Together with Drake University, we are pleased to announce that the graduate course Social-Emotional Learning: Essential to Student Success™ is now available. This PLS course will be offered in a remote learning format, which combines online synchronous sessions with asynchronous coursework.

Social-Emotional Learning: Essential to Student Success™ focuses on the importance of supporting academics with social-emotional learning. You’ll explore the five areas of social-emotional learning: self-awareness, self-management, responsible decision-making, social awareness, and relationship skills. Classroom-applicable strategies and activities for developing a social-emotional culture, while fostering each of the social-emotional areas in students, are modeled so that you can maximize student learning and success.

Recognizing social-emotional disorders in students and implementing corresponding strategies and interventions are discussed. You will learn ways to develop character strengths in students of empathy and compassion, integrity and self-control, courage and perseverance, humility and gratitude, teamwork and communication, and curiosity and inquisitiveness.

Here’s what some students had to say about their experience:

I often find that classes focus on broad ideas, which are more or less understood pretty quickly but not the ‘how.’ This class explained the ‘how’ and the ‘why.’

I appreciated that the class gave me creative activities that I could use in my lessons plans right away.

I enjoyed the live interaction in the whole group and breakout sessions. Through live sessions and practice, I strengthened my understanding regarding the content of the course.

Social-Emotional Learning: Essential to Student Success™ will be offered at three different times during the Spring 2021 semester.

Course Offering Dates:

February 18 – March 12
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March 16 – April 16
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April 14 – May 5
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