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Strategies to Support Social-Emotional Learning

Course Number:


PD Hours:

8 Hours

Credit Type:

Clock Hours, CPEs, CTLEs, Act48 Credits, Others

Content Areas:

Social /Emotional, Class Management /Behavior, Special Education /Needs, Teaching Strategies

Course Description:

(8 Hours) This course will provide you with a detailed overview of social-emotional learning (SEL) and the value of incorporating SEL into the classroom to help improve academic success and emotional intelligence. We will provide detailed strategies, examples, and provide numerous tools to help you implement SEL into any classroom regardless of subject-area or grade-level.

Course Objectives:

  • What Social-Emotional Learning is & How it Can Improve Academic Learning, Social Development, & Emotional Intelligence

  • The Five Components of Social-Emotional Learning & Strategies for Successful Implementation

  • How to Successfully Implement Lessons in Your Classroom that Develop Social-Emotional Skills in Students

Resources Included

Course includes 28 high-quality tools, templates, & student resources.

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Includes One year of Course Access, Fully Self-Paced & Online.

Course Sections What You Will Learn

You have probably heard the familiar catchphrases “educating the whole child” or “teaching to the whole learner.” These buzz words are, of course, referring to social-emotional learning, which is not an entirely new concept. In fact, its been around in research for over 20 years and is also known as character education, moral education, citizenship, or even conflict resolution. All of these phrases have one founding principle in common: children need lots of things to learn and grow, many of which may not be tied to academics.

This course will provide you with a detailed overview of social-emotional learning (SEL) and the value of incorporating SEL into the classroom to help improve academic success and emotional intelligence. We will provide detailed strategies, examples, and provide numerous tools to help you implement SEL into any classroom regardless of subject area or grade-level.

You Will Learn:

  • The meaning of “educating the whole child” or “teaching to the whole learner” and how Social Emotional Learning (SEL) can accomplish these goals
  • The importance of SEL in academic success and emotional intelligence and how to specifically implement SEL into any classroom regardless of grade-level or subject area
  • Student self-awareness, self-management, and responsible decision-making skills are important for a student’s emotional well-being and success
  • It is equally important for students to have social awareness and relationship skills as they learn how to function successfully in society

Course Guiding Questions Course Guiding Question:

What strategies can I implement to encourage the social-emotional growth of my students?

Credits Professional Development Credits

At the conclusion of the course, you will receive a certificate for 8 Professional Development Hours (Clock Hours, CPEs).

Model Teaching Professional Development Courses are pre-approved in many states and we provide easy approval forms to submit to your license granting authority if required.

If you are a teacher seeking license renewal and wish to verify acceptance of our Professional Development Courses, please view our PD STATE REQUIREMENTS PAGE to learn more about your state’s requirements.

Also, consider taking our UNIVERSITY-PARTNERED, ACADEMIC CREDIT COURSES to earn regionally accredited units or credits, accepted by most states for teacher re-licensing and salary advancement.

Approval Information About This Course for Teaching License Renewal & Continuing Education

Model Teaching has helped thousands of teachers across the country meet their relicensing requirements.

This course is Pre-Approved in the following states for License Renewal and Continuing education:

  • Texas – CPE’s, TEA-Approved
  • New York CTLE’s – NYSED-Approved
  • Pennsylvania DOE – ACT 48-Approved
  • Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI) – Approved
  • Nevada DOE
  • Tennessee
  • Other States As Well

If you do not see your state listed here, this course may be pre-approved in your state as well. Chat with us or leave a ticket for our recommendations.

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Please confirm your specific district or state requirements for license renewal prior to registering and feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have about our courses.

Course Sections Topics Covered and General Course Outline

Section 1 – Defining Social-Emotional Learning

  • What Social-Emotional Learning is and Why it is Important for Students
  • The Five Main Components of Social-Emotional Learning

Section 2 – Self Connections within SEL

  • How to Teach Self-Awareness and Self-Management Skills
  • How to Teach Students Responsible Decision-Making Skills

Section 3 – Connections to Others Within SEL

  • How to Teach Social Awareness
  • How to Teach Relationship Skills

Resources Included Helpful Resources & Templates Included With the Course

The course comes with 28 templates, tools, and graphic organizers ready to be used in your classroom!

These Include:

  • Calming Techniques Student Tool
  • Conflict Resolution Student Tool
  • Decision Making Flow Chart
  • Decision Making with the 4Cs Student Tool
  • Effectiveness Rubric
  • Growth vs. Fixed Mindsets Student Tool
  • Implementation Observation Checklist with Sample
  • Learning Inventory Student Tool
  • Listening Circles Planning Guide
  • Literature Reflection Student Tool
  • Mood Meter Student Tool
  • New Friends BINGO Templates
  • Practicing Empathy Student Tool
  • Service Project Planning Template with Sample
  • Social-Emotional Learning Activity Plan with Sample
  • Social-Emotional Learning Components Quick Reference
  • Student Connections to Others Activity Plan
  • Student Self-Connections Activity Plan with Sample
  • Take a Break Reflections Student Tool
  • Take a Break Station Poster
  • What Would You Do Student Tool
  • WOOP Goal Setting Student Tool

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