Social and Emotional Learning through Adventure (Online Version)

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This online workshop is for interdisciplinary, K-12 educators who wish to support their students’ social and emotional development better. Participants will be exposed to a wide range of adventure-based, SEL-linked activities. They will explore strategies for applying adventure concepts to align and integrate the diverse social and emotional learning initiatives in their school.

Participants will: 

  • Participate in adventure activities that support the implementation of social and emotional learning (SEL) strategies while supporting academic content.
  • Gain information and insight into theory, research results, and components associated with the most effective approaches to SEL programming.
  • Develop instructional skills for specific SEL content areas such as goal setting, decision making, managing emotions, and engaging in social relationships.
  • Explore best practices for creating and evaluating a relationship-centered school or community agency.


  • Adventure activities will be translated into a virtual setting through synchronous video conferencing. Other activities will be shared in writing or pre-recorded video, and participants may be asked to practice facilitating activities with students, family, or friends (in person or virtually) as part of their asynchronous work.
  • Presentations/discussions will be aided by slides, virtual whiteboards, and other tools; reading/practice and reflection will also introduce students to SEL theory and research.
  • Participants will have SEL instruction modeled for them, will engage in SEL activities as a group, and will learn to reflect on their professional practices through an SEL lens. Group development and positive relationships will be modeled throughout this workshop via small group work in breakout rooms, teambuilding activities, and asynchronous reflection.
  • Participants will explore how to apply their new knowledge and skills to both in-person and virtual learning.

Online Workshop Session Options: 

There are two new sessions of this online workshop in August:

  • Session A: Will meet online every Thursday, starting 7/30 and runs through Thursday, August 20th.  The live online hours will be 6:30-9:30PM ET each week.
  • Session B: Will meet online every Monday and Thursday, starting 8/10 and runs through Thursday, August 20th. The live online hours will be 1:00-4:00PM ET each week.
  • A participant can register for only one session.
  • Limited space available!  Register now or email to let us know you are interested in attending.

Workshop Information: 

  • Cost = $390
  • There will be an additional 4 hours of asynchronous work off-line.
  • Graduate credit: 2 or 4 (Please note: Participants can take SEL through Adventure or SEL for Specialists but not both for graduate credits)
  • CEUs: 1.6
  • Please register more than two weeks in advance to ensure the workshop will have enough participants to run as scheduled.
  • Workshop registration cancellation policies:  Cancellations less than two weeks prior to a workshop start date will result in a 50% refund of tuition cost.  No shows without cancellation notice will forfeit all tuition cost paid.

How to Register:

  • Online:
  • Phone:  (800) 468-8898 or (978) 524-4555
  • Email:
  • Fax:  Download a workshop registration form and fax to 978-524-4501. Only fax the form if you can’t register and pay via credit card online. NOTE: You must have Acrobat Reader to access this file. If you do not, you can download it for free from Adobe’s website.
  • Please register at least two weeks prior to the start date. Are you waiting for approval to attend or can’t commit with a payment at this time? No worries, we still want to hear from you! Call or email us and we can put you on the waiting list.
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