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New Digital Program Coming Soon

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This spring, we’re excited to bring you the Second Step® Elementary digital program, a new addition to our Second Step Elementary offering that’s designed to meet the needs of today’s school communities.
The Second Step Elementary digital program is a web-based social-emotional learning (SEL) curriculum that allows for consistency from classroom to classroom and easily scales across schools and districts. Its digital format enables continuous improvement based on up-to-date research and feedback. The new program will be available in March and will be offered as a one-year, three-year, and five-year subscription.

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Engage Every Learner

The Second Step Elementary digital program is designed to adapt to students’ needs:

  • In teacher-facilitated group settings, students connect with the content, each other, and the teacher as they build new social-emotional skills
  • Variety in media, activities, and interactive components helps engage every learner and provide opportunities for culturally relevant teaching
  • The look and feel of each grade’s lessons evolve as students grow into new developmental stages
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Easy to Teach and Track

  • Built on the same technology as Second Step® Middle School, the program is intuitively designed with built-in training and supports for educators.
  • Easy online access to all content simplifies preparation, teaching, and progress tracking.
  • Implementation is streamlined and straightforward with getting-started resources, schoolwide access, and ongoing visibility into class progress throughout the curriculum.

What's Included in the Program

The Second Step® Elementary digital program includes a full year of weekly, age-appropriate lessons for each grade. Lesson plans include scripting and support for teachers to guide student conversations, as well as downloadable handouts to promote student engagement.

The interactive, teacher-led units include 15- to 25-minute lessons with distinct grade-level experiences.

  • Unit
    Growth Mindset & Goal Setting
    5 lessons per unit

    Students learn how to develop a growth mindset and apply research-based goal-setting strategies to their social and academic lives.

  • Unit
    Emotion Management
    5 lessons per unit

    Students learn how to build their emotion vocabularies, practice identifying their own and other’s emotions, and recognize the importance of labeling and managing emotions.

  • Unit
    Empathy & Kindness
    5 lessons per unit

    Students learn how to recognize kindness and act kindly toward others, how to develop empathy for others and take others’ perspectives, and how to act with empathy.

  • Unit
    5 lessons per unit

    Students learn how to manage strong emotions to feel calm before solving problems, how to describe a problem and identify the wants and needs of those involved, how to think of many solutions and explore the outcomes of potential solutions, and how to pick the best solution.

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Scope and Sequence
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Review of Research

Sample a Lesson

Check out some of the Second Step® Elementary digital program lessons. You can preview teacher instructions and scripting in the Lesson Plans, see lesson content and media in the Lesson Presentations, and preview student resources in the Lesson Handouts (available for select lessons).

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Why Kindness?

Grade K, Lesson 12
Lesson Plan (PDF)
Lesson Presentation

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We Can Feel Calm

Grade 1, Lesson 8
Lesson Plan (PDF)
Lesson Presentation

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Feeling Proud
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Asking Questions

Grade 3, Lesson 14
Lesson Plan (PDF)
Lesson Presentation
Lesson Handout (PDF)

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How to Rethink
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Planning for Change

Grade 5, Lesson 8
Lesson Plan (PDF)
Lesson Presentation

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The Second Step® Elementary digital program will be available for purchase in March. Sign up here to stay up-to-date on our progress and receive updates on the timing of the release, pricing, and program details.

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