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Inspire webinars support professional development and implementation online and at no cost. Each month, inspirational educators and thought leaders share social and emotional learning (SEL) strategies and effective practices that can be brought to life in schools and organizations around the world.

 

Join one of our professional development webinars to explore relevant topics in the field today. Need implementation support? Access an interactive online training session to guide your journey with Inspire. Together, these monthly resources will help you provide an inclusive and engaging learning environment for all students. If you are not able to attend a webinar live, check out our library of on-demand webinars, available anytime.

  * Opinions and content in these presentations are that of the featured guest speakers and may not necessarily be a direct representation of Harmony or Inspire.

Upcoming Webinars

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December 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am (PST) / 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (EST)

Monthly Live Online Training Webinar

Are you new to Inspire Teaching & Learning or looking to refresh your practice? Register for our next interactive training webinar. This hour-long session includes a tour of the Online Learning Portal, an overview of our 70+ professional development modules, and an introduction to the two pathways: Building Teaching Practice and Developing SEL Capacity. Take this opportunity to enrich your Inspire implementation with additional resources and insights provided by a knowledgeable instructor. Participants receive certificate of completion following the live online training webinar.

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On-Demand Webinars

Dr. Victor Carrion

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

The Neuroscience of Stress

Stanford Lead Researcher Dr. Victor Carrion will discuss the neuroscience of stress and anxiety and the impact on children and educators. Ms. Chi Kim will share the benefits of integrating mindfulness and yoga to reduce stress, improve focus and support social and emotional development. Please join this webinar to learn about the biological impact of stress and tips for healthy stress management.
Presented by: Dr. Victor Carrion, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Stanford Chi Kim, CEO of Pure Edge, Inc, and CASEL Board of Directors

Jonathan Juravich.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Engaging in SEL Through Visual Arts Exploration

Join award-winning arts teacher Jonathan Juravich, as he shares how visual art experiences can prompt important SEL discussions, SEL can lead to rich art-making experiences for students and visual art experiences can lead to community building.
Presented by: Jonathan Juravich

Dr. Mary Conage, Director of Special Projects, University of Florida.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Starting Again: Parent Connections After School Closures

In this webinar, we'll discuss the power of making social-emotional connections with families; consider ways to be intentional in planning for a “new normal” with family engagement and identify specific actions to facilitate authentic and ongoing family partnerships.
Presented by: Dr. Mary Conage, Director of Special Projects, University of Florida

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Reopening Schools with a Focus on SEL and Equity Webinar Series

This five-part webinar series for educational leaders will address strategies for trauma response to meet the social and emotional needs of students, staff, and communities.

Founded in 2005, the National Center for Urban School Transformation (NCUST) is dedicated to helping urban school districts and their partners transform urban schools into spaces where all students achieve academic proficiency, demonstrate a love of learning, and graduate well prepared to succeed in post-secondary education, the workplace and their communities.

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Thursday, July 16, 2020

The Contrasting Realities of Reopening Schools: Understanding Inequities to Support the Whole Child

Panelists: Linda Darling Hammond, Doug Fisher and Tyrone Howard

Moderator: Jackie Jodl

How to be an inspiring educator while facing challenges related to historic and current inequity, new procedures required for the reopening of schools, and the need for distance and blended instruction.

Michael Soskil, Author, Teacher, Speaker, 2016 Global Teacher Prize Top 10

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

SEL And STEM: Building Empathy To Help Solve World Problems

In this webinar, you'll learn the purpose behind Social-Emotional Learning, why it is critical, how STEM is integrated and how to get started.
Presented by: Michael Soskil, Author, Teacher, Speaker, 2016 Global Teacher Prize Top 10

Dorina Sackman-Ebuwa Florida Teacher of the Year, National Teacher of the Year Finalist, Boss of B.E.L.I.E.V.E.!®, but a teacher first!

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Emotional Intelligence And Resiliency: Teaching During Covid-19

In this webinar, you'll receive various tools, tips and advice for teaching and emotional learning during Covid-19.

Presented by: Dorina Sachman-Ebuwa, 2014 Florida Teacher of the Year and Top-4 Finalist, National Teacher of the Year

Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Supporting the Whole Child in a Time of Crisis

On May 12, Dr. Hammond shared insights and strategies for supporting the whole child and their families as a unique educator during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Presented by: Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond

Leah Juelke, 2019 South Dakota Sanford Teacher Award State Winner

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Strategies for Supporting Diverse Learners in a Digital World

In this webinar, you'll learn practical ways to support, understand, and build connections in your multi-cultural classroom using digital tools either in the classroom or in remote learning settings.
Presented by: Leah Juelke, 2019 North Dakota Sanford Teacher Award State Winner

Dr. Marc Brackett, Founding Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Permission To Feel: Unlocking The Power Of Emotions To Help Our Kids, Ourselves, And Our Society Thrive

In this webinar, you'll learn to transform the way you think about emotions in the classroom. Dr. Marc Brackett will share his groundbreaking research and show how educators who understand the power and science of emotions can better support students.
Presented by: Dr. Marc Brackett, Founding Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

Tom Whisinnand, 2019 Grand Prize Sanford Teacher Award Winner

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

A Teacher’s Purpose: What the World Needs Now

In this webinar, Tom Whisinnand, a.k.a. Mr. Whiz, reflects on how caring learning environments have transformed learning spaces in his classroom and beyond. Mr. Whiz knows teachers are the key to our future. In this engaging presentation, he will inspire educators to continue changing the world.
Presented by: Tom Whisinnand, 2019 Grand Prize Sanford Teacher Award Winner

Dr. Brian McDaniel, 2018 California Teacher of the Year and 2019 Global Teacher Prize Top Finalist

