Educator Social-Emotional Reflection & Training

A professional development program to support the social-emotional competence and well-being of educators.

Supporting educators to strengthen their own social-emotional competence is a key component to effective social-emotional learning (SEL) for students (CASEL, 2019). Too often, educators feel unprepared or without the necessary resources to successfully deliver SEL programming. When given these tools, educators are better equipped to build stronger relationships with students, manage classroom behaviors, and deliver SEL instruction effectively (Jennings & Greenberg, 2009).

EdSERT provides a comprehensive set of research-based resources developed for K-12 teachers and out-of-school time program staff designed to:
  • Develop skills to manage stress, the demands of teaching, and the needs of students.
  • Increase SEL knowledge and prepare educators to effectively teach social-emotional skills.
  • Enhance ability to model social-emotional skills authentically in the moment.

Professional Development

Learn why social-emotional competence is important for all members of school and OST communities.


Reflect on existing competencies and identify growth opportunities.


Implement self-directed practices designed to enhance competencies and ability to demonstrate them in the workplace.

Promote 8 CASEL-Aligned Social-Emotional Competencies

EdSERT can be used as a standalone educator-focused program or as a complement to an existing SEL curriculum for students. For schools and programs using the DESSA Comprehensive SEL System, EdSERT will provide a consistent approach focusing on promoting the same 8 competencies for students and educators.




Social Awareness

Relationship Skills


Goal-Directed Behavior

Personal Responsibility

Decision Making

Optimistic Thinking

Administrator Guide
  • A guide providing recommendations for implementing EdSERT school- or program-wide
  • Discussion questions and tips for incorporating educator SEL into staff meetings or in-service training sessions are provided 

Ready to ship in Aug 2019

Professional Development Modules
  • A set of 9 recorded webinars that can be viewed on demand either individually or as a group
  • 1 overview module of SEL and EdSERT
  • 8 competency-specific modules

Bundle 1: Available in Aug 2019
Bundle 2: Available in Dec 2019


Educator Competency Guides
  • Each educator will receive a set of 8 individual guides (1 for each of the 8 competencies promoted)
  • Each guide includes a self-reflective assessment, personal planning tool, and practical strategies aligned to the self-assessment

Bundle 1: Ready to ship in Aug 2019
Bundle 2: Ready to ship in Dec 2019

Online Resources Portal
  • Access to supplemental resources online

 Available in Aug 2019

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