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Courtney Joly-Lowdermilk: Time-Saving Tools to Create Accessible, Inclusive, and SEL-friendly Classrooms and Schools – Summer Institute 2024

Educators and educational leaders are increasingly called on to teach social-emotional learning SEL skills and respond to SEL-related issues. This interactive workshop provides a robust collection of time-saving strategies to support school staff, faculty, and administrators build and maintain accessible, inclusive, safe, and emotionally responsive learning spaces and experiences. Workshop participants will explore and practice critical skills for: 1) strengthening high-quality relationships with students, 2) integrating SEL skills and competencies with content and curricular activities, 3) diversifying instructional modalities to align with developmental goals and cultural values, and 4) identifying critical supports and resources to effectively sustain school-wide SEL practices.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Explain and implement SEL skill instruction, as well as critical SEL practices, including building high-quality relationships with students
  • Design, implement, and evaluate content lessons and/or curricular activities that facilitate learning and practicing SEL skills  
  • Identify and access school- and community-specific resources to  support and maintain SEL skill instruction and practices

Note: For effective practice throughout the seminar, participants will need access to current text(s), materials, and current curriculum frameworks for their state/subject area(s). Additional workshop materials will be provided.



This course is appropriate for educators at all levels (elementary, middle, secondary).



Materials will be provided on-site.



  • Delivery mode: In-person.
  • Attendance: Live, on the date and time listed in the course information section.

Course Information

5 Hours
Dates/Time Price
July 15, 2024
8:30am - 3:00pm

Teachers Say...

Over 98% of educators felt that their Outreach Summer Institute seminar provided them with strategies and tools that will help their students.

About the Instructor

Courtney Joly-Lowdermilk, M.S.Ed

Courtney Joly-Lowdermilk, M.S.Ed., founded and leads Bridge Educational Engineering with 17 years of experience partnering with national and international teams and schools to innovate special education, health-promoting curricula, programs, and policies in secondary and higher education spaces.

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