Professional Development

Integrate SEL Programs & Practices

Frameworks’ engaging, interactive professional development workshops support schools and youth-serving organizations in integrating social and emotional learning (SEL) into their programs and practices.

Each workshop has clear objectives and offers user-friendly tips and tools so that participants leave empowered to apply SEL in their preK-12 contexts.

Workshops are tailored to meet your goals and can be held in person or virtually, and are available in Spanish. Sessions can be held as one-time learning opportunities or as a series and can be used for professional development points (PDPs) with district approval.

In a 2019 teacher survey by Frameworks, the message was clear:
teachers want support on SEL.

[It helps] being able to understand that SEL is for everyone. Knowing the fact that everyone does have emotions and it can be easier than I thought. In other words, it is possible.

Teacher PD Participant

I thought this was an excellent training! Very helpful. I'm excited to start implementing new ideas to improve myself.

Teacher PD Participant

I learned that… when we have a better understanding of our students, we’re better able to meet their needs socially and emotionally, which will only aid us in helping them be a more successful individual overall.

Teacher PD Participant

Always enjoy the information Frameworks presents and the supporting role the organization plays in promoting SEL for students, teachers, and families

Guidance Counselor and PD Participant

There is never enough of CBS [Community Building Sessions™]/SEL/Frameworks. I always seem to take away something new. Thanks again!

Teacher PD Participant

Professional Development Workshops

Staying Connected through Relationships during COVID-19

LENGTH: 1 HOUR (flexible)

DESCRIPTION:
This workshop offers information about the importance of social connectedness at all times, particularly during social distancing. Participants will gain creative, realistic strategies for nurturing their personal and professional relationships during this time and for helping their students do the same.

Foundational Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

LENGTH: 1.5 HOURS (flexible)

DESCRIPTION:
Through this engaging workshop focused on foundational concepts of SEL, educators will define SEL, explore the benefits of SEL, and gain tools and strategies for integrating SEL into their work.

Integrating SEL and Classroom Management

LENGTH: 1.5 HOURS (flexible)

DESCRIPTION:
This workshop supports educators in understanding the overlap between classroom management and SEL, guides them through self-reflecting on their current practices, and provides strategies for integrating SEL into everyday classroom management.

Understanding SEL and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

LENGTH: 1.5 HOURS (flexible)

DESCRIPTION:
Participants in this workshop will learn exactly what Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are and how they affect our students. Educators will leave with SEL and Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT) strategies to support all students, including those navigating ACEs.

This workshop can be geared towards early childhood providers, educators themselves, or for educators in support of families.

SEL and Educator Wellness

LENGTH: 1.5 HOURS (flexible)

DESCRIPTION:
This workshop focuses on the crucial and often overlooked topic of educator wellness. Participants will define what wellness for educators looks like, explore why educator wellness matters, and learn strategies for boosting their wellness and, in turn, that of their students. This workshop is available for both K-12 and early childhood educators.

Classroom Discussions as an SEL Tool

LENGTH: 1.5 HOURS (flexible)

DESCRIPTION:
In this workshop, educators will explore ways to enhance their classroom discussions in any content area through the lens of SEL. Participants will learn and practice strategies that promote student voice, inclusion, and respect.

Integrating SEL and Academic Instruction

LENGTH: 1.5 HOURS (flexible)

DESCRIPTION:
This engaging workshop supports educators with integrating SEL into academic instruction in any content area. Participants will learn and practice strategies that promote social and emotional competencies and will plan applications to their individual contexts.

Navigating Academic Press and Expectations

LENGTH: 1.5 HOURS (flexible)

DESCRIPTION:
Participants in this workshop will learn how to balance using academic press and high expectations with making students feel safe and supported. Educators will gain tools and strategies for approaching academic rigor through an SEL lens for student wellness and success.

This workshop can be geared towards educators themselves, or for educators in support of families.

Cooperative Learning/Engagement Strategies and SEL

LENGTH: 1.5 HOURS (flexible)

DESCRIPTION:
In this workshop, educators will explore ways to use cooperative learning and engagement strategies to elevate their classroom climate and culture. Participants will learn and practice strategies that build social awareness and relationship skills as students work together toward collective goals.