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Caring Beyond Expectations

In this webinar, Dr. McDaniel will inspire you to dream big for all of your students. He will share how the importance of building relationships is the foundation for supporting student success in school and beyond. These relationships will help transform the ordinary to the extraordinary. He will share several case studies of how former students who once struggled became shining stars with his care and high expectations for all in his band class. Join this webinar to be inspired and motivated to support the amazing future of your students!
Presenter: Dr. Brian McDaniel, 2018 California Teacher of the Year and 2019 Global Teacher Prize Top Finalist

Dr. Mary Conage, Director of Special Projects, University of Florida.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Culturally Responsive Learning Environments

During the webinar, Dr. Conage will share tools to facilitate authentic reflection, intentional planning, and focused action for more equitable academic experiences and achievement outcomes for diverse learners.
Presented by: Dr. Mary Conage, Director of Special Projects, University of Florida

Elizabeth Cook, Senior National Advisor for Social Emotional Health, Alliance for a Healthier Generation.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Filling Your Cup: Comprehensive Self-Care Strategies for the Educator

In this webinar we discuss how to understand how our cups become empty in the first place (even when we've thought we've filled them) and how we, collectively, can work together toward developing effective self-care strategies that are both meaningful and manageable.
Presented by: Elizabeth Cook, Senior National Advisor for Social Emotional Health, Alliance for a Healthier Generation.

Chelonnda Seroyer, International Teacher Award winner and president of Seroyer Educational Consulting Service.

Thursday, August 08, 2019

Summer Video Series: Kicking Off an Inspirational School Year – Part 3

This 15-minute webinar provides practical strategies and the following key takeaways: Communication techniques that will help foster a strong home/school relationship.Innovative ways to increase parental participation
Presented by: Chelonnda Seroyer, International Teacher Award winner and president of Seroyer Educational Consulting Service.

Chelonnda Seroyer, International Teacher Award winner and president of Seroyer Educational Consulting Service.

Thursday, August 01, 2019

Summer Video Series: Kicking Off an Inspirational School Year – Part 2

This 15-minute webinar provides practical strategies and the following key takeaways:Learn positive interaction techniques within the context of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, as it pertains to student growth and development. Gain student interaction techniques that allow you to provide redirection in a healthy and supportive manner.
Presented by: Chelonnda Seroyer, International Teacher Award winner and president of Seroyer Educational Consulting Service.

Chelonnda Seroyer, International Teacher Award winner and president of Seroyer Educational Consulting Service.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Summer Video Series: Kicking Off an Inspirational School Year - Part 1

This 15-minute webinar provides practical strategies and the following key takeaways: Explore research-based information that supports the need for effective classroom management techniques. Get free resources and learn varied techniques to customize plans for specific classroom management needs.
Presented by: Chelonnda Seroyer, International Teacher Award winner and president of Seroyer Educational Consulting Service.

Mandy Manning 2018 National Teacher of the Year and English Language Development Teacher, Newcomer Center at Joel E. Ferris High School

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Combating Trauma Through Student Connections

During this insightful webinar, 2018 National Teacher of the Year Mandy Manning will share her teaching experience working with students who experienced trauma and extreme hardships. Despite the challenges, Ms. Manning created powerful learning environments with inspirational teaching and strong student connections.
Presented by: Mandy Manning, 2018 National Teacher of the Year and English Language Development Teacher, Newcomer Center at Joel E. Ferris High School

Dorina Sackman-Ebuwa Florida Teacher of the Year, National Teacher of the Year Finalist, Boss of B.E.L.I.E.V.E.!®, but a teacher first!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

EI Over IQ: Emotional Intelligence and The Resilient Teacher Webinar

This webinar will share how understanding your own emotional intelligence can increase teacher resiliency and strengthen student connections. Ms. Sackman-Ebuwa will provide practical strategies that can be immediately implemented, so you can make a positive impact in your classroom right away!
Presented by: Dorina Sackman-Ebuwa, Florida Teacher of the Year, National Teacher of the Year Finalist, Boss of B.E.L.I.E.V.E.!®, but a teacher first!

Alex Kajitani 2009 California Teacher of the Year

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Owning It – Proven Strategies to Ace and Embrace Inspirational Teaching

During this insightful webinar, You will learn how to connect with students so they feel valued and safe and effectively manage the classroom so you stress less and teach more while you Incorporate creative, engaging teaching strategies into your daily lessons.
Presented by: Alex Kajitani 2009 California Teacher of the Year

Veronica Calvo, Strategic Accounts Advisor for Inspire Teaching & Learning

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Expanding the Vision for Inspirational Teaching

Inspire Teaching & Learning’s Strategic Accounts Advisor Veronica Calvo shares ideas about how Inspire supports inspirational teaching with no-cost, research-based programs.
Presented by: Veronica Calvo, Strategic Accounts Advisor for Inspire Teaching & Learning

Angela Karem, M.A. Ed., transitional kindergarten teacher at Thurgood Marshall

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Building Student Voice Through SEL

In this webinar, Karem will share relevant ideas to use in your classroom or site in order to optimize the student voices within your educational community.
Presented by: Angela Karem, M.A. Ed., transitional kindergarten teacher at Thurgood Marshall

Richie Ressel, Director of Harmony SEL

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

State of the Organization Address

During this webinar, you will learn important information about Harmony SEL’s growth, receive updates about our organization and highlight accomplishments. Become familiar with exciting future initiatives, partnerships, and goals for Harmony SEL. Review how Harmony SEL is developing new tools, assessments, and resources for our users.
Presented by: Richie Ressel, Director of Harmony SEL