Social Emotional Learning Through Sports & Physical Education
- 3 Credits
What is Social-Emotional Learning?
Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) is an integral part of education and human development. SEL is helpful to both children and adults, increasing self-awareness, academic achievement, and positive behaviors both in and out of the classroom. It is the process through which children and adults:
- Understand and manage emotions
- Set and achieve positive goals
- Feel and show empathy for others
- Establish and maintain positive relationships
- Make responsible decisions
What is the Social-Emotional Learning Through Physical Education course and who is it for?
Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) through Sports and Physical Education is a graduate-level course that will inspire a positive learning environment, teach valuable life skills, and inspire in students a desire to live active, healthy lives. K-14 teachers and coaches who want to create a positive change in the gym, a classroom or on the athletic field, will learn how to help students develop a growth mindset, ability to focus, regulate emotions, set goals and the importance of preparation and practice.
What will you learn in this online PD course?
The 100% online Social Emotional Learning Through Sports and Physical Education course will improve your relationship with your students as well as their ability to learn, creating a setting that is more conducive to learning. The course is a highly practical and theoretically sound course that will help you build a positive learning environment, teach valuable life skills, and inspire in students a desire to live active, healthy lives. It is filled with engaging activities and strategies to use with students. It goes beyond sports and physical activity to build social-emotional skills needed for life-long success. Educators will learn how to help students:
- Develop a growth mindset
- Focus Regulate emotions
- Set goals
- Learn the importance of preparation and practice
“Best online course I have ever taken! Everything is organized and easy to follow along. Both instructors give prompt specific feedback from every assignment. I have learned more than I had ever imagined about SEL practices and have improved my instruction. I will be sure to recommend to colleagues.”
- Teacher, Maryland
NOTE: This course is applicable towards the Social Emotional Learning Certificate.