Foundational SEL for K-6 Course

New Cohort Format

This inspiring new course has been reformatted to provide educators a supportive cohort group while also presenting an effective lesson sequence and simple and profound practices to either begin or fine-tune SEL.

All sessions are interactive, engaging and practical. The four core sessions during the summer will share practical resources and ideas to start the year on a foundation of SEL, and the follow up sessions will offer opportunities during the school year to reconnect, reflect, and gain support.

Foundational SEL 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.

The framework that will be presented aligns with CASEL's framework and provides a common language to build emotional intelligence,  positive communication, restorative practices in ourselves and with our students.

Foundational SEL Series:

Asia Time Zones

Summer Core Session:June 14, June 16, June 21, June 23
8:00 - 10:00 am China | 9:00 - 11:00 am Japan

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Monthly Cohort Sessions
October 18, November 29, January 17
8:00 - 9:30 am China | 9:00 - 10:30 am Japan

Hawaii Time Zone:

Summer Core Session:June 13, June 15, June 20, June 22
2:00 - 4:00 pm Hawaii Standard Time

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Monthly Cohort Sessions
October 17, November 28, January 16
2:00 - 3:30 pm Hawaii Standard Time

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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

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. 

Who is the Foundational SEL Course for?

  • Educators
  • Classroom Teachers
  • Counselors
  • Deans of Students/Grade Level Deans
  • Wellness Teachers

Asia Time Zones:

Session #1 June 14 (8:00 - 10:00 AM China | 9:00 - 11:00 AM Japan)
Session #2 June 16 (8:00 - 10:00 AM China | 9:00 - 11:00 AM Japan)
Session #3 June 21 (8:00 - 10:00 AM China | 9:00 - 11:00 AM Japan)
Session #4 June 23 (8:00 - 10:00 AM China | 9:00 - 11:00 AM Japan)
Session #5 October 18 (8:00 - 9:30 AM China | 9:00 - 10:30 AM Japan)
Session #6 November 29 (8:00 - 9:30 AM China | 9:00 - 10:30 AM Japan)
Session #7 January 17 (8:00 - 9:30 AM China | 9:00 - 10:30 AM Japan)


Hawaii Time Zone:

Session #1 June 13 (2:00 - 4:00 PM Hawaii Standard Time)
Session #2 June 15 (2:00 - 4:00 PM Hawaii Standard Time)
Session #3 June 20 (2:00 - 4:00 PM Hawaii Standard Time)
Session #4 June 22 (2:00 - 4:00 PM Hawaii Standard Time)
Session #5 October 17 (2:00 - 3:30 PM Hawaii Standard Time)
Session #6 November 28 (2:00 - 3:30 PM Hawaii Standard Time)
Session #7 January 16 (2:00 - 3:30 PM Hawaii Standard Time)

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
Register by April 29:
$1,225
After April 29:
$1,475
3 for 2 Group Discount & Financial Aid
Financial Aid
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IFSEL is committed to empowering all educators to attend our Summer Institutes and we have Financial Aid programs to support this vision.

Please note, this form can not be saved and therefore needs to be completed in one sitting.

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Cancellation Policy
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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.

CEU Information
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Participants in our Foundational SEL Professional Development Program are eligible for 0.5 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. At this time, IFSEL is not able to provide credits for clinical counseling.

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