Nurturing a Whole Community Approach to SEL

Five-Session Online Course Starting August 2nd

This creative and experiential online course offers educators, administrators, counselors and advisors the opportunity to learn how to build classroom practices and school-wide systems that nurture the social and emotional health of all members of the community. Schools that intentionally activate SEL across the community in this way, see wide-ranging benefits for emotional and mental health, a growth in the sense of belonging and community, and positive shifts in mindset, engagement and learning. This course is designed to be highly practical, theory and evidence-led, and provide space for professional and personal renewal.

Who should attend

K-12 Educators, Administrators, Counselors, Deans, Advisors, Advisory Coordinators, Wellness Teachers

 

Outcomes of Course

  • Explore the ‘what, why and how’ of IFSEL’s Whole-Community Framework for SEL
  • Provide insights into effective practices and structures for implementing SEL in lower schools and through middle and high school advisory/mentoring programs.
  • Experience age-differentiated activities that will deepen and promote inter- and intra-personal development K-12.
  • Explore practices that activate SEL throughout the curriculum, in content areas, and throughout school-wide systems.
  • Provide opportunities for personal and professional renewal and reflection.

When


August 2021 Course

  • Session One: August 2 (Monday) - 9:00am - 12:00pm Pacific, 12:00 - 3:00pm Eastern
  • Session Two:  August 2 (Monday) - 1:00 - 3:00pm Pacific, 4:00 - 7:00pm Eastern
  • Session Three: August 3 (Tuesday) - 9:00am - 12:00pm Pacific, 12:00 - 3:00pm Eastern
  • Session Four: August 9 (Monday) - 9:00am - 12:00pm Pacific, 12:00 - 3:00pm Eastern
  • Session Five: August 10 (Tuesday) - 9:00am - 12:00pm Pacific, 12:00 - 3:00pm 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

Opening the Space for SEL
9:00am - 12:00pm Pacific

This session will offer a collaborative and engaging experience designed to open the space for SEL. This will be followed by an interactive presentation to introduce the what, why, and how of IFSEL’s Whole Community Framework.

Session Two

It starts with Us: Focus on Teacher SELf-Care
1:00 - 3:00pm Pacific

Our second session will focus on the critical importance of teacher self- and communal-care. We’ll explore the personal and professional factors that influence our sense of alignment with our best Teacher SELf, and offer a range of strategies that can nurture and sustain it. We will uncover the values that motivate us, and become clearer about our true power to create community and support each other.

Session Three

Foundational Tools for SEL
9:00am - 12:00pm Pacific

Our third session begins with a deep-dive into the practice of Check-In - a profound and simple tool for children and adults to bring balance and emotional health into their daily lives. The group will then split into two sessions:

Toolbox for the Elementary Grades (Grades K-6)

This session introduces an effective lesson sequence of foundational SEL skills and tools that empower young learners to develop self- and social-awareness and engage in deep and meaningful education.


Nurturing an SEL Rooted-Advisory Program (Grades 5-12)

This session introduces IFSEL’s Principles for a Thriving Advisory Program, and shares some low-prep, high-impact experiences that can activate SEL and engage our adolescent learners.

Example Detailed Institute Schedule

Session Four

Nurturing and Integrating our SEL Teacher Tools
9:00am - 12:00pm Pacific

Our fourth session begins with a short interactive experience designed to reconnect participants and refine our goals and intentions for this course. The group will then split into two sessions:

Illuminating SEL (K-3rd Grade)

Elementary educators naturally weave SEL through the days of early learners. In this session we will shine a light on IFSEL’s “Teacher Toolbox” to activate the opportunities for SEL in K-3rd Grade self-contained classrooms, specialist classes, lunch bunch groups, recess and more.


Catalyzed by SEL (3rd-12th Grade)

This practical session will provide 3rd - 12th Grade Teachers and Administrators with practical strategies for embedding SEL in every classroom and within any learning moment. We’ll offer examples of SEL integration from different ages and disciplines and space for discussion and collaboration between participants.

Session Five

Broadening our Horizons and Setting Sail
9:00am - 12:00pm Pacific

This final session will expand our investigation of SEL to focus on school-wide systems and structures than underpin and nurture SEL for the whole-community. There will be space for reflection, action-planning and reflection.

Example Detailed Institute Schedule

Session One

Opening the Space for SEL
9:00am - 12:00pm Pacific

This session will offer a collaborative and engaging experience designed to open the space for SEL. This will be followed by an interactive presentation to introduce the what, why, and how of IFSEL’s Whole Community Framework.

Session Two

It starts with Us: Focus on Teacher SELf-Care
1:00 - 3:00pm Pacific

Our second session will focus on the critical importance of teacher self- and communal-care. We’ll explore the personal and professional factors that influence our sense of alignment with our best Teacher SELf, and offer a range of strategies that can nurture and sustain it. We will uncover the values that motivate us, and become clearer about our true power to create community and support each other.

