL enhances those strengths to support social, economic, and educational access. 

Join internationally recognized speaker and social justice advocate, Jamira Burley, as well as practitioners, policy-makers, and administrators from across the city to discuss the science, implementation, and sustainability of social-emotional learning programs and supports.

Workshops include:

  • Dangers of the Mind- Kristen Hopkins: "Why Culturally Responsive SEL Resources Matter"

  • Research Alliance- Dr. Lisa Merrill & Brittany Fox-Williams: "We don't all feel the same way! Exploring the diversity of students' perspectives on school climate"

  • Facing History and Ourselves- Kevin Feinberg: "Facing History & Ourselves: Student Voice and Civic Agency in Humanities' Classrooms"

  • Rutgers University- Angela Wang & May Yuan: "Disrupting the Detention-Suspension Pipeline: A Tier 2 SEL Lab Intervention in Elementary Schools"

  • Rethink Education and Yonkers Public Schools- Angela Smith-Pagliaro & Gail Joyner-White: "Leading with an Equitable Lens to Promote Social-Emotional Learning and Cultural Awareness"

  • Partnership for LA Schools- Julija Zubac: "SEL and RJ at Parent College: Empowering Parents through Education"

  • Business Technology Early College High School- Ashley Prashad, Kealia Hamilton, Dana Lewis, Danielle Tharrington, Zain Ali, Joel Coore, Giavonni Anderson, Khalia Thompson: "Year 1 Lessons Learned: Starting an SEL Program from Scratch"

  • Big Thought- Byron Sanders, Lisa Schmidt + Armando Banchs: "Social-Emotional Learning IS Social Justice"

  • Resilient Scholars Program Fordham Social Workers (Kimesha McDonald, Danielle Tharrington, Meagan Simplicio + Yessell Rojas): "Pursuing systems-level change through social work leadership"

  • Urban Assembly Unison School- Ebony Ford + Eric Berg: "School-wide SEL Framework and the Decriminalization of Students of Color"

  • Dolores Huerta Elementary School (LA Unified)- Sabrina Sheikh & Catherine (Cooper) Haskins: "Cultivating Restorative and Social-Emotional Educators at Dolores Huerta Elementary School (LA)"

  • Urban Assembly Media High School- Paulo Fonseca: "Not just for advisory: Integrating SEL skills into content areas"

  • Urban Assembly Institute of Math and Science for Young Women and Fordham School of Social Service- Dr. Lawrence Farmer, Jennifer Cusa & Kiri Soares: "Connecting the dots: How SEL frameworks can inform counseling goals"

Later Event: May 30
Placemaking Speaker Series