Leadership Institute

Out-of-School Time Through the Lens of Social Emotional Learning: A Deeper Dive for Advanced Learning 

Friday, November 6, 2020
Morning Session: 10 until 12
Afternoon Session: 1 until 3 

Target Audience: Emergent and Seasoned Professionals

Cost:  $25 per provider for the full day

Registration Link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqceuopjwqHdBeUrjwH_DFtvrlmsdxqpK6

Description of Session: We know that teaching social and emotional skills is critical to helping children and youth thrive in school and life. But what does it really mean to “do SEL” effectively? In this interactive training, participants will learn what it takes to embed social and emotional learning throughout the culture, climate and practices of your after-school program. You will reflect on your current practice, and walk away with knowledge and strategies to develop SEL as the lens through which you conduct your business as an after-school provider.

Participants will

  • Know what it means to apply an SEL lens to your culture, climate and practice
  • Leave with strategies to enhance your SEL practices in at least 3 programmatic areas
  • Be able distinguish between equitable and inequitable SEL practice
  • Leave with strategies to implement SEL equitably

In this interactive workshop, participants will enhance their understanding of social and emotional learning (SEL), including its relevance to afterschool programs; and learn effective strategies for embedding SEL into their existing programs. Learning objectives include the ability to: identify the five core social and emotional competencies and the Illinois State SEL Standards, articulate the relevance of social and emotional learning to afterschool programs, gain awareness of the importance of their own social and emotional competence to enhance their programs’ effectiveness, and begin incorporating social and emotional skill-building into their program practice and climate.

IAN Trainer: The training will be facilitated by Caryn Curry, Mental Health Consultant with the Center for Childhood Resilience, Lurie Children’s Hospital. Caryn Curry, MA, is an educational consultant who supports schools and communities to develop socially and emotionally healthy environments, and teach young people life skills that are critical to their success. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Harvard University and a Master’s Degree in social work from the University of Chicago. A former Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Ms. Curry has over 30 years of professional experience working on behalf of children and families in educational, residential, hospital, and community settings.