What Do Students Need Most this Fall?

How Oakland Unified’s Office of SEL is supporting teachers and students to build social and emotional skills in service of learning

Now, more than ever, students and teachers must draw on their social and emotional capacities in order to be resilient and to learn through this pandemic. Both adults and students need vibrant communities of distance learning that foster autonomy, belonging, and competence. What does it mean to create learning opportunities in this moment that draw on and foster social and emotional skills in service of learning? How can we support all members of our school communities to be ready to learn in August? Join Aija Simmons, Program Manager of Oakland Unified’s Office of Social and Emotional Learning, and OUSD teacher leader Malia Tayabas-Kim as they discuss what they’ve learned so far and how they will apply it to the Fall.


This event took place on Thursday, August 6th, 2020.

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