Weaving Social Emotional Learning into ELA Curricula (CTLE eligible)

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Emotional literacy—the ability to name, manage, and productively express our feelings and to empathize with the feelings of others—is a skill too often neglected in the traditional teaching model. This webinar will outline how elementary school teachers can weave emotional literacy instruction into language arts curricula through work-sharing protocols, brainstormingThis workshop will focus on specific strategies to support students who need a variety of strategies to build vocabulary. We will explore various types of graphic organizers, instructional models, targeted strategies and materials to support and enhance vocabulary instruction. strategies, interactive read-aloud techniques, reading responses, and more. This webinar will not introduce a replacement curriculum; rather, rather, it will offer specific ideas and practical techniques that empower teachers to adapt existing curricula to meet children’s emotional and academic needs.

Lily Howard Scott

Lily Howard Scott, MS, Hidden Sparks’ Social Emotional Learning Coach is a curriculum developer and social and emotional learning coach. She received her MS.Ed in Literacy and Childhood General Education from Bank Street College of Education, where she now teaches in the school of Continuing Professional Studies. Lily is particularly interested in designing curriculum that weaves together social, emotional, and academic learning, and she has led professional development workshops for educators around the country on topics including cultivating emotional literacy through language arts instruction, normalizing vulnerability in the classroom, and helping children explore and empathize with varied perspectives. She was a featured speaker at the 2019 Collaborative for Social, Emotional, and Academic Learning (CASEL) SEL Exchange, and her writing about the importance of a child-centered approach to teaching and learning has been published in The Washington Post.