Parent and Caregiver SEL Education

DETAILS AND WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • IFSEL coordinates the sign-up process for parents and caregivers and hosts the workshop on our Zoom account.
  • All themed Workshops are recorded for schools to share with parents who can not attend live.
  • Each school community also receives link to a comprehensive google doc with resources to support the Workshop Series.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SCHEDULING THIS WORKSHOP SERIES FOR YOUR SCHOOL,
PLEASE EMAIL
admin@instituteforsel.net


Parents and caregivers play an essential and vital role in nurturing a Whole-Community Approach to Social and Emotional Learning.

In partnering with parent communities in deep and sustained ways, schools and school districts can support parent wellbeing and connection, reinforce the SEL skills being taught at school, and build a shared understanding of the social and emotional development of children and young people.

IFSEL supports parents and caregivers in the following ways:

  1. 1.   As part of a school becoming an IFSEL school or alongside on-site Consulting . For more information on becoming an IFSEL School or working with IFSEL generally, email elizabeth@instituteforsel.net.
  2. 2.   Through IFSEL’s Online Workshop Series “Nurturing Parent and Caregiver SEL”.

NURTURING PARENT AND CAREGIVER SEL

ONLINE WORKSHOP SERIES AVAILABLE FOR
YOUR PARENT AND CAREGIVER COMMUNITY


To support the work schools are already doing to activate SEL across their communities, IFSEL has developed a Series of online Workshops for parents. The Series offers parents the chance to come together to uncover both a shared understanding and a range of practical tools and insights to bring SEL alive at home.

The Series comprises one 35-minute recorded, asynchronous introductory Workshop and three 90-minute, synchronous themed Workshops. This allows parents and caregivers to watch the recorded introduction and then ‘drop-in’ to any of the themed Workshops. Each themed Workshop is therefore effectively a stand-alone experience, but collectively the Series offers a deep and renewing experience.


RECORDED, ASYNCHRONOUS, INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP

This short, recorded session is a recommended prerequisite for any of the themed Workshops. The purpose of this Workshop is to introduce IFSEL and our framework, to give some context around SEL language and research, and to give an overview of our work with your school.


THEMED, SYNCHRONOUS, WORKSHOPS

These sessions can be offered as one group for K-12th Grade Parents, or parents can be split into groups by division. Price varies accordingly.

  • Big Moments: Bringing Calm when Emotions Run High

This session offers parents an opportunity to reflect on the full range of emotions that parents and children might experience, particularly during this pandemic. We will offer a framework and practical strategies for managing and regulating our own emotions as well as coaching our children to better manage theirs.

  • Communication and Conflict: Building and RepairingRelationships and Getting to Peace

This session offers parents practical tools to build and maintain positive approaches to communication within the family, and explores ways to repair and heal relationships when conflict arises or communication falters. We will focus on active and reflective listening, styles of communication, and practices for conflict transformation.

  • The Open Session for Parents: Facilitated Peer-to-Peer support

This session utilizes The Open Session format to bring connection and support to parents. Parents will anonymously share dilemmas, decisions, or concerns they are facing, and IFSEL team members facilitate peer-to-peer sharing of support, clarification and wisdom. Concurrent sessions can be offered for Elementary Grade Parents and Middle/High School parents.

Upcoming Professional Development Events

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. 

Catalyzed by SEL

hosted at

Practical and High-Impact Approaches to Integrating SEL into the Subject Curriculum in Every Classroom.


This highly practical, two-session online course will provide 3rd - 12th Grade teachers and administrators with myriad strategies for embedding SEL directly within any learning moment.


The Joy of Advising (Course 1)

hosted at

Inspiring Approaches and Practical Tools for Middle and High School Advisors and Homeroom Teachers


This inspiring course offers opportunities to build and re-energize Advisor tools and approaches. Learn and practice 'low-prep, high-impact' practices that nurture advisory connection in-person and through Distance Learning.


