Curriculum and Professional Development
We recognize that for the foreseeable future teaching social and emotional skills will be taught in a combination of virtual and online learning environments. To that end, we will be offering our resources and trainings, in a variety of methods including online trainings.
Social dynamics, anxiety, and conflicts influence every child’s ability to learn. A safe school climate depends on teaching students the skills to manage their emotions and critically think through solutions to social conflicts. How, then, do you prepare youth to be engaged learners and responsible, socially conscious citizens?
Owning Up Curriculum provides you with the resources to teach young people that their dignity and the dignity of others is the principle that guides our decisions and actions every day in our friendships, families, and schools.
Created in collaboration with young people and educators, Owning Up Curriculum guides young people to understand:
- themselves in relation to group behavior
- the influence of social media on their identity and conflicts
- the dynamics that lead to discrimination and bigotry and how to address them effectively
- how to regulate their emotions and know when and how to ask for help from a trusted adult
- how to address the systems of power and oppression
Whether you teach in a school, a team, or a youth-serving organization, Owning Up is a flexible, innovative curriculum that respects your knowledge of the young people and communities you serve by giving you the following:
THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The Owning Up Training is a professional development program for educators who work with middle and high school students to implement the Owning Up Curriculum in their school or organization. While an individual can buy Owning Up and use it without receiving any training, the Training gives educators the best foundation to implement the curriculum. In addition, we have online resources that are available when and where it works best for you.
"Owning Up is an invaluable curriculum. I have used it consistently for 15 years in many settings. It is particularly relevant for middle schoolers, who need guidance in the operations of social culture and how to navigate the often treacherous landscape of relationships through middle school and beyond."
- Julie Baron, LCSW-C, Former Middle School Counselor, Adolescent Therapist, and co-author of What Works With Teens
"Individuals responsible for the implementation of Owning Up are the cornerstone for its success in their community. They are teaching students to treat themselves and others with dignity. They are teaching them to educate themselves about power and privilege, oppression, personal accountability, and bearing witness when others oppress and discriminate against those who have less power.
Most important, they are empowering students to work as agents of positive change and influence in their own lives and in the lives of others."
-Middle Web article featuring Owning Up