One, three, or five years of schoolwide access for all staff to the Second Step® Elementary and Second Step® Middle School digital programs, including web-based access to all lessons, resources, program training, and schoolwide implementation tools and resources. For details, please see the License Agreement.
- The Second Step Elementary digital program includes four units for each grade from Kindergarten through Grade 5: Growth Mindset & Goal-Setting, Emotion Management, Empathy & Kindness, and Problem-Solving. Each unit contains five lessons designed to take approximately 15–20 minutes for Kindergarten and Grade 1, and 25–30 minutes for Grades 2–5. The fifth lesson of each unit is a performance task in which students demonstrate evidence of their learning. Included lesson plans provide scripting and support for teachers to guide student conversations. Many lessons also include downloadable handouts to promote student engagement.
- Second Step Middle School contains four units: Mindsets & Goals; Recognizing Bullying & Harassment; Thoughts, Emotions & Decisions; and Managing Relationships & Social Conflict. Each unit contains either six or seven 25-minute lessons. The program also includes nearly 200 advisory activities, including Class Meetings, Class Challenges, Service-Learning Projects, and Weekly Check-Ins and Check-Outs.
For additional details about the lessons and their recommended sequence, download each program’s scope and sequence:
Download the Second Step® Elementary Digital Program Scope and Sequence (PDF)
Download the Second Step® Middle School Scope and Sequence (PDF)
Both programs include customizable, scripted All-Staff Overview presentations for school leaders to orient all staff to the programs’ purpose, structure, content, and supports. For lesson instructors, grade-specific Unit Quick Start Guides provide concise, targeted overviews of each unit’s skills and concepts, research, and teaching tips.
Both the Second Step Elementary and Second Step Middle School digital programs include a downloadable Spanish-language Family Letter, as well as downloadable weekly family communications in Spanish that highlight the week’s learning and provide a discussion question for families on the week’s topic.
Both programs include resources for teachers and school leaders, including extension activities, family presentations and communications, schoolwide pacing guides, lesson observation rubrics, program evaluation supports, and alignment charts. We’ve added even more materials to the Second Step Elementary digital program to support student learning, including five songs and nine new art-, movement-, and game-based extension activities. This fall, we’re also adding access to 32 Mind Yeti® mindfulness sessions and four accompanying introductory videos to the elementary program.
The Second Step Elementary digital program and Second Step Middle School are accessed and taught entirely from SecondStep.org.
A connection to the internet is required to access all parts of the programs, including the lessons, program training, advisory activities, and Principal Toolkit. Some resources are offered as downloadable PDFs.
The programs will function best when used on a desktop computer, laptop, or tablet with a common, up-to-date web browser—such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge—and a current operating system.
Although it’s possible to view Second Step Elementary and Second Step Middle School digital program lessons on a mobile phone, we don’t recommend trying to project lessons from a phone for use in the classroom.
Visit our technical requirements page for more detailed documentation.