Resources


For Families, Staff and Students

 

CASEL Website
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.

 

AISD SEL Facebook
The Austin ISD SEL Facebook page shares daily resources and ideas from local schools as well as national and international resources and strategies.

 

AISD SEL Twitter
The Austin ISD SEL Twitter page shares research and stories about social and emotional learning in Austin and beyond.

 

AISD SEL Pinterest
The Austin ISD SEL Pinterest page is a wonderful place to find teacher friendly resources. Boards include: Inspirational Quotes, Pick Me Up!, Peace Area Resources, Videos, SEL Books, Brain Breaks, and Integration Ideas.

 

AISD SEL Blog
The AISD SEL Blog shares news, information and resources about social and emotional learning including campus highlights and weekly brain break ideas.

 

AISD Council on Cultural Proficiency & Inclusiveness
The Austin ISD Council on Cultural Proficiency & Inclusiveness endeavors to embed depth of thought and action among adult educators. Cultural Proficiency is the understanding of an adult that their personal culture and background impact the students they work with. Inclusiveness is a way of being that shows respect, understanding and acceptance in which diversity is valued as an asset within the AISD community.

 

Respect for All
AISD's Respect for All initiative focuses on building awareness and encouraging tolerance through social emotional learning, student-led initiatives and ongoing dialogues. The district's Respect for All website provides important information about the AISD policies that address bullying, harassment and violence, as well as resources for parents, students and educators.

 

Committee for Children
Committee for Children creates research-based social-emotional learning materials to help children succeed in school and in life. Their website has information on a variety of SEL curricula, including 
Second Step, the explicit resource that AISD uses in PK - 8th grade. 

 

Second Step
Numerous online resource center for school staff and families using the Second Step program. Second Step is the explicit SEL resource used by teachers in Austin ISD PK - 8th.

 

School-Connect
School-Connect develops, publishes, and trains educators in implementingSchool-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. 

 

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 stratgies. It is available in English and Spanish.

 

 Kids in the House
An educational website that 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.