Foundational SEL Practices for the Younger Grades:

Paving a Path for All to Thrive

Four-Session Online Course Starting August 4th

Foundational Social and Emotional Learning skills, taught with intention, are more important than ever in our school settings, classrooms, and parenting groups. Young learners need skills and vocabulary to develop self and social awareness and to engage in deep and meaningful education. Never before has the focus on relationships and belonging been so important.

This course will provide educators with an effective lesson sequence, and simple and profound practices to either begin or fine tune SEL. The framework that will be presented provides a common language to build emotional intelligence and positive communication / restorative practices in ourselves and with our students.

IFSEL’s recommendations for enriching teaching practices utilize creative metaphor, reflective questioning, experiential learning, and analytic thinking to activate young hearts and minds. While this workshop is geared towards elementary teachers, the lessons and practices described can be adapted for all ages, including higher education and parents.

The sequence of skills and lessons outlined may serve as a starting point for building a comprehensive toolbox of skills or to be integrated into an existing SEL curriculum. We will also share considerations for adapting lessons for distance learning.

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

Who should attend

Educators, Classroom Teachers, Parents, Counselors, Deans, Wellness Teachers, Specialists

 

Outcomes of Course

  • A framework for developing common SEL vocabulary and skills for elementary students
  • A series of experiences and rituals that engage young learners while developing a sense of community and belonging
  • A lesson sequence to develop skills that build upon each other and can be adapted to different developmental stages and needs, as well as considerations for adapting for distance learning
  • Teacher practices and strategies for wellbeing

When


August 2021 Course

  • Session One: Wednesday, August 4
  • Session Two: Thursday, August 5
  • Session Three: Wednesday, August 11
  • Session Four: Thursday, August 12

All Sessions run from 10am - 12pm Pacific, 1pm - 3pm Eastern


Sessions will be recorded and shared with participants who can not attend a specific session.

Still Have Questions? Drop Us a Line!

Example Schedule

Details

Schedule

Session One

2 Hours

Introductions, Opening a Space for SEL, and
Student Toolbox Skills Part 1 - Emotion Awareness and Positive Communication

Session Two

2 Hours

Teacher Practices to Nurture SEL and
Student Toolbox Skills Part 2 - Social Awareness, Empathy and Cooperation
Example Detailed Institute Schedule

Session Three

2 Hours

Conflict Transformation Part I - Assertive Voice and De-Escalating Conflict

Session Four

2 Hours

Conflict Transformation Part 2- Mindfulness & Cool Down Strategies,
Action Planning, and Review
Example Detailed Institute Schedule

Session One

2 Hours

Introductions, Opening a Space for SEL, and
Student Toolbox Skills Part 1 - Emotion Awareness and Positive Communication

Session Two

2 Hours

Teacher Practices to Nurture SEL and
Student Toolbox Skills Part 2 - Social Awareness, Empathy and Cooperation
Example Detailed Institute Schedule

Session Three

2 Hours

Conflict Transformation Part I - Assertive Voice and De-Escalating Conflict

Session Four

2 Hours

Conflict Transformation Part 2- Mindfulness & Cool Down Strategies,
Action Planning, and Review
Example Detailed Institute Schedule

Location Information and Registration

Price and Registration Information

Location Information

What’s Included

  • Four Sessions of SEL Teaching, Practices, and Resources
  • Digital PDF packet of SEL Lessons and Resources
  • Each participant or group of participants from the same school will have a 30 minute 1:1 session with a member of the IFSEL team in order to answer any specific questions.
  • 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
Accommodation &
Transportation Guide

Early Bird Price

Register by 

Price

After 

$795

Summer Institute +
SELected Sessions

$2,550

Registration Full
SPECIAL OFFER: Send 4 teachers for the price of 3!

Applies to both Early Bird and Full prices.
Offer ends January 31, 2020.
You must register in multiples of 4 people in order to qualify.
Please email
admin@instituteforsel.net to receive this offer.

