Course Details

P187-9771.1S21 - "The Social Brain": Relationships, Stress, & Optimal Learning

Course Details
Course Description: Are your students experiencing stress or unhealthy social dynamics that hinder optimal learning? Do you find it challenging to foster healthy relationships with and among your students? Then you will appreciate this course that explores the vital connection between stress, relationships, and learning. In this course, participants will learn foundational principles related to the brain’s structure, functioning, and development, especially related to relationships and stress, in order to better create, through definite actions, a conducive learning environment. Optimal stress levels will be examined, and ways to manage and reduce stress will be taught. Attachment theory will be discussed, and classroom relationships evaluated as to whether they enhance or diminish the students’ capacity for learning. Practical ways to improve the health of relationships in the social environment of the classroom and school will be provided, in order to ensure more optimal learning and to prevent bullying (one of the most prevalent and damaging experiences for students’ health, learning, functioning and well-being) and teacher burnout (a serious threat to the quality of education, since teaching is such a socially demanding, critical role).
Status: Closed for Registration Registration Deadline: 04/19/2021 Start Date: 02/01/2021 End Date: 05/28/2021
Location: Online CTLE Hours: 45 No. of Credits: 3 Categories: Socioemotional Learning, Culturally Responsive Instruction
Restricted: No CTLE Area: Pedagogy Grades: Pre-K,K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
Danielson Components 2b : Establishing a Culture for Learning
4a : Reflecting on Teaching
Education Partner Information
Education Partner: Quikitech Contact:
Instructor # 1: Randy Chang Instructor # 2:
ASPDP Fee: $125.00 Education Partner Fee: $129.00 Materials Fee: $0.00 Total Fees: $254.00
ASPDP Payment Instruction: Follow these two steps: Step 1: Registration is required with ASPDP to earn P-Credits, A+ Credits, and/or CTLE hours. You can do this by logging in to your ASPDP account at and then select the Quikitech course from the catalog you would like to take during this semester. The ASPDP registration fee is paid directly to ASPDP on their website. Step 2: Pay the Education Partner fee for the Quikitech course by going to the following URL and select the matching Quikitech course which you registered with ASPDP. The Education Partner fee may vary depending on promotions, bundles, and/or discounts. Please email if you have any questions or inquiries. Deadline to register for the spring semester is April 19, 2021.