Prime Time and School District Discuss the Ingredients for a Successful Partnership and Implementation of SEL

On February 19, 2021, Prime Time Palm Beach County Director of Professional Development Katherine Gopie, The School District of Palm Beach County SEL Manager Kristen Rullison, and professionals from CASEL, and The Wallace Foundation discussed what Palm Beach County has learned about how school and out-of-school time partners can work together to align and implement SEL on…

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New Podcast Series from The Wallace Foundation Shares Findings and Early Lessons from a RAND Corporation Study of PSELI

The new podcast series from The Wallace Foundation shares findings and early lessons from a RAND Corporation study of our Partnerships for Social and Emotional Learning Initiative (PSELI). The five-episode series features indepth conversations with school/district and afterschool/out-of-school time leaders about their experiences working together to help children develop social and emotional skills. PSELI is…

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Adult SEL Blended Series: Tuning in for Self-Care and Empathy (OST)

Live and Self-paced Modules (see schedule below) Prerequisites: Afterschool professionals from a PSELI pilot school, Prime Time Registry ID. Live Session Time: 4 hours total; Self-Paced Session Time: 8 hours total; Session Materials: None The Adult SEL Series is an eight-part blended online professional learning offering designed to deepen intra- and inter-personal adult SEL guide…

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SEL Specialist Knellee Bisram Featured in Wallace Interview

6 communities are exploring whether & how children benefit when schools & OST programs intentionally partner to build students’ #SEL skills. Watch the video to learn more: https://t.co/xqYJQNYskl pic.twitter.com/Yl5rsCJjNn — Wallace Foundation (@WallaceFdn) January 5, 2021

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Staff Show Gratitude at Hope Centennial

Hope Centennial Elementary, a Phase 2 PSELI school, is supporting adult SEL with their “Thankful Boards.” Teachers and staff are able to share notes of gratitude and appreciation for each other in the staff lounges. Way to go, Hope Centennial!

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The Family Education and Engagement Train-the-Trainer session was a HUGE success!!

Representatives from both Phase 1 and Phase 2 attended the two hour training session. School day and OST staff came together to focus on three of the seven Family Engagement Modules: Introduction to SEL, Managing Stress and Family Emotional Safety.  We are looking forward to seeing the families from all of the PSELI schools learning and growing together!  

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Crosspointe Elementary Shares Lessons Learned at Phase II Community of Practice

On October 28, 2020, PSELI Palm Beach County had its first Community of Practice for Phase II Sites where principals, OST directors, and SEL leads from the six participating Phase II Sites joined for a morning of learning together. The session included time to start their Year 1 SEL Plan, roll-alike problem-solving groups and a mentor…

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MAP for Well-being for Families at West Gate Elementary / MAPA para bienestar para las familias en West Gate Elementary.

As part of an ongoing effort to promote SEL at home, Prime Time’s SEL specialist offered a virtual bilingual session on well-being and SEL for parents at the monthly SAC meeting. Parents, school staff and youth at West Gate Elementary practiced evidence-based movement and awareness exercises, shared their experiences, and were offered a “M.A.P.” for…

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