Upcoming Events

2019 Safe Schools Conference – Keeping Our Children Safe: Strategies for Schools and Communities

October 2-3, 2019 | Hilton, Harrisburg, Pa. | #SAFESCHOOLSCONF2019

The 2019 Safe Schools Conference will include state and national experts presenting the latest research and trends in school safety and violence prevention, effective program models and promising practices; networking opportunities and more.

A special conference track for school security personnel is available. The National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) will present the two-day course “Adolescent Mental Health Training” for school resource officers, law enforcement and other school safety leaders. NASRO will also provide separate trainings that focus on relationships and school emergency planning.

This conference is a high quality professional development opportunity for school administrators, student support personnel, teachers, school nurses, SAP team members, school resource officers, local law enforcement and other community partners.

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

October 10-11, 2019 | Delaware County Intermediate Unit, Morton, 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.
  • Demonstrate the ability to initiate and operate an SECD-friendly classroom or group (before, during or after school).

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

March 24-25, 2020 | Delaware County Intermediate Unit, Morton, 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.
  • Demonstrate the ability to initiate and operate an SECD-friendly classroom or group (before, during or after school).

2020 National Social and Emotional Learning Conference

May 18-20, 2020 | Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, Baltimore, Md. | #SELCONF2020

Three days of high quality sessions presented by some of the top SEL thought leaders in the nation, keynote presentations, an immersive skill-building session, workshops and, of course, networking with colleagues. Leave inspired and equipped to take social and emotional learning to the next level in your school or organization!

2020 Out-of-School Time Conference: EMPOWER

November 4-6, 2020 | Lancaster Marriott Convention Center, Lancaster, Pa.

SAVE the DATE for the 2020 OST Conference. This conference is for anyone working or interested in out-of-school time learning. More information will become available later this year.

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