The First Six Weeks of School

Course Available
1-2 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for DoDEA Educators Only

This course will allow participants to learn about and implement the Responsive ClassroomFirst Six Weeks of School program in their classroom/neighborhood. Participants will meet as a small group with a designated member of the Student Support Services Team (e.g., school counselors or school psychologist) and review and discuss the Responsive Classroom - First Six Weeks of School program. The course will highlight common language and the implementation of weekly classroom lessons organized around a social emotional learning (SEL) focus during a daily morning meeting (i.e., greeting, sharing, brief group activity and morning message).

Course Details

Number of Units: 1.0 - 2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours depending on the offering.

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

Course Materials: The First Six Weeks of School, 2nd Edition by Center for Responsive Schools Inc. available at or your local bookstore





Course Options

Course Date Units Price
EDC-X788Q – 005 12 Aug 202427 Sep 2024 1-2 $79-158

The First Six Weeks of School

12 Aug 202427 Sep 2024
Credit Validation

Audience: DoDEA Pacific East educators. 

Refund Policy: All Credit Validation enrollments are refundable, less a $25 fee, if requested within 30 days of enrollment date. There will be no refunds for Credit Validation after the allotted 30 days.

Enrollment Open Through: August 14, 2024 (11:59pm PST)

What You Will Learn

  • Increase understanding of the Responsive Classroom - First Six Weeks of School program and social emotional learning
  • Increase understanding of intentional lesson planning and activities to facilitate social emotional learning for students


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

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