Social Emotional Learning: Where Are We and Where Do We Need to Go?

Apr 11, 2024 3:30PM—4:30PM





SEL session with students


Social Emotional Learning is in the educational spotlight, and there is an abundance of information, resources, and ideas. At the same time, teachers and school leadership grapple with navigating the challenges of starting, integrating, and further developing SEL programs. This Community Conversation is designed to hold space to talk about these challenges and gain new insights for SEL in our schools.

Participants will: 

  • Reflect on why SEL is important, needed, and how to determine whether outsourced programs or creating programming is the right fit for your community
  • Share challenges and barriers with implementing SEL in classrooms and school culture
  • Explore how to implement one change or practical application of SEL in your classrooms


This is a free program for CATDC Member Schools. It is designed for classroom teachers, SEL specialists, and school leaders interested in starting, integrating, or further developing SEL programming. We invite CATDC Member Schools to send up to 3 people to our free member-only workshops. Spots fill quickly and are available on a first-come, first-served basis


Lisa Hinshelwood, CATDC Facilitator

Lisa Hinshelwood is currently the lower school SEL specialist at Nueva School where she began in 2011.  She creates and teaches SEL curriculum, mentors teachers, coaches parents, and is part of a leadership team. Lisa has over 30 years of experience in early childhood education, curriculum and program development, parent education, and teacher mentorship.  Previous to her work at Nueva, she worked at 6 different schools developing and directing early childhood programs.  Lisa was an early employee at Google, and created their first children’s centers.  She is the founder of Optimal Parenting, which focuses on parent coaching. Outside of work, she loves hiking, walks by the beach, playing tennis, gardening, and most of all, spending time with her two adult daughters and husband.  Lisa was born and raised in Southern California, and currently resides in Half Moon Bay. She holds her B.A. in Psychology from UC Riverside, and a M.A. and PhD in Educational Psychology from UC Berkeley.

Cancellation Policy

Life happens. We understand that there will be times when you cannot attend a workshop that you have registered and paid for. We strive to be as helpful and flexible as possible when things out of your control happen. Please visit our FAQ page for detailed information about our cancellation policy and answers to frequently asked questions about enrollment and membership.