WORKSHOPS & DEVELOPMENT

IMPLEMENTATION PACKAGES

FEATURED:
ESSER/ARP-Aligned Packages

BRAVE NEW WORLD SEL ENRICHMENT PLANNING & IMPLEMENTATION

STAND-ALONE, BACK-TO-SCHOOL COURSE W/ FULL-SERVICE IMPLEMENTATION — Ideal for existing users of Choose Love programming or those who already have a year-long SEL curriculum, as well as summer camps, after school programs, school counselors, etc.

CHOOSE LOVE FOR SCHOOLS™ PLANNING & IMPLEMENTATION

Ideal for schools and/or districts seeking to implement a turn-key, comprehensive SEL curriculum and school climate solution.

CHOOSE LOVE FOR SCHOOLS™ PLANNING, IMPLEMENTATION & ONGOING COACHING

Ideal for schools and/or districts seeking to implement a turn-key, end-to-end SEL curriculum and school climate solution with ongoing professional development and coaching for staff

WORKSHOPS & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

SELf Care for Leaders & Educators:
Foundations in Choosing Love

The transformational, rejuvenating benefits of giving and receiving “Nurturing, Healing Love” apply as much to those who teach the principles of Choose Love as to the students they teach.

Choose Love Kickoff: About the Choose Love Movement

The kickoff serves to provide background of the Choose Love Movement and overview of our curriculum. Educators will learn about the researched benefits of the four character values of the Choose Love Formula and understand how vital they are to implement in our daily lives. 

Implementation & Best Practices Workshop:
A Choose Love Experiential journey

Join Kim Harrison and Lisa MacKenzie, two educators who wrote the newly updated Choose Love for Schools™ Curriculum and the reintegration program, Choosing Love in our Brave New World™.  They will personally take you through the journey to onboard and implement Choose Love at your school.  

master class series: following the Choose Love Formula

Nurture and support the wellbeing of your school staff through an “experiential” exploration of principles, practices and implementation ideas for each of the Choose Love Formula character pillars: Courage, Gratitude, Forgiveness, and Compassion in Action. 

RAVE REVIEWS

OUR CERTIFIED TRAINERS

Julia Richter
Choose Love Implementation Coach &
Wisconsin Ambassador

Julia Richter

Julia Richter has a BA in Elementary Education and Minor in Dance. She received her Masters Degree; “Integrating the Arts in Education” from Lesley University and taught arts based programming in inner city schools to help cultivate strong, authentic relationships and build levels of trust, integrity, respect, and confidence. She became a certified Growth Coach through Lifeforming Leadership Coaching and received her certification in Mindfulness & Social Emotional Learning and Positive Intelligence.

Julia took her experiences of teaching, coaching and social emotional learning to create the “C.A.R.E.S.” Coaching Program for Schools. In “Cultivating Authentic Relationships in Education System,” Julia coaches creative strategies and social emotional well-being practices to unite and empower educators and school leaders in becoming the best versions of themselves, and to cultivate strong, healthy connections that will help build morale and positive, successful school cultures. Julia is ecstatic to join forces with the amazing Choose Love Movement to help our schools flourish to become the absolute best, safest, loving, nurturing, learning environments they can possibly be.

Lisa MacKenzie

Choose Love Curriculum Writer &
California Ambassador

Lisa MacKenzie is one of the curriculum writers for the Choose Love for School Program. While piloting the original Choose Love Enrichment Program several years ago, Lisa developed a Social Emotional Learning/Trauma Sensitive program to serve students with extreme social-emotional and behavioral needs, which earned the Distinguished Schools Award for her school.

Lisa has spent her entire career, of over 30 years, helping struggling students become successful in school and life. She is a special education teacher, author, speaker, and nationally recognized educator. Lisa has her Master’s Degree in Special Education. She holds her Mild/Moderate and Multiple Subject credentials, a supplementary autism credential and single-subject science credential. In addition, she is a certified behavior specialist and mindfulness instructor.

Kim Harrison

Choose Love Curriculum Writer &
California Ambassador

Kim Harrison is one of the curriculum writers for the Choose Love for Schools Program. Kim was a twenty year resident of Newtown, CT before moving to San Diego in 2015. Kim has a BA in Communication Studies, a MA in Elementary Education, and a MS in School Counseling, and has taught at the Elementary and Middle School levels.

Kim had regional and statewide responsibilities for exploring new educational approaches to advance curriculum and was the recipient of several awards and grants including “Outstanding Prospective Teacher” from a pool of over 200 applicants.

Kim is a volunteer and Board Member of Words Alive, a local literacy based organization helping students to become lifelong learners through literature.

