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Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Webinar

Children and adults are likely to need extra support during outdoor school this year as they deal with disrupted schooling, continue to adapt to the pandemic, and experience a historic social justice movement. In this social-emotional learning (SEL) webinar (originally recorded September 22nd, 2020), we discussed how educators can develop their own and students' social and emotional skills during outdoor school - in whatever form outdoor school takes this year. We explored the link between equity and social-emotional learning, shared and practiced strategies for supporting social-emotional competencies, and considered how social-emotional learning shows up in outdoor school this year and every year.

As part of our COVID-19 response strategies for 2020-2022, we are tracking organizations' participation in this Social-Emotional Learning webinar using a post-webinar survey. Please expand the Post-webinar Survey tab below for more information.

The webinar chat and presentation slides are available for download.

Land acknowledgment resources:

Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)

  • CASEL: Toward Transformative Social and Emotional Learning: Using an Equity Lens
    • The CASEL competencies are often discussed without explicit consideration of equity. As we noted in the webinar, SEL and equity are inextricably linked. Talking about SEL without talking about equity ignores the equity implications of SEL but does not make them go away. This document revisits the CASEL SEL competencies through an equity lens. We encourage you to look through the SEL and Equity Resources section below for additional information about the link between SEL and equity.

Social-Emotional Learning at Outdoor School in 2020-2021 document

Grow Outside Toolkit

Raccoon Circles

National School Reform Faculty  

Social-Emotional Learning Graphic Organizer

As part of our COVID-19 response strategies B and C for 2020-2021, we expect that at least one representative from each outdoor school provider and school district either attended our SEL webinar live (on September 22, 2020) or has watched the recording of the webinar, available above.

After watching the webinar, please complete the following survey which will allow us to track your organization's participation: Post-webinar Survey

We welcome surveys from multiple participants per organization. If you attended the webinar live and completed the survey you received via email, you do not need to retake the survey here.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at

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