Implementation Resources
for Site Leaders


 

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. For educator resources specifically for lesson facilitators, check out these additional resources.

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

All webinars are free.

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



SEL and Second Step® General Information

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-In

Playlist: What & Why? SEL Concepts

Playlist: Why Do We Need SEL?

The Second Step® Community

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.

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Anti-Racism and Anti-Bias Resources

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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Onboarding Resources for New and Rebooted Second Step® Implementations

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

Click on your program below for additional resources.

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 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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Curriculum Onboarding for School Leaders: Second Step® Early Learning and Second Step® Elementary Classroom Kits
Curriculum orientation, implementation strategies, and best practices for getting your school’s Second Step Early Learning and Second Step Elementary classroom kits implementation started.

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Upcoming Webinars

Curriculum Onboarding for Second Step® Early Learning
Curriculum orientation, implementation strategies, and best practices for implementing and teaching Second Step Early Learning at your site.

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 the Activation Key.

Resources: 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.

Resources: 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 the Second Step® program will be taught as you prepare for your school’s implementation.

Tools for Implementing Site Wide

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.

Recorded Webinars

Curriculum Onboarding for School Leaders: Second Step® Elementary Digital Program
Curriculum orientation, implementation strategies, and best practices for getting your school’s Second Step Elementary digital program implementation started.

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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

Notice some changes? Here’s what’s new and different for the 2021-22 School Year.

Recorded Webinars

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

Upcoming Webinars

Second Step® Out-of-School Time: Onboarding for Site Leaders
Designed for site leaders, this webinar provides curriculum orientation, implementation strategies, and best practices for planning and beginning your program’s Second Step Out-of-School Time implementation.

Resources

Second Step® Out-of-School Time activities are found in the facilitator notebooks. Using your Activation Key found on the first page of any of your books, you can access online Program Supports and Program Training materials at SecondStep.org.

Those who have the Site Leader role on their Second Step SEL for Adults license are encouraged to read the Principal Quick Start materials before inviting their staff, including their 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: Curriculum Onboarding and Implementation Strategies for Leader Teams
Curriculum orientation, implementation strategies, and best practices for getting your school’s Second Step SEL for Adults implementation started.

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Upcoming Webinars

Second Step® SEL for Adults: Curriculum Onboarding and Implementation Strategies for Leader Teams
Curriculum orientation, implementation strategies, and best practices for getting your school’s Second Step SEL for Adults implementation started.

Resources

Bullying Prevention Unit training – users will need to either use their Kit Activation Key or be assigned to a license to access the training. In order for the Site Leader to track training, users will need to be added to a license even if they have already used their Activation Key. If your site does not have a license for Bullying Prevention Unit training, please connect with your Education Partnerships team member or contact [email protected].

Upcoming Webinars

Curriculum Onboarding for 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 Second Step 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 the Second Step® Middle School digital program.)

Child Protection Unit training – users will need to either use their Kit Activation Key or be assigned to a license to access the training. In order for the Site Leader to track training, users will need to be added to a license even if they have already used their Activation Key. If your site does not have a license for Child Protection Unit training, please connect with your Education Partnerships team member or contact [email protected].

Upcoming Webinars

Curriculum Onboarding for 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 Second Step Child Protection Unit implementation for Early Learning through Grade 5.

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Back-to-School Resources

Plan for the year ahead with achievable goals and tools to motivate and support your staff.

Click on your program below for resources.

Recorded Webinars

Back-to-School Planning for Site Leaders: Second Step® Early Learning and Second Step® Elementary Classroom Kits
This webinar is designed to help site leaders effectively plan and lead a successful implementation of the Second Step Early Learning and K-5 Classroom Kits 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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Upcoming Webinars

Back-to-School Planning for Site Leaders: Second Step® Early Learning and Second Step® Elementary Classroom Kits
This webinar is designed to help site leaders effectively plan and lead a successful implementation of the Second Step Early Learning and K-5 Classroom Kits program for the new school year. We’ll provide guidance on motivation, planning, goal-setting and monitoring, and tools for getting your staff ready.

