OSSE, in collaboration with One Common Unity, will host several Social Emotional Learning Training Institutes this summer for educators, leaders and staff. Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children, youth, and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain healthy relationships, and make responsible decisions. SEL transforms school cultures and power dynamics, affecting how students, teachers, staff, and administrators interact with each other both in and outside the classroom. SEL practices provide children and youth with equitable, supportive, and welcoming learning environments. This Institute will equip educators with social-emotional learning skills and practices to embed within school classrooms and overall school cultures.
Participants can choose between attending a two-day foundational institute, or a three-day deeper dive institute. In both the two-day and three-day institutes, participants will journey through the CASEL SEL framework to learn about cultural competency and build self-awareness around their presence and role within their schools. The topics that will be covered in both institutes include:
- SEL Core Competencies
- Cultural Competency, Relevancy and Humility
- Conflict Transformation
- Stress Management
Participants in the three-day institute will also benefit from in-depth dialogue and discussion with their fellow educators as well as more one-on-one time with OCU’s expert facilitators.
These workshops are intended for educators, school administrators, teachers, social workers and counselors serving in public and public charter schools in the District of Columbia. Participants will receive six OSSE professional learning units (PLUs) for each full day of attendance.
- July 22-24: Stuart Hobson Middle School, 410 E St. NE
- Aug. 12-14: Josephine Baker Parks Center, 2437 15th St. NW
For questions, contact Nakanya Magby and [email protected].