Keynote - Promoting the Well-being and Social and Emotional Competence of Children and Educators through Social and Emotional Learning: Evidence-based Strategies and Current Approaches for the New Norm

The recent science and research on Social Emotional Learning and the growing basis of research shows that SEL skills are considered 21st century skills that matter for learning and success particularly in this Covid 19 era. Dr. Schonert-Reichl will present the most recent science and research on Social Emotional Learning in her virtual talk – focusing on the importance of promoting SEL and well-being in adults and children in the current climate. She will also have some resources to share for inquiry and virtual learning. We are lucky to have one of the experts in SEL here in British Columbia! 

A Question / Answer Component is included at the end.


Friday 8:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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  • Kimberly A. Schonert-Reichl

    Dr. Kimberly A. Schonert-Reichl is an Applied Developmental Psychologist and a Professor in the Human Development, Learning, and Culture area in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Before beginning her graduate work, she was a middle school and high school teacher. Kim’s research focuses on understanding the processes that foster positive human qualities such as empathy, compassion, altruism, and resiliency in children / youth. Kim has been involved with many scholarly committees and consultancies. She has served as an advisor to the British Columbia (BC) Ministry Education on the development and implementation of the redesign of the Curriculum and Assessment Framework with focus on the promotion of students’ personal and social competencies.