SEL Integration Training


Improve students’ SEL skills. Meet your content area standards. Do so simultaneously.

It’s no secret that students need more than content knowledge to succeed in a global economy. However, there’s often little extra time to be found to develop essential social-emotional skills. Everyone is asking: How can we systematically integrate SEL into the classroom?

This online training course will answer that question by providing tangible guidance on how to weave SEL skills into the classroom in an intentional, sustainable, structured way by providing you with an effective instructional design framework using backward design.

Be one of the first to experience this pilot course offering, and take advantage of a deeply discounted rate, available only for a limited time!



This online course will teach you to use a research-based framework that can be applied in any content area, at any grade level K-12, as well as in higher-ed courses.

Experience, from the perspective of a learner, instruction in which a social-emotional competency is integrated into content

Analyze and deconstruct the integrated learning experience to identify its key components

Understand and be able to articulate each of the six steps in the SEL integration framework

Apply the SEL integration framework to your own context, designing a unit of instruction for immediate use with learners

Identify and apply research-based practices for SEL instruction, performance assessment and backwards design

“Dr. Tara Laughlin taught us strategies that we can use to get a whole school push of SEL instruction. She showed us how we could embed SEL instruction into the content areas using various instructional approaches in an engaging and fun way!"
Severance Middle School SEL Team

Who should take this course?

  • District level and school administrators seeking new tools for the educators they support
  • K-12 educators interested in integrating SEL into the classroom
  • Higher education faculty interested in integrating SEL into courses 


  • 12 hours of live online class time
  • Weekly assignments (1 hour per week = 8 hours)
  • Provide objective self and peer feedback
  • Final project
  • Provide feedback on the course to influence and enhance its design

Upcoming Dates

Start Date: March 25, 2019, Mondays from 4-5:30 pm MT for 8 weeks

Cost: $299



Meet the Instructor, Tara Laughlin, Ed.D.

Dr. Tara Laughlin spent the first decade of her career as a teacher, working at both the elementary and secondary levels, with an emphasis on teaching literacy. As a classroom teacher, one of Tara’s biggest passions was building relationships with students and helping them develop the skills needed to be successful in college, career, and life. Tara holds an M.Ed. in Divergent Learning and an Ed.D. in Curriculum, Innovation, and Educational Reform. To earn this degree, she spent 18 months engaged in research on the systematic integration of social and emotional learning into the content area classroom. This passion led to her current role as Director of Curriculum & Education Training for PAIRIN, where she focuses on student skill-building, leveraging her expertise to develop skills curricula for students and adults, as well as helping develop educators’ capacity to teach and assess these important skills.

The research-based framework taught in this course was developed by Tara, so you will be able to hear the details directly from its original researcher and designer!


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