TSD SEL Team Specialists

  •  Who We Are: 

    • The district Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Team Specialists are part of the Learning Services Department - Student Success Team.
    • A team of 11, with backgrounds in education and mental health, who support each school, specifically via smaller SEL Feeder Teams that work with school feeder systems. 

    Our Mission:

    • Grow capacity in each school to meet the social, emotional, mental, and behavioral health needs of students by providing systems & teams collaboration, consultation, training, coaching, and support for school staff. 

    Contact Your SEL Team: 

    • Email your SEL Feeder Team directly and/or complete the support request form for your feeder: 

    Berthoud Feeder (+FHS,TCC)     Loveland Feeder     Mountain View Feeder     Thompson Valley Feeder     TCO

     

    Type of Support

    Examples

    COLLABORATE

    *Schools/Feeders

    • Partner with the building level teams to determine current capacity of Tier 1 (universal) SEL, determine next steps and develop a comprehensive plan.
    • Look at PBIS, behavior trends, student needs and plan for SEL initiatives and interventions.

    COACH

    *Co-Teach

    *Mentor

    *Instruction Tools 

     and Resources 

    • Meet with teachers to identify Tier 1 (universal) SEL strategies to use in the classroom.
    • Provide gradual release instruction for leading connection sessions.
    • Provide gradual release instruction for leading SEL competency-focused small groups. 
    • Observe classrooms and/or interactions to provide SEL guidance.
    • Model lessons and strategies.
    • Develop tools and resources for regulation, inclusion, de-escalation and mindfulness.
    • Crosswalk PBIS tenets with SEL competencies.
    • Assist building leadership in writing SUIP goals around SEL.

    CONSULT

    *SEL Content

    *SEL Implementation

    *SEL Integration

    • Help with implementation of vetted curricula such as In Focus, Second Step, Zones of Regulation and Sources of Strength.
    • Identify SEL competencies embedded in all content areas.
    • Help teachers plan lessons to include SEL in instruction.
    • Work with P.E. and Health teachers, and others, to implement new SEL standards.
    • Utilize and refer to student plans such as ICAP, 504, BIP, FBA, ALP.

    CONTENT TRAINING 

    *Prof. Dev.

    • Provide information and implementation ideas around core SEL competencies.
    • Provide information and implementation ideas around connection sessions/SEL Lessons. 
    • Help connect SEL and classroom management/instruction. 
    • Provide guidance to staff on SEL integration into content.
    • Deliver professional development on equity, diversity, trauma-informed practices,etc.

    CULTIVATE

    * Culture & 

      Community

    • Determine needs for family engagement.
    • Establish framework for family connections.
    • Connect families to community resources.

    CONNECT

    *Liaison Support

    • Network with other specialists and district leaders to strengthen Tier 1 (universal)  work around culture and positive community, diversity, behavior, equity, self-care, trauma informed practices, etc.
    • Assist schools with identification, referrals and finding support for Tier 2 and 3 needs.

     

  • Please use your employee login to access more detailed information about our SEL Team Specialists. 

Last Modified on September 16, 2020