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Mentor-ADEPIS: Second Step programme overview (Bridgid Normand)

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Mentor-ADEPIS Teacher Training
30 June 2017
Using Social-Emotional Learning to Empower Young People
Bridgid Normand
Programme Developer, Second Step

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Mentor-ADEPIS: Second Step programme overview (Bridgid Normand)

  1. 1. cfchildren.org Overview
  2. 2. cfchildren.org Welcome! Bridgid Normand Program Development Manager 206-438-6333 desk bnormand@cfchildren.org Overview ▪ Foundations of SEL: What and Why? ▪ What is the Second Step Program? ▪ Supporting Implementation
  3. 3. cfchildren.org Safe children thriving in a peaceful world Non-profit serving: 25,000 schools - 70 countries - 10 million children Our Vision
  4. 4. cfchildren.org Foundations of SEL
  5. 5. cfchildren.org What is SEL?
  6. 6. cfchildren.org Why SEL in Schools?
  7. 7. cfchildren.org Benefits of SEL Competence Increase instruction time & ability to stay on task Decrease disruptive and aggressive behavior Increase students’ capacity to learn Decrease negative internal behaviors
  8. 8. cfchildren.org Early Predictor of Later Success A 2015 study following kindergarten children for two decades, showed that prosocial skills including self-regulation, are key predictors of positive outcomes for young adults later in education, employment, criminal activity, substance abuse and mental health.
  9. 9. cfchildren.org • Learning-to-learn skills • Listening and verbal communication • Adaptability: creative thinking and problem solving • Personal management: self esteem, goal setting, self motivation • Group effectiveness: interpersonal skills, negotiation, teamwork • Organizational effectiveness & leadership • Competence in reading, writing, & computation -U.S. Department of Labor: Employment and Training Administration 2011 Employers Value SEL
  10. 10. cfchildren.org Outcomes for Academic Success Source: Durlak, J.A., Weissberg, R.P., Dymnicki, A.B., Taylor, R.D., and Schellinger, K. (2011). The Impact of Enhancing Students’ Social and Emotional Learning: A Meta-Analysis of School-Based Universal Interventions. Child Development, 82, 405-432. • 23% gain in social-emotional skills • 9% gain in attitudes about self/others/school • 9% gain in pro-social behavior • 11% gain on academic achievement • 9% difference in problem behavior • 10% difference in emotional distress Reduced Risks for Failure
  11. 11. cfchildren.org 1 2 43 Benefits of SEL on School Climate Helps students form healthy relationships with peers & teachers Students with good social skills build connections to school Classrooms with socially skilled students are calmer Social skill competence helps students cope with challenges
  12. 12. cfchildren.org Teaching SEL
  13. 13. cfchildren.org Second Step Elementary School Program Improves Student Skills Improvements in Prosocial Skills, Empathy, Conduct Shown with Second Step Program Low, S., Cook, C. R., Smolkowski, K., & Buntain-Ricklefs, J. (2015). Promoting social–emotional competence: An evaluation of the elementary version of Second Step.® Journal of School Psychology, 53, 463–477. Improved Student Outcomes Significant skill gains for higher need students Teachers easily delivered lessons High levels of student engagement
  14. 14. cfchildren.org Second Step Early Learning Program improves Executive Function Skills Upshur, C. C., Heyman, M., Wenz-Gross, M. (2017). Efficacy trial of the Second Step Early Learning (SSEL) curriculum: Preliminary outcomes.® Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 50, 15–25. Improved Executive functions Program includes emphasis on EF Teachers used more EF reinforcement Teachers played Brain Builder games
  15. 15. cfchildren.org What is Second Step?
  16. 16. cfchildren.org Decrease Problem Behaviors Increase Students’ School Success Promote Social-Emotional Competence and Self-Regulation A Universal, Classroom-Based Program
  17. 17. cfchildren.org EL-5 Classroom Kits ▪ Posters ▪ Lesson Cards ▪ Puppets (EL-1) ▪ Teaching Materials Binder ▪ Unit Cards ▪ Song CDs ▪ DVDs ▪ Online Resources
  18. 18. cfchildren.org The NEW Second Step Middle School Program: Coming August 2017
  19. 19. cfchildren.org K - 5 • Skills for learning • Empathy • Emotion management • Problem solving • Friendship skills Program Skills and Topics EL- 5 ▪ Skills for Learning ▪ Empathy ▪ Emotion Management ▪ Problem Solving Add-on: ▪ Bullying Prevention (K-5) ▪ Child Protection (EL-5)
  20. 20. cfchildren.org Second Step & CASEL Competencies
  21. 21. cfchildren.org Skills for Learning ▪ Listening ▪ Focusing attention ▪ Following directions ▪ Using self-talk ▪ Being Assertive
