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Understanding Social and Emotional Learning Connected to Current Events

  • The University of Minnesota Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC) 2001 Plymouth Avenue North Minneapolis, MN, 55411 United States (map)

A Collaboration of the Minnesota Writing Project & MN ASCD

  • Examine how students can make parallels between historical and current events
  • Explore ways to meet students' social and emotional needs while teaching writing
  • Learn about routines to implement in your classroom throughout the year to set the climate for difficult conversations around current events.

Presenters are:

Daniel Muro LaMere, M.Ed, is in his 12th year teaching and had taught in St. Paul Pubic Schools Minneapolis Public Schools, and Robbinsdale Area Schools.

Carleen Matts, M.A, is in her 23rd year of teaching English and currently works with ninth graders at Hopkins North Junior High teaching language arts, yearbook, acting and improv.

Lanka Liyanapathiranage, M.Ed, has been teaching 7th grade Language arts at Woodbury Middle School for ten years and recently started teaching Graduate level education classes through St. Mary's University.

All sessions are appropriate for teachers of all grade levels and across subject areas. 

Register on line at:

Breakfast & Registration 8:45.     Cost $50     

CEUs available.