Social and Emotional Learning (SEL): Integrating and Measuring Essential Skills in Traditional and Virtual Classrooms | Online Learning for Teachers pursuing Continuing Education and Professional Development | The Connecting Link


Social and Emotional Learning (SEL): Integrating and Measuring Essential Skills in Traditional and Virtual Classrooms - #IMF21505

Graduate-Level Credit / Non-Credit Hours
3 Semester Credits or 45 Clock Hours

Course Description

In our ever-changing world, a consistent focus on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) can enhance teaching and learning while supporting the overall well-being of students and educators in the classroom – both in the traditional brick and mortar and in virtual settings. In this course, educators will recognize the evolving role of SEL in 21st century classrooms by exploring research-based strategies, assessment methods, and resources focused on empowering students with essential life skills. Educators will also discover the powerful influence SEL can have in their own professional and personal lives.

Global Goals of the Course

To deepen and/or apply the content and skills of the teacher’s existing professional knowledge base by meeting the following global goals of the course:

  1. Recognize the evolving role of social and emotional learning (SEL) in 21st century classrooms.
  2. Explore the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) core SEL competencies including self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making.
  3. Discover resources, research-based instructional practices, and assessment methods to support the SEL needs of students in both the traditional and virtual classrooms.
  4. Review resources and examples of schoolwide SEL Practices.
  5. Explore content focused on the powerful influence of SEL for adults.


By Jessica Lee
Reviewed 5 months ago
I like the materials that the instructors have selected for us to look at.

By Emily Solarz
Reviewed 4 months ago
This course was the first I took with TCL and it was one of the most useful professional development experiences I have engaged in.

By Maureen Szostak
Reviewed 2 months ago
The information was applicable immediately to my own classroom.

Interactive courses are delivered via Zoom at specific times with a live instructor.

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12/06/21 - 01/03/22
Dec 06, 2021 – Jan 03, 2022
Zoom Meetings will be on Tuesdays (Dec 07, 14, 21, 28, 2021) from 5:00pm – 6:30pm Central Time.