Paving a Path for All to Thrive

SEL Teaching Practices, Skills, and
Positive Communication for the Elementary Grades K - 6

Four-Session Online Course Starting January 26th, June 16th, or 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

January 2021 Course

  • Session One: Tuesday, January 26
  • Session Two: Thursday, January 28
  • Session Three: Tuesday, February 2
  • Session Four: Thursday, February 4

All Sessions run from 4:00 - 6:00pm Pacific, 7:00 - 9:00pm Eastern, 8:00 - 10:00am next day China Standard Time

June 2021 Course

  • Session One: Wednesday, June 16
  • Session Two: Thursday, June 17
  • Session Three: Wednesday, June 23
  • Session Four: Thursday, June 24

All Sessions run from 10:00am - 12:00pm Pacific, 1:00-3:00pm Eastern


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 10:00am - 12:00pm Pacific, 1:00-3:00pm Eastern


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

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

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

Tuesday
February 23, 2021

Monday
August 9, 2021

Tuesday
August 10, 2021

Time

After 

5:00 - 7:30pm
China Standard Time

9:00 - 11:30am
Pacific Standard Time

1:00 - 3:30pm
China Standard Time

Alternate
Times

After 

1:00am Pacific
4:00am Eastern
9:00am UK

12:00pm Eastern

10:00pm Pacific, August 9th

Early Bird Price

After 

$210 before
December 23, 2020

$210 before
June 9, 2021

$210 before
June 10, 2021

Normal Price

After 

$250

$250

$250

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

Monday
August 16, 2021

Time

After 

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

1:00 - 4:00pm
China Standard Time

Alternate Times

After 

12:00pm Eastern

Early Bird Pricing

After 

$280 before
June 12

$280 before
June 16

Normal Pricing

After 

$350

$350

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
August 10, 2021

Thursday
August 12, 2021

Time

After 

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

4:00 - 7:00pm
Pacific Standard Time

Alternate Times

After 

12:00pm Eastern

7:00pm Eastern
8:00am next day China Standard Time

Early Bird Pricing

After 

$280 before
June 12

$280 before
June 16

Normal Pricing

After 

$350

$350

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.

January 2021
Course

June 2021
Course

August 2021
Course

Session One

Tuesday
January 26

Wednesday
June 16

Wednesday
August 4

Session Two

Thursday
January 28

Thursday
June 17

Thursday
August 5

Session Three

Tuesday
February 2

Wednesday
June 23

Wednesday
August 11

Session Four

Thursday
February 4

Thursday
June 24

Thursday
August 12

Time

After 

4:00 - 6:00pm
Pacific Standard Time

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

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

Alternate Times

After 

7:00pm Eastern
8:00am next day China

1:00pm Eastern

1:00pm Eastern

Early Bird Price

After 

/

$695 before
April 16, 2021

$695 before
June 4, 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.
Please email
admin@instituteforsel.net to receive this offer.

June Course

August Course

Session One

Monday, June 14
9:00am - 12:00pm Pacific

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

Session Two

Monday, June 14
1:00 - 4:00pm Pacific

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

Session Three

Tuesday, June 15
9:00am - 12:00pm Pacific

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

Session Four

Monday, June 24
9:00am - 12:00pm Pacific

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

Session Five

Tuesday, June 25
9:00am - 12:00pm Pacific

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

Early Bird Price

After 

$980 before
April 14, 2021

$980 before
June 2, 2021

Regular Price

After 

$1250

$1250

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.

January
Course

April
Course

Session One

Tuesday, January 12th

Tuesday, April 20th

Session Two

Thursday, January 14th

Thursday, April 22nd

Time

After 

4:00 - 6:00pm
Pacific Standard Time

5:00 - 7:00pm
China Standard Time

Alternate Times

After 

7:00pm Eastern
8:00am next day China

1:00am Pacific
4:00am Eastern
9:00am UK

Early Bird Price

After 

/

$350 before
April 16th, 2021

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.
Please email
admin@instituteforsel.net to receive this offer.

January
Course

June
Course

August
Course

Session One

Thursday
January 14th

Wednesday
June 16th 

Wednesday
August 4th

Session Two

Tuesday
January 18th

Thursday
June 17th

Thursday
August 5th

Session Three

Thursday
January 21st

Wednesday
June 23rd

Wednesday
August 11th

Time

After 

4:00 - 6:00pm
Pacific Standard Time

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

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

Alternate Times

After 

7:00pm Eastern
8:00am next day China

1:00pm Eastern

1:00pm Eastern

Early Bird Price

After 

/

$580 before
April 16th, 2021

$580 before
June 4th, 2021

Regular Price

After 

$650

$650

$650

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.

Joy of Advising
Course 2

Session One

Tuesday, February 2

Session Two

Thursday, February 4

Session Three

Tuesday, February 9

Time

After 

1:00 - 3:00pm
Pacific Standard Time

Alternate Times

After 

4:00pm Eastern

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.
Please email
admin@instituteforsel.net to receive this offer.

