University of Colorado Boulder
The Teacher and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Specialization
University of Colorado Boulder

The Teacher and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Specialization

Connect emotionally with your students. Connect with your self and school community

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Dan Liston
Randy Testa
Emily Claire Price

Instructors: Dan Liston

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2 months at 10 hours a week
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Specialization - 5 course series

The Teacher's Social and Emotional Learning

Course 113 hours4.7 (605 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Explore the place of sadness and related emotions in teaching

  • Explore the role of joy and passion related in teaching and how they can concretize a teacher’s set of beliefs about education and teaching

  • Reflect on the definitions and roles of grit, grace, and personal wholeness in the profession of teaching

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

Course 213 hours4.8 (283 ratings)

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

Expanding SEL

Course 312 hours4.8 (117 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Identify practices that promote a greater critical awareness of self and other, such as critical witnessing & YPAR.

  • Describe how culture, experience, and identity mediate students’ need for and development of social emotional well-being through SEL.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Evaluation
Category: Emotional Engagement
Category: Teaching and Learning
Category: Social Emotional Learning
Category: SEL in Curriculum

Teacher SEL: Programs, Possibilities, and Contexts

Course 414 hours4.7 (137 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Describe the purposes, practices and rationales for mindfulness programs for teachers

  • Describe with the purposes, practices, and rationales for Center for Courage and Renewal programs for teachers

  • Examine narrative as a means of exploring complex responses to students and one’s self in teaching and their origins

SEL Capstone

Course 520 hours4.7 (49 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Effectively implement social emotional learning programs within their school communities.

  • Understand and communicate the principles and advantages of social and emotional learning for both students and teachers to their school leadership.

Instructors

Dan Liston
University of Colorado Boulder
4 Courses22,712 learners
Randy Testa
University of Colorado Boulder
3 Courses18,737 learners

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