Professional Development

12 09, 2019

10 Conferences in 2019-2020 to Up Your SEL Knowledge

By |2019-09-18T15:24:44+00:00September 12th, 2019|Professional Development, SEL|0 Comments

Conferences can be an invaluable way to enhance your professional practices. Engaging sessions can increase motivation and teach you new skills and practices to bring back to your district, school, or classroom. More and more conferences are focusing on social and emotional learning (SEL). This is great news, because this trend can help you [...]

5 09, 2019

SEL for Educators: Strengthen Your SEL Teaching Practices with EdSERT

By |2019-09-04T16:46:13+00:00September 5th, 2019|Adult SEL, Professional Development, SEL|0 Comments

Educators, like students, benefit from enhanced social and emotional skills. We expect educators to teach these important skills to students, but not all feel prepared to successfully deliver SEL programming. All educators can benefit from increasing their understanding of social and emotional learning (SEL) as well as their own social and emotional competence. Strong [...]

9 05, 2019

5 Ways to Bring SEL Programs into Afterschool and Summer School

By |2019-05-23T13:22:34+00:00May 9th, 2019|DESSA, Out-of-School Time, Professional Development, SEL, SEL Integration|0 Comments

Social and emotional learning (SEL) shouldn’t stop once school lets out. There are many ways educators can incorporate SEL activities into afterschool and summer learning programs. In fact, because of the structure and close relationships many out-of-school settings provide, these can be ideal places to foster social-emotional skills in students. Below are five ways [...]

31 05, 2018

[Infographic] 6 Tips for Leading Highly Effective SEL Professional Development

By |2019-01-28T19:36:53+00:00May 31st, 2018|Infographics, Professional Development|0 Comments

Effective professional development doesn’t start and end on training day. There is a lot of planning and preparation that takes place beforehand. And afterwards, staff need coaching and ongoing support. Follow these steps to ensure your social and emotional (SEL) training is engaging, inspiring, and effective at preparing your staff for sustainable success. Want to [...]

20 07, 2017

6 Ways to Leverage ESSA Funds: Improving Professional Development with SEL

By |2019-01-29T20:35:34+00:00July 20th, 2017|ESSA, Funding, Professional Development|0 Comments

What is one of the most impactful things we can do to improve education for all students? Ensure our educators are knowledgeable and adept at their jobs by providing relevant, impactful professional development. States are realizing that the traditional one-day workshop model can be dramatically strengthened by implementing comprehensive professional development that fosters a culture [...]

11 05, 2017

The 5 Strategic Pillars of Successful District-wide SEL Initiatives

By |2019-01-29T20:38:21+00:00May 11th, 2017|Professional Development, SEL Integration|0 Comments

Districts that plan to strategically integrate their Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) initiatives district-wide get the best results from their programs. There is no one-size-fits-all model that works for every district’s unique populations and needs, but there are certain foundational practices that can help any district implement a successful SEL initiative. Here are the 5 [...]