(15 ISBE Clock 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.

  • Total Price: $85
  • Credit Type: ISBE Clock Hours

  • Credits: 15 ISBE Clock Hours

  • 28 High-Quality Resources Provided with the Course


  • Social /Emotional
  • Class Management /Behavior
  • Lesson & Curriculum Planning
  • Teaching Strategies
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Course Objectives & What You Will Learn in this Course:

What You Will Learn
  • 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

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Course Guiding Question:

Course Guiding Questions

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

I am a current teacher who decided to look into SEL to address some of the behavior issues I routinely see in my middle school classroom. This course was exactly what I needed! Very well organized and clearly presented. I feel like I am now ready to plan, organize, and incorporate SEL into my own classroom. Also, the resources provided were very helpful!

-Middle School Teacher

 15 ISBE Clock Hours

At the conclusion of this course, you will earn 15 ISBE clock hours, including a signed ISBE certificate.

Continuing Education hours through Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) are offered as ISBE clock hours and indicated as continuing education clock hours on a University provided certificate. Although offered in partnership with NEIU, they do not result in graduate- level or academic credit and cannot be used toward a degree program. These courses are primarily intended for recertification or re-licensure and continuing education for teachers in the state of Illinois.

Northeastern Illinois University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It is recognized as an approved provider of ISBE clock hours by the state of Illinois.

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
Professional Development Course Resources

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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Receive a copy of the course syllabus by submitting the form below. Once submitted, we automatically email you a copy. The syllabus contains detailed and important information on the structure and core content of the course as well as grading.

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Register for the Course

  • Register for full access to the course for 1 full year
  • Get started immediately, work at your own pace, and earn 15 ISBE clock hours once complete
  • Once your course is complete you will receive a completed ISBE certificate from NEIU

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$299for 1 Year of Access to Over 30 Approved Courses
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  • Work to Complete as Many as Needed at Your Own Pace
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