Early Childhood Certification - January 26 & 27, 2019

Early childhood education; Positive Discipline Chicago, SEL; social emotional learning

Bring Positive Discipline to the Early Childhood Setting

This two-day experiential workshop is designed for early childhood educators, teachers, and caregivers who work with children from birth to six years of age. Participants will learn to apply the principles and tools of Positive Discipline, an Adlerian research-based philosophy, in working with groups of young children. Participants will also gain a deeper understanding of how young children learn, the importance of belonging, connection and social emotional learning, and how teach important life skills in a classroom or care setting with sensitivity to trauma and insecure attachment. Interested and curious parents will also find this workshop helpful in understanding childhood development, temperament and attachment.


Participants will earn recognition as Certified Positive Discipline Early Childhood Educators and will learn to: 

  • Create a classroom or care setting where children can develop a sense of belonging and significance based on the importance of contribution and mutual respect. 
  • Understand how young children learn and how to adapt teaching to the needs of this age group. 
  • Foster essential social and emotional skills to support development and school readiness and to understand behavior and how to guide it in groups of young children. 
  • Teach the essential skills for developmentally appropriate participation in class meetings. 
  • Learn Positive Discipline and Adlerian concepts for use in the classroom, preschool community, and with parents.

  

Pricing: 

  • $375 - General Registration - Early Bird (payments received by January 4, 2019)
  • $425 - General Registration 

Course fee includes materials and one-year Educator Level membership to the Positive Discipline Association


Purchase orders are accepted.

 

SEL Chicago's scholarship rate of $325 is available for employees of partner organizations including Chicago Public Schools. See the SCHOLARSHIP tab below for more information.

Swedish Covenant Hospital, January 26 & 27, 2019

Swedish Covenant Hospital is graciously hosting January's workshop.  Located on Chicago's North Side, the workshop location in SCH's Anderson Pavillion, 2751 West Winona Avenue, offers ADA compliance, easy parking and access to the Foster Avenue CTA Bus Transportation.

January 26 & 27, 2019 General Registration

SEL Chicago Scholarship Registration

SEL Chicago is supports its mission locally by reducing the cost of Positive Discipline Certification coursework to certain organization employees.  The reduced rate is $325.  These organizations include Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Park District, Chicago Police Department, Youth Guidance, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and the Cook County Department of Corrections  and employees of host organizations.  

SEL Chicago Scholarship Registration

What educators are saying ...

 Thank you truly for a practice-changing experience these last two days. I feel so full and so ready for this year; I find myself hoping I have some of those students in my classes again, to build and repair relationships, and to be the teacher they've needed me to be.  

Teacher - North Side College Prep, Chicago


I had known of Positive Discipline for years ... everything I read fit with my beliefs as a teacher. In a workshop environment, I experienced the work with the benefit of experiential activity based learning.  Our trainer fielded questions, led activities, and guided us through misunderstandings. I know I came away with a richer and deeper belief in why and how treating all students with respect while being kind and firm is deeply encouraging.  I also came away with not only affirmation of why, but concrete ways how to create this environment in my classroom.  Assistant Professor - Columbia College Chicago

 The Positive Discipline Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No. 6723. 


Positive Discipline in the Classroom and Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way courses each provide 13 Continuing Education Credit Hours. 


Positive Discipline Certification Programming is co-sponsored by the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology (NASAP). 


Cancellation/Refund Policy: A full refund (minus a $35 processing fee) will be given when the request for a refund is made up to 30 days prior to the first day of a workshop. Refunds are not available for cancellations less than 30 days before a workshop. However, paid registrants can transfer to another workshop at no additional cost. Refunds are not available after a transfer is made or if registrants do not provide advanced notice that they will not be attending the workshop. 


In the event of cancellation, participants will be notified by email.   


Special Needs/Accommodations:  If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact kristin.hovious@SELChicago.com 


Classroom Educator Workshops

Positive Discipline in the Classroom Certification

Create a classroom environment where students are encouraged and engaged in learning, empowered to problem solve, connected, valued and challenged. 


The experiential nature of the course allows time to practice new tools - and the multi-session delivery allows for classroom experience and encouragement over time.  The course is designed for educators, school staff, counselors, and anyone who works with youth.


Participants will learn many Positive Discipline Tools as well as access to a framework for creating a classroom focused on self-regulation and solving problems.  


Participants will:

  • Develop a large teaching toolbox of kind and firm discipline approaches. 
  • Establish explicit classroom structures and procedures. 
  • Create an equitable classroom community based on mutual respect. 
  • Understand the motivation behind students' misbehavior and how to encourage positive change. 
  • Facilitate effective class meetings teaching social skills and problem-solving. 
  • Learn Positive Discipline/Adlerian Psychology for use in the classroom and school community. 
  • Gain information on how to address the effects of childhood trauma and insecure attachment. 


