The Maine Department of Education’s Office of School and Student Supports invites ALL educators to SOS to Spring starting Feb. 3rd. Our SOS (Supporting our Staff) Platform was first introduced in November 2021, and if educators have not had the opportunity to explore its modules, we’re here to spring you forward and to reignite your own Adult SEL (Social Emotional Learning) skills. Educators are invited to chart their own course and to choose modules from the Adult, Social Emotional Intelligence site, OR our SEL Specialist Kellie Bailey has selected six high-leverage modules for interested participants. Those selected modules are as follows:
- Feb. 3rd – I Wasn’t Trained for This!
- Feb. 17th – Up Against the Clock Adult Wellness
- March 3rd – De-Stress for Success
- March 17th – What is Compassion Fatigue, and Do I Have It?
- April 7th – A Mental Balancing Act
- April 28th – Choosing to Be Grateful and Optimistic: A Lesson in Mindfulness
SEL Specialist Kellie Bailey will lead the six-part series – focused on reflection of the assigned module and applying the learning. Sessions will run from 4:00-4:45; HOWEVER, if you do not have time to watch the module ahead of time, log onto the zoom at 3:45pm for each session and watch it with our DOE team!
If educators choose to chart their own course, simply track your modules and send your documentation to us – firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re all in this together – make the time to tend to YOU!
Participants do need to register on the SOS page if educators are not already registered for SEL4ME (takes two seconds!): SOS/SEL4ME Registration
For more information contact Kellie D. Bailey, Maine DOE Social Emotional Behavioral Learning Specialist at Kellie.Bailey@maine.gov.