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IFSEL 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. These workshops are offered at our Institutes and Workshop, and are also available to be deliver as part of On-Site Professional Development and Consulting.

Lower School
(k-3)
Intermediate
(4-5)
Middle School
(6-8)
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(k-12)
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In Nature
Grades 
K
 thru 
12

SEL is strengthened when the interconnection between self, social, and environmental awareness fuels decision-making. In this workshop, you will experience simple and deep ways to develop appreciation of nature with all aged students whether your school is located on a farm or in an urban setting. Curricular ideas that promote sustainability and a sense of stewardship will be shared, as well as ways to bring out the social and emotional aspects of these themes.

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This session offers techniques for maximizing opportunities to build community, leadership and SEL skills through improvisational play and cooperative initiatives and games. Hone your skills for facilitating powerful self-reflection that challenge students to connect with and apply their understanding of themselves and others and connect learning to their lives. Engage in time- tested and highly motivational experiences and lessons while having fun.

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This experiential session explores a myriad of options for greater self-regulation and resiliency, applicable to the young child on up to adults. The Emotion Thermometer is an effective tool to help young students develop awareness and ways to communicate their changing emotional states, while breathing practices, guided visualizations, art, and mindfulness techniques offer powerful ways to develop personal awareness and positive communication tools.

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This session offers an experiential opportunity to delve deeply into the foundational SEL tools. Teachers will discuss, write, and reflect on SEL process questions. They will experience how to use the role of the observer as a key element of feedback to the group. They will explore the different ways that silence, creative expression, listening, and cooperation open up students to greater social and emotional learning. Lessons such as The Hidden Voice, Cooperative Silent Squares, and the Student as Teacher will be experienced. We will a provide a framework for reflection and building resiliency before students experience school trips or other forms of group transition.

See Events

A typical day brings many opportunities for our own social and emotional learning in interactions with students, parents, and colleagues --answering a concerned email, watching over lunch and recess, making committee decisions, attending overnight school trips, to name a few. SEL thrives through the personal responses we make and the connections we establish with each other, moment by moment. Using case studies and scenarios, we will practice how to view situations wisely; send challenging messages with authority and empathy; and assess whether to let something go or not. We will uncover the values that motivate our responses and become clearer about our power to create community.

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Catalyzed by SEL
Grades 
4
 thru 
12

Innovative approaches to activating SEL through subject content can support depth of insight and empowered learning for students. This session provides a facilitated exploration of opportunities for social and emotional learning in different discipline areas - centering on the SEL tool kit. You will hear about creative lesson ideas for embedding SEL into subject content and also work with fellow participants to create new SEL opportunities in the lessons and units you already teach.

See Events

SEL provides the foundation for the resolution of conflicts for students who genuinely care about relationship and friendship building. This session provides theory and practices for teaching conflict resolution to children through cooperative games and role -play. Participants explore ways to effectively facilitate conflicts with the goal of promoting independent problem solving and win-win solutions.

See Events

This session describes an effective lesson sequence to help your school get started with SEL and provides a common, effective language for SEL. SEL teaching practices utilize creative metaphor, experiential learning, silence, and analytic thinking to activate the hearts and minds of students.

See Events

This session offers an experiential opportunity to delve deeply into the foundational SEL tools. Teachers will discuss, write, and reflect on SEL process questions. They will experience how to use the role of the observer as a key element of feedback to the group. They will explore the different ways that silence, creative expression, listening, and cooperation open up students to greater social and emotional learning. Lessons such as The Hidden Voice, Cooperative Silent Squares, and the Student as Teacher will be experienced. We will a provide a framework for reflection and building resiliency before students experience school trips or other forms of group transition.

A typical day brings many opportunities for our own social and emotional learning in interactions with students, parents, and colleagues --answering a concerned email, watching over lunch and recess, making committee decisions, attending overnight school trips, to name a few. SEL thrives through the personal responses we make and the connections we establish with each other, moment by moment. Using case studies and scenarios, we will practice how to view situations wisely; send challenging messages with authority and empathy; and assess whether to let something go or not. We will uncover the values that motivate our responses and become clearer about our power to create community.

