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Access the New Harmony Game Room App on Mobile

Access SEL lessons in the palm of your hand. Sanford Harmony is excited to launch the first phase of the Harmony Game Room app for mobile users. Get started with fully digitized Quick Connection Cards. Parents and caretakers will find this especially helpful while learning SEL at home, and QC Cards are just the beginning!   What’s Inside the First Game Room Launch? Now it’s easier …

National University to be Renamed Sanford National University in Honor of Philanthropist T. Denny Sanford

The historic renaming to Sanford National University honors Mr. Sanford’s visionary contributions toward transforming the education sector through a gift that is among the Top 15 largest donations to a U.S. higher education institution Renowned philanthropist T. Denny Sanford and the San Diego-based National University are pleased to announce the University will be renamed Sanford National University, with a formal launch planned for July 1, …

Thomas Whisinnand of Nebraska Named National Winner of the 1st Annual Sanford Teacher Award and Honored with a $50,000 Grand Prize for Inspirational Teaching

Whisinnand was selected from more than 50 finalists recognized by the National University System-Sanford Programs. Based on the vision of philanthropist T. Denny Sanford, the 2020 Awards cycle for nominations is now open for Pre-K-12 teachers nationwide. September 4, 2019 – Omaha, Nebraska – In recognition of inspirational teachers who motivate students to achieve their highest potential, Thomas Whisinnand, a fourth-grade teacher at Ronald W. Reagan …

National University System Partners with New York City Department of Education to Expand Access to Social Emotional Learning Program Sanford Harmony throughout the Nation’s Largest School District

Announcement made today by NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and National University System Chancellor Dr. Michael R. Cunningham reflects Sanford Harmony’s support of the city’s commitment to create safer learning climates and foster student success across schools citywide. June 20, 2019 – New York, NY – Sanford Harmony, a research-based PreK-6 social emotional learning (SEL) program, has partnered with the New York City Department of Education …

TEDxKidsChulaVista Event Celebrates Sanford Harmony Principles

Each year, the Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD) hosts a district-wide speech competition aimed at fine-tuning their students’ public speaking skills and giving them the opportunity to share their personal life experiences in a public forum—and for the past two years, that public forum has been the TEDxKidsChulaVista stage. This year, more than 12,000 students entered speeches surrounding the theme ‘Harmony,’ which was derived …

National University System Expands Sanford Harmony Social Emotional Learning Program Globally Through Partnership with Generations for Peace

Sanford Harmony, which is based on the vision of philanthropist T. Denny Sanford and offered through the private nonprofit National University System, will support youth peace-building activities through Generations for Peace programs in the Middle East and Africa SAN DIEGO—May 16, 2019—The National University System (NUS), which offers the nation’s fastest-growing PreK-6 social and emotional learning (SEL) program—Sanford Harmony—today announced a new partnership with Generations …

NUS @ASUGSVSummit: How Universities Are Positively Impacting Grades PreK-6 Through Social Emotional Learning

Studies show the benefits of social emotional learning (SEL) in PreK-6, including positive classroom behavior and individual student success, are beginning to drive a more widespread integration of this holistic approach to teaching into schools’ curriculum. Programs such as Sanford Harmony and Sanford Inspire, inspired by renowned philanthropist T. Denny Sanford and distributed regionally through National University’s Sanford College of Education, offer innovate resources to …

NUS @ ASUGSVSummit: Healthy Kids Learn Better

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Kathy Higgins and Elizabeth Cook shared how social emotional learning is foundational to children’s health in a presentation entitled “Healthy Kids Learn Better: Why Social Emotional Learning is Foundational to Children’s Health” at the 2019 ASU GSV Summit. During their session, they emphasized the importance of a child’s physical, mental and social emotional health, explaining that is vital to their academic …