Paving a Path for All to Thrive

hosted at

SEL Teaching Practices, Skills, and Positive Communication for the Elementary Grades K - 6


This course provides effective lesson sequences and simple, profound practices. Learn a framework of common language to build emotional intelligence, positive communication, and restorative practices.


Nurturing a Whole Community Approach to SEL

hosted at


This creative and experiential online course 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.


The Joy of Advising (Course 2)

hosted at

Deepening Approaches and Practical Tools for Middle and High School Advisors and Homeroom Teachers


This experiential course, as a follow-up to Joy of Advising 1, extends and deepens approaches and practices that empower high quality advising in Middle and High Schools.


Check-In

hosted at

A simple, profound, and essential practice to maintain balance and guide decision-making for all ages (K-12th Grade)


IFSEL’s approach to Check-In offers a simple and profound practice that activates self- and group-awareness and is the foundation for all social and emotional learning.


Introduction to an SEL-Rooted Advisory Program for New Advisors

hosted at

Practical strategies and approaches for being an authentic and accessible Advisor within an SEL-Rooted Advisory Program


This experiential workshop is designed for new advisors at schools that already have worked with IFSEL to build and deepen their advisory program.

SEL Induction for New Faculty and Staff

hosted at

An ideal way for all current and prior IFSEL schools to welcome new faculty to this work.


The workshop will introduce IFSEL’s Whole-Community Approach to SEL through a series of meaningful and creative experiences.

See All Professional Development Events

Upcoming Professional Development Events

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. 

Grades 3-12

Catalyzed by SEL

hosted at

Practical and High-Impact Approaches to Integrating SEL into the Subject Curriculum in Every Classroom.


This highly practical, two-session online course will provide 3rd - 12th Grade teachers and administrators with myriad strategies for embedding SEL directly within any learning moment.


Grades 5-12

The Joy of Advising (Course 1)

hosted at

Inspiring Approaches and Practical Tools for Middle and High School Advisors and Homeroom Teachers


This inspiring course offers opportunities to build and re-energize Advisor tools and approaches. Learn and practice 'low-prep, high-impact' practices that nurture advisory connection in-person and through Distance Learning.


Grades K-6

Paving a Path for All to Thrive

hosted at

SEL Teaching Practices, Skills, and Positive Communication for the Elementary Grades K - 6

Four-Session Online Course Starting January 26th, June 16th, or August 4th


This course provides effective lesson sequences and simple, profound practices. Learn a framework of common language to build emotional intelligence, positive communication, and restorative practices.


Grades K-12

Nurturing a Whole Community Approach to SEL

hosted at

Five-Session Online Course Starting June 14th, or August 2nd


This creative and experiential online course 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.


Grades 5-12

The Joy of Advising (Course 2)

hosted at

Deepening Approaches and Practical Tools for Middle and High School Advisors and Homeroom Teachers


This experiential course, as a follow-up to Joy of Advising 1, extends and deepens approaches and practices that empower high quality advising in Middle and High Schools.


Grades K-12

Check-In

hosted at

A simple, profound, and essential practice to maintain balance and guide decision-making for all ages (K-12th Grade)


IFSEL’s approach to Check-In offers a simple and profound practice that activates self- and group-awareness and is the foundation for all social and emotional learning.


Grades 5-12

Introduction to an SEL-Rooted Advisory Program for New Advisors

hosted at

Practical strategies and approaches for being an authentic and accessible Advisor within an SEL-Rooted Advisory Program


This experiential workshop is designed for new advisors at schools that already have worked with IFSEL to build and deepen their advisory program.


Grades K-12

SEL Induction for New Faculty and Staff

hosted at

An ideal way for all current and prior IFSEL schools to welcome new faculty to this work.


The workshop will introduce IFSEL’s Whole-Community Approach to SEL through a series of meaningful and creative experiences.


See All Professional Development Events

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