Catalyzed by SEL
Grades 
4
 thru 
12

Innovative approaches to activating SEL through subject content can support depth of insight and empowered learning for students. This session provides a facilitated exploration of opportunities for social and emotional learning in different discipline areas - centering on the SEL tool kit. You will hear about creative lesson ideas for embedding SEL into subject content and also work with fellow participants to create new SEL opportunities in the lessons and units you already teach.

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This workshop will provide a developmental approach for viewing identity issues and some creative ways to explore the exciting and sensitive domain of personal identity. The session explores the nature of introverted and extraverted tendencies in our students and its implications for our teaching and their learning.

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Hear from SEL teachers about practices that involve adolescent students in the thoughts, feelings, and actions that underlie their social and emotional development. From "What is Cool?" to "Mindset", and from emotions and the brain to how to survive a Middle School dance and High School and College applications, this exchange will help demystify how to motivate students to their own insights and actions.

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This session provides experiences to engage students in being best practitioners of the media in their lives, relating media literacy to SEL themes. Resources draw from Common Sense Media and Institute for SEL facilitators’ experience with students and teachers.

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The Open Session
Grades 
5
 thru 
12

The Open Session is the cornerstone practice for effective Middle and High School SEL programs and is described in Daniel Goleman's best-selling book Emotional Intelligence. This session provides all the details you need to skillfully facilitate powerful discussions, based on the development of specific techniques for clarification, empathic listening, and group problem-solving using student-generated issues from their own life experiences. The format uses the Socratic method infused with emotional intelligence. Students move away from debate and collectively wonder out loud. Trust and SEL skills develop and increase as students engage in the process of The Open Session.

See Events

This session explore a series of experiences and rituals that engage meaningful conversations, personal reflection, and positive group interactions among students. Customized to meet your school’s needs, this workshop will be helpful if your school has an established program or your school is just beginning a focus on Advisory. Recognizing that teachers are diverse in their needs, experience, and comfort level in their roles as advisors, this workshop provides an opportunity to come together as a faculty and clarify the goals, norms, and role of the Advisory, while discovering opportunities for leadership, compassion, and stress management. The IFSEL team will troubleshoot with you and share what works well. You will receive a large body of lesson ideas and sequencing, strategies, and resources.

See Events
In Nature
Grades 
K
 thru 
12

SEL is strengthened when the interconnection between self, social, and environmental awareness fuels decision-making. In this workshop, you will experience simple and deep ways to develop appreciation of nature with all aged students whether your school is located on a farm or in an urban setting. Curricular ideas that promote sustainability and a sense of stewardship will be shared, as well as ways to bring out the social and emotional aspects of these themes.

See Events

This workshop will provide a developmental approach for viewing identity issues and some creative ways to explore the exciting and sensitive domain of personal identity. The session explores the nature of introverted and extraverted tendencies in our students and its implications for our teaching and their learning.

See Events

Hear from SEL teachers about practices that involve adolescent students in the thoughts, feelings, and actions that underlie their social and emotional development. From "What is Cool?" to "Mindset", and from emotions and the brain to how to survive a Middle School dance and High School and College applications, this exchange will help demystify how to motivate students to their own insights and actions.

See Events

This session provides experiences to engage students in being best practitioners of the media in their lives, relating media literacy to SEL themes. Resources draw from Common Sense Media and Institute for SEL facilitators’ experience with students and teachers.

See Events

This session offers techniques for maximizing opportunities to build community, leadership and SEL skills through improvisational play and cooperative initiatives and games. Hone your skills for facilitating powerful self-reflection that challenge students to connect with and apply their understanding of themselves and others and connect learning to their lives. Engage in time- tested and highly motivational experiences and lessons while having fun.

See Events

This experiential session explores a myriad of options for greater self-regulation and resiliency, applicable to the young child on up to adults. The Emotion Thermometer is an effective tool to help young students develop awareness and ways to communicate their changing emotional states, while breathing practices, guided visualizations, art, and mindfulness techniques offer powerful ways to develop personal awareness and positive communication tools.

