CASEL Collaborative Districts Initiative
Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) is the nation’s leading organization advancing the development of academic, social and emotional competence for all students. Its mission is to help make evidence-based social and emotional learning an integral part of education from preschool through high school. Through research, practice and policy, CASEL collaborates to ensure all students become knowledgeable, responsible, caring and contributing members of society.
In 2011, CASEL launched a national initiative called the Collaborating Districts Initiative, aimed at supporting districts’ capacities to promote SEL for all students. One year later, OUSD joined the CDI to work with and learn from the other 7 participating school districts. The CDI recognizes that positive student outcomes depend on improving classrooms and schools, which in turn depends on improving districtwide capacities and conditions. For more information on CASEL's Collaborating Districts Initiative, click here.