Our courses build skills that help educators and youth professionals support all students to thrive.
Gain insight into the research and methods behind boosting youth engagement and belonging and walk away with strategies to spark a child’s passion for learning…
Develop skills for building strong, trusting relationships with youth, families, and colleagues.
Build trustworthy relationships with colleagues and overcome challenges with difficult people.
This course will help you build a broad awareness of accessibility and an understanding of Universal Design for Learning strategies and Individual Education Plans (IEPs).
Learn strategies for understanding and integrating culturally responsive practice into youth programs.
Identify key developmental milestones for children and adolescents, explore major theories that relate to the study of human development, and understand how child development relates…
Recognize and avoid pitfalls when implementing SEL using an equity lens.
Learn about the central tenets of equitable family engagement and explore practices that strengthen family engagement in your school or program.
Understand the history, context, and impacts of race, racial identity, and White Supremacy Culture in order to foster antiracism and equity in your work environment.
Learn about the central tenets of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and practices that promote social justice in your personal and professional life.
Strengthen your capacity to strategically infuse strong, aligned SEL strategies across the school day and out-of-school time (OST) activities
Strengthen your capacity to strategically deliver quality, engaging, and aligned academics in out-of-school time (OST) programs
Create a semester curriculum outline and lesson plan that are aligned with SEL.
Understand challenging youth behavior, reflect on your experiences, and implement strategies and solutions to promote positive behavior among young people.
Understand positive youth development (PYD) frameworks, features of successful PYD programs, and ways to bridge these strategies into classrooms, programs, camps, and other learning environments.
In this course, you’ll learn how to identify signs of burn out and strategies to prevent it, how to set healthy boundaries, and mind and…
To develop strategies for sharing power with young people.
Positive youth development is directly linked to a young person’s ability to communicate in their native or emergent languages. As educators, we can ensure that…
Understand who newcomer students and families are and identify ways to support them.
Equip youth professionals with the tools and strategies needed to manage their time effectively, prioritize competing demands, maintain work-life balance, and enhance their overall well-being…
Examine key terms and strategies to help students and staff understand, identify, and support mental health.
Youth programs that are safe spaces recognize the diversity of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression (SOGIE) and affirm LGBTQ+ people. In this course,…
Understand how trauma impacts youth, and learn asset-first strategies to support healthy youth development.
Learn how to lead great virtual activities and how to maintain student engagement.