CASEL Guidance, Tools and Resources for SEL

The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning  (CASEL) has published a vast set of online guidance and practical tools to help school districts and schools systemically implement practices that promote social and emotional learning (SEL). The SEL District Resource Center includes more than 500 resources that address priorities from setting a vision, to aligning resources, to integrating SEL with reading, math and other academic subjects.

The guidance, tools, and resources have emerged from CASEL’s Collaborative Districts Initiative, a multiyear effort to help school districts integrate SEL across all aspects of their work. Participating districts are: Anchorage, Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Cleveland, El Paso, Nashville, Oakland, Sacramento, and Washoe County, Nevada. Collectively they educate about one million students. A recent report shares key insights and mini-case studies from these districts.

The new SEL resources are organized into the 10 priority areas of CASEL’s district framework: Vision, Communication, Aligned Resources, Building Expertise, Needs Assessment, Professional Development, Integration, Programming, Standards, and Continuous Improvement. Each includes step-by-step implementation guidance, information about different approaches, successes, and challenges CDI districts faced, and multiple tools and artifacts from CASEL and the districts.

Visit the SEL District Resource Center at