Susan Crown Exchange
Susan Crown Exchange helps empower BellXcel educators with research-based SEL techniques
For scholars like fourth-grader, Yocelyn, BellXcel provides unique opportunities to shine. As a dual-language learner, Yocelyn began the BellXcel summer program in Montgomery County reluctant to participate and ask questions. After five-weeks of working with supportive and empowered teachers in small-group instruction and team-based enrichment courses, Yocelyn has transformed into a confident leader. She now is the first one to raise her hand to share her perspective during group discussion and is eager to help her peers problem-solve tough concepts and try new things.
Recognizing that all learning is social and emotional, Susan Crown Exchange has partnered with BellXcel to help more educators create a positive culture and climate for scholar success. With a generous $200,000 grant from Susan Crown Exchange, BellXcel will evaluate and expand our professional development (PD) offerings in social-emotional learning (SEL).
In 2019, BellXcel conducted a thorough review of program assessments, field research, and partner needs in SEL. During the COVID-19 crisis, we are working closely with community partners across the nation to ensure engaging and trauma-informed instruction reach scholars this school year, in the summer, and beyond.
Susan Crown Exchange’s continued support in 2020-2021 enables BellXcel to quickly respond to this immediate need and to help educators infuse SEL in their classrooms and new remote learning settings.