Educators with fluency in Positive Discipline methods are set up for success in Domain 2 for schools using Danielson's Framework for Teaching evaluation model.


Costs:

  • $375 - Early Bird (payments received 30 days before the event).  
  • $425 - Regular Registration   
  • Course fee includes curriculum materials and one year memberships to the Positive Discipline Association.   

An SEL Chicago scholarship rate of $325 is available for City of Chicago employees including Chicago Public School employees.   See the SCHOLARSHIP tab below for more information.

Interested in Fall Workshops?

Workshops this summer filled to capacity - Falls dates will be announced soon. Contact us to be the first to know about new dates.

New Workshop Information

Illinois State University in Chicago, IL, August 13 & 14, 2018

The Chicago Teacher Education Pipeline at Illinois State University is hosting a Positive Discipline in the Classroom workshop on August 13 & 14, 2018. 


The workshop will be held in the Chicago Teacher Education Pipeline Offices, 2934 West Lake Street, 3rd Floor in Chicago, IL.

Register for ISU Course - August

SEL Chicago Scholarships

SEL Chicago is supports its mission locally by reducing the cost of Positive Discipline Certification coursework to certain organization employees.  The reduced rate is $325.  These organizations include Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Park District, Chicago Police Department, Youth Guidance, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and the Cook County Department of Corrections  and employees of host organizations. 

SEL Chicago Scholarship Rate

Parent Educator Workshops - Summer 2018

Become a Positive Discipline Parent Educator

Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way (developed by Lynn Lott and Jane Nelsen) provides a step-by-step approach to starting and leading experientially based parenting groups. This program stands alone or offers significant enhancement to any program; it emphasizes experiential activities that reach the heart to inspire deeper understanding and change. Parents love the Parents Helping Parents Problem-Solving Steps because this process provides a fun and effective way for them to get specific help with real problems.  
Participants will:
 

  1. Learn research based effective tools and techniques for teaching parents how to use discipline that is kindand firm at the same time (non-punitive, non-permissive). 
  2. Learn how to facilitate a parent class from the position of a non-expert. 
  3. Gain practice with experiential exercises that help parents go beyond intellectual understanding to be able to respond in empowering ways that teach children. 
  4. Learn how to use materials and activities in group settings, parenting classes and individual work with families

 

Costs:

  • $375 - Early Bird (payments received 30 days before the event).  
  • $425 - Regular Registration   
  • Course fee includes curriculum materials and one year memberships to the Positive Discipline Association.   

An SEL Chicago scholarship rate of $325 is available for City of Chicago employees including Chicago Public School employees.   See the SCHOLARSHIP tab below for more information.

Swedish Covenant Hospital, July 19 & 20, 2018

Swedish Covenant Hospital is hosting a Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way on July 19 & 20, 2018.  The workshop will be held in Conference Room 5 of the Anderson Pavilion, 2751 W. Winona Ave. Chicago, IL 60625.  The course runs from 9:00am-5:00pm each day. 

Register for July Parent Educator Training

SEL Chicago Scholarships

SEL Chicago is supports its mission locally by reducing the cost of Positive Discipline Certification coursework to certain organization employees.  The reduced rate is $325.  Organizations include Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Park District, Chicago Police Department, Youth Guidance, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and the Cook County Department of Corrections and employees of host organizations.

SEL Chicago Scholarship Rate

6 Session Parent Workshop

Positive Discipline at Home

SEL Chicago's gentle, supportive leadership made the whole class particularly wonderful. The coursework gives me a calm, effective way to approach day-to-day communication with my kids, and helps me to deal with and even anticipate issues in an effective way. Months after completing the series of classes, I find myself still relying on the tools she provided and feeling so thankful to have this program in our lives. We are a calmer, happier, more positive family thanks to Kristin and the Positive Discipline methodology. Thank you for this gift of respect and calm, we are forever grateful.  Heather R. - Chicago


Join a group of parents as we dive into Positive Discipline Approach to create a home environment where children are encouraged and engaged, empowered to solve problems, and feel connected, valued and challenged. 


The experiential nature of the course allows time to practice new tools - and the multi-session delivery allows for shared experience and encouragement over time.


Participants will learn many tools as well as gain familiarity with a tools for building self-regulation and solving problems.  


Reduce power struggles, create connection and accountability, and enjoy your family.  Course appropriate for parents and child care providers of children ages 0-18.


$199 for a single registration or $349 for parenting/guardian partnership includes the Positive Discipline Workbook.  


Workshops held at Galter Life Center will incorporate a discount for Galter members.  Proof of membership required at first session.


Email us here if you are interested in hosting a workshop with your organization.


kristin.hovious@selchicago.com or (312) 852-3249