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2017 Workshop and 2018 Institutes Announced!

November 14, 2018: 1-Day Workshop "SEL is Fundamental" hosted by Woodside Priory School

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June 18 — 21, 2018: 4-Day Institute hosted by Holton-Arms School, Bethesda, MD

July 28 - August 2, 2018: 4-day Institute hosted by The Nueva School, Hillsborough, CA 
August 3rd: 1-day SELected Sessions hosted by The Nueva School, Hillsborough, CA

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The Institute for Social and Emotional Learning
Bay Area Workshop Series—Fall 2016


We have created a series of three workshops to help you and your school community to develop core Social and Emotional Learning practices in real time. When taken together, the sequence provides the opportunity to join a cohort of committed professionals and reconnect for a collaborative meeting at the second and third workshops.  Participants at all workshops will be able to reflect on and work through ideas for current classroom communities.

If you are unable to attend all three workshops, you can sign up for individual sessions. Each workshop stands alone and will reinforce fundamental SEL practices.   The Fall Series is differentiated for Lower School (Grades 1-5) and Middle and High School (Grades 5-12) . You can indicate your grade level interest when registering.

Location

The 2016 Bay Area Fall Series is held at the Nueva School in Hillsborough, California, 30 minutes south of San Francisco and 40 minutes northwest of San Jose. 

The campus can be reached via car or private car service.

The Nueva School—Hillsborough Campus
6565 Skyline Boulevard
Hillsborough, CA 94010

Bay Area Fall Series

Begin the School Year on a Strong Foundation

Saturday, September 24th, 2016  |  Time: 8:30 a.m – 3:30 p.m.

This workshop offers a blend of research and experiential learning. Participants will leave with a toolbox of ideas to start the year on a strong foundation of Social and Emotional Learning.


Morning Session

It’s Fundamental: Research, Rationale and Curriculum Design (Grades 1-12)

“It’s Fundamental” is an interactive presentation that highlights studies and thinking behind incorporating SEL into educational practices. A framework of guiding principles for instruction, teacher responses, and curriculum design will be shared. The session provides curricular approaches, themes, and rationale to make Social and Emotional Learning a meaningful and integral part of your classroom and school.

Later Morning Session and Afternoon Session

IFSEL Toolbox I: Foundational SEL Tools  (Grades 1-5)

Explore the capacity and motivation of children to learn and apply social and emotional learning skills to their daily lives. This experiential session will describe a lesson sequence to help your school get started with SEL. You will explore the use of creative metaphor and analytic thinking to activate the hearts and minds of elementary-aged children in pursuit of their first tools for SEL. This workshop can be adapted for teachers introducing foundational SEL tools for older students, as well.

Insights and Ideas for Advisory Groups  (Grades 5 – 12)

SEL brings a wide and creative lens to view Advisory or homeroom meetings. This session offers the opportunity to consider design ideas for Advisory - goals, role of the Advisory, timing and grouping – to start the year strong with intention and focus.  You will engage in a series of experiences that activate personal reflection, meaningful conversations, rituals, and positive group interactions among students. Explore ways to make Advisory a place where students have opportunities for leadership, collaboration, compassion, and stress management.

Teacher Renewal and Transformative Practices

Saturday, November 5th, 2016  |  Time: 8:30 a.m – 3:30 p.m.

Before the holidays begin, take this time for yourself to reflect on your teaching and renew yourself using tried and true SEL practices. SEL thrives through the personal responses we make, and the connections we establish with each other, moment by moment. This experiential workshop provides a supportive approach for handling every-day dilemmas, using our own SEL skills as educators.


It’s Fundamental (or Series Cohort Meet)

“It’s Fundamental” is an interactive presentation that highlights studies and thinking behind incorporating SEL into educational practices. A framework of guiding principles for instruction, teacher responses, and curriculum design will be shared. The session provides curricular approaches, themes, and rationale to make Social and Emotional Learning a meaningful and integral part of your classroom and school.

Morning Session

Empower and Renew Our Teacher SELves (Grades 1-12)

Practice handling challenging situations wisely, delivering difficult messages with authority and empathy, and learn when to let something go. Uncover the values that motivate our responses, and build resilience within yourself and support for one another while modeling skills for your students.

Afternoon Session

Emotion Thermometer (Grades 1-12)

“The Emotion Thermometer” is an effective tool to help students develop self-awareness and ways to communicate changing emotional states. In this experiential session participants will explore breathing practices, guided visualization, art, and mindfulness techniques to promote greater self-regulation and resiliency.

Responsive, Reflective and Proactive Opportunities for SEL

Saturday, January 28th, 2017  |  Time: 8:30 a.m – 3:30 p.m.

January is a busy time in schools; parent-teacher conferences, settling into new year routines, and the changing seasons present opportunities and challenges for teachers and students. Take time out to re-visit your goals and intentions and explore teachable moments for greater self-reflection and empathy-building in your classroom.


It’s Fundamental (or Series Cohort Meet)

“It’s Fundamental” is an interactive presentation that highlights studies and thinking behind incorporating SEL into educational practices. A framework of guiding principles for instruction, teacher responses, and curriculum design will be shared. The session provides curricular approaches, themes, and rationale to make Social and Emotional Learning a meaningful and integral part of your classroom and school.

Morning Session

Active Play with Children = SEL in Practice (Grades K-12), with guest facilitator Zubin Mobedshahi

Join PE teacher Zubin Mobedshahi for a session highlighting the intersection between SEL, neuroscience, physical activity, and health. Learn how sustained movement promotes neurogenesis and behavioral self-regulation, and challenge yourself to try new activities and build your beginner's mind. Zubin applies SEL principles to foster intrinsic motivation, growth mindset, and collaborative leadership skills. Experience a PE paradigm shift while learning self - differentiated practices that can be utilized in any classroom or at recess.

Afternoon Session

Peace-Building, Conflict Resolution, and Play: Making Way for Friendship (Grades 1-5)

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

Open Session (Grades 5-12)

The Open Session is the cornerstone practice for effective Middle and High School SEL programs and is described in Daniel Goleman's national best-selling book Emotional Intelligence. This session will provide all the details you will need to facilitate powerful discussions, based on empathy and listening skills using student-generated issues in a time-tested format for “collective wondering” through clarification, support and encouragement, and the offering of solutions and ideas.

Registration

Registration

Choose to attend one, two or all three workshops.  
The added value of signing up for all three workshops in the series includes:

  • Discounted Pricing
  • Participation in IFSEL cohort
  • Ongoing support from IFSEL consultant 
  • “SEL Buddy” check-ins
  • Ongoing opportunities for reflection and hands-on practice of strategies learned in the series.

Workshop Fees

$450.00 for Single Workshop.

$1,200.00 for the Series of 3 workshops.
(Registration for the Full Series has passed)

The price includes:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • All Session Materials

Refund and Cancellation Policy

We understand that plans can change, and respectfully request that if you cannot attend a workshop, please try to find a substitute from your school to take your place.

If you inform us of your need to cancel up to 4 weeks before the workshop date, we will return your fee, minus a $50-per-workshop, per-person processing fee.

Cancellation with less than 4 weeks notice is non-refundable, but can be transferred to another person.

The Institute reserves the right to cancel any program at any time. In that circumstance, a full refund will be made.

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