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Introduction to SEL & the CASEL Competencies

Ended May 28, 2021

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Course Description

This class introduces participants to the 5 CASEL competencies: self-awareness, self-regulation, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making skills. There is a focus on the why behind SEL, the research about the effectiveness of SEL, along with activities and resources.  The course is divided into three sections:  WHAT is SEL, the WHY, and the HOW regarding SEL in our schools.

Summative: A basic understanding of the CASEL competencies and a common language for teachers to use with their students, colleagues, and parents around social-emotional learning. The goal is that participants bring awareness of how they are integrating SEL into their work.

Lead Learner: Cindy Redfern

Credit & Type3 Hrs Relicensure | Staff Development

Timeline Overview

  • Self-Paced available throughout the 2020/2021 school year. 


Target Audience

  • Admin Pro-tech
  • Certified Staff
  • Classified Staff
  • Charter Certified Staff
  • Charter Classified Staff
  • DCSD Certified Substitute 
  • DCSD Student Teacher



Participants will leave with:

  • Knowledge of the 5 SEL CASEL competencies
  • Understanding of the WHY behind bringing SEL into our schools and homes
  • Actively participating in an SEL activity that can be used with students
  • Resources to further their own knowledge