ACT Training and Professional Learning

ACT product training and professional learning for educators and career development professionals.

Strengthen Your SEL Program for Greater Impact

In this workshop, school leaders, district administrators, lead counselors, and perhaps teachers will work together with ACT facilitators to review and evaluate their current program of social and emotional learning, using an ACT designed self-assessment diagnostic tool. Then, participants will be provided guidance in key resources and best practices for strengthening SEL programming, and will prepare high level draft strategic plans for taking their program to the next level.

Learning Objectives

  • Use an ACT diagnostic tool to self-assess strenght and breadth of current SEL programming
  • Study key resources and best practices for SEL program development
  • Prepare a draft-high level strategic plan for taking SEL to the next level
Intended Audience
  • School and District Leaders
  • Counselors
  • Interested Teachers

SEL Instruction Using the ACT Tessera Teacher Playbook

In this three-hour workshop, educators, including teachers and counselors, are presented important information about the value of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and best practices for SEL instruction. Close attention is given to the development and demonstration of adult social and emotional competencies; to facilitation of classroom environments that foster student growth; and to instructional design strategies that promote student growth in this critical area. Participants will be supported in exploring and planning use of Tessera Teacher Playbook, which contains dozen of evidence-based instructional strategies and lessons to facilitate student social and emotional skill development.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about the definitions of, the evidence-based importance of, and best practices in Social and Emotional Learning
  • Reflect upon their own social and emotional skills and prepare a plan for their own growth and in modeling these skills for their students
  • Understand techniques for how to enhance classroom environment and instructional design to support SEL
  • Become knowledgeable in resources of the ACT Tessera Teacher Playbook and begin to make plans for using and adapting these lessons and strategies for students
Intended Audience
  • School Leaders
  • Classroom Teachers
  • Counselors

Ready to Schedule Your Workshop?

Have questions? Email us at professionallearning@act.org or complete this contact form.