Distance Learning Experience

StudioFive10 invites you to join one of our online workshops. Our workshops cover a wide-range of topics while integrating social and emotional learning.

Workshops are structured so that students can:

  • acquire and effectively apply the knowledge given

  • understand and experience interconnections

  • engage in fun, interactive activities to promote learning and movement

  • feel empowered to ask questions and think critically 

  • develop an understanding of themselves and the world 

Program Format

  • A StudioFive10 facilitator will lead a 60-minute session using the video conference platform Zoom.

  • Students will join the workshop on the Remind app to receive updates, reminders and other important information about the workshop

  • Workshops will have a 1:15 teacher/student ratio

  • 4-week workshops will include a parent engagement session on the 4th week

    • Parents will meet with the StudioFive10 facilitator to discuss the progress of the student and will receive healthy tips on how to better serve them moving forward 

  • All participants will complete an entry/exit self evaluation.

  • Students will complete an anonymous survey to evaluate their facilitator at the end of each workshop to ensure the quality of programming.  

  • All communication with parents & students will be done via Remind app

  • All facilitators are mandated reporters and are legally required to report any suspicion of child abuse or neglect.

Outcomes

Academic success

Developing stronger social/emotional skills improves the academic performance of students. In a 2014 meta-analysis, SEL was shown to raise students’ achievement scores by an average of 11 percentile points. The ‘soft skills’ that students develop through SEL are shown to improve their attitudes towards school and as a result, increase their performance in the classroom. When a student knows that his or her feelings will be heard and respected, it’ll be easier for that student to relax and focus at school.

Fewer behavioral problems

Students engaged in SEL are less aggressive and disruptive in school. Studies have shown these benefits are long-term as SEL students still have 10% fewer psychological, behavioral, or substance abuse problems when they reach the age of 25. For example, if a student can learn to find his or her voice and express anger appropriately, it could prevent him or her from acting inappropriately and damaging relationships.

Less emotional distress

SEL students also have fewer occurrences of depression, anxiety, stress and social withdraw as evidenced by measures like the Children’s Manifest Anxiety Scale. Research suggests that SEL programs actually affect central executive cognitive functions which improves students’ inhibitory control, planning, and ability to switch attention from one task to the other. Essentially, as students practice the new behaviors that they learn in SEL programs, they develop stronger self-regulation skills.

Positive social behavior

Students get along better with others, as reported by fellow students, teachers, parents, and independent observers. Social interaction skills and self-knowledge— essential for students to develop and maintain positive, productive relationships with peers, parents and teachers— are hallmarks of SEL. Close student-teacher relationships definitely make students want to perform better in school and have positive long-reaching benefits when teachers inspire their students to embrace challenges beyond the classroom, such as applying to college or looking for a full-time job.

Materials needed

  • Access to a computer, tablet or other online learning compatible device

  • Zoom account

  • Remind account

  • Earbuds/headphones w/mic

Parent Expectations

  • Support students in staying on task 

  • Attend parent engagements 

  • Ensure students are prepared for each workshop

  • Read student/parent handbook

  • Support students with action plans provided by the facilitator