The Teacher and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Specialization

Starts Oct 22

The Teacher and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Specialization

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

About This Specialization

Social and emotional learning, or SEL, programs have flourished in schools during the last decade. These programs vary widely but most share a concern for five individual, student competencies: self awareness; self-management; social awareness; relationship skills; and finally responsible decision making. It is important for teachers and parents to know about and understand these programs. While lots of SEL programs emphasize K-12 student social and emotional learning, only a very few programs exist to promote, and help teachers explore their own emotional well-being. In this Specialization our central premise is this: To facilitate students’ social and emotional learning, a teacher must know the student as a person. This means that the teacher must strive to know her or him self. In order to help students achieve a degree of well-being, teachers need to be aware of their own well-being. In our Specialization, “The Teacher and SEL” the instructors (Randy Testa and Dan Liston, as well as Emily Price and Ben Kirshner) examine kindergarten through high school SEL programs, looking at both established programs and less well-known community-based and youth empowerment approaches. Along with this examination of K-12 SEL programs, we bring a much needed emphasis on the teachers’ well being.

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courses
5 courses

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projects
Projects

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Certificates

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Projects Overview

Courses
Beginner Specialization.
No prior experience required.
  1. COURSE 1

    The Teacher's Social and Emotional Learning

    Commitment
    5 weeks, 4-9 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    Social and emotional learning, or SEL, programs have flourished in schools during the last decade. While this growth has been impressive, inadequate attention has been paid to teachers’ social and emotional learning. In this course Dan Liston and Ran
  2. COURSE 2

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

    Commitment
    5 weeks of study, 4-9 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    Social and emotional learning, or SEL, programs have flourished in schools during the last decade. In this course the instructor (Emily Price) introduces you to the history and framings of social and emotional learning preK-12 curricula, as well as
  3. COURSE 3

    Expanding SEL

    Commitment
    5 weeks of study, 4-9 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    Social and emotional learning, or SEL, programs have flourished in schools during the last decade. In this course the instructors (Emily Price and Ben Kirshner) introduce and help you examine community based and youth-empowerment approaches to so
  4. COURSE 4

    Teacher SEL: Programs, Possibilities, and Contexts

    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 4-9 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    Social and emotional learning, or SEL, student programs have flourished in schools during the last decade. Unfortunately inadequate attention has been paid to teachers’ social and emotional learning. In this course the instructors (Randy Testa
  5. COURSE 5

    SEL Capstone

    Commitment
    4-9 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    In this course the instructors (Randy Testa, Ben Kirshner, Emily Price, and Dan Liston) have designed two culminating projects for the Coursera Specialization entitled – “The Teacher and SEL”. The two options include: “A Teacher Implementation Plan”,

Creators

  • University of Colorado Boulder

    Set in one of the world's most inspiring and entrepreneurial learning environments, the University of Colorado Boulder enables each member of our community to reach their potential and to Be Boulder through an extraordinary range of challenging academic, research and service opportunities.

    CU-Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies.

  • Dan Liston

    Dan Liston

    Professor
  • Randy Testa

    Randy Testa

    Associate Director PreK-16 Programs
  • Emily Claire Price

    Emily Claire Price

    Instructor
  • Ben Kirshner

    Ben Kirshner

    Professor of Learning Sciences and Human Development

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