SEL Awardee

Jennifer Kelly-DeWitt

Oakland International High School
Oakland Unified School District
Oakland, CA
“At Oakland International High School, all of our students are recently arrived immigrants and refugees from more than 30 different countries. Social and emotional skills are essential to our students’ ability to adapt to their new homes and their new lives. They will learn about Community Membership words and strategies as they build their collaboration, personal responsibility and persistence skills. At the end of the year, students will present to their peers, in English, about how they grew as a community member over the course of the year, identifying the SEL skills they gained through their work in their classes.”
Tags: Curriculum, ELs, High School, New Arrivals, Teacher, Traditional Public School, Urban