A Synergetic Approach to Learning: Foundational Course 2023-24 Cohort

This 18-hour foundational course dives deeply into understanding the context in which learning is taking place. Neuroscience can help us understand what is happening for educators and students in moments of dysregulation, so teachers can learn how to support regulation for students and classrooms. You’ll learn to use brain and body state awareness to guide you in applying strategies and learn how to talk to others about the science behind the strategies you’re using. Exploring an embodied approach, we’ll focus on safety and belonging, along with promoting reflective self-awareness, all vital pieces in creating new options for behavior.

Welcome, we are excited to share this journey with you.



A South Carolina Department of Education sponsored course for their educators, school-based mental health professionals and educational leaders.

Successful social-emotional learning involves supporting students and educational staff using integrated and differentiated approaches. In these comprehensive trainings participants will learn critical classroom strategies based in neuroscience that support the development of self-regulation skills. Participants will learn to understand the dynamics behind difficult student-teacher relationships, and how to shift these challenging interactions. Participants will learn how to improve the school and classroom culture and increase students’ feelings of safety and belonging. Participants will be able to establish daily routines and rituals that intentionally teach “top-down skills” while also creating “bottom-up co-regulatory experiences.” Come discover the many facets of supporting trauma-informed, inclusive, social-emotional practices, leading to sustainable growth.

This is the foundational course in a year-long series of trainings that also includes intermediate and advanced level programming.

Please note some key dates and information below:

There are two cohorts for this course. After our initial two classes on 8/7 and 8/11 in which we will all be together, then Cohort A meets on Mondays 12-1:30pm and Cohort B meets on Thursdays 3-4:30pm.

Class Dates:

Both Cohorts:

  • August 7th, 2023 – 12:30pm-3:30pm
  • August 11th, 2023 – 12:30pm-3:30pm

Cohort A Dates: Mondays 12-1:30pm

  • August 21st,2023
  • September 11th, 2023
  • September 25th, 2023
  • October 9th, 2023
  • October 23th, 2023
  • November 6th, 2023
  • November 20th, 2023
  • December 11th, 2023

Cohort B Dates: Thursday 3-4:30pm

  • August 24th, 2023
  • September 14th, 2023
  • September 28th, 2023
  • October 12th, 2023
  • October 26th, 2023
  • November 9th, 2023
  • November 30th, 2023
  • December 14th, 2023


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