Love Causes Learning: A Training Series on Social & Emotional Learning for Early Childhood Teachers in Hawaii
Erikson Institute, the nation’s premier graduate school in early childhood development, in partnership with Chaminade University of Honolulu and the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Center for Early Education and Development (CEED), offers a yearlong professional development series designed to deepen teachers’ understanding of social and emotional learning (SEL) in the classroom.
This training is free to participants. Together, we are grateful for the commitment and continued generosity of the Samuel N. and Mary Castle Foundation for continuing to make opportunities like these possible.
Registration for the 2021 cohort is now open! APPLY HERE by August 8th.
The cohort will meet six times in a larger group and six times in a smaller group (dates below) and offer an engaging professional development opportunity for many across the state. If you apply, you will be notified if you have been accepted by August 16, 2021.
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Training Dates for 2021 – 2022
- Saturday, August 28th, 2021 ( 9-11am, Zoom)
- Saturday, September 11, 2021 (9 am – 4pm, Zoom)
- Saturday, October 9, 2021 (8-9 am or 12-1 pm, Zoom)
- Saturday, November 13, 2021 (8-9 am or 12-1 pm, Zoom)
- Saturday, December 11, 2021 (9-11 am, Zoom)
- Saturday, January 8, 2022 (8-9 am or 12-1 pm, Zoom)
- Saturday, February 12, 2022 (9-11 am, CEED for Oahu participants, Zoom for Neighbor Island Participants)
- Saturday, March 12, 2022 (8-9 am or 12-1 pm, Zoom)
- Saturday, April 9, 2022 (9-11 am, CEED for Oahu participants, Zoom for Neighbor Island Participants)
- Saturday, May 14, 2022 (8-9 am or 12-1 pm, Zoom)
- Saturday, June 11, 2022 (9-11 am, CEED for Oahu participants, Zoom for Neighbor Island Participants)
- Saturday, July 9, 2022 (8-9 am or 12-1 pm, Zoom)
- Saturday, August 13, 2022 (9am – 4 pm, CEED for ALL Participants)
More about the Erikson Social and Emotional Learning Series
Through day-long face-to-face sessions, live web-labs, and an online community of practice, teachers will engage in hands-on/minds-on exploration of SEL as the basis for all other learning that takes place in your classroom. Teachers will gain knowledge, learn new practical activities, and practice advocating for SEL concepts to parents and other adults who are invested in the work you do with children. Each SEL topic will be explored for its relevance to three main “audiences”: children, teachers, and the larger community.
- Multiple classroom resource materials such as: mindfulness chime, comfort objects, mindful coloring sheets (created by an artist on our team), and feelings check-in sheet
- A set of children’s books demonstrating SEL concepts
- Recommended educator books and readings addressing SEL concepts
- Ongoing and continued professional support throughout the year with expert facilitators from Erikson Institute and committed colleagues in Hawaii.
Erikson Facilitators will support teachers in developing an online community of practice with their Hawaii colleagues: a place where teachers can respond to facilitator prompts, post photo and video evidence of practice, and discuss growth and change in practice.
Preparing & Sharing: A Celebration of Learning
As part of the final day of face-to-face learning lab in August 2022 teachers will share documentation panel about new SEL experiences they have had over the year.