Award-Winning Social Emotional Learning Curriculum

Boost academic achievement and support emotional wellbeing for students in grades 6 – 12. Discover our ready-to-teach SEL curriculum built for the learners of today.

Engaging and Easy-to-Implement 

Ori’s SEL curriculum comes packed with:

  • 700+ ready-to-teach lessons, activities & projects
  • Fresh, engaging and interactive content designed for today’s students
  • Spiral curriculum design grade leveled 6 – 12 
  • Intuitive, user-friendly platform requiring minimal training

Rooted in Research & Best Practice

We are proud to say our curriculum for social emotional learning is:

  • Aligned with the 5 CASEL Competencies & SAFE Approach
  • Based on the science of Brain-Based Learning, Cognitive-Behavioral & Mindfulness Theory
  • Built using the UDL framework and 5Е Instructional Model

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Student Progress & Engagement at a Glance

Ori Learning’s SEL curriculum allows you to: :

  • Track student growth with built-in pre- and post-unit assessments. 
  • Promote personalized learning and inform instruction with lesson-level quizzes.
  • Monitor engagement and progress through automated grade books and data collection tools.
  • Keep track of program engagement with administrator dashboards.

Promote Inclusive SEL Instruction 

Empower all your learners with a social emotional learning curriculum featuring:

  • Translation to more than 130 languages for ELL students. 
  • Text-to-speech features for those who struggle with reading comprehension. 
  • Text-size-adjustments for learners with visual impairments. 
  • Speech-to-text functionalities for students who struggle with written communication.

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In Unit 1, students will gain the knowledge and skills needed to develop a deeper understanding of themselves, pairing self-determination theory with growth mindset, the belief that our abilities are not fixed, but instead malleable, to promote academic and personal success.

This unit also supports the exploration of identities, outlooks, interests, and mindsets.

Unit 2 focuses on emotion recognition and identifying needs. Students learn to see emotions as helpful indicators and learn to choose flexible emotion regulation strategies to meet their needs. They are also encouraged to seek support from others and learn strategies to relieve the uncomfortable physical effects of emotions.

Students learn how to use stress to their advantage while also learning ways to manage their time, prioritize their schedules,
and form habits that help prevent emotional dysregulation.

Unit 3, teaches students what empathy is and how to access it through perspective-taking. Students then learn ways to show compassion towards others in ways that are helpful by anticipating the needs of others and asking when they aren’t sure how to help. This unit also provides students with skills they can use when they are unable to connect with others through empathy, like seeking to understand and agreeing to disagree. Unit 3, teaches students what empathy is and how to access it through perspective-taking. Students then learn ways to show compassion towards others in ways that are helpful by anticipating the needs of others and asking when they aren’t sure how to help. This unit also provides students with skills they can use when they are unable to connect with others through empathy, like seeking to understand and agreeing to disagree.

Unit 4 helps students identify and recognize the healthy and unhealthy relationships in their lives while providing tools to build new friendships and strengthen existing ones. Students also learn to have gratitude and consider the positive impact of relationships that have ended, as well as the impact they have on others.

Unit 5 provides students with tools to prevent and handle peer pressure as well as think through the possible outcomes of decisions before making them. Students learn to consider immediate as well as long-term outcomes of decisions as well as who could be impacted by them. Students learn to recognize the positive impacts of their peers and how they can position themselves as role models. In addition, students learn ways to make reparations after making mistakes and learn a step-by-step process to help solve problems.

Integrate SEL into Your Instruction Day with Ease

Ori Learning’s SEL curriculum allows you to:

  • Deliver the content in whole group, small group, 1:1, self-paced learning, hybrid and remote learning settings. 
  • Increase student engagement with interactive live participation mode.
  • Plan and assign lessons in advance.
  • Teach stand-alone SEL classes or incorporate them into health classes, study halls, counselor sessions or alternate classrooms.

Looking for high-quality resources to promote social emotional learning?

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Fostering Inclusivity in Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Delve into evidence-based strategies for building and implementing inclusive SEL programs. Essential for directors of counseling and counselors, this infographic elucidates how to integrate SEL interventions that engage all students, particularly those from marginalized groups.