Financial Aid, CEUs and Refund/Cancellation Policy

Financial Aid

IFSEL is committed to empowering all educators to attend the Summer Institute and we have Financial Aid programs to support this vision.
Click “Apply Now” to complete the Financial Aid Application Form.
Please note, this form can not be saved and therefore needs to be completed in one sitting.

Apply Now

CEU Information


Participants in IFSEL Events are eligible for CEU Credits from Dominican University. Participants completing One-Day Workshops are eligible for 0.5 of a credit, Two-Day Workshop Participants receive 1 credit and Four-Day Institute Participants receive 2 credits.

If you are interested in applying, please request the application at the event registration desk. The application and fees are sent directly to Dominican University which administers the process. At this time, IFSEL is not able to provide credits for clinical counseling. Please note that Dominican University charges a fee of $55 per CEU unit.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Registration fees will be refunded at 50% of the registration ticket price paid, less the $50 refund processing cost, if requested in writing more than two-weeks prior to the start of the course.  

From two weeks prior to the start of the course until the day before the course begins, refunds requested in writing will be granted a credit for the full value of their registration ticket price. 

No refunds or credits are available on or after the start date of the course.

To begin the cancellation process, please email us at admin@instituteforsel.net.

What’s Included

  • Four Sessions of SEL Teaching, Practices, and Resources
  • Digital PDF packet of SEL Lessons and Resources
  • Each participant or group of participants from the same school will have a 30 minute 1:1 session with a member of the IFSEL team in order to answer any specific questions.
  • 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

Date

Monday
August 9

Tuesday
August 10

Time

After 

9:00 am
Pacific Daylight Time

1:00 pm
China Standard Time

Alternate
Times

After 

12:00pm
Eastern

2:00pm
Japan Standard Time

Early Bird Price

After 

$210
before June 9

$210
before June 10

Normal Price

After 

$250

$250

SPECIAL OFFER: Send 3 teachers for the price of 2!

You must register in multiples of 3 people in order to qualify.

Date

Monday
August 9

Tuesday
August 10

Time

After 

9:00 am
Pacific Daylight Time

1:00 pm
China Standard Time

Alternate
Times

After 

12:00pm
Eastern

2:00pm
Japan Standard Time

Early Bird Price

After 

$210
before June 9

$210
before June 10

Normal Price

After 

$250

$250

SPECIAL OFFER: Send 3 teachers for the price of 2!

You must register in multiples of 3 people in order to qualify.

Date

Thursday
April 15

Time

After 

1:00 - 2:30pm
Pacific Standard Time

Alternate
Times

After 

3:00pm Central
4:00pm Eastern

Early Bird Price

After 

$60 before
March 15

Normal Price

After 

$75

SPECIAL OFFER: Send 3 teachers for the price of 2!

You must register in multiples of 3 people in order to qualify.
Please email
admin@instituteforsel.net to receive this offer.

Date

Tuesday
April 20th, 2021

Time

After 

9:30 - 11:30am
Pacific Standard Time

Alternate
Times

After 

12:30 - 2:30pm
Eastern Standard Time

Early Bird Price

After 

$175 before
March 1, 2021

Normal Price

After 

$195

SPECIAL OFFER: Send 3 teachers for the price of 2!

You must register in multiples of 3 people in order to qualify.
Please email
admin@instituteforsel.net to receive this offer.

Date

Thursday
August 12, 2021

Time

After 

9:00am - 12:00pm
Pacific Standard Time

Alternate Times

After 

12:00pm - 3:00 pm
Eastern Standard Time

Early Bird Pricing

After 

$280 before
June 12

Normal Pricing

After 

$350

SPECIAL OFFER: Send 3 teachers for the price of 2!

You must register in multiples of 3 people in order to qualify.

Date

Tuesday
August 10, 2021

Time

After 

9:00am - 12:00pm
Pacific Standard Time

Alternate Times

After 

12:00pm Eastern

Early Bird Pricing

After 

$280 before
June 12

Normal Pricing

After 

$350

SPECIAL OFFER: Send 3 teachers for the price of 2!

