Empowering Classrooms:

Integrate Social Emotional Learning into Academics


For: Classroom Teachers, Department Chairs, Curriculum Coordinators, and Academic Administrators


Hosted by:

St. Benedict's Preparatory School

520 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

Newark, NJ 07102



Wednesday, February 20, 2019

9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

*Snow Date: Thursday, February 21, 2019*



Alongside community-building and guidance lessons, we can use the academic tasks our students already do—their assignments, projects, performances, and conversations—as opportunities for them to explore and enact their values.

Building bridges in science class can be a context for learning how to collaborate. Writing a paper on the French Revolution can be a context for opening up about what matters. Revising a drawing can be a context for learning to persist in the face of struggle. Not only are students doing meaningful academic work; they’re also learning how they want to treat their learning, their work, their surroundings, themselves, and each other.


In this highly experiential workshop, you’ll learn how to create contexts for meaningful values work in academic classes, at every stage of a unit. Informed by evidence-based psychological science, the workshop will involve drawing, food metaphors, relational frame theory, making stuff you can use, serious discussions about values and vulnerabilities, and empowering students to become the people they want to be. To honor the diversity among students and subjects—and to honor our personal backgrounds and professional expertise—we’ll discuss how to adapt these strategies so they work in your context.






Registration Fee: $100 Member Schools; $200 Non-Member Schools

Continental breakfast and lunch included



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NON-MEMBER INFORMATION: If you are an employee of an organization or school that is NOT a member of NJAIS and you are registering for this workshop, please provide the company/school address. We will automatically generate an invoice and send it to your Business Office. Payment is not required at the time of your registration. Your school will have 30 days to pay the invoice. Thank you.

Cancellation Policy:

For Round Tables: Registration fees will only be refunded if NJAIS is notified of your cancellation one week prior to the program.

For Workshops, Conferences, and Retreats: Registration fees will only be refunded if NJAIS is notified of your cancellation two weeks prior to the program.

In the event of inclement weather, programs may be delayed or postponed. Please consult the NJAIS website.