Course Details



Thursday, June 9 & Friday, June  10, 2022

4:30 - 7:30 AM 

USD 240


Thursday, June 9 & Friday, June 10, 2022 

7:30 - 10:30 PM

RMB 1534



Friday, November  18 & Saturday, November  19, 2022

6:00 - 9:00 PM 

USD 240


Saturday, November 19 & Sunday, November 20, 2022 

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

RMB 1534


Live, online via Zoom

Course Goals

  • Understand the history, definition, and elements of SEL

  • Assess and reflect upon one’s social and emotional intelligence strengths and growth areas

  • Explore the neuroscience of social and emotional competencies

  • earn about the CASEL and ISCA models for SEL and assess how they relate to the mission of your school

  • Comprehend the process of whole school implementation of SEL

  • Practice using a template to create developmentally appropriate, integrated SEL lessons and pilot a lesson with peer group and get feedback.

Course Description

This course will introduce teachers to the concept of social and emotional learning in order to create an understanding of how positive classroom climates create environments for optimal learning outcomes. The neuroscience of social and emotional competencies will be explored as well. Participants will be given the opportunity to assess and reflect upon their own emotional intelligence strengths and growth areas. In addition, both the Center for Academic and Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) and the International School Counseling Association (ISCA) models for social and emotional learning will be explored. Finally, participants will practice creating integrated social and emotional learning activities that are developmentally appropriate for their own students. 



Jill Stansbury

Jill Stansbury is a Social and Emotional Learning Consultant and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction trainer based out of Blaine, Washington. In addition, she is a certified Positive Discipline teacher & parent educator/trainer and has facilitated parent and educator learning communities in preschools, charter schools, independent schools, homeless shelters, and online in both China and the United States for 14 years.

She holds a master's degree in educational leadership from DePaul University and a Montessori teaching credential. Brown University recognizes her as a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher, and she has been studying and practicing mindfulness for 25 years. She has over 25 years of classroom and administrative experience in early childhood through secondary education. Her goal has always been to guide people to look at their strengths and learn additional tools to increase wellness. This course is part of her vision to share that approach with as many individuals, educators and parents as possible so that the world becomes a place that welcomes and cares for us all.