SEL At-Home is an Austin ISD SEL site dedicated to providing parents/caregivers and students access to SEL-related enrichment activities, resources, self-care and mindful practices and more!
Special thanks to the SEL Department's major funders and strategic growth partners. Each of you make our work possible!
Buena Vista Foundation | Klein Family Foundation | St. David's Foundation | Tapestry Foundation
Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation
Austin Ed Fund
Casey Family Programs
Cullen Family Charitable Foundation
Kozmetsky Family Foundation
LSG Charitable Foundation
Maher Charitable Foundation
Mary & Howard Yancy
One Skye Foundation
U.S. Department of Education
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
For Austin ISD Staff:
Please visit our internal SEL site for additional educator resources and supports. Access this site by searching for SEL in the the AISD employee portal.
AISD Department of Research & Evaluation
Access the most current research on the Social and Emotional Learning Department within AISD published by our devoted research and evaluation team.
The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning is the nation’s leading organization advancing the development of academic, social and emotional competence for all students.
An assessment work group in partnership with CASEL, the CORE Districts, Harvard University, the RAND Corporation, and others. This group seeks to learn more about existing SEL measures, and provides an assessment guide to help practitioners select measures of social and emotional competence.
Our community partners help social and emotional learning extend beyond the walls of the classroom. Thank you for all you do!
Austin ISD is proud to have over 150 community partners. Some active supporters of SEL include:
Amala Foundation | Communities in Schools | Creative Action | Andy Roddick Foundation | SAFE Austin | Sylvan Learning | LifeWorks | E4 Youth | Urban Roots | Committee for Children
In Austin ISD, we believe in creating safe, inclusive, culturally responsive, academically engaging, and equitable learning environments. Those learning environments are created as a result of collaborative work between multiple departments, including:
Office of Counseling
The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) is the nation’s leading organization advancing the development of academic, social and emotional competence for all students. Our mission is to help make evidence-based social and emotional learning an integral part of education from preschool through high school.
Committee for Children
Committee for Children creates research-based SEL materials to help children succeed in school and in life. Their website has information on a variety of SEL curricula, including Second Step, the SEL resource that AISD uses in Pre-K through eighth grade.
Kids in the House This educational website aims to help teachers, parents and caregivers learn new skills and strategies. This free resource contains over 8,000 videos from 450 leading experts, including doctors, pediatricians, psychologists, educators, best-selling authors, celebrities, and parents themselves.
Our consistent practice of caring for ourselves is more important now than ever before, especially for administrators and district leaders as the decisions we make have a physical and emotional impact on our teachers, staff, students and families. Knowing the impact that stress has on our brain, we want our minds to be functioning at maximum capacity for these important decisions. Caring for ourselves is also paramount for teachers and staff, as we're responsible for the care and education of our students and supporting families.
Respect for All
AISD's Respect for All initiative focuses on building awareness and encouraging tolerance through social and emotional learning, student-led initiatives and ongoing dialogues, as well as resources for parents, students and educators.
School-Connect develops, publishes, and trains educators in implementing School-Connect: Optimizing the High School Experience, a program for boosting students' social, emotional and academic skills. This explicit instructional resource is being used at high schools across the district.
Second Step offers numerous online resources for school staff and families using the Second Step program. Second Step is the explicit SEL resource used by teachers in Austin ISD PK–8.
Social and Emotional Learning Parent Toolkit
This website focuses on helping families grow healthy, successful children who can excel in many areas – in the classroom, on the court, and in their relationships with peers and adults. This site uses a developmental lens and the SEL framework to organize their strategies. It is available in English and Spanish.