We are less than 24 hours out from SEADAE's Virtual Summit, The Arts & Social Emotional Learning: A Synergistic Pairing! I am incredibly excited and deeply appreciative of the support from the national experts and teaching artists that will be joining us for this historic event. When we started this venture, only a select community was focusing attention on Social Emotional Learning. Now – the importance of SEL is being touted from nearly every sector of the education community. Nonetheless, I believe tomorrows' Summit to be the first national convening focusing solely on the intersection between the arts and social emotional learning.
If you've been thinking about attending Summit bur haven't signed up yet, you still have time to do so. Registration closes at Noon Eastern - Go to SEADAE.org for details. We anticipate this will be a fabulous opportunity not only to hear from panels of practitioners who have thought deeply about the natural connections between the arts and SEL – but a chance to learn from each other.
I am particularly excited about the immersive guided discoveries led by 10 diverse teaching artists we have hired from around the nation to provide the interactive experiences that embody arts and social emotional learning. Check out their bios on the SEADAEA site…
I am also looking forward to the Reception / Open Forum following the Summit (from 5-6PM Eastern). SEADAE hopes you can stay for this part of the day when everyone will have the opportunity to socialize, network, and do deep dives on topics that bubbled up during the course of the Summit proceedings as we continue to learn from each other and look toward the SEADAE May 13-14 National Conference on the Arts & SEL.
Bring your beverage of choice and join the party!
Dr. Dale Schmid / SEADAE President