Academy for Social-Emotional Learning in Schools

Research and Innovations in
Social-Emotional Learning and
Positive School Culture/Climate

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    This is the first course in the School Leadership for Social-Emotional Learning and Character Development certificate program offered by the Academy for Social-Emotional Learning in Schools (a partnership between the College of Saint Elizabeth and Rutgers University). This five-week online course explores the current research, trends, and innovations in social-emotional learning (SEL) and the foundational concepts associated with developing schools that are reflective of a positive culture and climate.

    The requirements to successfully complete this course include attending four (4) online workshops, completing six (6) online class discussions, and completing two (2) keystone activities.

    The primary goal of SEL101 is to provide existing school leaders and teachers with the knowledge, skills and peer support to effectively promote and implement social-emotional learning and school culture and climate initiatives in their respective schools. Course participants will gain a foundational knowledge of the current research in SEL and school culture and climate. In addition, participants will develop the confidence and strategic direction to promote school-wide initiatives, which involves organizing and leading diverse groups of people and influencing a variety of school and district stakeholders.

    Participants who complete SEL101 will be eligible to participate in SEL201, a leadership-focused course, which will help school leaders and teachers develop critical leadership qualities and a plan for organizing and implementing social-emotional learning and school culture and climate initiatives.

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