|Course Description: Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) empowers educators and students with the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. Exceptional educators do more than just facilitate students' academic learning – they teach the whole child. SEL is critical in this regard, fostering an environment where deep learning can flourish, while enhancing each student's ability to succeed in the classroom, socially, in the workforce, and throughout their life. The SEL strategies taught through this course also play a huge role in promoting a healthy school culture by helping students manage their emotions, resolve conflicts, practice mindful behaviors, and make responsible decisions. This class focuses on the five core competencies of SEL: self- awareness, self-management, social-awareness, relationship-building, and responsible decision-making. Designed to inspire, enlighten, and motivate, it’s packed with the latest social-emotional learning and education research, expert insights on best practices and flexible classroom or counseling application, fascinating articles and interviews illustrating SEL in action, engaging activities and collaborative group discussions, and a wealth of ready-to-use resources. You will complete this online course empowered to continue implementing SEL in your area, and transformed through the process of putting it into practice. You will absolutely see a difference in student achievement – and in your own life as well! Because it is entirely online and self-paced (backed by round-the-clock instructional support), there are no scheduled meetings, so you are free to engage in coursework whenever and wherever it is most convenient for you.
||CTLE Area: Pedagogy