Rebuilding After COVID: Professional Development Program

High 5 Adventure Learning Center has launched Rebuilding After COVID: an online, self-guided professional development course to help upper elementary, middle school, and high school educators and program leaders re-engage students in learning and ease the effects of the pandemic on their mental and physical health.

Preview a Sample Lesson for Free: Click Here for “Switch Seats,” part of the Rebuilding Community content.

Participants will learn how to recognize COVID-related stresses and facilitate social-emotional learning (SEL) through an experiential, activity-based program. Rebuilding After COVID is aligned with the Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) framework and complements other SEL curricula. The activities include tools and adaptations for social-distancing, hybrid, or remote settings.

Rebuilding After COVID is informed by the evidence of how children and adults recover from trauma and draws on the High 5 team’s 35 years of research-based practice in experiential social-emotional learning, a methodology that uses play as the pathway for building relationships, increasing emotional awareness, and teaching creative problem solving.

Rebuilding After COVID has three areas of focus to help you recognize and address how the pandemic has impacted learning communities:

Rebuilding Community: Restore school climate and rebuild community.

Rebuilding Emotional Wellbeing: Recognize and manage the emotions that are likely to arise now and throughout the transition to the COVID recovery period.

Rebuilding Physicality: Overcome the effects of social distancing, screen learning, and internalized experiences of trauma.

Download a program overview
Watch a replay of our latest webinar, with demos of two program activities


Contact us for special school and district packages

  Easy Online, Self-Guided Learning

  In less than 10 minutes you can find an activity or prompt, learn how to lead it, and bring it to your students:

Professional development course delivered in easily searchable, state-of-the-art online learning site.

More than 30 SEL developmental games, discussions, and lessons — each with easy-to-follow demonstration videos and instructions.

Downloadable templates for program evaluation, communicating with families, and more.

Resources for team meetings and in-service days.

Live online training events with the High 5 team.

Access to a community of educators all working together to re-engage students.

Meets the requirements for the federal American Rescue Plan Act and ESSER state funding programs.

   Your purchase of this professional development program helps support High 5’s mission as a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to building stronger communities.

If paying by purchase order, please contact us before registering.

A Message from Jim Grout, High 5 Executive Director




“High 5’s ‘Rebuilding After COVID’ is a pioneering accomplishment, providing a platform for those who teach and lead our youth to not only practice and increase social and emotional skills, but to use them to build relational trust and collective intelligence at school-wide and organizational levels.”

Robert (Chip) Wood

Co-Founder, Responsive Classroom
Co-Creator, Soul of Leadership

Author, Yardsticks: Child Development 4-14

Rebuilding After COVID is made possible in part through the generosity of C&S Wholesale Grocers