Session Three

Foundational Tools for SEL
9:00am - 12:00pm Pacific

Our third session begins with a deep-dive into the practice of Check-In - a profound and simple tool for children and adults to bring balance and emotional health into their daily lives. The group will then split into two sessions:

Toolbox for the Elementary Grades (Grades K-6)

This session introduces an effective lesson sequence of foundational SEL skills and tools that empower young learners to develop self- and social-awareness and engage in deep and meaningful education.


Nurturing an SEL Rooted-Advisory Program (Grades 5-12)

This session introduces IFSEL’s Principles for a Thriving Advisory Program, and shares some low-prep, high-impact experiences that can activate SEL and engage our adolescent learners.

Example Detailed Institute Schedule

Session Four

Nurturing and Integrating our SEL Teacher Tools
9:00am - 12:00pm Pacific

Our fourth session begins with a short interactive experience designed to reconnect participants and refine our goals and intentions for this course. The group will then split into two sessions:

Illuminating SEL (K-3rd Grade)

Elementary educators naturally weave SEL through the days of early learners. In this session we will shine a light on IFSEL’s “Teacher Toolbox” to activate the opportunities for SEL in K-3rd Grade self-contained classrooms, specialist classes, lunch bunch groups, recess and more.


Catalyzed by SEL (3rd-12th Grade)

This practical session will provide 3rd - 12th Grade Teachers and Administrators with practical strategies for embedding SEL in every classroom and within any learning moment. We’ll offer examples of SEL integration from different ages and disciplines and space for discussion and collaboration between participants.

Session Five

Broadening our Horizons and Setting Sail
9:00am - 12:00pm Pacific

This final session will expand our investigation of SEL to focus on school-wide systems and structures than underpin and nurture SEL for the whole-community. There will be space for reflection, action-planning and reflection.

Example Detailed Institute Schedule

Location Information and Registration

Price and Registration Information

Location Information

What’s Included

  • Five 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
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

  • Five 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

Date

December 1
US Time Zones

December 1
Asia Time Zones

Time

After 

4:00 pm
Eastern

4:00 pm
China

Alternate
Times

After 

1:00pm
Pacific

5:00pm
Japan

Early Bird Price

After 

$210
by Nov. 1

$210
by Nov. 1

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.

October 10th Course
US Time Zones

October 11th Course
Asia Time Zones

October 13th Course
US Time Zones

Session One

Sunday
October 10

Monday
October 11

Wednesday
‍October

Session Two

Tuesday
‍October

Wednesday
October 13

Monday
October 18

Session Three

Monday
October 18

Tuesday
October 19

Wednesday
‍October

Session Four

Wednesday
October 20

Thursday
October 21

Monday
‍October 2

Time

After 

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Pacific

8:00am - 10:00am
China

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Pacific

Alternate Times

After 

8:00pm - 10:00pm
Eastern

9:00am - 11:00am
Japan

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Eastern

Early Bird Price

After 

$695 before
August 10, 2021

$695 before
August 11, 2021

$695 before
August 13, 2021

Regular Price

After 

$795

$795

$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.

US Time Zones

Asia Time Zones

Session One

Tuesday
November 30th

Tuesday
November 30th

Session Two

Thursday
December 2nd

Thursday
December 2nd

Time

After 

1:00 - 3:30pm
Pacific Standard Time

4:00 - 6:30pm
China Standard Time

Alternate Times

After 

4:00 - 6:30pm
Eastern Standard Time

4:00 - 6:30pm
Eastern Standard Time

Early Bird Price

After 

$350
by Oct 2

$350
by Oct 2

Regular Price

After 

$395

$395

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

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

US
Time Zones

Asia
Time Zones

Session One

Tuesday
October 5th

Tuesday
October 12th

Session Two

Thursday
October 7th

Thursday
October 14th

Session Three

Tuesday
October 12th

Tuesday
October 19th

Time

After 

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Pacific

4:00pm - 6:00pm
China

Alternate Times

After 

4:00 p
Eastern

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Japan

Early Bird Price

After 

$580 by
August 5th

$580 by
August 12th

Regular Price

After 

$650

$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.

January Course
US Time Zones

January Course
Asia Time Zones

Session One

Tuesday
January 25th

Tuesday
January 25th

Session Two

Thursday
January 27th

Thursday
January 27th

Session Three

Tuesday
February 1st

Tuesday
February 1st

Time

After 

4:00 - 6:00pm
Eastern Standard Time

4:00 - 6:00pm
China Standard Time

In other timezones

After 

1:00-3:00pm
Pacific Standard Time

5:00 - 7:00 pm
Japan Standard Time

Regular Price

After 

$650

$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 IFSELs professional development programs of 5 hours or more are eligible for CEU credits from Dominican University. More information about credits will be shared at the start of the course.

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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