Our evidence-based SEL Foundations Curriculum spans grades K-8 with eight thematic units: Goal Setting, Emotions, Community, Perseverance, Teamwork, Feedback, Healthy Living, and Leadership. The digital lesson plans spiral, 32 per grade band, to develop the fundamental social and emotional learning skills kids today need to ensure academic success and personal well-being. Each unit includes a month’s worth of resources, including a monthly challenge, hands-on, collaborative activities, compelling videos from world-class athletes, assessments, and family outreach materials. Access these engaging curricular and supplemental resources via our intuitive dashboard. Sign up today!Sign Up
Both programs are designed to support what teachers do daily in the classroom. The SEL Foundations Curriculum offers a clear scope & sequence: eight units, each with four 30-minute lesson plans that could be implemented week by week. However, the lesson plans are designed in a way that they could be broken across days or expanded through the recommended extension activities. The lesson plans have suggested questions and responses, yet we encourage teachers to make adaptations or tailor the program as you all know your students the best! We provide much user support through online resources and monthly community communication. Mentorship+ connects classrooms with virtual athlete mentors by leveraging the power of video, therefore teachers can access and share athlete communication according to when works best for their schedules. In Mentorship+, our Educator Support Team is available at any time to help you with live implementation support!
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a. We have a robust library of user support materials: video tutorials, printable guides, and more.
b. We encourage everyone to join our Classroom Champions “Teacher Lounge” Facebook group. Our educators share best practices daily and exchange our ideas with our Educator Support Team.
c. If you’re still having trouble, contact us. Our team is ready to help you figure out ways to make our programs work best for you!
Classroom Champions has been developing student-mentor relationships for the past ten years. Back in 2009, Founder and CEO Steve Mesler was entering his final Olympic Games as part of the Team USA bobsledding team (where he won a gold medal). He and his sister, Leigh, decided to bring a handful of Olympic and Paralympic mentors into classrooms, launching the first stage of Classroom Champions. Since that first year featuring one mentor (Steve) and nine classrooms scattered across the United States and Canada, Classroom Champions’ reach has grown exponentially! In 2020, Classroom Champions launched their digital platform, giving access to the new K-8 SEL Foundations Curriculum and the Mentorship+ SEL Foundations Program to teachers and students across the continent.
Yes! You can sign up for an account, and then you always can add another program or subscription by clicking on the shopping cart icon in the upper right-hand corner of your teacher dashboard. Click on RETURN TO SHOP, and then choose another subscription and follow the prompts. TIP: If at any time you log in to an account that has more than one subscription, you may be taken to a MY ACCOUNT page. Simply click the Classroom Champions logo in the upper left-hand corner to be taken to the teacher dashboard that you most recently used. Click on the program name at the top of the page if you want to switch between program dashboards.
We welcome you to try a grade band within the SEL Foundations Curriculum by having access to Unit 1: Goal Setting for 30 days. Simply sign up for the Freemium offering and explore! If you like what you see, sign up for the SEL Foundations Curriculum or the Mentorship+ program!
Go to www.classroomchampions.org and click the SIGN UP button in the top right-hand corner of the website’s navigation bar. To create an account, you will be asked to share your email, create a password, share your role, and choose a grade-banded program: Freemium, SEL Foundations Curriculum, or Mentorship+ SEL Foundations Program. For the paid programs, you will be asked for information related to the payment transaction. You can also sign up by reading more about the programs on www.classroomchampions.org/programs and follow the prompts. You will receive an email and receipt confirming your new Classroom Champions account. At any time, if you need more clarification reach out to us to help!
You can log in by clicking on the blue LOG IN prompt located in the upper right-hand corner of the Classroom Champions website (www.ClassroomChampions.org) and entering your email/password or using SSO (single sign-on) and clicking CONTINUE. If you accept cookies, bookmark teach.classroomchampions.org to access your teacher dashboard quickly and easily. To log out, simply click on LOG OUT in the upper right-hand corner of your teacher dashboard.
The SEL Foundations Curriculum membership provides you access to a turnkey, year-long social and emotional learning program for grades K-2, 3-5, or 6-8 (8 units, 32 lesson plans/grade band, video libraries, and supplemental materials).
The Mentorship+ SEL Foundations Program includes the grade-banded curriculum plus your classroom or school is assigned a dedicated virtual athlete mentor, who personalizes the curriculum with authentic stories via video and monthly check-ins via Flipgrid. Your students will also experience two live video chats with your classroom or school’s role model. In addition to the SEL Foundations Curriculum, Mentorship+ provides a deepened relationship between a world-class athlete mentor and your students.
Once you sign up, you will be taken to your program’s teacher dashboard. You’ll also receive an email confirming your account, from which you can access the content. Or, you can access your dashboard by logging in at www.classroomchampions.org. If you allow cookies to store your data, you may want to bookmark the teacher dashboard page (teach.classroomchampions.org page) once logged in. Click on the “User Guide” button to access video tutorials and printable user guides about how best to navigate the dashboard, access and implement all of the content.
You can sign up for SEL Foundations Curriculum at any time, and you will have access through the end of the next full school year. Plenty of time to plan! Since Mentorship+ involves a real-time athlete mentor, you will have access right away to the SEL Foundations Curriculum, and then you will be introduced to your athlete mentor on August 1. Please note: annual Mentorship+ subscriptions are limited, so don’t wait to secure your membership!
With a SEL Foundations Curriculum membership, you have access to a teacher dashboard, which serves up the core and supplemental materials. Each of the curriculum’s eight units contains digital lesson plans that you can access from any device. The lesson plans are multimedia and contain downloadable student handouts and assessments. In addition to the media-rich lesson plans, there is a growing library of just-in-time videos, thematic Family Activities, and community outreach materials. And that’s not all -- the teacher dashboard has one-click access to support materials, our blog, our Facebook “Teachers Lounge” group, Flipgrid, and more. Mentorship+ is our premium offering as you receive all the SEL Foundations Curriculum materials, plus extras such as assembly kits, professional growth opportunities, an exclusive educator-athlete community, Classroom Champion t-shirts, as well as access to a dedicated virtual athlete mentor for your class or school. Click on the links to read more about what is included in each program.
You! Both programs were designed by educators and with teachers in mind. We know how busy your days are, and we know how flexible the materials need to be to meet individual students’ needs. We know your students are always first and foremost in your mind, Classroom Champions offers programming for students in grades K-2, 3-5, and 6-8 that has incredible student results. Educators can purchase a year-long membership, giving them access to grade-banded content. Alternatively, schools can purchase a “Team” subscription (6 memberships) or a “School” subscription (25 memberships). We encourage districts to reach out to us to customize a package that will work for their school and student needs. For more questions or customized packages, feel free to reach out to Kate.
No. Classroom Champions is a non-profit and charity that connects volunteer Olympians, Paralympians, Student-Athletes, and Professional Athletes to K-8 classrooms through a social and emotional based curriculum and mentorship experience.