Social Emotional Learning and Multilingual Learners

1 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for DoDEA Participants Only

This graduate course was designed for general education teachers, ESOL teachers, administrators, and ISSs to build capacity to support the social, emotional, and academic needs of multilingual learners across content areas and grade levels. The course will be broken down into four modules.

Each module will include a local face-to-face session facilitated by ESOL Teacher Leaders at each complex. For school complexes in Europe without a local facilitator, a virtual teacher leader will facilitate the live sessions via MS Teams. Access to all materials will be provided via the syllabus and live sessions.

  1. The CASEL Framework and Multilingual Learners
  2. Relationship Building with Multilingual Learners
  3. Strategies to Overcome Barriers to Multilingual Learner Success
  4. Strategies to Integrate SEL with Academic Content

Course Details

Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for all teachers, administrators, and ISSs in Europe.

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What You Will Learn

  • Examine components of the SEL CASEL Framework as they relate specifically to working with multilingual learners
  • Understand the research about SEL and multilingual learners
  • Examine strategies to build relationships with multilingual learners
  • Design WIDA Student Portraits for use in planning and instruction
  • Analyze common multilingual learner behaviors and design appropriate interventions
  • Collaboratively plan a lesson to directly teach SEL skills to multilingual learners
  • Analyze Strategies to Integrate SEL with Academic Content
  • Apply the learning from Modules 1-3 into classroom practice and share these practices with their colleagues


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Credit Validation

The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

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