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Our one-day workshops offer exciting professional and personal renewal through learning experiences that engage your growth mindset and resiliency. Workshops afford opportunities for both new and experienced educators to engage with sound research and time-tested curricula resources.  Gain insight through thoughtful discussion, well-designed interactions, and the opportunity for self and group reflection.

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SEL is Fundamental  |  One-Day Workshop

SEL Toolbox for Elementary Grades or Insights and Ideas for Advisory Groups

hosted by Woodside Priory School
November 14, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m

Location Information

On Tuesday, November 14th, our one-day workshop will be hosted by Woodside Priory school, located 45 minutes south of San Francisco and 30 minutes northwest of San Jose.

The campus can be reached via a combination of BART or CalTrain and app based rides.

Woodside Priory
302 Portola Rd, Portola Valley, CA 94028


It's Fundamental (Grades 1-12)
This interactive session provides an introduction to the studies and thinking behind incorporating SEL into educational practices including learning and motivation, wellbeing, school climate and relationships.
Various approaches, curricular goals and themes will be presented. A framework of guiding principles for instruction, teacher responses, and curricular design will also be shared.
Choice of either session
Path for 1-6 Grade Teachers:
IFSEL Toolbox for the Elementary Grades
This workshop introduces the foundational SEL tools for students. The core IFSEL sequence of lessons is presented to meet the developmental needs of elementary-aged children.

The IFSEL "toolbox” also provides language and skills to address common classroom and group issues. You will experience activities that explore the capacity and motivation of children to apply social and emotional learning to their daily lives.

Lessons such as Layers of Feelings, De-Escalation, and Inside/Outside Circle engage self-understanding and social awareness.

This session is appropriate for teachers of older grades who want to learn and build upon basic SEL skills. The IFSEL “toolbox” content can easily be adapted for a variety of settings and ages, including parent groups.
Path for 5-12 Grade Teachers:
Insights and Ideas for Advisory Groups
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 Advisor, timing and grouping.

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.

Participants will receive a repertoire of creative, effective teaching activities that are low in preparation and high in impact to assist them in building group harmony and support students’ development.


Woodside Priory
November 14th



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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