Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which people understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

The arts can have a profound impact on the social-emotional health of your students. SEL helps young people grow into confident, caring citizens.  Join this inaugural SEL institute, and develop knowledge and skills to benefit your classroom & curriculum through the arts!

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District teachers will receive a scholarship from the school district.  There are 20 slots available and they will be awarded on a first-come basis.  Please pay a refundable $50 deposit to hold your scholarship and register under the KPBSD registration below.

Two 500 level Credits Available for $99.

Teacher Leaders:

  • Lorrie Heagy, Music
  • Robyn Zinzer, Movement
  • Debbie Piper, Visual Art
  • George Holly, Culture
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For more information, contact Barbara Short at


  • Kenai SEL & the Arts Institute
    June 1, 2021 - June 5, 2021
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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