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The Social and Emotional Learning in Washington State Schools: Building Foundations and Strategies module is designed to be a part of OSPI's professional learning constellation of topics.
The SEL Online Module
Welcome to the SEL online module from legislative advocate, State Representative Tana Senn.
Intended Purpose and Audience
This online module is designed to build knowledge and awareness of teachers, administrators, and school staff of what social-emotional learning (SEL) is and why it is important. In addition, the module explains how to implement and integrate SEL into different contexts in a culturally responsive way. While the primary audience for the module is school-based practitioners, much of the module content and resources will be relevant to other individuals who support children and youth, parents, caregivers, and community program providers.
Provides information about the various ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted schools, students, and families, and why equitable and culturally responsive SEL instruction is necessary now more than ever to support our states and nation’s students.
Key topics covered
State and federal reopening guidance
SEL and distance learning
Adult SEL and well-being
Equity and cultural responsiveness
Accessing the Module
This course is created in the Moodle platform. Although it is free of charge, you must still register for a Moodle account. Moodle is compatible with any standards-compliant web browser. For the best experience and optimum security, we recommend that you keep your browser up to date.
Use the "Log In" button on the top right to access modules
Completing the Module
Although the online module can be completed by an individual, we strongly encourage teams (e.g., grade-level teams, school leadership teams, professional learning communites) to take the course together. Throughout the online module, suggestions on ways in which to engage in the learning in a group setting.
We recognize that each school and educator may be at a different place in their SEL efforts; however, we highly recommend that you engage in each of the learning segments to help you further refine our thinking about how to truly embed and integrate SEL and the Washington SEL Standards, Benchmarks, and Indicators into schools and classrooms.
Each learning segment is meant to be self-directed or facilitated within a group setting. You are encouraged to start and stop at the points that are most relevant to you or the group and work within a time frame that fits your schedule. You can save your work and return to the learning segment at another time.
If you have questions or comments about the SEL Online Module, please email Cindi Wiek or call at (360) 725-6050.
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