On October 13, 2015, David Adams, UA Director of Social-Emotional Learning presented UA’s SEL work at Chicago Ideas Week as a participant on a panel titled EQ VS. IQ: How We Measure Children & Their Success. The panel discussed the value of socio-emotional learning and the best ways to foster a student-centric classroom in an educational climate that remains staunchly test-focused.

The panel included Campbell Brown, Founder, The Seventy Four; Susan Crown, Founder of the Susan Crown Exchange; Marc Brackett, Director Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence; and Karen Niemi, President & CEO, CASEL. 

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