Foundational SEL
for Early Grades (K-6)

This highly practical workshop is a great place to begin or deepen SEL in your classroom and school. You will gain tools and a common language to build emotional intelligence, positive communication, and restorative practices for yourself and your students. The lessons and experiences presented will equip you to proactively teach SEL skills and mindsets aligned with the CASEL competencies.

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SEL Workshop for Every Elementary Educator

  • Effective lesson sequence and practices to either begin or fine-tune K-6 SEL
  • Aligned with CASEL's competencies
  • Experience a wide range of SEL activities

Workshop Goals & Outcomes

  • 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
  • Lessons sequence to develop skills that build upon each other and can be adapted to different developmental stages and needs
  • Teacher practices and strategies for wellbeing

Who it is for

All K-6 Educators including:

  • Teachers, Specialists
  • Teaching Assistants & Paraprofessionals
  • Principals and Division Heads
  • Counselors & School Social Workers
  • SEL Coordinators
  • Curriculum Coordinators
  • Directors of Learning

Daily Schedule

Coming soon...

Session Topics

US Time Zones:
7:00 - 8:30 pm Eastern | 4:00 - 5:30 pm Pacific

November 14
December 12
January 9
February 6
March 12
April 16
May 14

Building a Strategic Vision for SEL
Rooting SEL in Equity, Inclusion, & Justice
Enhancing Adult and Educator SEL
Systems and Structures that Foster SEL
Data and Evidence to Inform Continuous Improvement
Sustaining and Nurturing SEL

Location Information

University School of Nashville

2000 Edgehill Ave
Nashville, TN 37212

Nearby Airport:
Nashville International Airport (BNA)- 14 miles

To help you get started on your search, IFSEL has compiled a list several hotels near the workshop. Please note that the hotels listed here are for reference only, and inclusion on this document does not represent a formal endorsement by IFSEL.

We recommend registrants book fully-refundable travel and accommodation. IFSEL is not liable for any costs incurred.

Moxy Nashville Vanderbilt
- 1 miles
Home2 Suites by Hilton Nashville West End Avenue - 1 miles
Hilton Garden Inn Nashville West End Avenue -  2 miles

Workshop Includes

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


October 2 & 3
University School of Nashville

Advance Registration by September 15:

After September 15:



Group Rates Available: 4 registrations for the price of 3

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IFSEL is committed to empowering all educators to attend our programs and we have a Financial Aid Program to support this vision.

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

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

"There has been a transformational change in our Lower School in just this past year as we implemented the SEL program... and I am eager to continue its growth! Particularly as we look to engage our Middle School faculty as well.... simultaneously striving to train every single Lower School faculty member."

- Michelle Dowling
Stuart School

The SEL Leadership Program supports leaders and educators around the world to build and sustain an inclusive, equitable, SEL-rooted school community.

This program is experiential, inspiring, and renewing - providing a balance of high impact practical tools and approaches, alongside space for collaboration and reflection.

As a cohort, members of the SEL Leadership Program will work closely for seven months to support each other, share ideas, and offer a critical space for problem solving and planning.


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