You must register in multiples of 3 people in order to qualify.

August 2021
Course

Session One

Wednesday
August 4

Session Two

Thursday
August 5

Session Three

Wednesday
August 11

Session Four

Thursday
August 12

Time

After 

10:00am - 12:00pm
Pacific Standard Time

Alternate Times

After 

1:00pm Eastern

Early Bird Price

After 

$695 before
June 4, 2021

Regular Price

After 

$795

SPECIAL OFFER: Send 3 teachers for the price of 2!

You must register in multiples of 3 people in order to qualify.

August Course

Session One

Monday, August 2
9:00am - 12:00pm Pacific

Session Two

Monday, August 2
1:00 - 4:00pm Pacific

Session Three

Tuesday, August 3
9:00am - 12:00pm Pacific

Session Four

Monday, August 9
9:00am - 12:00pm Pacific

Session Five

Tuesday, August 10
9:00am - 12:00pm Pacific

Early Bird Price

After 

$980 before
June 2, 2021

Regular Price

After 

$1250

SPECIAL OFFER: Send 3 teachers for the price of 2!

You must register in multiples of 3 people in order to qualify.

April
Course

Session One

Tuesday, April 20th

Session Two

Thursday, April 22nd

Time

After 

5:00 - 7:30pm
China Standard Time

Alternate Times

After 

9:00am UK

Early Bird Price

After 

$350 before
February 20th, 2021

Regular Price

After 

$395

SPECIAL OFFER: Send 3 teachers for the price of 2!

You must register in multiples of 3 people in order to qualify.

August
Course

Session One

Wednesday
August 4th

Session Two

Thursday
August 5th

Session Three

Wednesday
August 11th

Time

After 

10:00am - 12:00pm
Pacific Standard Time

Alternate Times

After 

1:00pm-
3:00 pm
Eastern

Early Bird Price

After 

$580 before
June 4th, 2021

Regular Price

After 

$650

SPECIAL OFFER: Send 3 teachers for the price of 2!

You must register in multiples of 3 people in order to qualify.

Price

$2,200

SPECIAL OFFER: Send 3 teachers for the price of 2!

You must register in multiples of 3 people in order to qualify.

Joy of Advising
Course 2

Session One

Monday, April 19

Session Two

Wednesday, April 21

Session Three

Monday, April 26

Time

After 

4:00 - 6:00pm
Pacific Standard Time

In other timezones

After 

7:00-9:00pm Eastern Standard Time,
7:00-9:00am next day China Standard Time

Regular Price

After 

$650

SPECIAL OFFER: Send 3 teachers for the price of 2!

You must register in multiples of 3 people in order to qualify.

More Dates Coming Soon!

Financial Aid, Cancellation, and Credit Policy

Financial Aid

IFSEL is committed to empowering all educators to attend our online courses and workshops and we have Financial Aid programs to support this vision.
Click “Apply Now” to complete the Financial Aid Application Form.
Please note, this form can not be saved and therefore needs to be completed in one sitting.

Apply Now

CEU Information

Participants in all IFSEL Events are eligible for CEU Credits from Dominican University. More information about credits will be shared at the start of the course.

Participants in the IFSEL Leadership Program are eligible for 1.0 CEU Credits from Dominican University.

If you are interested in applying, please let us know after the course is complete. The application will then be sent to you to submit to Dominican University, which administers the process.

Please note that Dominican University charges a fee of $55 per CEU unit, or $27.50 for 0.5 Credit. At this time, IFSEL is not able to provide credits for clinical counseling.

Cancellation Policy

Registration fees will be refunded at 50% of the registration ticket price paid, less the $50 refund processing cost, if requested in writing more than two-weeks prior to the start of the course.  

From two weeks prior to the start of the course until the day before the course begins, refunds requested in writing will be granted a credit for the full value of their registration ticket price. 

No refunds or credits are available on or after the start date of the course.

To begin the cancellation process, please email us at admin@instituteforsel.net.

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