Teaching with a Social, Emotional, and Cultural (SEC) Lens

A Roadmap for Integrating CRT and SEL to Address Academic Achievement, Structural Racism, and Well-Being

Online Professional Development Program for Teachers

August 2, 2021- December 15, 2021

Join us for this 4-month training and professional learning community to support teachers in learning how to:

  • Teach for social-emotional learning and culturally responsive teaching online or face-to-face
  • Meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of students so they can succeed and thrive
  • Respond to the turmoil of racism and marginalization within society
  • Meet their own social and emotional needs so they can truly be present for students

Whether teaching online or in person, you will learn how to:

Apply the seven Social, Emotional and Cultural (SEC) competencies in PreK-12 teaching and coaching:

  • Build trusting relationships
  • Foster self-reflection
  • Foster growth mindset
  • Cultivate perseverance
  • Create community
  • Promote collaborative learning
  • Respond constructively across differences

Integrate the SEC anchor competencies into your teaching practice by:

  • Exploring assumptions and beliefs
  • Seeing models of coaching practice
  • Providing opportunities to practice strategies
  • Reflecting and learning from practice
  • Sharing strategies and insights with others

Have access to resources to meet PreK-12 CRT and SEL standards included in the SEC Competencies Framework and Resource Guide:

  • Lesson plans
  • Activities modeled in course
  • Lists of PreK-12 literature
  • Strategies
  • Resources

This professional development is:

  • Based on our book from Harvard Education Press 
  • Complements any curriculum or programs such as Common Core, MTSS, and PBIS.

What others have said about the CRTWC Social, Emotional, and Cultural Framework…

“Teaching with a Social, Emotional, and Cultural Lens is …a  critical resource for any educator who seeks to supercharge and harness their craft to achieve the absolute best possible outcomes for themselves and the children they serve.”
— Meria Joel Carstarphen, formerly superintendent, Atlanta Public Schools, Georgia

‘Teaching with a Social, Emotional, and Cultural Lens is a call to action…Starting out with a clear framework that describes these practices, and moving to illustrative examples from real classrooms in real schools, [creates] a compelling blueprint to help practitioners, schools of higher education, and districts to integrate a social, emotional, and cultural lens into everything they do.”
— David Adams, Director of Social-Emotional Learning, Urban Assembly, and Board member, Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning

“I always leave our time together more inspired and motivated to try new ideas. My overall growth mindset and social and emotional lens has reached new depths. As a teacher and cooperating teacher I am learning to live it out in my own life and creating space for it in my classroom. It’s been an unexpected gift that keeps on giving. Your dedication to this group has deeply reached me and my students- THANK YOU.”
— Rachel Bacosa, Social-Emotional Instructional Coach, Sunnyvale School District

August 2, 2021- December 15, 2021

Asynchronous Resources
Starting asynchronously August 2, 2021

  • Modules with videos and resources
  • General discussion forums with CRTWC active participation
  • Topic specific discussion forums with CRTWC active participation

Synchronous Meetings

  • 3-hour kick-off meeting on August 18, 2021
    • 3:30-6:30 pm PST
    • 6:30-9:30 pm EST
  • 90 minute Zoom meetings on the 3rd Wednesday of each month
    • 3:30-5:00 pm PST
    • 6:30-8:00 pm EST
  • All meetings will be recorded and available to replay for 60 days

Who Should Attend

  • Educators working in the PreK-12 classroom


  • $895 if registered by May 15, 2021
  • Save $150 with early bird registration by April 15, 2021-$745
  • Contact us for group discounts when registering over 10 people

Download PD for Teachers Flyer

For more information or for assistance with registration, please contact Nance at kwan.crtwc@gmail.com