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Learner Career Outcomes

33%

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Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Advanced Level

Approx. 8 hours to complete

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

English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Social Emotional Well-Being for Students

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 20 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
5 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
2 readings
How you can earn 3 university credits from the University of Colorado-Boulder for this specialization10m
Module 1 Readings1h 40m
1 practice exercise
Social Emotional Well-Being for Students10m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

The Field of SEL: Purposes and Origins

3 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 23 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
4 videos
"Studying Emotion" by Paul Ekman6m
"The Origins of CASEL" by Roger Weissberg4m
"Academic Lecture" by Maurice Elias6m
1 reading
Module 2 Readings1h 30m
1 practice exercise
The Field of SEL: Purposes and Origins10m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

SEL Program Formats and Characteristics of Effective Programs

2 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 17 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
3 videos
Emily Price - "Ways SEL Programs Differ: Scope, Focus, Audience, and Pedagogy"5m
Emily Price - "General Considerations for Effectiveness and Implementation"8m
1 reading
Module 3 Readings1h
1 practice exercise
SEL Program Formats and Characteristics of Effective Programs10m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

SEL Across the Developmental Spectrum: Early Childhood and Elementary

3 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 20 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
Dr. Dan Liston - "SEL Research Findings: Part 1"16m
2 readings
Module 4 Readings1h 45m
Optional Reading10m
1 practice exercise
SEL Across the Developmental Spectrum: Early Childhood and Elementary10m

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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

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  • 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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