Professional Development Workshops

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Our professional development workshops explore different aspects of effective SEL instruction. Combining research and lessons from the field, our workshops are for educators in elementary and middle schools. Certificates of completion are available.

Upcoming Webinars

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Mindful Movement for Youth

Mindful movement increases body awareness and self-regulation for students (and grown-ups!). Come to this interactive workshop to learn mindful movement techniques you can bring to your classroom. Be ready to move!  

 

December 6, 2022,
6-7:30 PM ET

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Trauma-Informed Teaching: Part I

With almost half the nation’s children experiencing one or more serious traumas before the age of 18, it is more important than ever that schools use trauma-informed practices. This introductory training will introduce concepts and definitions of trauma-informed teaching. 

January 31, 2023,
6-7:30 PM ET

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Trauma-Informed Teaching: Part II

Part II of the Trauma-Informed Teaching Training builds on the definition of trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Together, we will take a deep dive into the needs of students who have experienced trauma, and offer specific trauma-informed teaching interventions.

February 16, 2023,
6-7:30 PM ET

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Restorative Practices

This training defines the theory of Restorative Practice and gives you practical tools to use in the classroom. We’ll cover community-building and relationship-strengthening techniques that help teachers productively respond to conflict.

April 18, 2023,
6-7:30 PM ET

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How Can My School Pay For SEL?

If you don’t know where to turn for SEL best practices, curriculum, resources, and funding, we're here to help. Come to our special workshop for tips to get funds for your SEL program. 

May 9, 2023,
6-7:30 PM ET

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Remote and Hybrid Learning Options

Our PD training works both in-person and online! We offer virtual workshops that are open to the public or we can schedule private workshops at your school.

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Public Workshops

Public workshops are free to attend and take place virtually via Zoom.

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Private Workshop

To schedule a private workshop for your school or district, contact us.

Our Most Popular Webinars

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Executive Function: Needs & Supports

Participants will learn why students struggle with Executive Functioning. We will also engage in activities that you can implement with your students right away. Finally, we will explore instructional resources that help young learners develop skills and support their Executive Functioning strategies. 

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Social Media & SEL

For better or worse, social media isn’t going anywhere. Instead of discouraging social media altogether, educators can encourage mindful online connections. During this 90-minute workshop, participants will learn SEL skills that teens can apply to social media use.

 

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The Importance of Mindfulness

Mindfulness is becoming more and more common in schools and classrooms around the world, but why? This workshop is designed for teachers who are interested in bringing mindfulness into their classrooms, focusing on how to incorporate mindfulness in an effective, inclusive, and fun way.

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Self-Care For Teachers

After a traumatic year, educators are experiencing record levels of anxiety and depression as they re-enter schools around the country. We are bringing together school leaders and mental health clinicians for a discussion on how to support our own mental health. In a demanding job, self-care is a critical way to stay effective in the long run.

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SEL for Prevention: Substance Use

Knowledge gives you the power to protect kids from substance abuse. In this online workshop, we’ll share resources to inform and educate you so that you can advocate for kids in your community. We’ll also talk about how coping skills, good decision-making, and healthy relationships can prevent drug use in teens.

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The Basics: Social-Emotional Learning & Mindfulness

In this training, we cover all the basics about SEL and mindfulness: what they are, why they matter, and how they are not just one more thing teachers should do but rather are evidence based practices that will provide countless benefits to your school and students’ lives.

Innovative School Redesign

Our parent organization, Generation Schools Network, offers full-service professional development coaching for schools. If you're interested in elevating the education experience, connect with our partners.

Resources From Our Blog

Self-Care for Kids: 6 Simple Tips for Parents or Teachers

Self-Care for Kids: 6 Simple Tips for Parents or Teachers

Written by Ethel Lair The term “self-care” has gained much traction in recent years, but what does it mean for children? Self-care for kids helps children reduce stress, improve relationships, and promote wellness in their bodies and minds.   The Popularity for...

Neuroplasticity for Kids: How the Brain Grows

Neuroplasticity for Kids: How the Brain Grows

A Brief Introduction to Supporting Brain Growth of Elementary Students Did you know throughout our lives our brain grows? This is called neuroplasticity. As a developmental psychologist, the question of how the brain grows has fascinated me since before I began my...

Mindful Social Media For Teens

Mindful Social Media For Teens

Stop Negative Consequences of Social Media: A Guide to Mindful Social Media Use for Teens For teens, the overuse of social media is a problem for a variety of reasons. Whether it’s TikTok, Snapchat, or Instagram, teens are using the internet to communicate with their...