Free Professional Development Events
Join any of our chats, webinars, or interactive workshops and learn practical strategies for teaching with technology and supporting students in their digital lives.
Addressing Social Emotional Learning in Elementary School
1-Hour Interactive Workshop
How are you addressing the unique social and emotional challenges elementary school students may encounter as technology starts to play an increasing role in their lives, both in and out of school? leave Join us as we share lessons, quick activities and teaching strategies from singing songs to writing poetry to role playing. We want to help build students’ self-awareness, self-management, responsible decision-making, relationship skills, and social awareness so your students understand how technology makes them feel, learn how to act with kindness, and make caring and responsible decisions online.
Building Connections: Social and Emotional Learning and Digital Citizenship
The Building Connections webinar series explores how social and emotional learning (SEL) connects to topics that are top of mind for our community so we can strengthen the many systems that support our young people.
Join CASEL for a conversation with Common Sense Education as we explore the connections between digital citizenship and social and emotional learning. Common Sense will share findings from their recent research report on how young people are using digital media to manage their mental health and discuss how to promote both digital citizenship and social and emotional learning in schools. Recommended for K-12 educators, administrators, and family engagement leads.
Support is provided by the Susan Crown Exchange.
Developing Embodied SEL: How to Easily Integrate Service Learning into Your Classroom
By helping others, we actually help ourselves, too! When we empower kids to believe that they can make a difference in the world, and then we give them the opportunity to actually practice helping others, they unlock powerful mental health outcomes for themselves. We call this type of service learning “embodied SEL,” and although integrating a service-learning program may sound intimidating, it can be very simple (and free).
Join this edWebinar to learn:
- How to use the UNICEF Kid Power program, a free, interactive video platform that connects students’ activity within the platform to real-world support that UNICEF and its partners deliver to children and families in need globally and locally.
- Ways to build classroom community and keep students motivated.
- Specific whole-child benefits (social emotional, mental health, physical health and academic) for students who participate in UNICEF Kid Power.
- Best practices for implementing a service-learning program into your classroom or school (for both in-person and virtual learning).
- Where to access 150+ SEL and physical activity videos (featuring characters, celebrities, and athletes that kids know and love) to help students regulate emotions, explore identity, develop resilience, discuss difficult topics (racism, adjusting to new situations, and more), relax, and refocus through brain breaks.
This edWebinar will be of interest to teachers, school and district leaders, school counselors, teachers of students with special needs, and PE teachers of the kindergarten through elementary levels. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.
How Do You Plan to Celebrate Digital Citizenship Week?
30 Min Chat
Common Sense Education is celebrating Digital Citizenship Week Oct 18–22, 2021. Join us to learn how you can plan successful events throughout the week to involve your whole school community. Listen in as teachers share their experiences and ideas you can try in your school.
Transform Your Pedagogy by Partnering with Parents!
We all know that partnering with parents (and all caregivers) is not just a one-and-done event, but a practice of seeing and valuing families as full and equal partners in fostering learners. How, as educators, can we help parents and caregivers feel more confident, clear, and supported as partners in learning?
Join Gretchen Osodipe of Co-Teach for a lively discussion about a whole-community approach, including concrete strategies educators can use for family engagement. As a former teacher and current parent of three, Gretchen’s goals aren’t about kids “getting better at school,” but about nurturing lifelong learners!
This edWebinar will be of interest to teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders of the elementary through high school levels. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.
Intro to Digital Citizenship: Addressing Cyberbullying, Digital Drama & Hate Speech
1-Hour Interactive Workshop
How can we help our students understand the effects of digital drama, cyberbullying, and hate speech on themselves and their larger communities? How can we help them explore the roles people play and how individual actions -- negative and positive, intentional and unintentional -- can affect their peers and their broader communities? Join this introductory workshop to digital citizenship with a focus on cyberbullying, digital drama, and hate speech.
Cyberbullying: Proactive vs. Reactive
1-Hour Interactive Workshop
How can we create a positive school and classroom culture that supports academic learning along with social and emotional well-being? We’ll explore a crisis response compared to a proactive response, and resources from our SEL in Digital Life Center as well as Digital Life Dilemmas. Leave with digital citizenship tools you can use immediately in your schools to nurture a strong and positive school culture.