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Flexible deadlines

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Advanced Level

Approx. 13 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Why SEL and the teacher?

3 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 20 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Course Introduction Video3m
Instructional Introduction - Randy and Dan7m
Every Kid Needs a Champion - Rita Pierson7m
2 readings
How you can earn 3 university credits from the University of Colorado-Boulder for this specialization4m
Module 1 Materials- PDFs and Website1h 45m
1 practice exercise
Module 110m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

What does teaching do to teachers?

2 hours to complete
1 video (Total 4 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
1 reading
Module 2 Materials- Videos and PDFs1h 30m
1 practice exercise
Module 210m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Sadness and despair in teaching

3 hours to complete
1 video (Total 3 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
1 reading
Module 3 Materials- Film and PDF2h 40m
1 practice exercise
Module 310m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Joy, passion, and enjoyment in teaching

3 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 14 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
2 videos
Attentive Love - Lure of Learning in Teaching - Dan11m
1 reading
Module 4 Materials- PDFs1h 50m
1 practice exercise
Module 410m

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)

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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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