Regardless of whether students are engaged in virtual learning or physically present in classrooms, it is relationships that will shape students’ learning environments and their social, emotional, and academic growth. To support our school and community partners through this next school year we’ve developed a series of virtual programs for youth and educators that work to build and restore the relationships fundamental to students' success. These sessions are designed to help our partners meet the immense social and emotional needs of the youth, families, and communities they serve following the crises impacting our nation.

Educators

This professional development series for educators focuses on social and emotional awareness and practice, relationship and community building, peer supports, and practical tools for use in the online and in-person learning environments. While these programs align with POBS’ mission and educational framework, POBS is committed to supporting our partners through this challenging time as they reinforce the importance of the safety, health, well-being, and healing processes of students, families, and staff. Sessions will be delivered live for synchronous learning during professional development at the start of school and throughout the school year and summer. Sessions may be delivered to educators and educational teams, support staff, administrative staff, or even parent support teams. POBS will invite educators to use our video conferencing platform (unless otherwise planned), and direct staff to additional web-based resources, virtual activity recommendations, and demonstrations to continue their learning and development at the conclusion of the program.

COMPLETE THE SERIES

4 SEL-Intensive Sessions + 1 Teambuilding Session*

  1. RELATIONSHIP BUILDING
  2. ENGAGEMENT STRATEGIES
  3. ICEBREAKERS AND ENERGIZERS
  4. REFLECTION, TRANSFERENCE, MASTERY
  5. TEAMBUILDING FOR EDUCATORS

*All sessions are 90-120 minutes.

SELECT A SESSION

PACKAGE A
RELATIONSHIP BUILDING + ENGAGEMENT STRATEGIES
120 minutes

PACKAGE B 
ICEBREAKERS & ENERGIZERS + REFLECTION, APPLICATION & TRANSFERENCE
120 minutes

Relationship Building for the Virtual Classroom

Professional Development, Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Ages:21+
Destination:Virtual
Length: 90 minutes
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Engagement Strategies for the Virtual Classroom

Professional Development, Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Ages:21+
Destination:Virtual
Length: 90 minutes
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Icebreakers and Energizers for the Virtual Classroom

Professional Development, Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Ages:21+
Destination:Virtual
Length: 90 minutes
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Reflection, Application and Transference

Professional Development, Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Ages:21+
Destination:Virtual
Length: 90 minutes
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Team Building for Educators

Professional Development, Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Ages:21+
Destination:Virtual
Length: 90 minutes
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Youth

As students return to school this year the time to forge valuable relationships through one-on-one connection and positive group interaction may feel devastatingly diminished. Students may be in classes where relationships, once strong, have now lapsed. While others may be new to a school or transitioning from a primary to a secondary school where no prior relationships exist. POBS is committed to creating space for students and educators to navigate these situations together and develop new ways to establish or reaffirm community. Through facilitated sessions, students will have the opportunity to engage in activities that promote sharing, communication, courage, problem-solving, and other key competencies from Outward Bound’s Domains of Thriving. By the end of the session, students will feel empowered to use their voice and have greater confidence to navigate the challenges ahead.

COMPLETE THE SERIES

4 SEL-Intensive Sessions

  1. Belonging: Group Relationships and Teamwork
  2. Courage: Perseverance and Assertiveness
  3. Reflection: Self-Awareness and Social Responsibility
  4. Transference: Leadership in the Classroom

*All sessions are 75-90 minutes.

SELECT A SESSION

PACKAGE A
Session 1 + Session 2
Belonging + Courage
120 minutes

PACKAGE B 
Session 3 + Session 4
Reflection + Transference, Mastery & Final
120 minutes