University of Colorado Boulder
SEL for Students: A Path to Social Emotional Well-Being
University of Colorado Boulder

SEL for Students: A Path to Social Emotional Well-Being

This course is part of The Teacher and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Specialization

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Dan Liston
Emily Claire Price

Instructors: Dan Liston

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13 hours (approximately)
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What you'll learn

  • Describe social emotional well-being and how it pertains to your classroom and/or circumstances

  • Identify the purposes and goals of SEL currently, and in its inception

  • Distinguish how SEL programs differ with respect to their scope, focus, audience, and pedagogical approach

  • Evaluate the benefits and constraints of a secondary SEL program with consideration for their own circumstances and situation

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Course

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Advanced level
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13 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

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There are 5 modules in this course

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.

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5 videos2 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

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.

What's included

4 videos2 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

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.

What's included

3 videos1 reading1 quiz1 discussion prompt

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.

What's included

2 videos2 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

The focus in this section of the course is on SEL programs in middle and high school contexts. We aim to provide a broad overview of programs on the market, considerations specific to “doing SEL” with older students, and an exploration of why SEL is particularly important at this stage in development. Additionally, we will highlight YPAR as one means of critically attending to principles of SEL as a preview of the focus of Course B. Finally, 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 2.

What's included

3 videos2 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

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4.7 (66 ratings)
Dan Liston
University of Colorado Boulder
4 Courses22,433 learners
Emily Claire Price
University of Colorado Boulder
3 Courses10,080 learners

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