This workshop uses an activity-based approach to delve into the trainer’s highly acclaimed book, Social Emotional Learning in Action (SELA). SELA is based on the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning’s (CASEL) core competencies and provides 36 developmentally sequenced lessons which have been adapted for elementary, middle and high school audiences.
Using an intentional blend of interactive activity and PowerPoint; participants will learn about experiential cornerstones and SEL in a fun, engaging way. Each activity will promote community and team-building showcasing several SEL competencies at once. Participants will also learn an experiential approach to ‘Challenge by Choice’ and several methods to create behavioral norms and further reinforce SEL skills. Behavioral norms are often referred to as ‘Classroom Rules, Full Value Contracts, or Groundrules.’ Regardless of the language, co-creating specific and relevant community norms with your students sets everyone up for social/emotional and academic success.
Online workshop appropriate for any K-12 educator or youth worker. Book not included in webinar’s fee.
Tara Flippo holds a B.A. in Outdoor Experiential Education from Hampshire College and a M.A. in Social Justice and Experiential Education from Vermont College. Focusing her career on education and training/consulting has allowed her to serve as youth facilitator, teacher trainer, college professor, and director. Tara's organizational leadership and facilitation skills span 25 years and multiple programs and settings. She ran her own Social Justice consulting business for six years and is a frequent presenter on Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) topics. Tara has comprehensive skills in the areas of Social Justice Education/DEI, Experiential Learning, Youth Development, and Social Emotional Learning. One of Tara's professional highlights, is the publication of her first book in 2016 - Social Emotional Learning in Action: Experiential Activities to Positively Impact School Climate which has sold over 6,000 copies. In addition, Tara is an adjunct professor in Social Justice Education for the University of New Hampshire's Social Work Department.