Professional Development – Educator Institutes

How We Help

The Center for Reaching & Teaching the Whole Child takes a systemic approach rather than providing an add-on program. We focus on equipping you with a social, emotional, and cultural lens that integrates key competencies into your content areas and provides a learning environment where students can take risks, make mistakes, and support one another.

Whether teaching online or in person, you will learn how to apply the Social, Emotional, and Cultural competencies Framework:

  • Address our current context (having the difficult conversations) in the classroom
  • Respond to the academic needs of students within this current context
  • Support the well-being of teachers and students
  • Build trusting relationships
  • Foster self-reflection
  • Foster growth mindset
  • Cultivate perseverance
  • Create community
  • Promote collaborative learning
  • Respond constructively across differences

Integrate the CRTWC anchor competencies into your teaching/coaching practice by:

  • Exploring assumptions and beliefs
  • Viewing examples of teaching and coaching practice
  • Engaging in practice of SEC strategies
  • Reflecting on practice
  • Sharing strategies and insights in a professional learning community
  • Have access to the SEC Competencies Framework and Resource Guide

Format & Cost

Online Social, Emotional, and Cultural Framework Materials

  • Framework and Resource Guide
  • Role Plays, Videos, Case Studies
  • Lesson Plan
  • Observation Protocols
  • Slide Decks


We aren’t currently enrolling, but download our brochure for more information.

This professional development is based on the work published in our book, Teaching with a Social, Emotional, and Cultural Lens: A Framework for Educators and Teacher Educators from Harvard Education Press.

“Very empowering, supportive, engaging, informative and life changing learning opportunity!
Teacher Educator Participant

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

For more information download our PD Brochure or contact us at [email protected].

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