High 5’s research-based training workshops, professional development programs, and resources can help you re-engage learners and support educators.
With more than 20 years of practice in experiential education and social-emotional learning, our tested methodology helps participants identify their emotions, collaborate, and solve problems – all building blocks of successful learning and recovery from traumatic events.
Our programs and resources are easy to integrate and are designed to complement any other social-emotional learning curriculum you may be using.
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REBUILDING AFTER COVID: Online Professional Development
Rebuilding After COVID helps educators and youth leaders manage the impact of the pandemic on their students and staff. This online, self-guided activity-based SEL training has been proven to help re-engage students and support the mental and physical health of everyone in the school or program community.
Learn how to recognize COVID-related stresses, with activities that fit easily into curriculum, advising, or community-building time and adaptations for hybrid learning or social distancing. Read a case study of how one school adopted the program and achieved measurable improvements in student responsiveness.
Our team will help onboard your educators and support your learning, with special benefits for groups joining from the same district.
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Add the Rebuilding after COVID Program Bag to your order, with all the supplies and props you need for the 30+ activities in the program.
TEAM DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS: Onsite Training
Since the onset of the pandemic, High 5 has been working closely with educator teams to support both professional and student needs. Many of our workshops over the last few years have focused on techniques to help staff and school leaders identify and talk about emotions, a core practice to retain staff and rebuild community.
High 5 builds stronger teams of educators by helping them learn and practice skills in three foundational areas of human interaction: connection, empowerment, and leadership. Through adventure-based activities that are meant to replicate the dynamics of the department, school, or district, teams observe group behavior and learn skills which – when taken back to their school – promote more effective communication and stronger working relationships for building long-term.
We craft our programs one conversation at a time, to address the specific goals that you have for your team. Every program ends with action planning to implement key learnings and insights into your workplace and culture.
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UBUNTU CARDS: Multifaceted Connection Tools
High 5’s Ubuntu Cards© are a multi-functional deck of cards that encourage a group to interact, find connections, and have fun. There are 54 cards in each deck, and more than a dozen easy to learn activities included with each pack. This simple, manipulative offers limitless reflection opportunities through metaphor, group interaction, and creative play.
The word Ubuntu is an Nguni Bantu term and philosophy. (Nguni is a subset of the larger family of Bantu languages and peoples in the southern portion of Africa.) The term means “humanity” and is frequently translated to “I am because we are.” Ubuntu highlights our interconnectedness as a community, a core healing practice.
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