Workshop Goals:

We are expanding our reach by empowering others to use social emotional learning best practices and through partnership projects with like-minded organizations.

Our Workshops, Partner Projects, and Resources are for youth-serving organizations and schools that want to integrate social emotional learning into their program time. We provide consultation, training, and technical assistance for districts, schools, and youth-serving organizations who are ready to take a comprehensive approach to embedding social emotional learning in the after school time, school day, or both.

Workshop types:

Teachers/ Instructors: Nurturing, safe classrooms with caring teacher-student relationships are critical to SEL. These types of supportive classrooms depend on adults who themselves have strong SEL skills and can effectively use evidence-based strategies for developing students’ social and emotional competencies in culturally responsive and developmentally appropriate ways. These strategies include explicit SEL instruction, embedding SEL into academics, and elevating student voice.

Administrators: Students interact and learn not only in classrooms, but throughout school hallways, cafeterias, playgrounds, school buses, etc. A school’s policies, procedures, physical structures, collective values, norms, relationships, and overall climate shape how students engage in SEL. Additionally, research indicates that school leaders who model, support, and prioritize SEL may be the single most important factor for the successful implementation of SEL programs .

Parent/ Families: Students are better able to learn and apply SEL knowledge when it is practiced and reinforced both in the school and the home. When schools and families cultivate authentic partnerships, SEL programs are more effective  and are linked to improved academic performance, increased student engagement, and reduced school dropout rate.

Communities: Community partners and organizations can work jointly with schools to align efforts, contribute to SEL, and strengthen the impact of SEL both in and out of school. Similarly, schools can expand upon the efforts of community partners that focus on SEL by reinforcing effective strategies during the school day