Foundational SEL for K-6 Course

Online Cohort Format

This inspiring 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 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.

What's Involved:

  • Four 2-hour core sessions, 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

Foundational SEL Series:

Winter 2023

US Time Zones

Core Sessions:January 30, February 1,  February 6,  February 8
4:30 - 6:30 pm Pacific | 7:30 - 9:30 am Eastern

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Monthly Cohort Sessions:March 6, April 19, May 8
4:30 - 5:30 pm Pacific | 7:30 - 8:30 am Eastern

Register Here

Asia Time Zones:

Core Sessions:January 31, February 2,  February 7,  February 9
8:30 - 10:30 am China | 9:30 - 11:30 am Japan

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Monthly Cohort Sessions:March 7
8:30 - 9:30 am China | 9:30 - 10:30 am Japan
April 20, May 9
7:30 - 8:30 am China | 8:30 - 9:30 am Japan

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Foundational SEL Course Overview

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

US Time Zones:

Session #1 January 30 (4:30 - 6:30 pm Pacific | 7:30 - 9:30 pm Eastern)
Session #2 February 1 (4:30 - 6:30 pm Pacific | 7:30 - 9:30 pm Eastern)
Session #3 February 6 (4:30 - 6:30 pm Pacific | 7:30 - 9:30 pm Eastern)
Session #4 February 8 (4:30 - 6:30 pm Pacific | 7:30 - 9:30 pm Eastern)
Session #5 March 6 (4:30 - 5:30 pm Pacific | 7:30 - 8:30 pm Eastern)
Session #6 April 19 (4:30 - 5:30 pm Pacific | 7:30 - 8:30 pm Eastern)
Session #7 May 8 (4:30 - 5:30 pm Pacific | 7:30 - 8:30 pm Eastern)


Asia Time Zones:

Session #1 January 31 (8:30 - 10:30 AM China | 9:30 - 11:30 AM Japan)
Session #2 February 2 (8:30 - 10:30 AM China | 9:30 - 11:30 AM Japan)
Session #3 February 7 (8:30 - 10:30 AM China | 9:30 - 11:30 AM Japan)
Session #4 February 9 (8:30 - 10:30 AM China | 9:30 - 11:30 AM Japan)
Session #5 March 7 (8:30 - 9:30 AM China | 9:30 - 10:30 AM Japan)
Session #6 April 20 (7:30 - 8:30 AM China | 8:30 - 9:30 AM Japan)
Session #7 May 9 ((7:30 - 8:30 AM China | 8:30 - 9:30 AM Japan)

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
Foundational SEL Course Registration
Register by December 31:
$1,225
After December 31:
$1,475
3 for 2 Group Discount & Financial Aid
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