Social and Emotional Learning in K-12 Schools
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In this episode of The K-12 Tech Experience, Jake Kasowski interviews Eileen Belastock, the Director of Technology and Information at Nauset Public Schools in Massachusetts. Jake and Eileen discuss what social and emotional learning (SEL) entails, how district IT teams can better implement it into classroom curriculum, and what Eileen is expecting during the first couple months of the 2021 school year. Eileen shares more about the past year of remote and blended learning for Nauset Public Schools (02:14); the biggest changes Eileen had to make (04:45); how the technology director role has been impacted (10:52); the changes that will stay through the 2021 school year and beyond (13:48); what social and emotional learning is and why it's so important in schools today (15:41); how tech plays into the development of SEL (18:57); what tech directors do to bring SEL into the classroom (24:01); what SEL for teachers looks like (26:03); how the past year has changed Eileen's thinking on cybersecurity, safety, and SEL (28:49); the strategies that district technology teams will keep into the school year and beyond (30:24). Resources Eileen uses to stay up to date on the latest news and trends: vendor partners and their research, CoSN, ISTE, Twitter, and in-person conferences. Share us your thoughts on Twitter @managedmethods @jakasowski and on LinkedIn. Learn more about ManagedMethods at

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