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Second Step® Implementation Resources for Site Leaders

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Are you coordinating or leading a Second Step® social-emotional learning (SEL) program implementation at your school? This page contains a collection of resources designed for site leaders.

Many of the resources linked on this page are available to you in the Second Step programs. You’ll need to be a registered program user and be logged into your account to access the resources through the following links. If you get a message saying, “Sorry, you are not authorized to view this page,” it means you’re not a registered user of that program.

You’ll find on-demand webinars in each section. Please also see our upcoming live webinars. All webinars are free.

This page is brought to you by the Success Team at Committee for Children. If there’s content you’d like to see added to this page, please contact us.

SEL and Second Step® General Information

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Useful tools for developing your staff, family, and student buy-in and supporting your school’s Second Step implementation.

Videos to Educate About SEL and Support Staff Buy-InLogin Required

Anti-Racism and Anti-Bias ResourcesLogin Required

These resources will help you implement SEL in a way that builds on students’ cultural assets, critically examines systems of power, and develops better ways of teaching, learning, and being.
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Join the Second Step® Educator Community

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One of the most powerful resources available to you is the advice and support of fellow Second Step educators. Join our online community of practice to connect with other educators, including school leaders and lesson facilitators, many with decades of experience teaching SEL curricula. Get support when you have questions and lend your expertise to others.

Visit the community’s Facebook page to join.

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Resources for New and Rebooted Second Step® Implementations

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Walk-through videos are available to help you get started with our Second Step programs.

Second Step® Early Learning and Second Step® Elementary Classroom Kits Login Required

Recorded Webinars

Implementing Second Step® Programs in a K–6 School

Implementing Second Step programs in a K–6 school involves combining Second Step Elementary and Second Step® Middle School. This webinar will help you design your school’s implementation, whether you’re using the Second Step Elementary classroom kits or the Second Step Elementary digital program.
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Curriculum Onboarding for School Leaders: Second Step® Early Learning

Curriculum orientation, implementation strategies, and best practices for implementing and teaching Second Step Early Learning at your site.
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A Strong Start—Starting Now: Rolling Out Your Second Step® Elementary and Early Learning Kits for Site Leaders

This webinar is designed to help site leaders effectively plan and lead a successful implementation of Second Step Early Learning and Second Step Elementary classroom kits, no matter when in the year you’re getting started. We’ll provide guidance on motivation, planning, goal-setting and monitoring, and tools for getting your staff ready.
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Resources

There’s an abundance of material embedded in your program kits. The following links and suggestions will help you find it. To access most materials, you’ll need to be logged in and have previously activated your online resources with your Activation Key.

Second Step® Early Learning

Staff training is provided as a slide presentation, including embedded videos. There are two options: one for providing training in a group (with full scripting and notes) and the other for self-guided training. The following are direct links to videos contained in the training.

Second Step® Elementary Classroom Kits

This Program Roll-Out Decision Guide is designed to help you make key decisions about to whom, by whom, and when Second Step Elementary will be taught as you prepare for your school’s implementation.

We provide tools for sitewide implementations.

Staff training is provided to all who use a kit Activation Key. There are three self-guided modules. When staff complete the modules, they’ll receive a certificate.

Second Step® Elementary Digital ProgramLogin Required

Walk-through videos are available to help you get started with our Second Step programs.

Recorded Webinars

A Strong Start—Now: Implementing the Second Step® Elementary Digital Program

This webinar is designed to help site leaders effectively plan and lead a successful implementation of the Second Step Elementary digital program for the new school year. We’ll provide guidance on motivation, planning, goal-setting and monitoring, and tools for getting your staff ready.
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Implementing Second Step® Programs in a K–6 School

Implementing Second Step programs in a K–6 school involves combining Second Step Elementary and Second Step® Middle School. This webinar will help you design your school’s implementation, whether you’re using the Second Step Elementary classroom kits or the Second Step Elementary digital program.
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For district leaders introducing principals to the Second Step Elementary digital program, we offer the District Principal Launch Presentation, separate from resources designed for principals introducing the program to their staff. Clicking the link will download the document.

Resources

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Curriculum Onboarding for School Leaders: Second Step® Middle School

Curriculum orientation, implementation strategies, and best practices for getting your school’s Second Step Middle School implementation started.
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Resources

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Resources

Second Step Out-of-School Time activities are found in the facilitator notebooks. Use your Activation Key (found on the first page of any of your books) to access online Program Supports and Program Training materials.

Second Step® SEL for AdultsLogin Required

If you have the site leader role on your Second Step SEL for Adults license, we encourage you to read the Principal Quick Start materials before inviting your staff, including your Leader Team, to the license.

All Leader Team members have access to the Leader Hub, which has important supports including an implementation checklist, staff presentations for whole-staff meetings, and guidance for implementing multiple Second Step® programs.

Recorded Webinars

Second Step® SEL for Adults Orientation

Curriculum orientation, implementation strategies, and best practices for getting your school’s Second Step SEL for Adults implementation started.
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Second Step® Bullying Prevention UnitLogin Required

Users will need to either use their kit Activation Key or be assigned to a license to access the Bullying Prevention Unit training. In addition, if site leaders want to track training, users must be assigned to a license even if they’ve already used their Activation Key. If your site doesn’t have a Bullying Prevention Unit training license, please connect with your Education Partnerships Team member or contact support@secondstep.org.

Recorded Webinars

Curriculum Orientation for K–5 Site Leaders: Second Step® Bullying Prevention Unit

Get ready for October, which is Bullying Prevention Month! Designed for site leaders, this webinar provides curriculum orientation, implementation strategies, and best practices for planning and beginning your Bullying Prevention Unit implementation for Grades K–5. (Note: There are lessons about recognizing bullying and harassment for Grades 6–8 in Unit 2 of Second Step® Middle School.)
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Second Step® Child Protection UnitLogin Required

Users will need to either use their kit Activation Key or be assigned to a license to access the Child Protection Unit training. In addition, if site leaders want to track training, users must be assigned to a license even if they’ve already used their Activation Key. If your site doesn’t have a Child Protection Unit training license, please connect with your Education Partnerships Team member or contact support@secondstep.org.

Recorded Webinars

Curriculum Orientation for Early Learning and K–5 Site Leaders: Second Step® Child Protection Unit

Designed for site leaders, this webinar provides curriculum orientation, implementation strategies, and best practices for planning and beginning your Child Protection Unit implementation for Early Learning through Grade 5.
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Support Throughout the School Year

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We’ve got you covered for every part of the school year with these planning and goal-related resources.

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Plan for the year ahead with achievable goals and tools to motivate and support your staff.
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Mid-Year ResourcesLogin Required

Check in on your implementation mid-year, assess and revise your goals, and recognize and support your staff.
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End-of-Year and Preplanning ResourcesLogin Required

Assess your implementation and goals, recognize your staff, and begin planning for the next year.
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General Resources for Family and Classroom Use

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The Imagine Neighborhood ™ Podcast

Our free podcast is designed to help kids and families tackle the big feelings that come with growing up.
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Mind Yeti® Mindfulness Sessions

Practice mindfulness with free sessions designed for adults to do alongside children.
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ParenTeen Connect

Real teens and their parents address hot-button topics to help others with useful advice, videos, and resources.
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