Date: Thursday, January 26, 2023
Time: 1:00 – 2:30PM via Zoom
Registration for this event is now closed.
Kimberly A. Schonert-Reichl, Ph.D., NoVo Foundation Endowed Chair in Social and Emotional Learning, University of Illinois at Chicago
Jenna Whitehead, Ph.D., Research Associate, Human Early Learning Partnership, University of British Columbia
Rebecca Baelen, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Illinois at Chicago
Danielle Carter-Sullivan, Executive Director, BC Ministry of Education and Child Care
Drs. Schonert-Reichl, Whitehead, and Baelen’s presentation, Implementing a Mindfulness-Based Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Program with Early Adolescents During COVID: Lessons from the Field, will provide an overview of the connection between SEL and mindfulness and offer a unique view into the implementation of a mindfulness-based SEL program — MindUP for Middle School Students — with early adolescents during COVID. New research findings on the MindUP program will be explored with a particular focus on implementation, including research findings on teachers’ and students’ experiences. The presenters will also discuss the lessons learned from the research and offer several suggestions for the school-based promotion of SEL and the promotion of both students’ and teachers’ well-being and mental health. A moderated discussion will follow with a specific focus on SEL programming and the promotion of student and teacher mental health in British Columbia.
This event is the second instalment of a two-part series. A recording of the first webinar that took place on January 12 is available for viewing here.