Woodland Duo Present at LIAC Conference

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The East Meadow School District was represented at the Long Island Advocacy Center’s Annual Conference on November 8, when Woodland Middle School social worker Laura Papaleo and guidance counselor Kristen Sweeney presented on the benefits of integrating Social Emotional Learning into school curriculum and climate. 

This year’s conference was based on the theme, “Shifting Perspectives: Reshaping Challenges into Educational Opportunities,” and was held at the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center on the campus of Touro College in Central Islip. It was attended by educators and educational leaders, parents, students, attorneys, psychiatrists, social workers, mental health professionals/counselors and community based service providers. 

Ms. Papaleo and Ms. Sweeney joined Kristen Turnow, Director of Student Support Services in the Eastport-South Manor Central School District, to present on the importance of SEL and how it can increase the student’s capacity to learn. They shared various strategies on how to bring SEL into the classroom and gave examples of methods that are used at Woodland Middle School.

The district thanks Ms. Papaleo and Ms. Sweeney for demonstrating the advances in SEL at Woodland and how great happens in East Meadow.