Teaching with the HEART in Mind: A Complete Educator’s Guide to Social Emotional Learning

2 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for DoDEA Participants Only

This course is designed to empower educators, leaders, and staff to create equitable learning environments where excellent instruction, engaging relationships and empowered individuals are at the heart of the work we do for our students. We will do this by increasing knowledge that supports social, emotional, resilience and academic skills. The course will offer opportunities to reflect on how to:

  • Infuse best practices that promote social, emotional, resilience and academic excellence
  • Understand and build on social and emotional intelligence for self and others
  • Incorporate SEL activities into the fabric of the school culture

Course Details

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

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for DoDEA Educators.

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What You Will Learn

  • Share, read, discuss and reflect on the text and other scholarly work
  • Engage in social and emotional learning practices utilizing the book’s “HEART in Mind” strategies
  • Participate in dialogue and reflect on social and emotional learning as it relates to creating an equitable and just school culture
  • Discuss strategies that support empathy, compassion, and open mindedness in a way that transforms both teaching and learning
  • Implement practices that are socially just and universally designed to maintain learning environments that foster equity, provide choices, and elevate and celebrate student and educator voices


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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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Make Your Work Count

Earn credit for your previous work in trainings, workshops, and conferences through a simple process.

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Save money by earning credit for work you completed and get one step closer to salary advancement.

Work Towards a Degree

Many receiving institutions may accept credits towards degree programs, giving you a head start in earning a graduate degree.