Social Emotional Learning

Social-Emotional Learning Resources
The Monmouth-Roseville CUSD 238 learning community recognizes and celebrates partnerships between parents, administrators, teachers, and trusted community agencies. To that end, we provide the resources below for families who choose to promote social-emotional learning outside of school.

  • The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)
    District 238’s SEL program is aligned with the evidence-based framework from the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL). CASEL’s framework provides a foundation for cultivating skills and learning environments that advance students’ academic achievement and development. 

  • Illinois Social and Emotional Learning Standards
    The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) adopted the social-emotional learning standards in 2003. They were developed in partnership with Illinois Children’s Mental Health Partnership and CASEL.

  • Parent Tool Kit
    CASEL explains the role of families in promoting social-emotional learning and provides tools and resources to support parents and guardians.

  • A Parent’s Resource Guide to Social and Emotional Learning
    Edutopia provides a curated list of resources for parents and families relating to fostering social-emotional learning and skill development.


Character Strong is an evidence-based Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum designed to cultivate character development and build positive school cultures. It empowers students to develop essential skills such as empathy, resilience, and responsible decision-making. Character Strong provides engaging lessons, activities, and resources that promote social-emotional growth, foster meaningful connections, and support the overall well-being of students. This curriculum aims to equip students with the tools they need to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.

Counselors at Lincoln, Harding, and Central teach Character Strong lessons centered around the monthly character trait. These traits are also reinforced and celebrated building-wide.


District 238 prioritizes making data-informed decisions to support students in every aspect of their experience. In collaboration with Panorama Education, District 238 students in grades 4-12 have the opportunity to reflect on their strengths and learning environment through a survey given twice a year.

Notice to Parents regarding Panorama Education SEL Surveys:
- Notice in English
- Notificación en español
- Annonce en français

Click the links below to preview the survey questions:

- 4th-5th Student Competency & Well-Being Measures
- 4th-5th Student Supports & Environment
- 6th-12th Student Competency & Well-Being Measures
- 6th-12th Student Supports and Environments 

The surveys will provide insights about the student experience that will support the design of social-emotional practices to best support student needs. The results from the survey data will help us understand students’ experiences and how we can improve and adapt our teaching to better meet students’ needs. Student survey responses are private and will only be utilized by school staff to support our students. Additionally, Panorama Ed’s practices meet all student data-privacy requirements.

Panorama Ed was selected because of their alignment to the CASEL framework for social-emotional learning. This framework is evidence-based and helps cultivate skills that advance student learning and development. The framework is organized around five competencies: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, responsible decision-making, and relationship skills.

For more information, please visit the Panorama Ed website.