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Social Emotional Learning: Students At-Risk and Students with Special Needs

Time limit: 365 days
3.5 credits

$75 Enroll

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Candie Hengemuhle, Special Services Educational Leadership Consultant, LLC, NJPSA/FEA Consultant

Your journey through this course will provide you with an overview of SEL, and the importance of applying an integrated SEL framework to support all learners.  As an educational leader, you will explore the research related to at-risk student populations, including students with special needs/disabilities and why SEL is imperative to mitigate the impact of disabling and/or negative experiences.  Participants will learn strategies to assist in the development of their next steps to build and enhance tiered SEL practices in the school and classroom. Well developed SEL programs begin with a school-wide approach with tiered strategies that focus on students at-risk and all those with special needs.  

Course Learning Goals:

  • Define the purpose of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), and its connection to  student growth, learning and success of all learners.
  • Understand the research and the SEL competencies that are foundational to building your SEL framework, with a neurodevelopmental focus on students with disabilities and at risk-students. 
  • Explore SEL integration within a tiered intervention approach and reflect on your current pedagogical practices.
  • Identify strategies to infuse SEL within the school and class structures, lesson planning and curriculum to enhance learning for at-risk students and students with disabilities.


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