Anna Ramirez

Choose Love Connecticut Ambassador
CEO of CreativeDisruptions, LLC

Anna Ramirez is the founder and CEO of CreativeDisruptions, LLC. whose purpose is to bring wellness through mindfulness, emotional intelligence and creativity through interactive workshops both virtual and in person to a broad constituency.

Some of Anna’s clients include Wisdom House, the Boys and Girls Club CT, and the Girl Scouts USA.

Anna also currently serves as the Connecticut Ambassador for the Choose Love Movement. Previously, she served as Dean at Yale Divinity School for 15 years.

Anna brings over 20 years of leadership and expertise in combining mindfulness, EQ, and creativity to bring the best out of people.

 

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Stand-Alone Unit Designed To Support Educators and Students with post-COVID Trauma and Learning Recovery

Between 4 and 6 lessons that offer trauma-informed social emotional learning skills and tools that acknowledge the challenge of long absences and potential for fear and grief along the road to recovery. This Unit complements existing SEL programs and/or sets the stage for the full-year Choose Love For Schools curriculum, and will help get everyone back to baseline and learning as soon as possible.

Areas covered include: post traumatic growth, growth mindset, self awareness, self regulation and mindfulness.

PLANNING & IMPLEMENTATION PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Choose Love Account Manager
  • Planning & Strategy Session — Your Choose Love Account Manager will review your existing resources and create an Implementation Plan that includes
    • ideas for fostering SEL and the adoption of foundational Choose Love principles into the school climate, and also beyond to connect and engage caregivers and families 
    • incorporation of programming into school schedule to ensure prioritized, consistent, effective and sustainable
  • SELf-Care For Leaders & Educators: Foundations In Choosing Love Workshop
  • Choose Love Kickoff Session to generate excitement and sense of personal connection to the program to ensure maximum buy-in and participation
  • Delivery of the complete Choosing Love In Our Brave New World Unit, including book lists and supplemental materials
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Full-Year Program

Choose Love for Schools™ is a no cost, next-generation social and emotional learning (SEL) and character education program for Pre-K through 12th grades, designed to teach students, educators and staff how to choose love in any circumstance thereby creating a safer, more connected school culture.  

Aligned with CASEL, Common Core and ASCA, Choose Love For Schools is also the first SEL program to fully incorporate state of the art Character Social Emotional Development (CSED) model standards, while also incorporating neuroscience and positive psychology to teach mindfulness, character, and emotional intelligence.  These essential life skills and tools make students better learners, more desirable employees and happier, healthier, human beings.

PLANNING & IMPLEMENTATION PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Choose Love Account Manager
  • Pre-Implementation Strategy Session w/ Certified Choose Love Trainer to
  • Establish a Choose Love Champion team (Leadership team)
    • foster SEL awareness
    • develop a shared vision
    • facilitate surveys to assess needs and resources to develop an SEL implementation plan with clear goals, action steps, and assigned ownership
  • Implementation & Best Practices Workshop
    • generate a customized, specific plan into school schedule to ensure programming is prioritized, consistent, effective, and sustainable

    • develop a coordinated approach for supporting students’ social and emotional learning across the school, classrooms, homes, and communities.

    • create an accountability plan that gets everyone (staff, students and families) on board to maximize participation, achievement and success of Choose Love programming, and utilize the curriculum to the best of its potential
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Full-Year Program

Choose Love for Schools™ is a no cost, next-generation social and emotional learning (SEL) and character education program for Pre-K through 12th grades, designed to teach students, educators and staff how to choose love in any circumstance thereby creating a safer, more connected school culture.  

Aligned with CASEL, Common Core and ASCA, Choose Love For Schools is also the first SEL program to fully incorporate state of the art Character Social Emotional Development (CSED) model standards, while also incorporating neuroscience and positive psychology to teach mindfulness, character, and emotional intelligence.  These essential life skills and tools make students better learners, more desirable employees and happier, healthier, human beings.

PLANNING, IMPLEMENTATION & ONGOING COACHING PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Choose Love Account Manager
  • Pre-Implementation Strategy Session w/ Certified Choose Love Trainer to
  • Establish a Choose Love Champion team (Leadership team)
    • foster SEL awareness
    • develop a shared vision
    • facilitate surveys to assess needs and resources to develop an SEL implementation plan with clear goals, action steps, and assigned ownership
  • Implementation & Best Practices Workshop
    • generate a customized, specific plan into school schedule to ensure programming is prioritized, consistent, effective, and sustainable

    • develop a coordinated approach for supporting students’ social and emotional learning across the school, classrooms, homes, and communities.

