An online training programme for educators’ professional development on SEL
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults build competencies to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for self and others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
SEL Shala is an all-encompassing programme for educators’ professional development. The intention is to create an immersive experience and a space for deeper self-reflection for educators and educational institutions.
The SEL Framework
Apni Shala’s SEL framework is designed upon the CASEL model offered by Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, USA, keeping the promotive and preventive Mental Health approach at center. To make it most relevant to the children of India, the framework is informed by Narrative Ideas, Mindfulness, Diversity & Inclusion and Constructivist Learning Theory
Our SEL Framework:
How will SEL Shala 2020 work?
SEL Shala is an 8-day online training programme for educators, parents, caregivers, and others to build a deeper understanding of their own social-emotional competencies, and understand how to integrate SEL into educational and other learning processes.
The training programme is best suited for educators, principals, counselors, social workers, development professionals, and parents interested in learning more about SEL for students grade 4 onwards.
Through a variety of experiences such as expressive writing, poetry, pair-share protocols, small group discussions, audio-visuals, art, and research, SEL Shala enables participants to dig deeper into social-emotional practices of self, children and the organisations they are part of. They also get to explore resources such as framework documents, research materials, SEL activities, and lesson plans to further bring it into their practice.
4 Focus Areas / Theme to choose from
SEL for Self
Each educator needs to have learning and growth opportunities. They look within oneself and discovering areas of psycho-social competencies in one self.
SEL in Classrooms
Educators will learn to integrate simple games and circle time activities into their classrooms. Age-appropriateness and time availability will be taken into consideration.
Educator as a Facilitator
This programme creates a shift of mindset from educator to facilitator, arising from an active reflection into one’s own practices as teachers.
Provide holistic SEL opportunities to all children in the school based on the CASEL framework.
Who CAN ATTEND?
If you are passionate about students’ wellbeing, this development opportunity is for you. The training is well suited for all educators, principals, parents, caregivers, social workers, counselors, mental health workers, B.Ed. students and folks working with or children in any capacity. You may also want to attend this course if you are planning to transition into education from other fields
Day 1: Wed, 15th July 2020
Day 2: Thurs, 16th July 2020
Day 3: Wed, 22nd July 2020
Day 4: Thurs, 23rd July 2020
Day 5: Wed, 29th July 2020
Day 6: Thurs, 30th July 2020
Day 7: Wed, 5th Aug 2020
Day 8: Thurs, 6th Aug 2020
INR 1800 per participant for 8 sessions (including the participation in the session, resources shared and design support offered)
Akash Gaikwad has completed his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from Mumbai University. He works with Apni Shala as a Programme Facilitator. He is also co-founder of THE SHOR poetry group. When Akash is not working, you will find him drinking chai (tea) and listening to music or walking.
Krutika Khare, as Programme Lead with Apni Shala, facilitates Social Emotional Learning with students, educators, principals and parents in a variety of settings. She also supports the organization’s strategic partnership and relationship development with government schools for SEL integration. Krutika holds a Bachelors’s in Psychology and an advanced diploma in counseling.
Pranali Patil holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Mumbai University and a diploma in Early Childhood Care Education (ECCEd). She works with Apni Shala as an SEL Curriculum Lead. When Pranali is not working, you will find her making travel plans or trying new restaurants or doodling.