Authentic Choices and Effective Approaches to SEL in Primary Grades (PO315)

  • PMD: 4
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 2: Promoting Social and Emotional Development
  • Live Chat:
    Tuesday, February 23, 2021
    2:45 PM–3:45 PM
    (Posters available on demand at any time during the convention week and for sixty days thereafter.)

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. explore links among implementation barriers, supports, and modifications with service delivery quality.
  2. understand universal SEL implementation practices for teachers under authentic conditions.
  3. recognize barriers and supports to school-based universal SEL implementation.


This poster presents initial results from a national effectiveness trial evaluating a universal SEL program (SSIS Classwide Intervention Program – SEL Edition; Elliott & Gresham, 2017) with a focus on teachers’ approaches to implementing the program in typical school conditions. Teacher perceptions of implementation barriers/supports and implementation ratings will be presented for 57 teachers who taught the SSIS-CIP SEL intervention during one school year. Participants will learn about authentic approaches to implementation in schools.



Leah J. Hunter, Penn State University
James C. DiPerna, Penn State University
Susan C. Hart, Penn State University

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