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Friday, December 1 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
The Empathetic Librarian: Social Emotional Learning in the Library

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In this session participants will ...This session will focus on innovative thinking about how social emotional learning can be implemented in school libraries and schools. From the perspective of a library that has successfully implemented Social Emotional Learning into the curriculum and programming, suggestions, tips and strategies will be shown for working with all types of learners, while personalizing the learning for students, through collaboration with the school counseling department and town services. Attendees will also learn about courses, resources and relevant pedagogy. Effective implementation of programming, instruction and collaboration with proven learning outcomes will be demonstrated. A few examples of curriculum/programming include: bibliotherapy collaborations with the adjustment counselor for specialized book discussion groups (ie: divorce, grief; instructional strategies such as Guided Inquiry Design which includes understanding how students experience research; serving as a venue for student voice through poetry club/slams and musical performances; collaborations with the public library and youth and family services as well as the National Alliance on Mental Illness; yoga/mindfulness and contemplative strategies. (Presenter(s): Anita Cellucci, School Librarian, Westborough High School)

Friday December 1, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Armory Classroom