Professional Development Center

Educator Forum: Building a Systematic Approach to SEL in Schools and Districts

This event has been POSTPONED indefinitely, due to recommendations related to controlling the spread of the COVID-19 virus.


Wednesday, March 18, 2020*, 4:30-6:00pm

University Events Room, 7th floor, Glickman Library

314 Forest Ave, Portland, ME

*Note: This forum was originally scheduled for January 16, but was postponed due to a weather-related closure.


Downloadable Flyer (PDF)

Registration - CLOSED (event is postponed)


Cost for attendance is $15 per person, and includes certificate for 1.5 contact hours. Light refreshments will be provided.

NOTE: If you do not end up attending, payment is still due, as your registration holds a spot for you and is figured into the head count for refreshments. If you cancel your registration by March 13, your fee will be waived/refunded.


Explore an overview of the critical elements of a systematic Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) program in your school or district in this interactive workshop. Participants will work together to examine classroom practice related to SEL and explore ways we can integrate and align this important work. Topics to be covered include explicit instruction on SEL, integrating SEL into instruction, Adult SEL and the role of youth voice in SEL. The intended audience for this forum includes teachers and education technicians serving students grades K-8.


Karen MacDonald, Grade 6-7 Language Arts Teacher, 2014 Maine State Teacher of the Year

Talya Edlund, Grade 5 Teacher, 2016 Maine State Teacher of the Year

What are Educator Forums?

Educator Forums are professional development events for educators of similar positions or responsibilities to explore new or best practices in their field. Forums provide an opportunity for educators to engage with peers, build new understandings from prior knowledge, and reflect on past practices.

Contact the PDC with any questions:

Julie Marsh, Program Coordinator
Professional Development Center