NO. OF CREDITS:
6 QUARTER CREDITS
[semester equivalent = 4.00 credits]
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Many students lack the social and emotional skills that lead to success in work, community, and family life. Infusing Social Emotional Learning (SEL) practices is about how you teach what you teach and not something added on to the required curriculum. Through videos, articles, and our text by Dr. Bobbi Hansen (The Heart & Science of Teaching: Transformative Applications that Integrate Academic and Social-Emotional Learning) participants in this course will cover:
The price for used text on amazon is about $14. This course is appropriate for all grade levels.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon completion of this course, participants will have:
Completion of all specified assignments is required for issuance of hours or credit. The Heritage Institute does not award partial credit.
Completing the basic assignments (Section A. Information Acquisition) for this course automatically earns participant’s their choice of CEUs (Continuing Education Units), or Washington State Clock Hours or Oregon PDUs. The Heritage Institute offers CEUs and is an approved provider of Washington State Clock Hours and Oregon PDUs.
UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT INFORMATION
REQUIREMENTS FOR UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT
Continuing Education Quarter credits are awarded by Antioch University Seattle (AUS). AUS requires 75% or better for credit at the 400 level and 85% or better to issue credit at the 500 level. These criteria refer both to the amount and quality of work submitted.
CREDIT/NO CREDIT (No Letter Grades or Numeric Equivalents on Transcripts)
Antioch University Seattle (AUS) Continuing Education Quarter credit is offered on a Credit/No Credit basis; neither letter grades nor numeric equivalents are on a transcript. 400 level credit is equal to a "C" or better, 500 level credit is equal to a "B" or better. This information is on the back of the transcript.
AUS Continuing Education quarter credits may or may not be accepted into degree programs. Prior to registering determine with your district personnel, department head or state education office the acceptability of these credits for your purpose.
ADDITIONAL COURSE INFORMATION
Text by Dr. Bobbi Hansen, The Heart & Science of Teaching: Transformative Applications that Integrate Academic and Social-Emotional Learning.
None. All reading is online.
$20 text fee to be paid to amazon.com. or another bookseller of your choice.
ASSIGNMENTS REQUIRED FOR HOURS OR UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT
A. INFORMATION ACQUISITION
Assignments done in a course forum will show responses from all educators active in the course. Feel free to read and respond to others comments.
Assignment #1: About You and Reasons for Taking the course
Read the introduction to our text, The Heart and Science of Teaching: Transformative Applications that Integrate Academic and Social–Emotional Learning. In 250-500 words, write about your professional situation, your reasons for taking this course and what you hope to take away. In addition, complete the self-assessment of Social and Emotional Instruction and Competencies from Center on Great Teachers and Leaders. Share one area of strength and how this is reflected in your classroom practice as well as one area for growth and what you hope to achieve. Feel free to respond to any other posting from educators who are also taking this course.
Online Link to Self Assessment:
Assignment #2: What and why Social-Emotional Learning
What exactly is social-emotional learning, and why is it considered so important today?
Assignment #3: What an SEL Classroom and School Look Like
You may already be using Social-Emotional Learning practices in your classroom but want to broaden your repertoire. This assignment will help you by looking at what other teachers and schools are doing.
Video #1: 5 Keys to Social and Emotional Learning Success
Video #2: Classroom Examples of Social Emotional Development and Character Development
Video #3: Social Emotional Learning a Schoolwide Approach
1. Mast Landing School, Freeport, Maine: https://www.rsu5.org/mls/Content2/606
2. Jefferson County Open School, Lakewood, CO: https://jcos.jeffcopublicschools.org/
3. The Center School, Greenfield, MA: https://www.centerschool.net/
The Responsive Classroom is a highly successful, fully integrated approach to SEL that has been adopted by many schools in America. Visit their site and learn about the Randolph Middle School: https://www.responsiveclassroom.org/randolph-middle-school-is-school-to-watch-new-jersey-2019/
Read about strategies for getting students back on track
In 500+ words, discuss:
Assignment #4: Creating Emotionally Safe Classrooms
Read Chapter 4, Creating Emotionally Safe Classrooms, in which the author discusses the concept of restorative practices
and shares brain research related to the positive impact of restorative programs in three ways:
Consider how you will create restorative practices at your school and/or grade level and establish a protocol that outlines
the expectations and process for classroom meetings.
Be sure you review the implementation guides relative to your grade level below to help you determine a protocol that will best
work with your student population:
What is empathy?
Videos of Community Circles and Restorative Justice across grade span.
