<p>NEARI, RIFT, RI Foundation, RIDE, Gov. Raimondo partner to bring SEL Course to all Rhode Island K12 professionals </p>

(January 3, 2021) - The National Education Association Rhode Island together in partnership with Rhode Island Federation of Teachers and Health Professionals, Rhode Island Foundation, the Office of Governor Raimondo and the RI Department of Education are pleased to participate in this statewide offering of the highly-regarded Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence social and emotional learning course.

All preK-12 and afterschool program staff in Rhode Island will now have the opportunity to take "Social and Emotional Learning in Times of Uncertainty and Stress: Research-Based Strategies." This course is delivered by leading experts in the fields of psychology, education, and research at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. There is no course fee.

"NEARI looks forward to working with our colleagues at the Rhode Island Federation of Teachers and the Governor in offering this outstanding and timely professional development to all teachers and staff in Rhode Island schools," said NEARI President Larry Purtill. "We have worked together the past several years to offer professional development around social emotional learning and the mental wellbeing of our students. That need has only grown during this trying time of educating students during a pandemic. Dr. Brackett and his team at Yale are the leaders in helping educators and students cope with the stress that students face daily in today’s world."

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