Council of Great City Schools: Miami-Dade & Mawi Learning Team Up

SEL success: Miami-Dade and Mawi Learning to team up to share what works at the Council of Great City Schools' Curriculum and Research Directors Meeting in San Diego, June 24-27th.

Mawi Learning is thrilled to announce that one of our partners, Miami-Dade Public Schools, has been selected to present on “what works in SEL curriculum” at the upcoming Council of Great City Schools’ Curriculum and Research Directors Conference. This annual conference brings together leaders from all over the country who are passionate about discovering, measuring and sharing the best methods and curricula that promote student success.

On Wednesday, June 26th, Dr. Ilia Molina, Executive Director of Middle School Redesign, will share how Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), through the Middle School Redesign (MSR) initiative, has partnered with experts in the field of social emotional learning (SEL) to provide their traditional middle schools with curricula that develops grit, growth mindset and resilience — in both academic and non-academic settings.

In order to determine effectiveness, Miami-Dade has collected traditional quantitative data that will be discussed at the upcoming Council of Great City Schools conference — this data includes state test scores, attendance rates, in-door suspension rates, and school climate data.

At this early stage of implementation, Miami-Dade is already seeing positive changes in regard to decreased student absences and suspensions. The district is looking forward to the completion of a thorough analysis of learning gains, once state standardized test and course failure data become available.

“The Mawi Learning curriculum is a critical component of Miami-Dade’s Middle School Redesign initiative. Week after week, we see positive changes in the climate and culture of all of our middle schools, district-wide — all because our students and staff truly enjoy applying the SEL tools. I love watching as they hit their Turbo Buttons every day!”
-Dr. Ilia Molina

Mawi Learning is honored to be one of the partners that was selected to help Miami-Dade do this important work. Likewise, we’re looking forward to connecting and sharing with other forward-thinking districts who will be in attendance at the Council of Great City Schools conference.

If you’d like to get more information on how to attend the upcoming CGCS conference, or you’d like to get better acquainted with the Council of Great City Schools, please visit the Council of Great City Schools website. Additionally, check out this resource in order to learn more about the Mawi Learning curriculum that Miami-Dade will be presenting on at the conference.