Sandy Hook Promise - Start with Hello Virtual Training

Virtual Training

The Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC) is partnering with Sandy Hook Promise to bring Start with Hello, one of Sandy Hook Promise’s no-cost Know the Signs programs which teaches students to be more socially inclusive and connected to each other. With activities and curricula available for all ages, students are empowered to end social isolation in three easy steps which include: see someone alone, reach out and help, and start with hello. The training is 2.5 hours and will consist of a wide range of activities and resources to ensure training integration within the school culture, supported by student-led SAVE Promise Clubs.

Participants in this training will gain knowledge and tools to:

  • Apply the Start With Hello program cycle;
  • Train students in Start With Hello using Sandy Hook Promise’s Digital Learning Center;
  • Assess the impact of loneliness and social isolation in your school community;
  • Engage students in Start With Hello activities and instructional strategies that will help to reduce loneliness, social isolation and build inclusive school communities; and
  • Celebrate your Start With Hello work by organizing a Spirit Week.

Please Note: This training is open to public ISDs, open-enrollment charter schools, junior colleges, school-based law enforcement, and state agencies that support Texas schools. Due to limited space, vendors and contractors are not permitted to register for this training.

TCOLE Credit will not be provided for this virtual training.

Special Accommodations:

Please submit all special accommodations request(s) via email to no later than two weeks prior to the course.

All virtual trainings will be provided through the Zoom online meeting/webinar platform.
To pre-install the Zoom meeting/webinar software click Download Zoom Desktop Client for Meetings, or click the following link to watch a video tutorial on how to join a Zoom meeting. Once you are registered and confirmed a direct Zoom link will be sent to you 1-2 days prior to the training date.

All times listed below are in the Central Time Zone.

To begin registration, select any date tile labeled "OPEN".

In order to receive a Certificate of Participation, participants must attend entire training on their own individual device.

Current Virtual Trainings

December 2021

January 2022

February 2022

Past Virtual Trainings

September 2021

October 2021

November 2021

TCOLE Credit will not be provided for this virtual training.

For more information about the Sandy Hook Promise – Start With Hello Virtual Training, please contact Kimberly Duncan-Ashley at