See Events

This session offers an experiential opportunity to delve deeply into the foundational SEL tools. Teachers will discuss, write, and reflect on SEL process questions. They will experience how to use the role of the observer as a key element of feedback to the group. They will explore the different ways that silence, creative expression, listening, and cooperation open up students to greater social and emotional learning. Lessons such as The Hidden Voice, Cooperative Silent Squares, and the Student as Teacher will be experienced. We will a provide a framework for reflection and building resiliency before students experience school trips or other forms of group transition.

See Events

A typical day brings many opportunities for our own social and emotional learning in interactions with students, parents, and colleagues --answering a concerned email, watching over lunch and recess, making committee decisions, attending overnight school trips, to name a few. SEL thrives through the personal responses we make and the connections we establish with each other, moment by moment. Using case studies and scenarios, we will practice how to view situations wisely; send challenging messages with authority and empathy; and assess whether to let something go or not. We will uncover the values that motivate our responses and become clearer about our power to create community.

See Events
Catalyzed by SEL
Grades 
4
 thru 
12

Innovative approaches to activating SEL through subject content can support depth of insight and empowered learning for students. This session provides a facilitated exploration of opportunities for social and emotional learning in different discipline areas - centering on the SEL tool kit. You will hear about creative lesson ideas for embedding SEL into subject content and also work with fellow participants to create new SEL opportunities in the lessons and units you already teach.

See Events

SEL provides the foundation for the resolution of conflicts for students who genuinely care about relationship and friendship building. This session provides theory and practices for teaching conflict resolution to children through cooperative games and role -play. Participants explore ways to effectively facilitate conflicts with the goal of promoting independent problem solving and win-win solutions.

See Events
The Open Session
Grades 
5
 thru 
12

The Open Session is the cornerstone practice for effective Middle and High School SEL programs and is described in Daniel Goleman's best-selling book Emotional Intelligence. This session provides all the details you need to skillfully facilitate powerful discussions, based on the development of specific techniques for clarification, empathic listening, and group problem-solving using student-generated issues from their own life experiences. The format uses the Socratic method infused with emotional intelligence. Students move away from debate and collectively wonder out loud. Trust and SEL skills develop and increase as students engage in the process of The Open Session.

See Events

This session explore a series of experiences and rituals that engage meaningful conversations, personal reflection, and positive group interactions among students. Customized to meet your school’s needs, this workshop will be helpful if your school has an established program or your school is just beginning a focus on Advisory. Recognizing that teachers are diverse in their needs, experience, and comfort level in their roles as advisors, this workshop provides an opportunity to come together as a faculty and clarify the goals, norms, and role of the Advisory, while discovering opportunities for leadership, compassion, and stress management. The IFSEL team will troubleshoot with you and share what works well. You will receive a large body of lesson ideas and sequencing, strategies, and resources.

See Events

This session describes an effective lesson sequence to help your school get started with SEL and provides a common, effective language for SEL. SEL teaching practices utilize creative metaphor, experiential learning, silence, and analytic thinking to activate the hearts and minds of students.

See Events

This session provides experiences to engage students in being best practitioners of the media in their lives, relating media literacy to SEL themes. Resources draw from Common Sense Media and Institute for SEL facilitators’ experience with students and teachers.

See Events

This session offers techniques for maximizing opportunities to build community, leadership and SEL skills through improvisational play and cooperative initiatives and games. Hone your skills for facilitating powerful self-reflection that challenge students to connect with and apply their understanding of themselves and others and connect learning to their lives. Engage in time- tested and highly motivational experiences and lessons while having fun.

See Events

This experiential session explores a myriad of options for greater self-regulation and resiliency, applicable to the young child on up to adults. The Emotion Thermometer is an effective tool to help young students develop awareness and ways to communicate their changing emotional states, while breathing practices, guided visualizations, art, and mindfulness techniques offer powerful ways to develop personal awareness and positive communication tools.

