The Effect of Modern Cultural Elements on Student Behavior and Social Emotional Development

2 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for DoDEA Participants Only

This course will allow participants to further explore major cultural shifts and to discuss/debate the potential impact on student social emotional development and behavior as well as what we can do about it in an educational setting. Readings build on concepts introduced in the original New Normal course (not a prerequisite) and were selected to promote critical thought and dialogue, rather than present absolute answers. Participants will read the selected titles and meet virtually with their Professional Learning Team to share and make both personal and professional connections. A final reflection paper will be submitted to the instructor at the end of the course.

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 UK Staff.

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What You Will Learn

  • Identify modern cultural shifts that may impact child development and behavior
  • Objectively describe changes seen in student behavior within the educational setting, and the potential impact on independence, emotional health, etc.
  • Identify potential strategies that may be implemented within their individual scope of practice
  • Identify behavioral “red flags” and resources for when additional help/expertise is needed


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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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