Empowering Education's

Social and Emotional Learning Workshop Series

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. 

Our Most Popular Workshops

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Classroom Management & SEL

Classroom management is not separate from social and emotional learning, it's a prime opportunity to model and teach important skills of self-regulation, self-awareness, communication, and more. This PD workshop will also explore what it means to manage a classroom in a trauma-informed way.

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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.

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A Beginners Guide to Mindfulness

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

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Trauma-Informed Teaching

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. The Trauma-Informed Teaching Training introduces teachers to the prevalence of trauma, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), the needs of students who have experienced trauma, and specific trauma-informed teaching interventions.

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How To Teach SEL Online

Do your teachers want training in how to teach SEL online? If so, we can help. In this training, we'll provide practical ideas on how to teach online eectively, using a Social Emotional Learning lens, with moves and tips that are transferable to all content areas. While learning to teach online doesn't happen overnight, workshop participants have found their condence about teaching online improves signi- cantly over the course of one hour with us.

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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

Upcoming Virtual Workshops

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Supporting Students' Mental Health: A Panel Discussion for School Leaders

After a traumatic year, students 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 panel discussion covering how to support our student's mental health as we close one school and begin another. Join us to hear insights and suggestions on how to as school leaders, we can best support your students. 


UPCOMING WEBINAR:
May 18, 6 PM EST


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How to Support Teachers SEL Growth

Teaching is stressful, especially during a global pandemic. The past year has really tested teachers around the country and as administers, one of our roles is to support the mental health and wellbeing of our staff. This workshop, created with a team of school leaders, will walk school administrators through realistic methods to fully support their teachers.


UPCOMING WEBINAR:
June 15, 6 PM EST


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Trauma-Informed Teaching

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. The Trauma-Informed Teaching Training introduces teachers to the prevalence of trauma, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), the needs of students who have experienced trauma, and specific trauma-informed teaching interventions.


UPCOMING WEBINAR:
August 17, 6 PM EST


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.

Resources From Our Blog

Social Skills & Relationships: Three Lessons from Ecology

Social Skills & Relationships: Three Lessons from Ecology

All things exist in relationship. We cannot expect to understand the health of a plant, or a human, without understanding the context in which it lives, breathes and grows. In the same way, we cannot expect to implement effective educational reform without understanding the equally intricate web of relationships present in a classroom, school, and community.

Dual Language Education

Dual Language Education

The Need for Dual Language Resources in Schools Over ten percent of students in the US are English Language Learners (ELL). ELLs are students who come from non-English speaking homes and who are learning English as an additional language. Out of this ten percent, the...

Mindfulness in the Special Education Classroom

Mindfulness in the Special Education Classroom

How I Brought Mindfulness into My Special Education Class For several years, I worked as a special education teacher with students with autism syndrome disorder. The first year was challenging to say the least. There were chairs thrown daily, bite marks, spit stains,...