The Social Institute Partners with Additional Public Schools to Bring Modern, Engaging SEL to More Students Across the Country
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Durham, N.C. – The Social Institute today announced that its newly enhanced social-emotional learning curriculum is reaching even more students, thanks to several new partner schools that span the country, from Boston, Massachusetts to Juneau, Alaska.
Juneau School District in Alaska, USD309 Public Schools in Reno County Kansas, and Washington Irving Middle School in Massachusetts are the latest public schools to partner with The Social Institute to empower their students to navigate social-emotional health, social media, and technology positively.
“Juneau School District (JSD) is looking for innovative ways to engage both students and staff in talking about how to best support themselves and each other as we return to in-person learning and recover from the trauma the last two years has brought,” said Ted Wilson, Director of Teaching and Learning Support at JSD. “Academic success is only possible when a person feels safe and secure and isn’t distracted by unmet personal and social needs. #WinAtSocial provides a highly engaging platform to engage staff and students in discussions and activities that will help meet social emotional learning needs, leading to greater academic success as we work to move beyond COVID-19.”
The Social Institute’s #WinAtSocial Curriculum was co-created with students and schools across the country, along with input from The Social Institute’s Research Advisory Committee, a group of psychologists, mental health specialists, and social-emotional learning experts. Schools run these interactive, digitally-enabled lessons in homeroom, core classes, advisory, health class, or school-wide assemblies. Curriculum lessons incorporate up-to-date academic research, focus group insights, and survey results while also integrating student voice and real-world examples relevant to current students.
“The world is changing, and so are our students. They are fully immersed in the world of technology and social media, more so than ever before,” said Shiloh Blasdel, USD 309 Mental Health Liaison. “Our district chose The Social Institute because we see the need for teaching our students how to navigate that world intentionally and responsibly. The Social Institute fills that need with its innovative and timely lessons and commitment to involving student leaders in the ideas and planning of those lessons.”
These three new partner schools join other TSI public schools partners, including Burgaw Middle School and McDougle Middle School, both located in NC.
“Student well-being is hugely impacted by social media and technology. As more and more public schools are providing technology to students, it’s vital that schools proactively educate students about positive technology use,” said Laura Tierney, CEO and Founder of The Social Institute. “We applaud these forward-thinking public schools for empowering their students to navigate social media and tech in healthy, high-character ways.”
The #WinAtSocial Curriculum is developmentally appropriate from grade 4 to 12 to to engage 100% of students every time a lesson is run. . For more information or to request a demo, visit www.TheSocialInstitute.com.
About The Social Institute
The Social Institute partners with schools nationwide to empower students, families, and educators to positively navigate social-emotional health, social media, and technology. Schools access our student-respected, turnkey curriculum through WinAtSocial.com, an interactive, gamified learning platform. With solutions for students, parents, and educators, we offer a systemic and comprehensive SEL program through a unique and positive approach. We are proud to serve public and independent partners such as Ravenscroft School, Woodward Academy, Oldfields School, All Saints Episcopal School, Lake Forest School District, Boston Public Schools, and more. For more information on how to empower your students to make high-character decisions online and off, please contact us.