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Alexa Longacre

Alexa Longacre

School Psychologist
Millville Elementary School
School: ext. 1010

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What is Social Emotional Learning?

The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) is a trusted source for knowledge about high-quality, evidence-based social and emotional learning (SEL). CASEL supports educators and policy leaders and enhances the experiences and outcomes for all PreK-12 students" (CASEL, 2021).  

CASEL defines social-emotional learning concepts and outcomes for students, families, and staff members as “the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions" (CASEL, 2021).

Navigate 360: SEL Lessons

Students can't reach their full academic potential unless they feel safe and supported at school. Navigate360 school safety solutions provide the school district with accessible, integrated tools necessary to save and enhance lives.

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Navigate 360 resources and tools assist the district professionals in detecting, managing and preventing threats to the school's safety while fostering the mental health and character development of students through Navigate360 school safety and wellness solutions. The following areas are addressed via the Navigate 360 tools: 

  • Fostering Mental Health & Wellness
  • Detecting & Preventing Threats
  • Managing & Preparing for Physical Safety

Navigate 360 social-emotional learning lessons are one resource utilized by our district mental health team for all students K-8. Students in grades K-6 are provided with 1 class period per 6-day cycle which includes these lessons facilitated by the school counselor or prevention specialist. In grades 7 and 8, students are provided with a social-emotional learning course rotation which utilizes these resources as a way to promote, develop, and reinforce their overall mental wellness. 

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