Ensuring Educationally Meaningful and Legally Compliant Transition Plans

In an era where the mental health crisis among school-age youth is at an all-time high, our Feb 8th | 2024 webinar withDr. Christina Cipriano from the Yale Child Study Center sought to shed light on the critical need for effective and inclusive Social Emotional Learning (SEL) programs.

SEL Booklist

While recommendations of social-emotional learning books are abundant for young children, it is harder to find similar suggestions for middle and high school students. This is partly because social-emotional competencies are well-suited to storytelling and illustrations that capture emotions.

District and School Leaders Often Ask:

We offer customized onboarding for our tier one and two support partners involving a collaborative kick-off meeting, setting key goals and strategies, functionality training, and addressing account set up and any data integration needs. We also offer ongoing supports throughout the duration of the partnership including virtual professional development and regular progress reviews, ensuring a seamless integration into your district’s educational framework.

We offer Single Sign On (SSO) capabilities via Google, Microsoft, Clever, and ClassLink and rostering via SFTP file transfer, Clever, OneRoster or ClassLink.

The Ori Learning SEL solution is based on the CASEL framework and aligns directly with their 5 core competencies. Example of course topics included in the curriculum are handling stress, problem solving, peer pressure, ethical responsibilities, perspective, growth mindset, anticipating outcomes, decision making, prioritizing my time and empathy. 

Districts implementing the Ori Learning SEL solution with fidelity can expect the following outcomes: 

  • Increased positive climate and culture.
  • Improved academic achievement.
  • Reduced staff turnover/burnout.
  • Equitable and inclusive learning communities
  • Increased college and career readiness.
  • Improved classroom behavior
  • Reduced incidents of bullying/violence
  • Increased defensibility/compliance
  • Fewer discipline referrals
  • Increased attendance
  • Reduced risk of mental health issues
  • Increased graduation rates

All Ori Learning solutions utilize a Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework to ensure each learner can access and participate in relevant, challenging learning opportunities by offering multiple means of engagement, representation, action, and expression. The platform also includes powerful accommodation tools to support students at their learning level including text enlargement, highlighting, text translation, read aloud, and speech to text activity responses. 

The Ori Learning SEL solution is research and evidenced based informed by various frameworks to shape learning and instructional approaches: 

  • Directly aligned to CASEL 
  • Designed  using a UDL framework
  • Brain Based and incorporates research and principles from neuroscience and cognitive sciences (cognitive behavioral theory, social cognitive theory and mindfulness theory). 
  • Incorporates learning sciences
  • Utilizes the 5E learning model
  • Level 4 ESSA validation

The Ori Learning SEL curriculum has been designed with secondary students at front of mind.  Videos have been developed with fresh content, styled to the youth of today, and with topics and activities to spark interest and discussion. Content includes engaging activities, opportunities to complete activities via programs current and familiar to students, and project based learning that extends into community practice and application.  All lessons have been built to be mature for the students age, but with text presented simply enough that all students can participate.

Each district has their own specific needs and standards, and as such, every district implements the Ori Learning curriculum differently. 

Examples of SEL implementation models include (but are not limited to): 

  • Tier 1 supports. Developed for daily/weekly instruction as well as to be infused throughout the instructional day to teach important skills and strategies for academic and classroom success (example in Math, Social Studies).
  • Tier 2 supports. Instruction is implemented with a small group or more individualized approach to support more specific student needs. 
  • Tier 3 supports. Lessons are implemented with accommodations and modifications for individual students who have IEP goals or require higher levels of intervention. 
  • Instruction as part of Health/Physical Education classes
  • As part of an elective credit class for high school students
  • To support ISS or alternative classroom settings 
  • During counselor or social worker led scheduled sessions. 

Many partners choose a weekly instructional implementation for Tier 1 instruction; however, all models can be customized based on the district’s goals and needs. Implementation models would be determined in initial meetings with leadership upon commencement of services.

The Ori Learning Solution has been designed so that both novice educators as well as veteran teachers and school counselors who have more expertise can implement with ease.  

Every lesson comes with a lesson guide that offers a ready-to-teach approach if needed with step by step instructions. These guides are also available for an educator to view digitally once the lesson has started for easy reference.  

Our partners have shared that their more veteran and experienced counselors and teachers love the platform as they can easily incorporate their own teaching style into the lessons and activity framework, as well as provide customized and individualized instruction for students who may need more support. 

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