Upcoming Events

Earn a Certificate in Instruction for Social-Emotional and Character Development

Monday, February 25 – Tuesday, February 26, 2019 | Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit, Archbald, Pa.

This unique, non-credit two-day course – comprised of SEL 101: Foundations of Social-Emotional and Character Development and SEL 102: Pedagogy and Practice – can lead to a certificate in instruction for SECD. It offers educational staff, school mental health professionals and those working in afterschool programs the opportunity to acquire a foundation of knowledge and research about the relationship between academic achievement and development of social-emotional competencies; build social-emotional learning and character development (SECD) skills and mindsets students need to be socially and academically successful; develop skill in pedagogical strategies to integrate SECD principles, skills and concepts into all aspects of teaching; engage fellow educators and group leaders to be reflective in their practice and understand the relationship between self-learning, classroom practice and student learning; and demonstrate the ability to initiate and operate an SECD-friendly classroom or group (before, during or after school).

I Can Problem Solve Implementation Training

Saturday, May 18 – Sunday, May 19, 2019 | Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, Baltimore, Md.

The I Can Problem Solve (ICPS) Implementation training – appropriate for helping professionals working with children ages 4-12 (preK-6) – will provide an overview of concepts and pedagogical strategies involved in implementing the ICPS program. ICPS teaches students how to generate alternative solutions, anticipate consequences and effectively solve problems.

Implementing SEL to Meet Every Student’s Needs

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 | Webinar  3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. EDT

How can you ensure that your SEL programming is meeting the needs of learners who each bring unique strengths, cultural assets and often trauma to class each day? In this 75-minute interactive webinar, learn how administrators and educators can implement SEL programming to meet the needs of all students – even those struggling behaviorally and academically.

We will dive into the “how to” of three practices critical to supporting SEL and equity: 1) integration of SEL with instruction and other supports; 2) creating caring relationships and culture; and 3) leveraging technology to address students’ diverse needs and challenges.

2019 Social and Emotional Learning Conference: Building Skills for Lifelong Success

Monday, May 20 – Wednesday, May 22, 2019 | Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, Baltimore, Md.

Several hundred well-designed studies have documented that well-planned and well-implemented SEL programming can positively affect a broad range of student social, health, behavioral and academic outcomes. This conference is designed to provide quality professional development opportunities for school administrators, teachers, school psychologists, school counselors, social workers, afterschool providers, youth development workers, early childhood professionals, student support specialists, staff who serve on SAP teams, alternative education teachers, homeless liaisons, foster care points of contact and other professionals who work on behalf of children and youth.