Five days of K-12 SEL class content for KPBSD teachers is live!

Awesome SEL ready-to-go resource for our K-12 teachers!

New in Canvas Commons, every grade level in KPBSD has five days of ready-to-go Social and Emotional Learning classes to incorporate into the first week of school, with options for onsite or 100% Remote Learners. Hopefully across the KPBSD, many teachers will join the SEL Activity August 24-28, 2020!

“In these uncertain times it is more important than ever that we focus on and be able to provide for the social, emotional, and mental health needs of our students, staff, parents, and community. I challenge myself and every KPBSD staff member this year to approach every interaction that we have with a student, colleague, parent, and community member with kindness, compassion, and understanding. I have no doubt that together we will not only get through this new school year but will also hopefully become more resilient and empathic to the needs of others.”

-Superintendent John O’Brien

Teachers—you have tools to use to help the first week of school! Educators can import Social Emotional Learning (SEL) courses directly from Canvas Commons. Ready to use are:

  • Social Emotional Learning K-2 Grades
  • Social Emotional Learning 3-5 Grades
  • KPBSD Social Emotional Learning 6-8 Grades
  • SEL for Secondary Students

Each class includes a Boot Camp for the first five days of school, with one core component per day and a small selection of choice for an activity. If a teacher wants more, there are additional nine weeks of SEL learning. Bonus, a teacher can personalize the course and assign it to students to complete remotely!

The KPBSD Boot Camp focuses on the five core components from CASEL. (Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning)

Directions for KPBSD teachers to access the ready-to-go K-12 classes

*Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) 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, and make responsible decisions. CASEL Wheel and Competencies

Thank you!

Deep appreciation extends to Jennifer Derks-Anderson and Leslie Fazio for their work on the Canvas Courses, together with Angie Nelson for facilitating SEL Professional Development (PD) for the new school year first week! Angie worked with co-presenters Kelly King, Nicole Murphy, Leslie Fazio, Deborah Roemhildt, and Jennifer Derks-Anderson. In addition, presentations will be available via the KPBSD staff PD and the SEL Launch website.

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