Take a Break with SEL and Major University Fairs Social Emotional Learning and Major College Planning Events
With the changes/challenges that we continue to face in our world, the importance of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) increases exponentially. Our UWCEA Guiding Statements speak to the type of adults we are working to develop, and SEL is a major component to making that happen. From direct lessons to modeling and recognizing, there are many ways that we reinforce the character, values, and skills we want our children to embody throughout their lives. SEL is a tool to help us teach the essential lessons that will lead to the desired outcomes.
26 March was International SEL Day, and this year’s theme was “Building Bonds, Reimagining Communities.” We invite you to learn more about how SEL enhances the learning environment both inside and outside of the classroom by visiting this link
In order for SEL to be effective in any institution, it requires a strong collaboration between the school and the community it serves. We strive to enhance this through our curriculum, communication, and engagement of all stakeholders on behalf of the students we educate in a multitude of ways. Through this collaborative effort we are able to send young people out into the world who are empathetic and civically-engaged global citizens.
We are also preparing students to head off into the world in the pursuit of their post-secondary aspirations, and over the break is a great time to explore their international options. Please take some time to learn more about these events, and try to attend at least one if your child is at the M4 or above level:
On Wednesday, M5-D2 students had the opportunity to participate in the UWC Virtual Visit Day with 26 UWC Davis Scholar Partner Institutions.
2. On Tuesday, we were able to host an informative session on the US Visa process and matriculating to the US with the US Consular’s Office in Tanzania and EducationUSA officials for Tanzania and Kenya. More information will come, but make sure you are in contact with the International Student office at the institutions you are exploring because they are a tremendous resource.
3. There will be at least two major international fairs over the break that we invite you to attend if you would like to learn more about global institutions.
More events will continue to be added so please be sure to sign up to attend one or two that interest you. Then talk with your child about what you learned and how this might apply to their post-secondary plans.
Finally, as you spend time over the break resting and rejuvenating for the final quarter, we once again welcome you to access resources that we have compiled in the Covid-19 Counselor Resopurces.
If you would like to know more about either of the events advertised in this bulletin from the Counseling Team please contact Miss Cassandra or Miss Kate, or visit the event websites.
Take care and enjoy the break,
UWCEA School Counseling Team