1. High School: Restorative Justice at Oakland’s Fremont High:
2. Middle School: Weekly Circles: Building Community to Foster Academic Achievement
3. Elementary School: Morning Meetings: Building Community in the Classroom
Create either a physical or digital poster that outlines the expectations for classroom meetings and in 500+ words discuss how you will:
Assignment #5: Resolving Student Conflicts
Developing students’ social-emotional toolbox can support students in being proactive rather than reactive when conflicts occur. Teaching students how to resolve conflicts may also require an ability for your students to evoke empathy as well as social awareness. Proactive teachers understand where they need to grow in their practice and can create an action plan which includes goals to support their students needs and skills to develop. You will review the attached document of resources, videos, and methods to improve students’ ability to resolve conflicts and create an action plan that includes intentional strategies to teach students and support a positive school culture.
Assignment #6: Tapping Student Assets
Who are your learners, and what assets and opportunities for growth would benefit their development?
In Chapter 1: The Heart and Science of Teaching, the author explores the components of Social-Emotional learning and proficiencies for student development. In a Google Slides or Powerpoint presentation, describe your classroom learners (select one classroom if you have multiple classes) and describe your students’ assets and opportunities for growth.
Select 3 focus students in your class who need support in their social-emotional growth such as a second language learner who needs to develop confidence with speaking, a student who has a 504 or an IEP that struggles with impulse control, or a student who has a challenging home life and has difficulty with self-management. Describe each student’s assets (strengths) and opportunities for growth and describe ways you will create social-emotional growth in relation to the CASEL framework.
In a 5-7 slide presentation:
Consider a measurable goal that you will either observe or assess as a result of your plan (i.e., decrease in tardiness, positive self-esteem).
Assignment #7: Making Content Accommodations for Special Needs
Select one student in your class that has an IEP, 504 plan, or a student with Social Emotional needs and create a learner profile plan that you can use to provide support based on Universal Design for Learning Principles. Review the UDL presentation and resources below, and create a presentation or a report in which you describe strategies, your selected student and include:
Assignment #8: Cooperative and Collaborative Learning
In Chapter 2 of “The Heart and Science of Teaching,” the author shares several ways to facilitate cooperative and collaborative learning in your classroom. Cooperative and collaborative learning has been around for some time, and you may already be using several strategies in your classroom. Read chapter 2 and review the selected resources at the end of the chapter. Select a strategy you would like to try in your classroom. Collect evidence of student learning from the selected practice and share a picture of student learning. Review as well the videos of teachers and schools on this resource document.
In 500 words discuss:
Assignment #9: Service Learning-Teachers as Change Makers
Read Chapter 3: Teachers as Change Makers and take note of the 4 essential elements of Quality Service Learning.
Creating students who care about others requires explicit instruction in SEL skills as well as opportunities to become change agents in their community. Service Learning projects provide students with an opportunity to explore a problem they are concerned about in the community and evoke action. Consider your learners and subject area and describe how you might include service learning in your teaching practice. For example, if you are a middle school science teacher, you might have students select a topic about the environment and propose actions for others to take. Watch the videos and review the resources below to learn more about service-learning.
Edutopia (2015, February 3). Service-Learning Real-life Applications for Learning
Example Ideas of Artifacts:
Assignment #10: Self-Directed Learners
Creating an engaging curriculum that promotes autonomy and choice is critical to supporting students’ social-emotional development in your classroom. Review the attached document, which contains examples and blog post ideas of developing digital products for supporting self-directed learners in your class. Create a digital product such as a Google Slide template, Hyperdoc, or online game such as a Kahoot, or Quizziz for your students to use that will give them choice and autonomy in their learning process. You may also leave a comment on one of the following blog posts below and share your thinking about how you can promote autonomy in your content area.
Check out Dr. Dickenson's Youtube playlist for creating digital products:
Assignment #11: Digital Revolution in Education; technology infused learning
Read chapter 8 of the text, where the author shares a plethora of ideas for integrating technology into your teaching practice. From blended learning to using digital tools such as podcasts, or blogging provides a means for students to share their learning. Reflect on what additional digital tools you will bring into your classroom and how this might support learners' social emotionally as well as academically.
In a 250+ word paper, PowerPoint/google slide deck or video discuss what additional tools you will introduce to students that will help them demonstrate their learning.
Assignment #12: Promoting SEL skills through Projects
ADDITIONAL ASSIGNMENTS REQUIRED FOR UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT
B. LEARNING APPLICATION
In this section you will apply your learning to your professional situation. This course assumes that most participants are classroom teachers who have access to students. If you do not have a classroom available to you, please contact the instructor for course modifications. Assignments done in a course forum will show responses from all educators active in the course. Feel free to read and respond to others comments.
Assignment #13: Parent Communication
Select at least one article from the Wallace Foundation research findings on Social-Emotional Learning and create a webpage or a newsletter to teach parents or your staff about SEL. Also review the resources in the World Education Foundation: New Visions for Education: Your newsletter or webpage may include:
Assignment #14: Required for 400 & 500 Level
Complete one of the following options:
Use this option if you do not have a classroom available.
