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Free Live Webinars

Interested in putting Second Step® programs to work for your students? Attend one of the sessions listed below to hear directly from our experts.

Looking for recorded webinars? Check out our On-Demand Webinars list.

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Due to the technical capacity of our webinar provider, there’s a limit of 1,000 participants per webinar. If you were unable to join your webinar, please register for one of our additional presentations at a later date.

Specialty Topics

School Counselor Strategies: Enhancing Coping Skills for Tough Times

For many people, the past couple of years have included immense change—in what a typical day looks like, in how and when we feel safe interacting with others, and so much more. In this webinar hosted by Committee for Children, 2023 ASCA School Counselor of the Year Meredith Draughn and School Counseling Consultant Cynthia Floyd will discuss some implications of these changes for students and schools and share effective practices school counselors can use to enhance students’ skills to successfully navigate challenging times.

Thursday, February 16 | 3:30 PM Eastern | 1 hour

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Making Connections, Building Partnerships, and Finding Funding

This webinar is designed to help district leaders who are looking to expand their social-emotional learning and related initiatives in a holistic, supported way. Join this panel discussion to hear how educational leaders across the US identify their districts’ needs, find possible solutions, and build partnerships in the field and in their communities. The group will also share ideas, tips, and strategies they’ve used to secure funding to support their work.

Tuesday, February 28 | 2:00 PM Eastern | 1 hour

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Second Step® Programs Overviews

Strengthen Your School Community with Second Step® SEL for Adults

Educator well-being makes a difference. When teachers are supported with professional learning that addresses trust and relationships, stress management, advancing equity and belonging, and promoting resilience and efficacy at an organizational level, anything is possible. Join us to learn about Second Step SEL for Adults, a social-emotional learning (SEL) program created by educators for educators. When educators thrive, students thrive.

Thursday, February 9 | 2:00 PM Eastern | 1 hour

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A Foundation for Life with Second Step® Elementary

The elementary years are an ideal time to nurture social-emotional competence and develop foundational learning skills. To effectively support students’ social-emotional learning (SEL), educators need resources and tools that work for their schools and communities. Second Step Elementary now offers two program choices to help serve this need: our printed classroom kits and our fully web-based digital program. Join us to learn how the Second Step Elementary print and digital options can help all schools build a positive community where every child can thrive.

Thursday, February 16 | 2:00 PM Eastern | 1 hour

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Second Step® Child Protection Unit: Working Together to Keep Kids Safe

Learn how policies and procedures, trauma-informed staff training, student lessons, and family materials in the Second Step Child Protection Unit for PreK–Grade 5 can help keep children safe from child abuse and neglect.

Thursday, February 23 | 2:00 PM Eastern | 1 hour

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The Newly Expanded Second Step® Family of Programs: SEL for Kids, for Adults, for Everywhere!

Combining classroom SEL with offerings for out-of-school time and adults, the Second Step family of programs can help you and your communities create brighter futures for kids everywhere. In this webinar, we’ll provide an overview of our programs and how they work together to help educators take a more holistic approach to SEL, from helping our littlest learners harness their potential to empowering adults to strengthen their own social-emotional skills.

Thursday, March 2 | 2:00 PM Eastern | 1 hour

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Second Step® Implementation

Prepare Your School's Mid-Year Check-In: Second Step® Elementary and Second Step® Middle School Digital Programs

This webinar is designed to help site leaders use the Mid-Year Check-In presentation included in the Principal Toolkit. Our program experts will provide questions and prompts to get you thinking before you engage with your staff.

Thursday, February 9 | 3:00 PM Eastern | 1 hour

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Prepare Your School's Mid-Year Check-In: Second Step® Elementary Classroom Kits

This webinar is designed to help site leaders using our K–5 classroom kits prepare for a mid-year check-in with their staff using tools provided in the program. Our program experts will provide questions and prompts to get you thinking before you engage with your staff.

Thursday, February 16 | 12:00 PM Eastern | 1 hour

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Smart Start for First Year Second Step® Elementary Digital and Middle School Implementations

In this webinar designed for site-level implementation leads rolling out the Second Step® Elementary Digital and Middle School programs, we will dive into the resources provided in the Principal Toolkit to help you roll out your implementation.

Thursday, February 16 | 3:00 PM Eastern | 1 hour

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Smart Start - Second Step® Bullying Prevention Unit

This orientation is intended for site leaders preparing for a new sitewide implementation of the Second Step® Bullying Prevention Unit. We will cover program basics, implementation best practices, and a walk-through of resources for getting off to a smart start.

Thursday, February 23 | 3:00 PM Eastern | 1 hour

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Community Events

February Second Step® Open Office Hours

Got a question you’d like to talk through? Interested in connecting with other educators using the Second Step Programs? Join us for our monthly live, interactive Community Office Hours. Committee for Children staff will also be on hand to listen and answer questions.

Community Office Hours are hosted every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Use the button below to download a meeting invitation for your calendar.

Wednesday, February 15 | 5:00 PM Eastern | 30 minutes

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Second Step Educator Community: February Ask Me Anything

Get your questions about the Second Step program and social-emotional learning answered by experts from Committee for Children during our monthly Ask Me Anything livestreams.

Tuesday, February 28 | 4:00 PM Eastern | 30 minutes

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