SEL PD Options

                                   Creating Integrated SEL/Trauma Informed Classrooms:

                                   Professional Development Options For Extended Break

 

SEL Professional Development Series

GOAL:

The goal of this professional development series is to create learning environments where ALL students and staff feel safe and supported and where social emotional learning and supporting the whole child can be a primary focus. Participants will understand the essential knowledge, skills, and practices needed to create learning environments that integrate social emotional learning and trauma informed practices in order to help all students and staff meet their potential for success in a positive school climate. Participants will also be more prepared to appropriately meet the needs of students with more significant social, emotional and behavioral needs.

 

DELIVERY:

  • Each course is 6 hours  - but is broken into 2 hour virtual interactive sessions. 

  • It is recommended to start with the “More Calm Less Chaos” Session and then the sequence/time of following sessions can be customized depending on building/district needs.

 

 



Time

Session Topics

Description

Facilitators

6 Hours

Part 1 - 2 hrs

Part 2 - 2 hrs

Part 3 - 2 hrs



 

More Calm, Less Chaos: Creating Integrated SEL/Trauma Informed Schools

 

Participants will gain an understanding of what a classroom can look like when trauma-informed and integrated SEL practices are in place….much more calm and much less chaos! Learn how stress, trauma and ACES impact learning, emotional regulation, and behavior. Research shows that educators are in a prime position to heal brains and build resilience in children. Focus will be on how we can regulate before we educate and connect before we correct. Our ultimate goal is accessing our learning brains so that together we can decrease stress, build strong social emotional and academic skills, and increase positive behavior in a safe and supportive learning environment. This  session will provide an introduction to brain based interventions that support regulating before we educate and connecting before we correct. Participants will self reflect and leave with strategies that can be implemented the next day. 

MCESC SEL Team Members

6 Hours

Part 1 - 2 hrs

Part 2 - 2 hrs

Part 3 - 2 hrs

Regulate Before You Educate: Self-Regulation and Implementation Supports

Understanding regulation/dysregulation in self including preferences, triggers, and tools is key.  This session will focus on developing knowledge of the three methods to self-regulation and explore effective regulation supports for individual spaces (desk), classroom supports (safe spaces), and campus supports (sensory/reset rooms). Best practices regarding responding to students with intensive social and emotional needs will be discussed.  

MCESC SEL Team Members

6 Hours

Part 1 - 2 hrs

Part 2 - 2 hrs

Part 3 - 2 hrs

Connect Before You Correct: Relationship Building & Restorative Practices

Creating connections and relationships through building a community of trust and safety to prevent challenging behaviors is the focus of this session. Emphasis will be on how we can  de-escalate dysregulated students and support neural development for all children through co-regulation and relationships. Methods to build connections between staff to staff, staff to students, students to students will be explored. In this session participants will also learn how to facilitate restorative circles effectively. Circles create community and positive learning environments and effective circles build social capital and resolve conflict. Participants will learn strategies to set high expectations while offering support through direct feedback and asking questions that foster accountability.  

MCESC SEL Team Members

6 Hours

Part 1 - 2 hrs

Part 2 - 2 hrs

Part 3 - 2 hrs


 

Weaving Social Emotional Learning into the Classroom Fabric

Integrating social emotional learning into the district/school fabric is the focus of this session. An  important component to teaching SEL is first understanding adult SEL. This session will dive into understanding the SEL competencies of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making.  Practical application through adult modeling and SEL activities will be reviewed so that SEL learning can be integrated into daily activities, beyond explicit SEL curriculum.  

MCESC SEL Team Members

2 Hours

Part 1 - 2 hrs

Part 2 - 2 hrs

Part 3 - 2 hrs



 

Putting Your Oxygen Mask On First: Self Care for Adults Working With Children

Understanding our own social emotional skills and how we manage our own stress is the foundation to being regulated.  Research shows that working in schools in one of the most stressful occupations in the country. Learn how your SEL skills impact how you respond to challenging times, and learn new strategies to build those SEL skills in yourself.  Only regulated adults can regulate the children they work with. Walk away with a Self-Care Plan that has strategies you can implement the next day.

MCESC SEL Team Members