  22. 22. cfchildren.org Brain Builder Games ▪ Overall message: Your brain can get stronger and smarter with practice and effort – growth mindset ▪ Develops Executive Function skills Working Memory, Impulse Control, and Focusing Attention ▪ Short games with rules ▪ Played several times per week, K-3 ▪ Lessons in grades 4 and 5 also begin with an activity
  23. 23. cfchildren.org Empathy • Identifying and understanding feelings • Respecting similarities and differences • Showing care and compassion • Conversations skills, joining groups, making friends
  24. 24. cfchildren.org Emotion Management • We feel feelings in our bodies • Managing frustration and anger • Calming down • Managing accusations, disappointment • Managing test anxiety
  25. 25. cfchildren.org Problem Solving • Solving problems • Playing fairly • Taking responsibility • Solving classroom problems • Seeking help when you need it
  26. 26. cfchildren.org How do you teach the program successfully? How do you teach the program successfully?
  27. 27. cfchildren.org Training materials are available online at secondstep.org and are included in the program. • Early Learning Training Toolkit • K-8 Online Interactive Training • Ongoing support via phone and web-based meetings • Annual Second Step Leadership Institute (District Leaders) Professional Development Included
  28. 28. cfchildren.org Implementing with Fidelity
  29. 29. cfchildren.org • Fully scripted, explicit instruction • Lesson planning notes included • Engaging activities for skill practice • Academic Integration activities included Teach all the Lessons
  30. 30. cfchildren.org Grade Level Number of Lessons Lesson Length One time per week K 25 20–25 minutes 1 22 25–30 minutes 2 22 30–35 minutes 3 22 30–35 minutes 4 22 35–40 minutes 5 22 35-40 minutes Optional: 5 additional lessons for the Bullying Prevention Unit 6 additional lessons for the Child Protection Unit
  31. 31. cfchildren.org Reinforcing Skills ▪ Following Through activities Day 2-5 ▪ Homework ▪ Reflective writing assessment ▪ Books ▪ Curriculum Connections
  32. 32. cfchildren.org Reinforcement Tools Second Step Principal Toolkit ▪ Morning announcements ▪ School assembly scripts ▪ Staff meeting activities ▪ Conversation guides ▪ Digital tools and more! Fun Extras
  33. 33. cfchildren.org • Intuitive web-based platform • Dynamic research-based and student-centered lessons • Plus advisory activities! • Flexible content: Can fill from 1 to 5 days a week of advisory • Professional learning included • Principal Toolkit (Beta) available NEW Second Step Middle School Program
  34. 34. cfchildren.org A High-Quality Learning Experience Grade 6 26 Lessons Grade 7 25 Lessons Grade 8 25 Lessons
  35. 35. cfchildren.org NEW Program Lesson Topics Weekly lessons are approximately 25 minutes Mindsets & Goals 6 or 7 lessons per grade Values & Friendships 5 lessons per grade Thoughts, Emotions, & Decisions 5 lessons per grade Serious Peer Conflicts 9 lessons per grade
  36. 36. cfchildren.org Simple, Intuitive, and Easy to Use
  37. 37. cfchildren.org Student-Centered Lessons Grade 6 Grade 8 Grade 7
  38. 38. cfchildren.org Building Blocks for Advisory
  39. 39. cfchildren.org What resources are available?Additional Units for K-5
  40. 40. cfchildren.org K-5 Bullying Prevention Unit
  41. 41. cfchildren.org Policies & Procedures for Administrators Bullying Prevention Online Training Recognize, Respond, Report for ALL staff How to teach the lessons and engage families 1 2 3
  42. 42. cfchildren.org Student Lessons
  43. 43. cfchildren.org Be Safe and respectful The Bullying Prevention Unit Teaches How to recognize bullying How to report bullying How to be a bystander who helps How to refuse bullying 1 2 3 4 5
  44. 44. cfchildren.org EL-5 Child Protection Unit
  45. 45. cfchildren.org Keeping Kids Safe
  46. 46. cfchildren.org School Leaders: Policies & Procedures Child Protection Online Training All Staff Training: signs, behavior, reporting Teaching the lessons, engaging with families 1 2 3
  47. 47. cfchildren.org Child Protection Student Lessons
  48. 48. cfchildren.org What resources are available? Resources
  49. 49. cfchildren.org Teaching & Implementation Tools What’s on secondstep.org? Staff Training Resources Video Examples & Classroom Demos Digital versions of program resources Family Resources and tools to engage families 1 3 2 4 5
  50. 50. cfchildren.org New! Classroom Mindfulness ▪ Daily 5-6 minute mindfulness sessions that help teachers manage their classroom and boost their student’s Second Step skills ▪ Free to sign up at mindyeti.com!
  51. 51. cfchildren.org www.secondstep.org Resources 1 2 3 www.cfchildren.org www.casel.org
  52. 52. cfchildren.org Questions

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