The SEL Professional Development Program goal is to bring educators together to learn, share and build confidence in their mental health, SEL, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) knowledge to increase student-to-student connections and promote a healthy sense of identity and belonging.
The 30 educators in the SEL Professional Development Program cohort will attend a foundational session, four content sessions, two community learning/support sessions, two National Awareness Day trainings. These educators will also have access to the Beyond Differences Learning Community (an online community for additional resources, trainings, and connection with other educators in the Beyond Differences national network). The foundational and the content sessions cover SEL topics that contribute to overall mental health and belonging, such as identity, student agency, social isolation, bias, and learning differences.
Beyond Differences believes that transformative social-emotional learning is the key to disrupting social isolation and that young people have the power to change the world, starting with how they treat each other at school and online.
Learn more at www.beyonddifferences.org