Institute for Social and Emotional Learning hosted by Holton-Arms School

Location: Holton-Arms School, Bethesda, MD

June 18, 2018 – June 21, 2018
9am - 3.30pm daily

The Institute for Social and Emotional Learning’s Summer Institute brings together K-12 teachers, administrators and counselors from around the world for four-days of creative workshops and opportunities for collaboration, reflection and renewal. Since 2009, over 1500 educators have attended an Institute. This summer we are honored to be hosted by Holton-Arms School in Bethesda, MD from June 18-21.


The goals of the Institute are to:

  • Share a deep, experiential understanding of core SEL principles and practices.
  • Help educators cultivate their teaching practices so that a strong sense of humanity and empathy inspires their students to evolve into compassionate leaders and resilient learners.
  • Inform an educator’s perspective in ways that help spark creativity and renew inspiration for teaching.
  • Strengthen an educator’s capacity to bring SEL to classroom, curricula, and community in ways that transform a school

What’s Included:

  • A comprehensive binder of developmentally appropriate SEL lesson plans, materials and research
  • Healthy breakfast, lunch, snacks and refreshments every day (accommodation for different dietary needs available)
  • Joining an international network of educators committed to Social and Emotional Learning

 What participants tell us:

“IFSEL was by far the most inspiring, empowering, and career-changing professional development I have ever been a part of.”

“Fantastic. Excellent. I felt like we were able to apply concepts meaningfully.”

“The design was very supportive of intellectual scholarship as well as social experiences. I gained skills and structures for helping my students and myself maintain emotional well-being.”

“It was excellent. Sessions were spot on and the workshop choices were excellent. Loved all the tools, games, and the language around skills and competencies.”

“Amazing binder. Connections with colleagues and lots of helpful information. I’ve learned much and leave inspired. I liked the balance of talking and doing.”