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Advanced Level

Advanced Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks of study, 4-9 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Social Emotional Well-Being for Students

This course focuses on SEL for its most common audience – students in P-12 school-based contexts. We begin this exploration by introducing the concept of social emotional well-being in Week 1. We explore what social emotional well-being is and investigate the relationship between it and the current emphasis on achievement in educational reform. Then, we highlight SEL as one means of developing social emotional well-being, positioning it in relation to other approaches, while highlighting our course’s focus on SEL programs and theories. ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 20 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Introduction to SEL for Students: A Path to Social Emotional Well-Being3m
Instructional Introduction - Emily4m
"It Never Has Been, It Isn't Now, and It Never Will Be" by Robert Selman4m
"SEL Practices" by Mark Greenberg6m
Reading2 readings
How you can earn 3 university credits from the University of Colorado-Boulder for this specialization10m
Module 1 Readings40m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Social Emotional Well-Being for Students10m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

The Field of SEL: Purposes and Origins

In this section of the course, we trace the origins of the field of SEL, identifying how a perceived need for greater attention to children’s social and emotional development in schools grew in part from the popularization of theories of multiple intelligence and emotional intelligence in the mid to late 1990s. We identify other educational theories that support this work before attending to a discussion of what SEL is, identified primarily through its goals, purposes, and aims. ...
Reading
4 videos (Total 23 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
"Studying Emotion" by Paul Ekman6m
"The Origins of CASEL" by Roger Weissberg4m
"Academic Lecture" by Maurice Elias6m
Reading1 reading
Module 2 Readings30m
Quiz1 practice exercise
The Field of SEL: Purposes and Origins10m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

SEL Program Formats and Characteristics of Effective Programs

In this section of the course, we attend to the ways in which school-based SEL programs differ with regard to scope, focus, audience and mode of infusion. Additionally, we take up general considerations of the characteristics of effective programs and practices with the intent of providing participants the tools necessary to evaluate specific SEL programs....
Reading
3 videos (Total 17 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
Emily Price - "Ways SEL Programs Differ: Scope, Focus, Audience, and Pedagogy"5m
Emily Price - "General Considerations for Effectiveness and Implementation"8m
Reading1 reading
Module 3 Readingss
Quiz1 practice exercise
SEL Program Formats and Characteristics of Effective Programs10m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

SEL Across the Developmental Spectrum: Early Childhood and Elementary

The focus in this section of the course is on SEL programs in early childhood education and in elementary schools. We aim to provide a broad overview of programs on the market, and considerations specific to “doing SEL” with young children. Additionally, we aim to challenge participants to evaluate the usefulness of various programs for their own purposes with respect to the criteria and considerations identified in Week 3....
Reading
2 videos (Total 20 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video2 videos
Dr. Dan Liston - "SEL Research Findings: Part 1"16m
Reading2 readings
Module 4 Readings45m
Optional Reading10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
SEL Across the Developmental Spectrum: Early Childhood and Elementary10m
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Top Reviews

By MMMar 13th 2018

This course provided insight in to the reasons social emotional learning is vital for students' success in life, and provided many data points to support SEL as an academic positive, as well.

By SNSep 7th 2018

Wonderful and thorough overview of an incredibly interesting subject. Thank you!

Instructors

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Dan Liston

Professor
School of Education, University of Colorado Boulder
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Emily Claire Price

Instructor
School of Education, University of Colorado Boulder

About University of Colorado Boulder

CU-Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies....

About the The Teacher and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Specialization

Social and emotional learning, or SEL, programs have flourished in schools during the last decade. These programs vary widely but most share a concern for five individual, student competencies: self awareness; self-management; social awareness; relationship skills; and finally responsible decision making. It is important for teachers and parents to know about and understand these programs. While lots of SEL programs emphasize K-12 student social and emotional learning, only a very few programs exist to promote, and help teachers explore their own emotional well-being. In this Specialization our central premise is this: To facilitate students’ social and emotional learning, a teacher must know the student as a person. This means that the teacher must strive to know her or him self. In order to help students achieve a degree of well-being, teachers need to be aware of their own well-being. In our Specialization, “The Teacher and SEL” the instructors (Randy Testa and Dan Liston, as well as Emily Price and Ben Kirshner) examine kindergarten through high school SEL programs, looking at both established programs and less well-known community-based and youth empowerment approaches. Along with this examination of K-12 SEL programs, we bring a much needed emphasis on the teachers’ well being....
The Teacher and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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