Building Critical Social and Emotional Skills Using Literature K-12 online course

Do you wish you had an appropriate and engaging way to address social-emotional issues? Do you like to use authentic literature in your classroom teaching? Social and emotional learning (SEL) has become quite the buzzword in education. SEL is a process for learning essential life skills such as decision making, problem solving, effective communication, empathy, perseverance, and coping, just to name a few. Teachers are searching for the most effective ways to introduce and teach appropriate social-emotional skills in the classroom as they relate to sensitive issues, many of which are beyond their control. This online course provides the perfect approach by using high-quality literature to deal with sensitive issues from tattling and appropriately developing friendships, to depression, stress and anxiety, bullying, substance abuse, and others. Teachers will be provided with thorough background information on each topic as well as the implications for the classroom environment and teaching. Then, a minimum of two books are shared for each topic along with three-to-five lesson plans for each title. The course introduces lesson plans for over twenty chapter books and thirteen picture books. An additional list of picture books and novels are shared for every single social-emotional topic presented in the course.

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Professional Development Institute

Event Details
Target Group K - 2, 3 - 5, 6 - 8, 9 - 12
Delivery Method Online
Renewal Units/Credit College credits available or 1 hour/renewal unit.

$149 for course only/$379 course with university credit