SEL Academy Series
SEL VIII – A Second
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
Prerequisites: Foundations in SEL, Afterschool professionals
from a PSELI pilot school, Prime Time Registry ID
Time: 3 hours Session Materials: Morning
Meeting Book, Afternoon Meeting Training Manual
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. ALL Levels.
Primary QIS Scales Addressed: Safe Environment: I-A. Psychological and
emotional safety. Supportive Environment: II-F. Welcoming atmosphere, K.
Encouragement. Interaction: III-M: Sense of belonging, Q. Youth develop
positive peer relationships. L. Manage feelings and resolve conflicts. Engagement:
IV-T. Youth opportunities to reflect. High Expectations for Youth and Staff VI-E
Academic enrichment. Family: VIII-I. Positive communication with family
learning and implementation of adult SEL skills, explicit instruction and SEL
Integration and match to SEL competencies with an equity lens.
2. Integrate SEL
both in dedicated SEL time and throughout regular program schedule.
3. Envision and
devise an implementation plan that embeds SEL and diversity, equity, inclusion
to meet needs of youth.
1. Use one or more
SIT (signature practices, inquiry, thematic connection) practice in outside of
incorporate or guide peers to incorporate a Second Step lesson or other SEL
activity into either an Afternoon Meeting or other SEL rotation.
3. Include one or
more DEI themes into SEL content and activities.