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  • Hello LAUSD Educator,

    The Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Unit is happy to announce our newest Professional Development opportunity:

    Wellness Practices for Educators: Mind, Body and Spirit

    In this 1-hour restorative PD, participants will learn about the connection between body, mind, and spirit in wellness and will gain strategies for integrating wellness into instruction to manage toxic stress.

    ONLY certificated teachers and school-based support staff will be compensated. (one hour training rate)

    You may only attend one session.

    Administrators, non-school based support staff and SHHS staff can attend, but no compensation will be available.

    Please select ONE of the following sessions to attend:

    April 20, 2021 5:00-6:00 PM

    April 27, 2021 5:00-6:00 PM

    May 4, 2021 5:00-6:00 PM

    May 11, 2021 5:00-6:00 PM

    May 18, 2021 5:00-6:00 PM

    To register-

    __1.      Log into LAUSD MYPLN

    __2.      Search SELPD2020

    __3.      Select Wellness Practices for Educators: Mind, Body and Spirit

    __4.      Choose the session you wish to attend

  • Happy New Year!

    At this time, Inner Explorer through LAUSD Schoology is down. Inner Explorer and LAUSD tech staff are working on a fix ASAP. We are sorry for the inconvenience. We will post updates when received. Thank you.

  • Welcome back from break! The SEL unit has a new opportunity for teachers who are passionate about Social Emotional Learning.  Please see the attached file regarding an SEL Cadre Teacher Leader opportunity.

    SEL Cadre Announcement

  • Social Emotional Learning ( SEL) Leadership PD opportunities are now available.

    School site administrators, non school-site administrators and principal supervisors will have the opportunity to deepedn their understanding of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Leadership to proactively engage and sustain positive school cultures. Paricipants will explore how SEL can ssure equitable outcomes for all learners.

    SEL Leadership PD Flyer

  • The Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Unit has a slew of upcoming PDs. We are encouraging schools to consider sending teachers in teams whenever possible. This will help with building common vision for SEL implementation at their schools.

    SEL PD Flyer

  • September 2020 communication to LAUSD Principals from Division of Instruction Social Emotional Learning Unit

    Principal Communication

  • Middle School and High School teachers that are looking for Advisory Lesson support, please join our Secondary Advisory Lesson Schoology Group use the access code: QDXZ-PQWXBDZRJ for Social Emotional Learning teacher created lessons for Advisory, District-adopted Advisory programs, and SEL resources. 

  • Newsela

    Ensure your instructional content helps teachers smoothly transition between in-person and hybrid learning, without sacrificing rigor. 

    The right content resource keeps learning going, even through times of disruption. Newsela provides thousands of carefully curated, engaging, standards-aligned texts to drive continued learning whether you and your students are together or apart.

    The SEL Collection provides access to hundreds of authentic articles that explain and illustrate Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) concepts for elementary, middle, and high school learners. See examples by grade band below.

    Newsela has a middle school and high school social emotional learning collection that addresses emotions, mindfulness, resilience, perspective-taking, diversity and other important topics. 



    Access Nearpod through the Schoology App Center.

    Nearpod is an award-winning education technology company focused on developing digital learning tools, virtual reality and interactive content across mobile devices that provides teachers an easy and efficient way to leverage technology in the classroom.

    Nearpod has social emotional learning lessons covering growth mindset, SEL in a digital life, SEL in action and lifelong learning strategies for K-12 students.

    For more information.



  • We are proud to be partners with the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports/ Restortative Practices (PBIS/RP) Unit.

    For additonal SEL resources, we encourage you to join the PBIS/RP Schoology Group.

    To join, use the access code


    The Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports and Restorative Practices resources in this group are a collaborative effort between Student Health and Human Services and the Division of Special Education and meant to be inclusive of all students. If you have a tool/resource that you want us to share please email it to