Strong Space for Relationships:
Building a Flourishing Advisory program
for Middle and High Schools

hosted by Woodside Priory School, Portola Valley, CA

November 5-6, 2019

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Save the Date!!!

Many schools are wondering how to create and sustain a robust advisory
program that continues to thrive for many years. SEL brings a wide and creative
lens to view Advisory meeting times. Workshop participants will gain experience in use of meaningful process questions to deepen SEL and the opportunity to populate their Advisory programs with tried and tested, creative and collaborative Advisory activities that help to build an Advisee’s SEL skillset.   

Workshop Goals

  • Design ideas for Advisory (goals, role of the Advisor, timing and grouping)
  • A series of experiences that engage meaningful conversations, rituals, personal reflection, and positive group interactions among students
  • Activities that will deepen and promote inter- and intra-personal development, and explores the importance of a structured, but emerging curriculum for Advisory
  • Training to facilitate IFSEL’s cornerstone practice and student-favorite, The Open Session

Who should attend?

Educators, Counselors, Deans, Advisors, Advisory Coordinators, Wellness Teachers

What’s included?

  • A binder of resources, materials and lessons
  • Connection with other educators
  • A hearty and healthy breakfast, lunch and plenty of snacks

This workshop offers exciting professional and personal renewal through learning experiences that engage your growth mindset and resiliency.  There are opportunities for both new and experienced educators to engage with sound research and time-tested curricula resources, and gain insight through thoughtful discussion, well-designed interactions, and the opportunity for self and group reflection.

Join our workshop if you:

  • Seek personal and professional renewal
  • Seek creative and innovative resources to engage student and educator social and emotional learning
  • Are responsible for implementing a whole-school SEL approach
  • Seek support in developing an integrated and structured approach to building social and emotional competencies across the grades.

What's included:

  • A comprehensive packet of SEL lesson plans, materials and research
  • Healthy breakfast, lunch, snacks and refreshments each day (accommodation for different dietary needs available)
  • Joining an international network of educators committed to Social and Emotional Learning

Dr. Fred Luskin

Director of the Forgiveness Project
Stanford University
Cultivating Positive Emotion to
Manage Stress and Sustain Performance

Alison Park

Founder of Blink Consulting
Good Teaching is Good Teaching, Right? Rethinking ‘best practices’ through
a cultural competency lens

Liza Raynal

Head of Middle School
The Nueva School
Leading from Listening:
Student Voice as the North Star

Laura McGourty

Licensed Clinical Counselor
Understanding Mental Health
and Challenging Mental Health Stigma

Dr. Fred Luskin

Director of the Forgiveness Project
Stanford University

Alison Park

Founder of Blink Consulting

Liza Raynal

Head of Middle School
The Nueva School

Laura McGourty

Licensed Clinical Counselor

Testimonials

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Schedule

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
9.30am - 4pm

Welcome & Opening Activity
It's Fundamental (Grades 1-12)

An interactive session providing an introduction to the studies and thinking behind incorporating SEL into educational practices. A framework of guiding principles for instruction, teacher responses, and curricular design will also be shared.

Building a Foundation

Activities to engage students, build trust and create community.


Lunch

Advisory Fundamentals

An exploration of IFSEL’s 8 Principles for a Thriving Advisory Program, including examples from schools and suggested practices.

Closing
Example Detailed Institute Schedule

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019
9.30am - 4pm

Welcome
Focusing and Grounding Experience

Advisory Activities Deep Dive

In this session we'll share a range of SEL activities for Advisory, including activities for morning meetings and longer advisory sessions. We will also focus on the practice of inter- and intra-personal questioning, and the IFSEL Teacher Toolbox.

Lunch

Open Session Facilitator Training

The Open Session is a cornerstone practice for effective Middle and High School SEL classes and Advisory programs. This session will provide all the details you need to effectively facilitate powerful, “collective wondering” and teach sensitive student responses such as clarification and encouragement.

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Location Information and Registration

Woodside Priory SchoolPortola Valley, CA

Location Information

On Tuesday, November 5th, our two-day workshop will be hosted by Woodside Priory, located 40 minutes south of San Francisco and 30 minutes northwest of San Jose. The campus can be reached via a combination of BART or CalTrain and app based rides. 

Woodside Priory School
302 Portola Rd
Portola Valley, CA 94028

Accommodation &
Transportation Guide

Early Bird Price

Register by 

May 31, 2019

Price

After 

May 31, 2019

$1,100

$1,250.00

Summer Institute +
SELected Sessions

$1,100

$2,550

Register Now →

Financial Aid, CEUs and Refund/Cancellation Policy

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.

Application Deadline

Financial Aid Decision Sent By

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.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

One of IFSEL’s core values is to support schools and educators seeking professional development. We understand that plans may change, and respectfully request that if you cannot attend a workshop, please try to find a substitute from your school to take your place.

If you inform us of your need to cancel up to 4 weeks before the workshop date, we will return your fee, minus a $50-per-workshop, per-person processing fee. Cancellation with less than 4 weeks notice is non-refundable, but can be transferred to another person.

IFSEL reserves the right to cancel any program at any time. In that circumstance, a full refund will be made. To begin the cancellation process, please email us at admin@instituteforsel.net.

Financial Aid, CEUs and Refund/Cancellation Policy

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.

Application Deadline

Financial Aid Decision Sent By

Refund and Cancellation Policy

We understand that plans can change, and respectfully request that if you cannot attend a workshop, please try to find a substitute from your school to take your place.

If you inform us of your need to cancel up to 4 weeks before the workshop date, we will return your fee, minus a $50-per-workshop, per-person processing fee.

Cancellation with less than 4 weeks notice is non-refundable, but can be transferred to another person.

The Institute reserves the right to cancel any program at any time. In that circumstance, a full refund will be made.

Upcoming Professional Development Events

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IFSEL's Winter Reboot

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Alumni Institute

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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. 

October 26, 2019

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26

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October 27, 2019

Nurturing a Whole-Community approach to Social and Emotional Learning

hosted at

The American School in JapanTokyo, Japan


This creative and experiential two-day workshop 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.


November 5, 2019

November

 

5

 — 

November 6, 2019

Strong Space for Relationships: Building a Flourishing Advisory Program

hosted at

Woodside Priory SchoolPortola Valley, CA


This two-day workshop for 5-12 Grade Educators takes a deep-dive into how SEL practices can empower Middle and High School Advisory and Homeroom.


December 4, 2019

December

 

4

 — 

December 5, 2019

IFSEL's Winter Reboot

hosted at

Woodside Priory SchoolPortola Valley, CA


This two-day workshop for K-6 Grade Educators, Administrators, and Counselors is designed to foster a sense of re-connection to self, others and the natural world.


January 27, 2020

January

 

27

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January 28, 2020

Strong Space for Relationships: Building a Flourishing Advisory Program

hosted at

Miami Country Day SchoolMiami, FL


This two-day workshop for 5-12 Grade Educators takes a deep-dive into how SEL practices can empower Middle and High School Advisory and Homeroom.


July 29, 2020

July

 

29

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July 30, 2020

Alumni Institute

hosted at

The Nueva SchoolSan Mateo, CA


Alumni Institute is designed to reconnect Alumni and renew their connection and commitment to SEL.


August 3, 2020

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