IFSEL’s Weekend Workshop, hosted by The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL), in collaboration with IS Bangkok, MARIO Education, and Jakarta Intercultural School.
Equitable and sustainable SEL approaches evolve from the intersection of strong foundational practices and innovative and creative application within each school’s culture and context.
This weekend workshop offers educators, administrators, and counselors a range of practical and transferable SEL approaches and tools to activate a Whole Community Approach to SEL.
At the Weekend Workshop participants will:
This creative and experiential two-day workshop 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. Schools that intentionally activate SEL across the community in this way see wide-ranging benefits for emotional and mental health, a growth in the sense of belonging and community, and positive shifts in mindset, engagement and learning.
I work with early years, will I get something out of the Institute?
The Institutes are designed for K-12th grade educators and sessions are offered that meet both age-specific SEL outcomes, as well as K-12 themes. That said, many early years specialists have attended Institutes over the years and have found the experience impactful, and personally and professionally renewing. You can see our Institute Schedule for more information.
How do I know which sessions to choose and when do I select them?
A sample schedule can be found here. The final schedule will be published 6 weeks before the Institutes begin. All sessions have a recommended Grade level indicator on the schedule. There are multiple paths that are options, but no fixed ‘tracks’. You’re welcome to pick any session in which you are interested.
We will email participants one month in advance to ask them to select their session choices.
If I have done an IFSEL online training, will I get something out of an in-person summer Institute?Our in-person Institutes offer comprehensive, experiential, intentionally-designed SEL professional development. The depth and richness of the overall experience is different from our shorter online Workshops. Some elements of our online Workshops are included in the Institute content, but there are always other sessions to choose from at those times.
The most notable benefit of attending the Institute is the element of personal and professional renewal and the ongoing interactions with other educators.
A sample schedule can be found here.
I am a parent can I come to the institute?
IFELS’s Summer Institutes are designed for educators and administrators. Many of our sessions focus on classroom implementation of SEL practices. For parents, we recommend our ***Parent and Caregiver Support***
I am an educational consultant, can I come?
Consultants are welcome to join one of our Summer Institutes. However, consultants, as well as all attendees must comply with our Materials Use Policy.
We would like to provide this training for our entity faculty, do you have options for private sessions?
Yes, IFSEL provides SEL Professional Development for schools, districts, and other organizations. More information on IFSEL’s consulting, online, and in-person training can be found here.
Do you offer financial aid?
Yes, IFSEL is committed to empowering all educators to attend our Summer Institutes and we have Financial Aid programs to support this vision. Applications for financial aid can be made here. Notification of Financial Aid awards will occur in mid-March. After that date, we will accept and assess applications on a rolling basis.
Do you offer a group discount?
Yes. SEL implementation is always better when done as a team. We encourage organizations to send a group of participants and offer 4 registrations for the cost of 3 as a group discount.
Do you provide hotel recommendations?
IFSEL provides a list of hotels near each Institute venue. However, the hotels listed here are for reference only, and inclusion does not represent a formal endorsement by IFSEL.
Detailed Location Information can be found on the Summer Institute webpage.
Do you provide shuttles from public transportation?
Unfortunately, we do not offer a shuttle from the Metro Station to our Summer Institute Locations.
Whether using your own car, Uber, or a taxi, IFSEL will help facilitate carpools: look for a noticeboard near the registration table for participants to connect with one another.
What are your COVID and health policies?
IFSEL will comply with all national, local, and venue COVID Regulations and these will be monitored regularly for updates.
Additionally, all attendees must be fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or World Health Organization (WHO).
A list of approved vaccines can be found here.
Do you provide Continuing Education credits?
Yes, participants at our Summer Institute professional development programs are eligible for 2.0 CEU credits from Dominican University.
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.
If you need a CEU Registration Form please email email@example.com
Do you provide CEUs for counselors?
No, unfortunately, we are unable to offer CEUs for counselors.
My organization requires a certificate of completion, can you provide one?
Yes, certificates of completion will be provided after the completion of the Institute.
Welcome & Introductions
Opening a Space for SEL
An opening experience designed to prioritize connection, and to ground ourselves in the goals of this weekend workshop
Building and Sustaining a Whole-Community Approach to SEL
This interactive session will explore the dynamic elements of IFSEL’s Whole Community Approach to SEL, and explore intersections with Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging.
Foundations (choose one session):
Integration & Action Planning
IFSEL will comply with all national and local COVID Regulations and these will be monitored regularly for updates.
The International School of Kuala Lumpur has compiled a list of recommended hotel.
* To utilize the ISKL corporate rate, when booking please the hotel know that your are attending a training at ISKL.
Additional logistical information can be found on ISKL's Professional Learning Website.
Want a notification on when registration is posted?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put you on the launch list.
Advance Registration by September 1:
Group Discount: Register 4 participants for the price of 3!