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SEL Academy Series

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 SEL curriculum for youth in afterschool, Responsive Classroom and Afternoon Meeting.


Prerequisites:  SEL Basics Onboarding. Afterschool professionals from a PSELI pilot school, Prime Time Registry ID

Live Session Time:  3 hours              

Session Materials: None

Core Competencies Addressed:

Child/Youth Growth and Development – 1C: Use Developmental Knowledge to Create Healthy, Respectful, Supportive and Challenging Environments. Interaction with Children/Youth; 5C: Promote positive expression, group experiences between adults and children/youth. Learning Environment and Curriculum. 4C: Design and develop curriculum to support social emotional development. Entry level and level 1.  


Primary QIS Scales Addressed:  Safe Environment: I-A. Psychological and emotional safety.  Supportive Environment: II-F. Welcoming atmosphere, I. Active engagement.  Interaction: III-M: Sense of Belonging 


SELOC Items Addressed: Adult SEL Practice 1.1 Intrapersonal Skills; SEL Integration and Infusion 2.1 Adult Practice with Youth (Introductory), 2.2.a Signature Practices; SEL Explicit Instruction 3.1 Afternoon Meeting 3.1.a Overall Structure, 3.1.b Greeting, 3.1.c Sharing


Training Objectives:

  1. Discuss and explore the meaning of SEL competencies using CASEL and Weikart frameworks, and the four areas of SEL implementation.
  2. Practice adult self-awareness tools and analyze scientific findings on the impact of SEL.
  3. Apply and plan to implement the Responsive Classroom approach and a daily Afternoon Meeting.


Training Outcomes:

  1. List and define SEL Competencies (CASEL, Weikart) and give a basic explanation of the four areas of SEL implementation.
  2. Articulate and model self-awareness from an experiential and scientific understanding, and through cultivating a regular self-awareness and self-reflective practice.
  3. Conduct at least two components (Greeting and Sharing) of the Afternoon Meeting following a lesson plan, with basic application of Responsive Classroom approach and at least two signature practices.

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