Educating the Whole Child

UDL and Social-Emotional Learning

As education has evolved, it has become clear that in addition to academics, it is critical for students to learn 21st-century skills, like collaboration, communication, critical, and creativity to succeed in school and life. Our instruction must go beyond “teaching to the test” to empower students to excel.  

This requires us to integrate social-emotional instruction into our lessons every day. Universal Design for Learning and Social-Emotional Learning create a powerful partnership in educating our youth. Yet, educators often feel like implementing too many initiatives at once can be overwhelming. There is a beautiful overlap between these two frameworks and this course explores how they complement each other to engage learners and focus on the whole child. 

When learners are self-aware and able to identify and regulate their emotions and can work well independently or with peers, they can tap into parts of their brain that may otherwise be shut off to learning. Throughout this course, we will explore how to create an environment that fosters social, emotional, behavioral, and academic growth using both UDL and SEL in your learning environment.

Click the link below to schedule a personalized, facilitated online course for your district.

At a Glance

TYPE

INSTRUCTOR-LED

DELIVERY

ASYNCHRONOUS

TIMELINE

CUSTOMIZED FOR YOU

HOURS

45 CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS

CREDITS

3 (FOR ADDITIONAL FEE)

COST

CONTACT US FOR DETAILS

INSTRUCTOR

VARIOUS

Course Objectives

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Learn about the components of SEL and why social-emotional learning is vital for both students and teachers. 

Objective1

Develop a deep understanding of the relationship between UDL and SEL and learn techniques to help students develop emotional regulation and stress management through a UDL and SEL lens.

 
Goals2

 Design and create lesson plans that remove barriers to academic and social-emotional learning.

 
 

What to Expect

Facilitated

  • Eight online learning modules containing videos, resources, and weekly assignments and/or discussions.
  • Direct interaction and feedback from your instructor and the opportunity to build community with your classmates through course discussion boards.
  • Lots of options and choices - UDL is at the foundation of everything we do.
  • Participants will be expected to pass in work by the due date, but will also be given the opportunity to revise and improve upon their work (just as students in their class should be given the same respect using the UDL framework). 
  • All assignments can be resubmitted for feedback and grading up until the last day of the course.

Prerequisites

Pricing Options

The fee listed above covers your course registration with Novak Educational Consulting. You may also choose to purchase graduate credits or clock hours (for Washington State teachers) at the time of registration. Bulk discounts are available on registration fees for groups of 3 or more. Please contact Lindie Johnson for details.

Course Certificates & Transcripts

You will receive a completion certificate from Novak Education at the conclusion of the course as long as you receive a grade of C or better. Please check in with your school or district to determine if this alone will be sufficient for salary points or advancement. Some states require additional proof of completion such as clock hours, contact hours, or credits. Graduate credits (3 continuing education credits) may be obtained through our university partner. Please check with your school or district to ensure these will satisfy their requirements prior to enrolling. Learn more about our graduate partner Gordon College.