Resources

Second Step Community Rebuilding Unit – a five-lesson unit that can be used to help rebuild students’ connections to school in the wake of extended school closures. The unit includes strategies educators can use to help foster a positive, supportive school environment. The lessons are designed to be taught when schools first open for in-person instruction.

Second Step® Resilience Activities

These short, research-based student activities are designed to help teachers support students’ coping and recovery following a crisis. Each activity focuses on a topic or skill known to support students’ coping and well-being.

Second Step® Resilience Activities

Second Step® Class Meeting Pack
This is a collection of simple class activities that educators can use to support students’ social-emotional learning. You can use these activities to provide students with the social-emotional support they need—no adaptations necessary.
View the Class Meeting Pack

Recorded Webinars

Back-to-School Planning for Site Leaders: 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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Preparing to Teach the Second Step® Elementary Digital Program: Classroom Lessons and Resources
We recommend that you use the Staff Overview PowerPoint designed for introducing all staff, including those teaching, to the program materials. Your teaching staff may also find this webinar useful.

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Upcoming Webinars

Back-to-School Planning for Site Leaders: 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.

Resources

Second Step Community Rebuilding Unit – a five-lesson unit that can be used to help rebuild students’ connections to school in the wake of extended school closures. The unit includes strategies educators can use to help foster a positive, supportive school environment. The lessons are designed to be taught when schools first open for in-person instruction.

Second Step® Resilience Activities

These short, research-based student activities are designed to help teachers support students’ coping and recovery following a crisis. Each activity focuses on a topic or skill known to support students’ coping and well-being.

Second Step® Resilience Activities

Second Step® Class Meeting Pack
This is a collection of simple class activities that educators can use to support students’ social-emotional learning. You can use these activities to provide students with the social-emotional support they need—no adaptations necessary.
View the Class Meeting Pack

Notice some changes? Here’s what’s new and different for the 2021-22 School Year.

Recorded Webinars

Back-to-School Planning for Site Leaders: Second Step® Middle School
This webinar is designed to help site leaders effectively plan and lead a successful implementation of Second Step Middle School for the new school year. We’ll provide guidance on motivation; planning; goal-setting and monitoring; and tools for getting your staff ready.

View Now

Preparing to Teach the Second Step® Middle School Program: Classroom Lessons and Resources
We recommend that you use the Staff Overview PowerPoint designed for introducing all staff, including those teaching, to the program materials. Your teaching staff may also find this webinar useful.

View Now

Upcoming Webinars

Back-to-School Planning for Site Leaders: Second Step® Middle School
This webinar is designed to help site leaders effectively plan and lead a successful implementation of Second Step Middle School for the new school year. We’ll provide guidance on motivation; planning; goal-setting and monitoring; and tools for getting your staff ready.

Resources

Second Step Community Rebuilding Unit – a five-lesson unit that can be used to help rebuild students’ connections to school in the wake of extended school closures. The unit includes strategies educators can use to help foster a positive, supportive school environment. The lessons are designed to be taught when schools first open for in-person instruction.

Second Step® Resilience Activities

These short, research-based student activities are designed to help teachers support students’ coping and recovery following a crisis. Each activity focuses on a topic or skill known to support students’ coping and well-being.

Second Step® Resilience Activities

Second Step® Class Meeting Pack
This is a collection of simple class activities that educators can use to support students’ social-emotional learning. You can use these activities to provide students with the social-emotional support they need—no adaptations necessary.
View the Class Meeting Pack

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Mid-Year Resources

Check in on your implementation mid-year, assess and revise your goals, and recognize and support your staff.

Click on your program below for resources.

Resources coming soon

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End-of-Year and Preplanning Resources

Assess your implementation and goals, recognize your staff, and begin planning for the next year.

Click on your program below for resources.

Upcoming Webinars

Coming spring 2022

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General Resources for Family and Classroom Use

We’re dedicated to supporting the social-emotional skills and well-being of children and the adults in their lives. Available year-round, these free resources are more relevant now than ever.

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The Imagine Neighborhood

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®

Practice mindfulness during this difficult time 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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Questions?


We’d love to hear from you.

For implementation questions please email us at [email protected].

For product-related or technical questions, please contact our Support Team.

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