    • create an accountability plan that gets everyone (staff, students and families) on board to maximize participation, achievement and success of Choose Love programming, and utilize the curriculum to the best of its potential
  • Choose Love Master Class Series: Following the Choose Love Formula
  • Quarterly progress check-in and support session
    • establish a structured, ongoing process to collect, reflect on, and use implementation and outcome data to inform school-level decisions and drive improvements to SEL implementation
    • develop a long-term plan that will continuously build stronger, loving, authentic, working relationships and better learning environments to sustain positive growth in school year after year.
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Experiential Professional Development Workshops

These creative, engaging and dynamic workshops are designed to:

  • Generate fun and connection through shared learning and community building.
  • Develop a holistic understanding of social emotional learning with the “self” in the center.
  • Enhance personal mental well-being and professional sustainability through mindfulness/mental fitness and Choose Love SEL practices.
  • Establish foundations to integrate Choose Love SEL practices into your personal and professional life to cultivate a positive, healthy, mental and emotional state of being in order to live and lead with love.

SELf Care for Leaders & Educators: Foundations in Choosing Love

  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Location: ZOOM
  • Participants: up to 500 

The transformational, rejuvenating benefits of giving and receiving “Nurturing, Healing Love” apply as much to those who teach the principles of Choose Love as to the students they teach.

Through an “experiential” exploration of the foundational components of the Choose Love Formula™, including Post Traumatic Growth, Mindfulness, Growth Mindset, Positive Intelligence, and Neuroscience, workshop participants will fortify their own social and emotional health while learning complementary therapeutic modalities and fun, creative ways to bring these lessons into their classrooms.

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Experiential Professional Development Workshops

These creative, engaging and dynamic workshops are designed to:

  • Generate fun and connection through shared learning and community building.
  • Develop a holistic understanding of social emotional learning with the “self” in the center.
  • Enhance personal mental well-being and professional sustainability through mindfulness/mental fitness and Choose Love SEL practices.
  • Establish foundations to integrate Choose Love SEL practices into your personal and professional life to cultivate a positive, healthy, mental and emotional state of being in order to live and lead with love.

Choose Love Kickoff:
About the Choose Love Movement

  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Location: ZOOM
  • Participants: up to 500 

The kickoff serves to provide background of the Choose Love Movement and overview of our curriculum.

Educators will learn about the researched benefits of the four character values of the Choose Love Formula and understand how vital they are to implement in our daily lives. 

Join us for a powerful story and lessons learned about how we can be a part of the solution to the issues we’re experiencing in our schools, homes and communities including mental health, substance abuse and even violence. Gain understanding of how the tragedy at Sandy Hook turned into a worldwide Movement that is now in all 50 states and in over 110 countries.

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Experiential Professional Development Workshops

These creative, engaging and dynamic workshops are designed to:

  • Generate fun and connection through shared learning and community building.
  • Develop a holistic understanding of social emotional learning with the “self” in the center.
  • Enhance personal mental well-being and professional sustainability through mindfulness/mental fitness and Choose Love SEL practices.
  • Establish foundations to integrate Choose Love SEL practices into your personal and professional life to cultivate a positive, healthy, mental and emotional state of being in order to live and lead with love.

Implementation & Best Practices Workshop: A Choose Love Experiential Journey

  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Location: ZOOM
  • Participants: up to 500 

Join Kim Harrison and Lisa MacKenzie, two educators who wrote the newly updated Choose Love for Schools™ Curriculum and the reintegration program, Choosing Love in our Brave New World™.  They will personally take you through the journey to onboard and implement Choose Love at your school.  

Participants will work together to experience the Choose Love curriculum. Educators will walk away with a complete understanding of the power of the Choose Love curriculum and will be able to implement the lessons immediately. 

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Experiential Professional Development Workshops

These creative, engaging and dynamic workshops are designed to:

  • Generate fun and connection through shared learning and community building.
  • Develop a holistic understanding of social emotional learning with the “self” in the center.
  • Enhance personal mental well-being and professional sustainability through mindfulness/mental fitness and Choose Love SEL practices.
  • Establish foundations to integrate Choose Love SEL practices into your personal and professional life to cultivate a positive, healthy, mental and emotional state of being in order to live and lead with love.

Master Class Series:
Following the Choose Love Formula

  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Location: ZOOM
  • Participants: up to 500 

The transformational, rejuvenating benefits of giving and receiving “Nurturing, Healing Love” apply as much to those who teach the principles of Choose Love as to the students they teach.

Through an “experiential” exploration of the foundational components of the Choose Love Formula™, including Post Traumatic Growth, Mindfulness, Growth Mindset, Positive Intelligence, and Neuroscience, workshop participants will fortify their own social and emotional health while learning complementary therapeutic modalities and fun, creative ways to bring these lessons into their classrooms.

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Respond & Rebound
For COVID-19 Recovery

Choose Love Social, Emotional and Mental Health Resources for Schools, Homes & Communities