Improving Student Outcomes

 Through Social Emotional Learning

Friday, June 8, 2018

7:45 to 9:45 AM Central Time





UChicago Charter, North Kenwood/Oakland Campus

1119 E. 46th Street
Chicago, IL 60653


About the Workshop: At this event, visitors will see first hand how UChicago Charter North Kenwood/Oakland Campus has prioritized social emotional learning in order to empower students and teachers. They will learn why social emotional learning is essential for all students, how to best evaluate and select SEL programming, how to prepare teachers to address social and emotional skill development and best practices for program implementation. Participants will get to see Move This World, one of the charter schools social emotional learning programs in action. Visitors will also have time to engage and collaborate with fellow administrators to discuss challenges and brainstorm ideas for next steps with one another.

Visitors will hear from:

  • Tonya Howell, Campus Director, UChicago Charter School
  • North Kenwood/Oakland teachers using Move This World and other SEL initiatives
  • Caitlin Daly, Education Consultant, Move This World

About the School: North Kenwood / Oakland (NKO) serves grades PreK through 5 and is one of the four campuses of the UChicago Charter School. NKO engages students in a challenging academic environment and fosters in all students a sense of responsibility for themselves and their community. NKO is one of the highest-performing non-selective elementary schools in the City of Chicago.

About the Charter Network: The University of Chicago Charter School is a neighborhood charter school on the South Side of Chicago, operated by the University of Chicago Urban Education Institute. Comprised of four campuses spanning all grades from early childhood through high school, UChicago Charter is a PreK to 12 superhighway that empowers students to RISE to excellence at every level, cultivating critical thinkers and leaders for success in college and in life. 

UChicago Charter provides students with rigorous instruction and comprehensive academic and social supports to accelerate learning, develop college readiness, and cultivate self-responsibility and leadership. Our campuses provide extensive instructional time, including a longer academic day and an extended day, week and year. We take a research-based approach to instruction, engaging students in ambitious intellectual work. Students undertake research projects in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences, beginning in elementary school and culminating with thesis projects in the senior year. Each campus envelopes students in a culture of high academic achievement, with explicit attention to issues of race, class, culture, and gender that affect urban schooling

What is Move This World?

Move This World (MTW) is a social emotional learning program that provides PreK-12 educators and students with digital tools to strengthen their social emotional wellbeing in order to create healthy environments where effective teaching and learning can occur. Through evidence-based, developmentally appropriate digital tools, Move This World ritualizes a daily practice of identifying, expressing, and managing emotions. 

Want to learn more about Move This World?

Visit our website or send us a message.

Move This World, social emotional learning program