Social Emotional Learning

Our teleECHO themes are centered on these following topics:

  • Incorporating Social Emotional Learning into Distance Learning
    • Relationship building.
    • Setting routines.
    • Dealing with negative influences – building respect and empathy.
  • Mindfulness Practices and Activities for Self-Care and Learning
    • Mindfulness with online activities.
    • Digital learning and stress.
  • Strategies and Practices that Maximize Emotional Safety and Health for Students and Staff
    • Coping strategies.
    • Supporting teacher’s needs and self-care.
    • Creating space for fears and concerns.
    • Creating opportunities for students to share and process their emotions.
  • The Framework of Support for Students and Families, Especially in Rural Areas
    • Building infrastructure that allows for screening, care, and connectivity with wraparound services or partners.
    • Creating systems to monitor students, staff and families in order to support those who are struggling.
  • Effective Communication and Building Relationships with Students and Parents
    • Getting to know students and their environment.
    • Resources for communicating with families.
  • Core Social Emotional Competencies and Activities that Build Them
    • A curriculum that is comprehensive and embedded across instruction.
Programs to engage students and connect them to tools and resources for remote learning.


Curriculum 2020-21

Workshop topics and presenters will be completed for the entire school year based on the needs and requests of the ECHO for Education participants.


Topic Date Presenter(s)
Class Management and Behavior in an Online Setting 01/05/2021 Erin Armijo
Building Infrastructure That Allows for Screening, Care, & Connectivity with Wraparound Services or Partners 01/19/2021 Nancy Rodriguez
Supporting and Inspiring Parents of Elementary Age Students TBD TBD
Digital Learning & Stress 02/02/2021 Anna Kay
Supporting and Inspiring Parents of Secondary Age Students TBD TBD
Include Curricula that Teaches Students about Diversity & Antiracism 02/16/2021 Juanita Sandoval
Engaging and Inspiring Students: Part 1 03/02/2021 Jennifer Chavez-Miller
Engaging and Inspiring Students: Part 2 03/16/2021 Jennifer Chavez-Miller
Creating a School-Wide Culture of SEL 04/06/2021 Joe Dan Lovato
How to Deal with the Cultural Disruptions from COVID-19 when Dealing with Loss to Help Our Students 04/20/2021 TBD

Resources

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Subject Matter Experts

Photo of Leslie Kelly

Leslie Kelly has been an educator, counselor and behavioral health specialist in New Mexico for more than 30 years. She is a strong supporter of whole child education, and social and emotional learning as the pathway toward equity, access and success in education for all students and adults. She currently serves as the manager of SEL programs at the NM Public Education Department.

Photo of Heather SummersMary Stanton has dedicated more than 30 years as an educator and counselor to meeting the needs of racially and ethnically diverse populations challenged by poverty, low educational achievement, trauma, violence, addiction, and behavioral health concerns. Stanton has presented nationally and internationally on the effectiveness of mindfulness as part of a multidimensional intervention to support personal, educational, behavioral, and relational growth.
Photo of Anna Kay

Anna Kay is a Behavior Support Specialist with Albuquerque Public Schools Ms. Kay helps to support and empower teachers in the area of social-emotional learning, positive behavior support systems, and general classroom organization and management. Anna also has experience working as a classroom teacher in New Mexico in both the general education and special education settings.

Photo of Laurel Wyckoff

Laurel Wyckoff oversees community engagement and education activities for New Mexico PBS. She also spent 2 decades performing with Relâche, a music ensemble based in Philadelphia. She directed a community music school in a Philly suburb years before becoming Director of Programs for the Montana Arts Council. After serving as Louisiana’s Assistant Secretary for Cultural Development, she moved to New Mexico. She has worked in public media for eleven years.

Photo of Joe Dan M. LovatoJoe Dan M. Lovato is a math interventionist and STEAM-H educator at Mark Armijo Academy. He is a 2018 NMPED Teacher of the Year Finalist and is the 2019 New Mexico Teach Plus Policy Fellow of the Year. Joe Dan also is a Governing Board member of Solare Collegiate Charter School.
Photo of Jennifer Chavez-MillerJennifer Chavez-Miller, a New Mexico classroom teacher for 21 years, taught elementary through high schools students. She is a NM Golden Apple Fellow, Fulbright Teacher Fellow to Finland, and National Geographic Grantee and Explorer. Currently, Ms. Chavez-Miller works with early-career and pre-service teachers as a full-time faculty member at Central New Mexico Community College in the Teacher Alternative Licensure Program., a New Mexico classroom teacher for 21 years, taught elementary through high schools students. She is a NM Golden Apple Fellow, Fulbright Teacher Fellow to Finland, and National Geographic Grantee and Explorer. Currently, Ms. Chavez-Miller works with early-career and pre-service teachers as a full-time faculty member at Central New Mexico Community College in the Teacher Alternative Licensure Program.