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.

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.

Upcoming Professional Development Events

IFSEL Institutes and Workshops provide opportunities for K-12 educators, administrators and counselors to experience a range of SEL activities, and also to understand the research and rationale that underpin them. 

Catalyzed by SEL

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Practical and High-Impact Approaches to Integrating SEL into the Subject Curriculum in Every Classroom.


This highly practical, two-session online course will provide 3rd - 12th Grade teachers and administrators with myriad strategies for embedding SEL directly within any learning moment.


The Joy of Advising (Course 1)

hosted at

Inspiring Approaches and Practical Tools for Middle and High School Advisors and Homeroom Teachers


This inspiring course offers opportunities to build and re-energize Advisor tools and approaches. Learn and practice 'low-prep, high-impact' practices that nurture advisory connection in-person and through Distance Learning.


Paving a Path for All to Thrive

hosted at

SEL Teaching Practices, Skills, and Positive Communication for the Elementary Grades K - 6


This course provides effective lesson sequences and simple, profound practices. Learn a framework of common language to build emotional intelligence, positive communication, and restorative practices.


Nurturing a Whole Community Approach to SEL

hosted at


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.


The Joy of Advising (Course 2)

hosted at

Deepening Approaches and Practical Tools for Middle and High School Advisors and Homeroom Teachers


This experiential course, as a follow-up to Joy of Advising 1, extends and deepens approaches and practices that empower high quality advising in Middle and High Schools.


Check-In

hosted at

A simple, profound, and essential practice to maintain balance and guide decision-making for all ages (K-12th Grade)


IFSEL’s approach to Check-In offers a simple and profound practice that activates self- and group-awareness and is the foundation for all social and emotional learning.


Introduction to an SEL-Rooted Advisory Program for New Advisors

hosted at

Practical strategies and approaches for being an authentic and accessible Advisor within an SEL-Rooted Advisory Program


This experiential workshop is designed for new advisors at schools that already have worked with IFSEL to build and deepen their advisory program.

SEL Induction for New Faculty and Staff

hosted at

An ideal way for all current and prior IFSEL schools to welcome new faculty to this work.


The workshop will introduce IFSEL’s Whole-Community Approach to SEL through a series of meaningful and creative experiences.

See All Professional Development Events

Upcoming Professional Development Events

IFSEL Institutes and Workshops provide opportunities for K-12 educators, administrators and counselors to experience a range of SEL activities, and also to understand the research and rationale that underpin them. 

Grades 3-12

Catalyzed by SEL

hosted at

Practical and High-Impact Approaches to Integrating SEL into the Subject Curriculum in Every Classroom.


This highly practical, two-session online course will provide 3rd - 12th Grade teachers and administrators with myriad strategies for embedding SEL directly within any learning moment.


Grades 5-12

The Joy of Advising (Course 1)

hosted at

Inspiring Approaches and Practical Tools for Middle and High School Advisors and Homeroom Teachers


This inspiring course offers opportunities to build and re-energize Advisor tools and approaches. Learn and practice 'low-prep, high-impact' practices that nurture advisory connection in-person and through Distance Learning.


Grades K-6

Paving a Path for All to Thrive

hosted at

SEL Teaching Practices, Skills, and Positive Communication for the Elementary Grades K - 6

Four-Session Online Course Starting January 26th, June 16th, or August 4th


This course provides effective lesson sequences and simple, profound practices. Learn a framework of common language to build emotional intelligence, positive communication, and restorative practices.


Grades K-12

Nurturing a Whole Community Approach to SEL

hosted at

Five-Session Online Course Starting June 14th, or 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.


Grades 5-12

The Joy of Advising (Course 2)

hosted at

Deepening Approaches and Practical Tools for Middle and High School Advisors and Homeroom Teachers


This experiential course, as a follow-up to Joy of Advising 1, extends and deepens approaches and practices that empower high quality advising in Middle and High Schools.


Grades K-12

Check-In

hosted at

A simple, profound, and essential practice to maintain balance and guide decision-making for all ages (K-12th Grade)


IFSEL’s approach to Check-In offers a simple and profound practice that activates self- and group-awareness and is the foundation for all social and emotional learning.


Grades 5-12

Introduction to an SEL-Rooted Advisory Program for New Advisors

hosted at

Practical strategies and approaches for being an authentic and accessible Advisor within an SEL-Rooted Advisory Program


This experiential workshop is designed for new advisors at schools that already have worked with IFSEL to build and deepen their advisory program.


Grades K-12

SEL Induction for New Faculty and Staff

hosted at

An ideal way for all current and prior IFSEL schools to welcome new faculty to this work.


The workshop will introduce IFSEL’s Whole-Community Approach to SEL through a series of meaningful and creative experiences.


See All Professional Development Events

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