Community Building Sessions™

LENGTH: 3 HOURS (flexible)

DESCRIPTION:
This workshop will explore foundational concepts of SEL and will guide educators through the SEL program Community Building Sessions™. Participants will learn and practice each component of the program, including mindfulness breathing, greetings, compliments, group activities, news, and transition breathing. Educators will leave with a Community Building Sessions™ manual with strategies for each component of the program.

Community Building Sessions™ Booster

LENGTH: 1 HOUR (flexible)

DESCRIPTION:
This workshop will review implementation, best practices, and reinforce Community Building Sessions components. Participants will engage in strategy sharing of glows and grows by reflecting on CBS implementation at designated school or work site. 

SEL Collaborative Learning Communities: Building Emotional Vocabulary

LENGTH: 1 HOUR (flexible)

DESCRIPTION:
Frameworks supports schools and partner organizations with the application of workshop content by facilitating Collaborative Learning Communities (CLCs), which focus on goal-setting and problem-solving.

This CLC reviews the importance of building emotional vocabulary in the classroom to support all students’ success. Peers participate and collaborate on observations in the classroom along with identifying one’s own emotions and feeling.

SEL Collaborative Learning Communities: The Zen Den

LENGTH: 1 HOUR (flexible)

DESCRIPTION:
Frameworks supports schools and partner organizations with the application of workshop content by facilitating Collaborative Learning Communities (CLCs), which focus on goal-setting and problem-solving.

In this CLC, peers participate and collaborate on implementing Zenergy chimes using a variety of instructional practices and techniques.

SEL Collaborative Learning Communities: Conversation Cards

LENGTH: 1 HOUR (flexible)

DESCRIPTION:
Frameworks supports schools and partner organizations with the application of workshop content by facilitating Collaborative Learning Communities (CLCs), which focus on goal-setting and problem-solving.

In this CLC, we explore why students need to bond through deep conversations, and peers participate and collaborate on implementing Conversation Cards effectively in the classroom and school setting.

SEL Collaborative Learning Communities: DESSA Data Dig

LENGTH: 1 HOUR (flexible)

DESCRIPTION:
Frameworks supports schools and partner organizations with the application of workshop content by facilitating Collaborative Learning Communities (CLCs), which focus on goal-setting and problem-solving.

In this CLC, we brainstorm different perspectives in approaching student growth, review Devereux Students Strengths Assessment (DESSA) data from a social and emotional lens and share observations as colleagues, reflect and share expertise and insights from your experiences, and engage in collective problem solving. 

SEL and Behavior Management

LENGTH: 1 HOUR

DESCRIPTION:
In this workshop for early childhood educators and staff, we review the overlap between behavior management and SEL, discuss how to make SEL part of everyday behavior management, and explore strategies for SEL teaching practices.

Supporting SEL in the Preschool Years

LENGTH: 3 HOURS

DESCRIPTION:
In this workshop, we describe the impact that Social Emotional Learning (SEL) has on a child’s development and academic success, list the core competencies of SEL and review strategies for embedding them in an early childhood program. Participants also explore the components of Second Step® curriculum and best practices for implementation, and plan to integrate SEL strategies using the Second Step® curriculum with existing tools and curricula. 

SEL as a Lens for Teaching Young Children

LENGTH: 1 HOUR

DESCRIPTION:
In this workshop for early childhood educators and staff, we define Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), explore what research says about the benefits of SEL, and gain tools and strategies for integrating SEL into your work.

Starting the School Year Strong with SEL

LENGTH: 3 HOURS

DESCRIPTION:
This workshop can be geared towards principals, coaches and DRTs, or educators. To help each group start the school year strong, we define what Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are, and how Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) can be used to support ALL students. Participants will also gain tools and strategies for integrating SEL into their work.

Supporting Families through SEL

LENGTH: 1.5 HOURS

DESCRIPTION:
In this workshop, participants learn the benefits of SEL, explore the importance of working collaboratively with families to establish SEL-related goals, and gain tools and ideas for supporting parents/guardians with using SEL language and techniques.

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