Community Feedback on Prime Time’s SEL Basics Onboarding Course

The SEL Basics Onboarding self-paced online course, initially offered as a PSELI only training last year, was rolled out to all OST programs and ELO providers in Palm Beach County for the first time. Program staff and leaders as well as community partner members shared that the course not only enabled them to gain a foundational understanding…

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Congratulations to Graduates of our Winter/Spring 2021 SEL Academy 2.0

In March 2021, practitioners from PSELI Phase 1 and Phase 2 OST sites completed the eight-part SEL Academy Series – clocking 24 hours of learning, practicing and implementing adult SEL self-care and mindfulness practices, climate and culture strategies, Afternoon Meeting and explicit instruction lessons, trauma-sensitive, inclusive and culturally responsive SEL practices that build equitable and…

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Adult SEL Blended Series: Tuning in for Self-Care and Empathy (OST)

Live and Self-paced Modules (see schedule below) Prerequisites: Afterschool professionals from a PSELI pilot school, Prime Time Registry ID. Live Session Time: 4 hours total; Self-Paced Session Time: 8 hours total; Session Materials: None The Adult SEL Series is an eight-part blended online professional learning offering designed to deepen intra- and inter-personal adult SEL guide…

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The Family Education and Engagement Train-the-Trainer session was a HUGE success!!

Representatives from both Phase 1 and Phase 2 attended the two hour training session. School day and OST staff came together to focus on three of the seven Family Engagement Modules: Introduction to SEL, Managing Stress and Family Emotional Safety.  We are looking forward to seeing the families from all of the PSELI schools learning and growing together!  

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Phase Two Onboarding Underway

The director and staff and Benoist Farms Elementary Afterschool Program, a Phase 2 PSELI site, participated in micro professional development and coaching check-in with the SEL specialist where they learned basic strategies to launch their implementation of adult SEL practice and in setting the foundation for delivering a regular afternoon meeting. Practitioners practiced the power pause,…

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A Successful Family Education and Engagement Train-the-Trainer Session

On Wednesday, October 14, 2020, school day and OST representatives from Phase 1 and Phase 2 sites attended the two hour Family Education and Engagement Train-the-Trainer session.  The focus on three of the seven Family Engagement Modules: Introduction to SEL, Managing Stress and Family Emotional Safety.  We are looking forward to seeing the families from all of…

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Kicking Off the 2020-2021 School Year with SEL

During the Week of July 27, 2020, school day staff from the PSELI schools participated in “Year 4 Summer Professional Development Series.” More than 300 teachers and instructional staff deepened their learning in best practices for classroom/campus climate and culture, explicit SEL curriculum, and integration and implementation of SEL in the classroom. More than 40 non-instructional staff from…

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Online Adult SEL Series Shares Practices to Respond vs. React

Written by Knellee Bisram At the culmination of the second cohort of the virtual Adult SEL series, participants share their plans to live more mindfully, take better care of themselves and to be more empathetic and compassionate to others. All shared how much the tools and practices they learned have been impactful in facing the…

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Adult SEL Continues Virtually

by Knellee Bisram, SEL Specialist, Prime Time Palm Beach County Over the last couple weeks, in the second cohort of our virtual Adult SEL series, participants share their experiences in applying evidence-based mindfulness and positive psychology tools they learn to cultivate a habit of self-awareness, self-regulation, and self-care. Participants also receive coaching on how to…

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Support Sessions with PSELI Afterschool Teams

During April 2020, practitioners from each PSELI site are participating in online coaching sessions with their peers, SEL specialist and quality advisor. These virtual sessions are intended to provide a safe space to connect, share experiences and support each other as OST staff transition to social distancing and a new way of living, away from…

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