• San Francisco Bay Area – funded by the Koret Foundation
  • Dallas, TX – funded by the Borick Foundation 
  • New York City

The San Francisco Bay Area Educator Cohort is funded by the Koret Foundation and the Dallas, TX Educator Cohort is funded by the Louis L. Borick Foundation.

Beyond Differences® Professional Development Cohorts

Join educators and school leaders in your community to participate in a year-round professional development program.  In response to the COVID crisis, Beyond Differences is partnering with DEI, Mental Health, & SEL practitioners to provide educators with practical tools, strategies, and activities to support you and your students.

  • Designed for 5th – 8th Grade Educators, SEL & School Leaders, and Administrators passionate about social and emotional development and racial equity.and school support staff
  • Free year-round Professional Development workshops for educators and school support staff focused on SEL, adolescent mental health, and reducing social isolation and loneliness.
  • 1.5 day preservice session + 7 main content sessions + 4 implementation sessions + 3 National Awareness Days Professional Development Sessions
  • Online content sessions and in-person implementation sessions
  • Program runs mid-August 2022 – May 2023

What the Innovative Educator Learning Community Offers:
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Innovative Educator Learning Community Flyer
Framework to Create Cultures of Belonging Flyer

This is What You Can Bring Back to Your Classroom:

  • Build classroom connections / create cultures of belonging
  • Support SEL growth & development
  • Promote student leadership / lift student voices
  • Address student social isolation & loneliness

Benefits of Joining:

  • Free of charge
  • Access to Beyond Differences® Staff, SEL, DEI, and Mental health Pracitioners
  • Learn frameworks and activities that promote a healthy sense of identity and foster student belonging
  • Learn activities, tools, and specific adult practices to uplift student voice, promote student agency, and help position students as leaders in SEL and equity
  • Be part of a growing educator support and learning network