SEL Palm Beach County Summer Institute

The School District of Palm Beach County and Prime Time Palm Beach County are excited to share with you information regarding this year's SEL Palm Beach County Summer Institute! Your school's institute will be held on either July 31 or August 1, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Palm Springs Middle School located at 1560 Kirk Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33406. This conference is designed for current PSELI administrators, teachers, OST directors, OST practitioners, and non-instructional staff. There will be a variety of breakout sessions to choose from based upon the participants' role. Participants must register for this institute by June 30, 2019. Please use the link below to register.


We will also be offering a one-day onboarding institute for teachers and practitioners who will be new to the PSELI project next year or still need the initial SEL 101 and Morning/Afternoon Meeting training. This institute will be held on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Palm Springs Middle School. These participants would only attend the on-boarding track at the institute on July 31, 2019. Participants must register for this institute by June 30, 2019. Please use the same link below to register.

Summer Institute

Karen J. Pittman
President and CEO
The Forum for Youth Investment

Karen J. Pittman is president and CEO of the Forum for Youth Investment, a national nonprofit, nonpartisan “action tank” that combines thought leadership on youth development, youth policy, cross-system/cross-sector partnerships and developmental youth practice with on-the-ground training, technical assistance and support. Karen is a respected sociologist and leader in youth development. Prior to co-founding the Forum in 1998, she launched adolescent pregnancy prevention initiatives at the Children’s Defense Fund, started the Center for Youth Development and Policy Research, and served as senior vice president at the International Youth Foundation. Karen was involved in the founding of America’s Promise and directed the President's Crime Prevention Council during the William Clinton administration. Most recently, Karen received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Partners for Livable Cities, joining previous awardees such as President William Clinton and Lady Bird Johnson. Karen was recently selected to join the National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development with the Aspen Institute.



(schedule is the same for both days)

7:45-8:15 a.m.
Check-in and Breakfast*

8:15-8:30 a.m.
Welcoming Ritual and Overview of the Day

8:30-9:20 a.m.

Karen Pittman
Co-founder, President and CEO
The Forum for Youth Investment

9:35-11:35 a.m.
Breakout Session 1

11:35-12:35 p.m.

12:40-2:40 p.m.
Breakout Session 2

2:50-3:15 p.m.
Community of Practice

3:20-3:30 p.m.
Optimistic Closure

*Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all participants.


Best Practices for Implementing Sharing Activities in your Morning/Afternoon Meeting


Best Practices for Implementing your Morning/Afternoon Message


Reflecting on your Own Practice in SEL


Is Work Life Balance Even Possible?


Social-Emotional Learning through a Culturally Responsive Lens


Best Practices for Implementing your Group Activity and Explicit SEL Instruction (Second Step)


SEL 101 and and Introduction to Morning/Afternoon Meeting


Leading While Learning in PSELI


The Words We Use


Reframing Behavior Management


Mindfulness-informed Adult SEL Practice


School Climate Improvement Cycle: Learning from SEQ Data to Promote Positive School Climate


Bringing Yourself to Work


The Trauma Responsive Classroom: From ACEs Aware to Practice

SEL and Academic Integration


Bringing Yourself to Work - Part 1

SEL 101 & Introto Morning/Afternoon Meeting

The information below explains participants' compensation rates based upon their position.

  • Instructional Staff: $25 per hour or 12 in-service points (if you submit the follow-up component in eLM)
  • Non-Instructional Staff: your hourly rate not to exceed $13 per hour
  • OST Practitioners: $25 per hour stipend
  • Administrators: 12 in-service points (if you submit the follow-up component in eLM)

If you have any questions, please contact
Gail Sherman