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Regional SEL Trainings

Regional SEL Training for Middle and High Schools

For teachers, administrators and counselors new to social and emotional learning (SEL), our regional trainings are a great way to get started and learn key strategies for bringing SEL to life in your school & classroom.

With a one-day regional training, help your students:

  • Manage their emotions
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively
  • Develop perseverance, grit & a growth mindset
  • Build supportive relationships
  • Problem solve challenges
  • Set and achieve goals for their future, and avoid costly mistakes

(School-Connect curriculum purchase not required for Regional Training participation)

2019 Regional SEL Trainings

This year's regional trainings are scheduled for:
- SPECIAL EVENT Co-hosted with Plano Independent School District -- SEL in Texas Schools: Tools for Improving School Climate and Student Outcomes while Adhering to Legislative Mandates - Plano, TX - Monday, November 4, 2019, 8am - 4pm (lunch included)

[NOTE: This Special Event (Nov. 4, 2019) is a different agenda than the one below. See the right column for more info]

Email us to request a training in your community

SPACE IS LIMITED - Register Now to Reserve Your Spot

One-Day Regional SEL Training Overview:

8:30 am - 10:00 am
- Building a successful SEL program and class climate
- Facilitating student engagement strategies

10:15 am - 12 noon
- Integrating "SEL Essentials" throughout the school day (including communication and collaboration skills, emotional management, problem-solving strategies, and goal setting)

lunch break

12:45 pm - 2:45 pm
- Integrating "SEL Essentials" throughout the school day, cont'd.

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
- Creating an SEL implementation plan for your campus

This engaging training provides an overview of social and emotional learning (SEL); SEL integration concepts, strategies and implementation options; practice in facilitating student-driven discussions and engagement strategies; and links to academic motivation and skills.

Institute Facilitator

Facilitator R. Keeth Matheny, M.S., is a national award-winning teacher and School-Connect co- author. He was the 2015 recipient of the National Dropout Prevention Center's Crystal Star Award for Excellence in supporting student success. He teaches an innovative course, MAPS (Methods for Academic and Personal Success), which has helped reduce freshman failures by 41% and discipline referrals by 71% at Austin High School over a four-year period.

Keeth is a frequent public speaker and keynote on social and emotional learning (SEL), student engagement, and relationship supports for educators. He has presented at two U.S. Capitol Hill briefings in Washington DC and more than a dozen national education conferences. His work has been featured in national webinars, magazine articles, and journals of best practices. As a member of the Aspen Institute's Council of Distinguished Educators, he is directly connected with national leadership, current research, and best practices in the field. In the past four years, Keeth has helped launch SEL programs at over 150 schools.


One-day regional trainings are $75 per participant (lunch included). To register, choose a School-Connect Regional Training from the right column and push the REGISTER NOW button.

What participants say about School-Connect trainings...

  • "Thank you! This was the most useful PD I've had in my 20 year career. I can't wait to implement these lessons into my classroom."
  • "Thank you! Amazing stuff! I wish I had this education as a kid! "
  • "I have never been so moved and knowing that kids need emotional ties will make me work harder to teach them!"
  • "The training was well organized and extremely interactive! The materials were presented well and organized with numerous examples and activities."
  • "I wanted again to express to you how much I enjoyed your presentation, your style is captivating and the material was fantastic!"

School-Connect freshman seminar

SPECIAL EVENT Co-Hosted with Plano Independent School District

SEL in Texas Schools:
Tools for Improving School Climate and Student Outcomes
While Adhering to Legislative Mandates

Monday, November 4, 2019, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (lunch included)

Where? Sockwell Center, 6301 Chapel Hill Blvd, Plano, Texas 75093

Opening Keynotes:
  • R. Keeth Matheny, Teacher and School-Connect Co-Author
  • Ebony Smith, Founder of Yoga N Da Hood
Attend your choice of 10 breakout sessions:
  • SEL in Elementary Schools
  • SEL in Secondary Schools
  • SEL for Administrators
  • SEL for Counselors
  • SEL and Trauma Informed Practices
  • SEL and Mindfulness in Schools
  • SEL in Special Education
  • SEL as a Freshman Seminar Course
  • SEL in Alternative Schools
  • SEL and Digital Resilience

$75 per person (Chipotle lunch included)

New Regional Trainings posted throughout the year

Email us to request and/or host a training in your area.