Online Professional Development Program for Teachers & Out-of-School Educators

Easy-to-integrate activities to sustain connections and build feelings of competence, self-worth, and safety

At High 5 Adventure Learning Center, a nonprofit training and youth leadership organization, we created Rebuilding After COVID to help educators and youth leaders manage the impact of the pandemic on their students and staff. This online, self-guided social-emotional learning (SEL) training has resources and activities to help re-engage students and support the mental and physical health of everyone in the school or program community.

COVID has shown us the critical link between wellbeing, learning, and teaching. Rebuilding After COVID can help educators navigate the pandemic and provide joy, learning, and belonging to students and staff.

Learn how to recognize COVID-related stresses with a proven activity-based program, including options for social distancing, hybrid, or remote settings. Educators and program leaders can support upper elementary, middle school, and high schools students with activities that fit easily into curriculum, advising, or community-building time. Rebuilding After COVID is aligned with the Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) framework and complements other SEL curricula.

Educators using the program report that students:

• Are more attentive, engaged, and creative.
• Have open, honest conversations about difficult emotions.
• Support their classmates and build community.
• Demonstrate leadership and agency.
• Re-engage with learning.

Rebuilding After COVID Learning Modules:

Rebuilding Community: Resources and activities to restore school or program climate and rebuild the connections.
Rebuilding Emotional Wellbeing: Resources and activities to recognize and manage the emotions that are likely to arise now and throughout the transition to the COVID recovery period.
Rebuilding Physicality: Resources and activities to overcome the effects of social distancing, screen learning, and internalized experiences of trauma.

Your two-year subscription to Rebuilding After COVID includes unlimited access to more than 30 activities, each with a downloadable PDF description and demonstration video.

Bonus Content: Included in your subscription
• Quick Start resources to support practitioners of every experience level.
• Downloadable PDF of all activities organized by implementation time.
• Live training sessions and personal onboarding support from the High 5 team.
• Downloadable templates for program impact evaluation, communicating with families, and more.
• Earn CEUs for your participation.

We believe we can rebuild.

We've seen firsthand that even one emotionally connective interaction between teachers and students, among colleagues, or between administrators and staff can ease the pressure of the pandemic and restore connections. We all need to believe that we matter, that we have permission to feel joy, and that we are resilient. This is as true for educators as it is for students.

Preview a Sample Lesson for Free: Click Here for "Push Catch," part of Rebuilding Emotional Wellbeing
Download a program overview
Watch a replay of our latest webinar, with demos of two program activities
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 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. Subscription is for a single user and grants you unlimited access for two years from the purchase date.

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

A Message from Jim Grout, High 5 Executive Director
What Educators Are Saying
"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 and Co-Creator, Soul of Leadership
Author, Yardsticks: Child Development 4-14

"While my students were highly engaged and having fun, I was learning things about them that I hadn't known before. Knowing these things allows me to be a better teacher to them."
Middle School Teacher, Arizona

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

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