EDU.5312 Pedagogies and Practices in Social Emotional Learning and Whole Child Education

This course builds on the Foundations of Social Emotional Learning and Whole Child Education course. In this course, you will explore pedagogies that support preK-12 students to apply the New York State Social Emotional Learning Benchmarks: 1) Develop self-awareness and self-management skills essential to success in school and in life; 2) Use social awareness and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive relationships; and 3) Demonstrate ethical decision-making skills and responsible behaviors in personal, school, and community contexts. This course is designed to support educators to develop, adapt, critique, and/or enact social emotional programs, pedagogies, and practices with an emphasis on culturally responsive and trauma informed practices. This class seeks to support teachers with the skills, dispositions, and tools to become leaders of social and emotional learning in their schools to create systemic, positive change.