Social & Emotional Learning: Optimizing Learning Environments with Life Skills
Social & Emotional Learning: Optimizing Learning Environments with Life Skills. Social-emotional learning (SEL) is teaching life skills that are foundational to motivation in the classroom and classroom management. Students who have strong social and emotional skillsets will be more successful in the classroom and in life in general. In this course, students will first examine what social-emotional learning is, including the research foundational to SEL. Then students will examine the five SEL competencies—self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making—and explore how each of these can be developed first in the classrooms and then in the schools to create optimal learning environments. While examining the five SEL competencies, students will also investigate how these skill sets can affect families and communities.
ADDITIONAL NOTES: All VESi courses receive letter grades. Grading information can be found in your Course Syllabus Addendum. All VESi courses are tablet compatible!
There is a two week minimum for course completion. For your maximum time, Ashland's academic calendar is September 1st through August 31st each year and you are required to complete your course within that academic calendar. Also, please be certain to refer to the attachments that are sent with your course link(s) as those items contain important information regarding exam score and essay requirements.
HOW TO ACCESS YOUR COURSE MATERIALS:
Within 1-2 business days of your Ashland registration, you will receive an email from your course content provider, VESi, containing instructions on how to access your course materials. A note, their emails are sometimes forwarded to junk or spam folders.
You'll work with VESi, using their LMS, to complete the course, at which time, your instructor will post your final grade here to your AU transcript. You'll receive an email notification from Ashland PDS when the grade posts, with instructions on how to view and order transcripts.
Ashland Professional Development: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Location of Meeting:online with VESi