The Power of Networks
The exSEL Network — and its partners Transforming Education and the Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy — works with district teams to build knowledge and understanding of how effective implementation of social-emotional learning (SEL) can positively impact students’ learning and behavioral outcomes. Participants of the exSEL Network gain critical insight on how best to support the development of specific social-emotional skills and mindsets through changes in policies and practice at the district, school, and classroom levels. We anticipate that districts in the exSEL Network will serve as a model for other districts and the state of Massachusetts on supporting whole-child and SEL development now and in the future.
Meet the Districts
The exSEL Network has been supporting districts in Massachusetts since 2016. To date, 32 districts have participated in our in-person convenings.
There are several benefits to participating in the Learning Network. Participants:
- Increase their understanding of relevant research and best practices related to SEL,
- Build their capacity to guide the development of students’ social-emotional skills within a positive learning environment,
- Gain access to local and national subject matter experts, and
- Join a community of educators who support each other’s systemic and practice shifts.
Statewide Social-Emotional Learning Summit
Each Spring, the exSEL Network gathers together with educators from across the state to further our learning and share what the exSEL Network has collectively accomplished throughout the year.