Social Emotional Learning: Developing and Teaching SEL in Your School

2 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for DoDEA Participants Only

This course will allow participants to gain a deeper understanding of the ways social emotional learning can have positive impacts on all students and staff. They will learn ways to assist students in social awareness, self-awareness, self-management, relationships skills and responsible decision-making. Participants will read and reflect on four non-fiction texts. They will discuss the books with a Professional Learning Team and make connections to their lives and their teaching, with a focus on supporting students and families as they prepare for life after school. A final reflection project will be submitted to the instructor at the end of the course. Participants will facilitate 1 SEL lesson using the key points from each of the four books and provide a lesson plan and brief write-up of how it went, etc.

Course Details

Number of Units: 2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for Lakenheath High School DoDEA Instructors.

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What You Will Learn

  • Learn the impact of Social Emotional Learning on teachers and students
  • Explore ways to introduce and teach SEL in their classrooms and school
  • Equip students to be resilient individuals, effective communicators and able to work with diverse populations


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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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