Catalyzed by SEL

Integrating SEL into Every Classroom

To truly meet the needs of our middle-and high-school students, Social and Emotional Learning can and must come alive directly in the subject classroom. This experiential online course will provide techniques for seamlessly integrating SEL into every subject area growing students’ understanding while creating and strengthening classroom cohesion.

Course Dates:

Fall 2022

US Time ZonesNovember 7 & 9
4:30 - 7:00 pm Pacific | 7:30 - 10:00 pm Eastern

Asia Time Zone
November 8 & 10
8:30 - 11:00 am China | 9:30 - 12:00 pm Japan

Spring 2023

US Time ZonesMarch 7 & 9
4:30 - 7:00 pm Pacific
7:30 - 10:00 pm Eastern

Asia Time Zone
March 8 & 10
8:30 - 11:00 am China
9:30 - 12:00 am Japan

What's Involved:

  • Four 2-hour core sessions in June, followed by three 90-minute cohort sessions this fall and winter
  • An online collaborative forum for communication and resource exchange
  • Digital PDF packet of SEL Lessons and Resources
  • Connection to like-minded and international community of educators

Key Concepts that will be covered:

  • How can IFSEL’s 10 Educator Practices such as Questions for Personal and Social Insight, Use of Choice, and Group Design for Collaboration reinforce key subject concepts?
  • What curricula-inspired connections exist between specific subjects and SEL?
  • How can these be explored to nurture student creativity and engagement?
  • How can applying the SEL lens enable student experiences, such as trips, graduation ceremonies, dances, etc., to be set up for success?
  • How can the SEL lens help make our classes more inclusive?

Both practical and conceptual, this course offers participants the opportunity to collaborate with fellow attendees from a community of international educators from public, private, and IB Schools.

Please note that this Online Course is all-inclusive and available as two consecutive sessions only.

Who is the Catalyzed by SEL Course for?

  • Middle and High School Educators
  • Curriculum Leads
  • Heads of Department
  • Deans of Students/Grade Level Deans
  • Administrators including Principals and Heads of School
  • Administrators (Principals, Heads of School, etc)
  • SEL Specialists
  • Technology Integrationists

Outcomes of the Workshop:

  • This workshop will share creative lesson ideas to actively embed social and emotional learning into subject areas such as English Language Arts, Social Sciences, Foreign Languages, and Mathematics.
  • A deep experiential exploration of the power of reflective questioning.
  • Insights and examples of how other educators have integrated SEL into their content curriculum and into student experiences.
  • Engagement and connection with other educators.

What’s Included:

  • Seven Sessions of SEL Teaching, Practices, and Resources
  • Digital PDF packet of SEL Lessons and Resources
  • Connection to like-minded and international community of educators
  • Sessions will be recorded and shared with participants who are unable to attend a specific session


Spring 2023 Series:
Register by February 1: $425
After February 1: $475
3 for 2 Group Discount  & Financial Aid
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