Assignment #15: Ask the Expert
Select one of the 5 competencies of Social Emotional Learning (Self Awareness, Self Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, and Responsible Decision Making) and prepare to interview an expert in one of these areas. This might be your school psychologist, medical professional, advocacy organization liason, PBIS coordinator, Special Education expert, or Director of Services. Determine the kinds of questions you would ask an expert in one of these competencies to learn more about classroom based practices and resources for supporting your students. Write a report or record a podcast with your interviewee. Be sure you include the reason you selected this expert along with their title and role. Your report should include the questions you asked,(minimum of ten), any “aha” moments you had during the conversation (what surprised you), and what you found most valuable in this experience.
Assignment #16: (500 Level ONLY)
Research any one aspect of SEL practices (Emotional learning, cooperative learning, conflict resolution, mindfulness, restorative practices, a culture of service, etc.) and document its effectiveness in terms of student outcomes either with statistics, case studies, or both.
And complete one of the following three options.
Option A) Professional Development Presentation
Prepare a PowerPoint, Keynote or video presentation that you can show to staff, or parents that demonstrate strategies
to support social-emotional learning in the classroom.
Option B) Informational Video
Create a video on the importance of Social Emotional Learning that can be shared with stakeholders at your school site (parents, students, or administrators). Your video can focus on one issue, such as responsibility, and provide strategies for all constituents to consider.
Option C) Create an Assignment
Another assignment of your own design with the instructor’s prior approval.
Assignment #17: (500 Level ONLY) SEL & Equity
Choose one of the 5 core competencies and analyze it under the lens of equity. Examining equity and what it actually is and what it is not. Present your findings as an infographic to share with colleagues at your work site.
Five Core Casel Competencies
Nation of Hope
Social & Emotional Equity
C. INTEGRATION PAPER
Assignment #18: (Required for 400 and 500 Level)
SELF REFLECTION & INTEGRATION PAPER
(Please do not write this paper until you've completed all of your other assignments)
Write a 350-500 word Integration Paper answering these 5 questions:
INSTRUCTOR COMMENTS ON YOUR WORK:
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QUALIFICATIONS FOR TEACHING THIS COURSE:
Dr. Patricia Dickenson is an Associate Professor of Teacher Education. She is the Program Lead for the Bachelors of Arts In Interdisciplinary Studies with the Preliminary Multiple and Single Subject Credential. She is also the Course Lead for several Courses at National University including: TED 350 Math and Science Methods, ITL 516 Elementary Math Methods, ITL 518 Elementary Science Methods, TED 300 Foundations in Education, TED 310 Educational Psychology. Her research area focuses on mathematics professional development and technology. She has worked in higher education for the past 8 years and was a mathematics coach and elementary school teacher for the Los Angeles Unified school district for over ten years. Dr. Dickenson has published two books and has over 12 book chapters and articles. She recently received the National Council of Teaching Mathematics Grant for Classroom research,
EMPOWERING SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING (SEL): Theory to Practice
Hansen, Bobbi. The Heart & Science of Teaching: Transformative Applications that Integrate Academic and Social-Emotional Learning, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2019. paperback, 160 pages, ISBN 978-0807759516. Blending the latest research in education, neuroscience, and cognitive psychology, this resource will help K–12 teachers create emotionally supportive classroom environments. Sections ground teachers in three interlocking aspects of instruction: The Heart of Teaching: social–emotional learning (SEL); The Science of Teaching: evidence-based instructional practices; and Tools for the 21st-Century: project-based learning and digital technologies.
Eva, A. (2019, April 5). Making SEL more relevant to teens Three social and emotional learning activities that are designed to address high school students’ need for status and respect. Retrieved from https://www.edutopia.org/article/making-sel-more-relevant-teens The article provides adults with 3 ways and examples to help teens develop greater self-awareness and enhance self-efficacy and their sense of status and respect among adults and peers.
LaHayne, S. (2019, April 22). 5 ways to teach conflict resolution through social emotional learning. Retrieved from https://marketbrief.edweek.org/the-startup-blog/5-ways-teach-conflict-resolution-social-emotional-learning/ Sara LaHaynve provides 5 strategies to teach conflict resolution with children. These tips will promote a healthy learning environment and set students up for success.
Larmand, A. (2018). Putting social-emotional learning into practice. Eduporium Weekly. https://www.eduporium.com/store/blog/eduporium-weekly-putting-social-and-emotional-learning-into-practice/. Explore classroom application for SEL practices.
Social-emotional Learning Get a Boost from Classroom Technology https://edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2018/12/social-emotional-learning-competencies-get-boost-classroom-technology-perfcon Recommendations for digital tools to support SEL with technology.