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Returning to School:

Strategies for Reengaging Students

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 | 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET

Attention: State and District Leaders, Staff, Educators, Parents, and Education Stakeholders

The U.S. Department of Education is hosting a webinar series to support educational settings in safely sustaining or returning to in-person instruction. The series features lessons learned and best practices from faculty, staff, schools, districts, institutions of higher education, early childhood education providers, and other places of educational instruction describing approaches to operating during the COVID-19 pandemic.

On behalf of the U.S. Department of Education (ED), Office of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Safe and Supportive Schools, the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) invites you to join the next webinar, Returning to School: Strategies for Reengaging Students.

Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm EST

Please join us as we explore information from the U.S. Department of Education on strategies for reconnecting with students returning to school this Fall. Following the Department’s presentation, field- based practitioners will share strategies they have found effective to reengage students through outreach and sustained connections.


  • Jessica Cardichon: Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development, S. Department of Education
  • Kyle Hartung: Associate Vice President, JFF
  • Angélica Infante-Green: Commissioner, Rhode Island Department of Education

Related Documents

This event will reference the following resources, which we encourage you to access in advance of the webinar to inform participation:

For your reference, slides for this presentation will be posted on the event webpage on the day of the event. The recording will be posted a day after.


You must register to participate in this presentation.

Register Here!

Please contact NCSSLE if you have any questions. We look forward to sharing this information with you and hearing from you about the important work you are doing in your schools, communities, and states to meet the needs of your students and staff as they return to in-person learning.

More on the Lessons from the Field Webinar Series

Archived Events: To access archived materials from previous Lessons from the Field webinars, go here.

Upcoming Webinars: Due to popular demand, the Lessons from the Field Webinar Series has been extended to run through September 2021. Stay tuned for additional details on upcoming webinars that will assist American educators in ensuring a safe and supportive transition back to in-person learning.

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Rising from Challenges to SELutions
Texas’s Inaugural Statewide SEL Conference!

September 15

Hosted by SEL4TX, this virtual event provides a full day of high quality sessions presented by SEL thought leaders from around the nation and across the state. At a time when challenges in education have reached an all-time high, the need for SEL in schools has never been greater.

All education professionals are welcome. The conference is perfect for district, school, and classroom educators who are preparing to implement SEL approaches and programs in the coming school year. This unique and timely conference will leave participants feeling inspired and equipped to Rise From Challenges to SELutions!
Early Bird (before August 1, 2021) – $99
After August 1, 2021 – $119
CEs offered for most education professionals!
  • Teachers
  • Counselors
  • School/district administrators
  • School psychologists/LSSPs
  • Social Workers

Learn more and register.

National 2021 SEL Conference Access Pass

August 2 –15

SEL4PA and CPSEL invite you to prepare for back-to-school by viewing recorded sessions from their 2021 National Social and Emotional Learning Conference.

The Center for the Promotion of Social and Emotional Learning’s (CPSEL) National Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Conference Access Pass provides access to 32 video recordings of sessions offered during the conference. Presenters include researchers, practitioners, and other leaders in the SEL field. Sessions focus on a variety of aspects of SEL for teachers and students, building and district leaders, as well as researchers and educators in higher education.

Access open Monday, August 2, 12 a.m. EDT – Sunday, August 15, 11:59 p.m. EDT. Cost is only $100. Learn more and register.

Join the August SEL Showcase Challenge

Share your August 2021 SEL showcase on Friday, August 27th with a social media post using #SELshowcase and tagging @SEL4USA and @caselorg so we can feature you.

August 2021 Challenge

How will you leverage American Rescue Plan Act dollars to advance social and emotional learning? Share one priority area for SEL investment for your school or district.


We can't wait to see your posts, celebrate SEL with you, and share your showcases on our SEL Showcase Challenge page!

Upcoming Challenge Calendar

Ready to help spread the word about the monthly SEL Showcase Challenge? Check out our Challenge Calendar with topics and prompts for the next few months.

Revisit our SEL Showcase Challenge page throughout the year to see how the SEL community around the world is celebrating SEL. Learn more and sign up today!

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