Social Emotional Learning

Social Emotional Learning

Coursework

  • EDUC 573U Trauma Informed Practices in Schools – Offered Spring
  • EDUC 579U Mindfulness Strategies for the Classroom – Offered Fall
  • EDUC 581U Social Justice and Equity Education – Offered Summer

Social emotional learning (SEL) is a methodology that helps students better comprehend and manage their emotions as well as demonstrate empathy for others. Through those learned behaviors, students make positive, responsible decisions; create frameworks to achieve their goals; and build positive relationships with others.

Our Professional Learning Series in Social Emotional Learning is provides educators a foundation in SEL principles and teaches the knowledge and skills to weave SEL core competencies into curriculum, classroom activities and student and parent engagement.

Our coursework is rooted in the concepts of educational equity and excellence and seeks to help educators build learning environments and experiences based on trust and collaborative relationships, rigorous and meaningful curriculum and instruction, and safety and inclusiveness in the classroom.

Our series in Social Emotional Learning includes three graduate-level courses. One course in the series is offered each fall, spring and summer semester to allow most educators to complete the coursework within a year. Courses may be taken in any sequence.

Available Classes

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  • EDUC 579U Mindfulness Strategies for the Classroom
    Course Offerings

    August 23, 2021 through December 11, 2021
    Wednesday, August 25, 2021: 4:20 pm - 6:50 pm
    Wednesday, September 8, 2021: 4:20 pm - 6:50 pm
    Wednesday, September 22, 2021: 4:20 pm - 6:50 pm
    Wednesday, October 6, 2021: 4:20 pm - 6:50 pm
    Wednesday, October 20, 2021: 4:20 pm - 6:50 pm
    Wednesday, November 3, 2021: 4:20 pm - 6:50 pm
    Wednesday, November 17, 2021: 4:20 pm - 6:50 pm
    Wednesday, December 1, 2021: 4:20 pm - 6:50 pm

    Connie Honsinger

    CRN: 18761 (section: PD)
    Semester hours: 3
    Fee: $800

    In-class/online hybrid with in-person sessions as scheduled. Educators seeking professional development only.

    Description

    Study for all educators at all levels of an overview of recent research on mindfulness practices and provide guidance on how to integrate these practices into the classroom. Participants in this course will learn what mindfulness is, why it can be a useful practice, and how to creatively apply research-based mindfulness techniques to meet the diverse needs of student learners. Attention will also be given to ways educators can use mindfulness to enhance their own professional and personal experience as teachers.