See Events

This session offers an experiential opportunity to delve deeply into the foundational SEL tools. Teachers will discuss, write, and reflect on SEL process questions. They will experience how to use the role of the observer as a key element of feedback to the group. They will explore the different ways that silence, creative expression, listening, and cooperation open up students to greater social and emotional learning. Lessons such as The Hidden Voice, Cooperative Silent Squares, and the Student as Teacher will be experienced. We will a provide a framework for reflection and building resiliency before students experience school trips or other forms of group transition.

See Events

A typical day brings many opportunities for our own social and emotional learning in interactions with students, parents, and colleagues --answering a concerned email, watching over lunch and recess, making committee decisions, attending overnight school trips, to name a few. SEL thrives through the personal responses we make and the connections we establish with each other, moment by moment. Using case studies and scenarios, we will practice how to view situations wisely; send challenging messages with authority and empathy; and assess whether to let something go or not. We will uncover the values that motivate our responses and become clearer about our power to create community.

See Events
Catalyzed by SEL
Grades 
4
 thru 
12

Innovative approaches to activating SEL through subject content can support depth of insight and empowered learning for students. This session provides a facilitated exploration of opportunities for social and emotional learning in different discipline areas - centering on the SEL tool kit. You will hear about creative lesson ideas for embedding SEL into subject content and also work with fellow participants to create new SEL opportunities in the lessons and units you already teach.

See Events

SEL provides the foundation for the resolution of conflicts for students who genuinely care about relationship and friendship building. This session provides theory and practices for teaching conflict resolution to children through cooperative games and role -play. Participants explore ways to effectively facilitate conflicts with the goal of promoting independent problem solving and win-win solutions.

See Events
The Open Session
Grades 
5
 thru 
12

The Open Session is the cornerstone practice for effective Middle and High School SEL programs and is described in Daniel Goleman's best-selling book Emotional Intelligence. This session provides all the details you need to skillfully facilitate powerful discussions, based on the development of specific techniques for clarification, empathic listening, and group problem-solving using student-generated issues from their own life experiences. The format uses the Socratic method infused with emotional intelligence. Students move away from debate and collectively wonder out loud. Trust and SEL skills develop and increase as students engage in the process of The Open Session.

See Events

This session explore a series of experiences and rituals that engage meaningful conversations, personal reflection, and positive group interactions among students. Customized to meet your school’s needs, this workshop will be helpful if your school has an established program or your school is just beginning a focus on Advisory. Recognizing that teachers are diverse in their needs, experience, and comfort level in their roles as advisors, this workshop provides an opportunity to come together as a faculty and clarify the goals, norms, and role of the Advisory, while discovering opportunities for leadership, compassion, and stress management. The IFSEL team will troubleshoot with you and share what works well. You will receive a large body of lesson ideas and sequencing, strategies, and resources.

See Events

This session describes an effective lesson sequence to help your school get started with SEL and provides a common, effective language for SEL. SEL teaching practices utilize creative metaphor, experiential learning, silence, and analytic thinking to activate the hearts and minds of students.

See Events

Upcoming Events

IFSEL 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. These workshops are offered at our Institutes and Workshop, and are also available to be deliver as part of On-Site Professional Development and Consulting.

Institutes are our core experience, designed with SEL as a professional and personally transformative experience.

 

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Institutes are our core experience, designed with SEL as a professional and personally transformative experience.

 

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June 25, 2018

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June 28, 2018

Institutes are our core experience, designed with SEL as a professional and personally transformative experience.

 

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August 2, 2018

SELected Sessions Conference

hosted atThe Nueva School

The SELected Sessions Conference is a one-day event that brings together nationally and internationally renowned SEL experts and presenters.

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August 3, 2018

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Creative SEL Approaches and Practices for K-12 Educators, Counselors and Administrators

hosted atSeattle Country Day School

Our Workshops offer exciting professional and personal renewal through learning experiences that engage your growth mindset and resiliency.

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October 18, 2018

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CEU Information

Participants in IFSEL Events are eligible for CEU Credits from Dominican University.
Participants completing One Day Workshops are eligible for .5 of a credit.
Participants completing the Complete Fall Series of (4) One Day Workshops, or a (4 Day) Institute are eligible for  2.0 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.