OST Social and Emotional Learning Academy

Foundations in SEL I

This training provides an introduction to Social and Emotional Learning competencies as defined by the CASEL and Weikart frameworks, and relate these competencies to the goals of the participating sites in the Partnership for Social and Emotional Learning Initiative (PSELI).  Participants will also explore basic mindfulness and SEL practices to increase resilience and enhance their experiential understanding of SEL in their own lives. Finally, participants will learn the structure and approach behind the selected PSELI curriculum for youth in afterschool, Responsive Classroom and Afternoon Meeting.

Prerequisites:  Afterschool professionals from a PSELI pilot school,
Prime Time Registry ID

Live Session Time: 3 hours Session Materials: None

Foundations in SEL II

Does sitting in a circle really help youth to feel more connected to each other? Helping students to be a part of the Afternoon Meeting and not disrupting it can vary with each child.  This interactive training will provide advanced strategies and techniques to unlock the deeper intention and power of circles as a structure for community building both in and out of Afternoon Meeting sessions. Participants will also continue their exploration and self-inquiry process into self-awareness and self-regulation as a foundational skill for effective adult SEL practice. 

Prerequisites:  Foundations in SEL, Afterschool professionals from a PSELI pilot school, Prime Time Registry ID

Live Session Time: 3 hourSession Materials: Morning Meeting Book, Afternoon Meeting Training Manual

SEL III – The Art of Social Connection

Social awareness begins with connection. This training builds upon the self-awareness skills explored in previous sessions and introduces the importance of perception in managing ourselves and relating to others. Participants will reflect on their own ways of perceiving and regarding others to build more equitable relationships. This provides a foundation for effective greetings, using facilitation techniques that create more emotionally safe, supportive and positive environments where youth can find meaning and self-worth.

 

Prerequisites:Afterschool professionals from a PSELI pilot school, Prime Time Registry ID

Live Session Time: 3 hours Session Materials: None

Register for ONLY ONE of the following dates: 

Wed., January 23, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Children's Services Council of
Palm Beach County
2300 High Ridge Road
Boynton Beach, FL 33426

Thurs., January 24, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Children's Services Council of
Palm Beach County
2300 High Ridge Road
Boynton Beach, FL 33426

SEL IV – Responding to Trauma and Reactivity

Effectively dealing with trauma and managing the stressors of everyday life are foundational social and emotional skills. In this training, we will explore stressors and the ways humans typically react to both big and mundane life events that may get in the way of our well-being and relationships. Participants are encouraged to increase awareness of their reactions as the first step to intentionally practice self-care, and to track how this impacts their interactions with adults and youth at work. Participants will also learn how to notice and manage reactivity both in and out of the Afternoon Meeting setting using a proactive approach to discipline.

 

Prerequisites:  Foundations in SEL, Afterschool professionals from a PSELI pilot school, Prime Time Registry ID

Live Session Time: 3 hours  Session Materials: Morning Meeting Book, Afternoon Meeting Training Manual

 

Register for ONLY ONE of the following dates: 

Tues., February 5, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Children's Services Council of
Palm Beach County
2300 High Ridge Road
Boynton Beach, FL 33426

Wed., February 6, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Lantana Elementary Afterschool Program
710 West Ocean Avenue
Lantana, FL 33462

SEL V – Building Resilience and Self-Care

Building upon the previous session, participants are invited to continue the journey into self-care by practicing key mindfulness and self-regulation techniques that bring greater well-being and balance. In the long term, regular practice can lead to what is referred to in neuroscience as resilience – the ability to adapt, respond and bounce back from trauma and constantly changing life situations. Participants continue to apply and track the effects of emotional regulation tools in interactions with coworkers and youth. Ways of proactive responding and building resilience among youth in an Afternoon Meeting are explored, including choosing activities that promote self-regulation.

 

Prerequisites:Foundations in SEL, Afterschool professionals from a PSELI pilot school, Prime Time Registry ID

Live Session Time:3 hours Session Materials: Morning Meeting Book, Afternoon Meeting Training Manual

SEL VI – Empathetic Communication, Strong Relationships

Empathy is a social and emotional competency that is often challenging to embody in a context of competing demands, misbehavior and misunderstanding. In this training, participants will learn basic mindfulness tools to deepen listening, enhance verbal and non-verbal communication, and build more positive, win-win relationships.   Participants will also learn to model empathetic communication in different segments of the Afternoon Meeting, and to apply positive instructor language in their program.

 

Prerequisites:Foundations in SEL, Afterschool professionals from a PSELI pilot school, Prime Time Registry ID

Live Session Time:3 hours    Session Materials: Morning Meeting Book, Afternoon Meeting Training Manual

 

 

SEL VII – Building a Culture of Compassion and Equity

Having built a foundation of self-compassion and empathetic communication in previous sessions, participants are guided to explore embedding a culture of compassion and equity into the OST environment with intentionality. Participants learn evidence-based adult compassion and common humanity practices that can be applied with coworkers and built into youth activities. Participants are also invited to create an Afternoon Meeting Lesson Plan, applying Responsive Classroom key practices, SEL Academy learning  and curricula resources.

 

Prerequisites:Foundations in SEL, Afterschool professionals from a PSELI pilot school, Prime Time Registry ID

Live Session Time:3 hours Session Materials: Morning Meeting Book, Afternoon Meeting Training Manual

 

Register for ONLY ONE of the following dates: 

Tues., April 2, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Children's Services Council
of Palm Beach County
2300 High Ridge Road
Boynton Beach, FL 33426

Wed., April 3, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Egret Lake Elementary
Afterschool Program
5115 47th Place North
West Palm Beach, FL 33411

SEL VIII – A Second Step Ahead

Participants will have an opportunity in this final session of the series to share their takeaways from intentionally practicing, modeling and transferring SEL skills from the inside out, and shaping the path forward as they continue to implement SEL practice with youth. Participants will be introduced to Second Step curriculum components, which will provide an opportunity to further enhance youth SEL skills with lesson activities that build brain balance, connect SEL to academic content, and provide structures for sharing and dialogue in the Afternoon Meeting.

 

Prerequisites:Foundations in SEL, Afterschool professionals from a PSELI pilot school, Prime Time Registry ID

Live Session Time: 3 hours Session Materials: Morning Meeting Book, Afternoon Meeting Training Manual

 

Register for ONLY ONE of the following dates: 

Wed., April 17, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Children's Services Council
of Palm Beach County
2300 High Ridge Road
Boynton Beach, FL 33426

Thurs., April 18, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Pahokee Elementary
560 E. Main Place
Pahokee, FL 33476