Why Strategic Implementation?
As a school administrator, you understand the importance of social and emotional learning (SEL) in creating a positive school culture and promoting academic success for your students. That’s why the Cultures of Dignity SEL Strategic Planning Guide for the 2023-2024 academic year is an essential resource for you.
The Cultures of Dignity Strategic Implementation Guide provides school administrators and teachers with an explicit breakdown of how to achieve a high-quality SEL program on their campuses. This school-wide systemic approach integrates SEL into all aspects of instruction and promotes equitable outcomes for all students.
The guide is broken down into four sections: Investigate, Design, Create, and Evaluate. Each section provides tools and resources to help school administrators and SEL leaders develop and implement a high-quality SEL program on their campuses.
The Investigate section includes a pre-assessment to help school administrators understand where their campus could use improvements and where their campus holds strengths toward implementing a high-quality school-wide approach to SEL. This section also includes tools to help SEL leaders research and explore preferred SEL curricula, identify problems that need to be addressed, and create common campus culture goals.
Why Implement SEL Strategically?
SEL implementation should be done as thoughtfully as a new literacy program. It’s important to ensure that the school’s goals and objectives are achieved effectively and efficiently. It involves the systematic and organized implementation of plans, policies, and programs designed to improve the school’s overall functioning.
The Design section includes tools to help school administrators and SEL leaders develop a campus culture team, roles and responsibilities, and a thriving campus SEL model. This section also includes tools to help SEL leaders develop a plan of action for the implementation of lessons and lesson topics.
The Create section provides a schoolwide outline and rollout structure based on the developmental implementation design. This section provides a strategic implementation outline that can easily be filled in and tailored based on campus needs.
The Evaluate section includes tools to help school administrators develop a campus-based measurement plan to measure the accomplishment of SEL standards. This section also includes a post-assessment to help school administrators see how their campus has improved, where their campus holds strengths, and where they need more work toward implementing a high-quality school-wide approach to SEL.
The Cultures of Dignity SEL Strategic Planning Guide is an essential resource for school administrators and SEL leaders who want to develop and implement a high-quality SEL program on their campuses. By utilizing the tools and resources provided in this guide, school administrators can create a positive school culture and promote academic success for all students.