Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is "the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills and attitudes to develope healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions.
SEL advances educational equity and excellence through authentic school-family-communitiy partnerships to establish learning environments and experiences that feature trusting and collaborative relationships, rigorous and meaningful curriculum and instruction, and ongoing evaluation. SEL can help address various forms of inequity and empower young people and adults to co-create thriving schools and contribute to safe, health and just communities." (Collaborative for Academic and Social Emotional Learning, 2020)
Director of Social Emotional Learning
Dr. Heidi Podjasek
I have worked with SD 308 for 15 years and am also a SD 308 parent and life-long Oswego resident. I look forward to bringing more ways to support our children's mental and social emotional wellness as we continue working together for our kids. Please feel free to contact me with thoughts, questions or concerns at the contact information above.