Dear Dreamline friends,
I am so proud to announce the February 1, 2022 release of Dream Path SEL. It will radically alter Dreamline’s accessibility. It is the first turnkey solution for supporting a transformational Dreamline experience in any setting with any teacher. It is the work of a far ranging, devoted, and diverse team.
Also in this newsletter you’ll find highlights on how Dreamline’s work is getting recognized for its contributions to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as well as Social-Emotional Learning in today’s schools.
You’ll read about how the Dreamline experience has started to serve adult populations in a corporate setting, cutting across the same kinds of boundaries as it does with youth, and inspiring positive change.
Finally, you’ll learn of a complementary program started by a friend of Dreamline.
I am humbled to work with the individuals who have both supported our work and lauded it. Our nonprofit has grown from the vision and work of one classroom teacher to a global movement because of the support of individuals like you.
a vision for the future and the competencies to get there
activity alignments to Social-Emotional Learning competency skills of the CASEL 21 Framework
“Dreamline’s meticulously researched, planned and resourced, CASEL aligned curriculum and engaging lesson plans make both social and emotional learning and meaningful service and action within reach for any teacher or coach.”
–Dean Harris, Dean of Learning, DC International School, Washington, DC
“Dreamline is taking an innovative approach to increasing the reach and impact of SEL programs. They are now embedding direct measurement to assess student outcomes – which will allow them to establish impact at scale.”
–Dr. Meg Small, Penn State University, Director of Health and Human Development Design for Impact Lab
Our new Dream Path SEL Curriculum is the collective effort of
- SEL expert curriculum designers from SEL Horizons in Texas
- an expert in DEI training and curriculum in Philadelphia
- a leading assessment researcher at Penn State University
- Dreamline staff
- Dreamline Youth Mentors from DC, Dallas, and Morocco
- an Educator Advisory Board with expertise ranging from Program Director at the African American Museum in Philadelphia to a seasoned Philly School District elementary teacher to suburban district reading specialists to the head of programming at two major museums to leadership at a leading independent school in DC to the head of education for Zoom.
The funding for its development was made possible by two major donors at our 2021 Dream Forward Gala, a matching grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and our Patreon sponsors.
For more information about the Dream Path SEL contact firstname.lastname@example.org or click here.
ISTE Live 21 & Zoomtopia!
Dreamline was invited to be part of important discussions on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion along with Social-Emotional Learning as part two global conferences in the past six months.
At the annual conference of the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) last summer, Jeffrey Harlan shared the stage with other nonprofit leaders as well as the Chief Diversity Officer at Zoom and the Educational Equity Ambassador for McGraw Hill to discuss the impact and relevance of DEI in our schools right now.
This fall Jeffrey was invited to represent Dreamline and its new Dream Path SEL program in a discussion of how Social-Emotional Learning is especially relevant as students re-enter in-person learning environments. This panel was part of Zoomtopia!, Zoom’s best practice conference with over 33,000 attendees worldwide.
S2 Holding & Dreamline
To date, 150 employees of S2 Holding, a Brazilian clothing brand owner, have engaged in a five-hour Dreamline experience, uniting and connecting people from south to north, and from C-Suite to factory floor.
“Sharing our dreams made our employees more empathic and united as a team. It is very beautiful and important to see the company taking care of us in such difficult times, and also allowing people to stop for a while just to dream. The best surprise is that even at work, we are still able to chase and fight for our dreams and we can do it…”–Mariana Egert, Marketing Manager at Cantão and Redley (S2 Holding)
For more about the Dreamline experience for adult groups contact email@example.com.
Improve the World!
Finally, just last week Rushton Hurley, Japanese language teacher, author of books on engaging education & technology, keynote speaker at conferences around the world, and head of the educational nonprofit Next Vista for Learning, reached out to Dreamline to tell us about their new and very complimentary program: Improve the World! Check it out…
imagination – awareness – community – change