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Today’s students face challenges beyond the classroom as they form relationships, find identity, and face adversity. Integrating social and emotional learning into the classroom as early as possible, gives educators powerful ways to connect with students through meaningful conversations that can improve behavior, increase student success, and inspire learning that lasts a lifetime.
“We are coming to realize and recognize that other skills, such as stress management are critical skills to learning.”
Research has proven that social and emotional learning is essential for students of all ages. To support this priority, Edgenuity®, in partnership with Purpose Prep™, offers a fun, easy-to-use SEL program for students in grades K–5.
The Purpose Prep elementary curriculum is a set of engaging SEL lessons that provide a powerful foundation for students across two grade bands: K–2 (Feelings Factory) and 3–5 (Transform My Emotions). As students move through the lessons, they focus on recognizing, understanding, and regulating six basic emotions and feelings: sadness, anger, fear, happiness, love, and peace. Students also learn about respectful and inclusive behavior along with communication skills that are helpful for building a positive classroom and school culture.
The Purpose Prep elementary curriculum scaffolds teaching and learning with a comprehensive set of teacher- and student-tested resources:
The SEL content provides hundreds of dynamic and unique activities across a wide library of courses, all of which are thoughtfully taught by more than 80 engaging and diverse experts. Educators can use the activities or full courses to personalize the learning experience for their students.
This curriculum is aligned to the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) competencies, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) best practices.
The multimedia-rich lessons lead into rich discussions and assignments that engage students about timely, relevant topics that matter most to them. Students are challenged, encouraged, and inspired throughout each lesson. Take a tour of Edgenuity’s SEL experience and watch social and emotional learning in action by watching the video below:
“Compared to online platforms and resources I have seen used throughout the last decade, Purpose Prep’s professionalism is second to none, and I would certainly recommend this coursework in attempting to challenge my 21st-century students.”
These SEL lessons focus on priorities like responsible decision-making, developing life and workforce skills, building social skills and healthy relationships, and digital citizenship. Questions and call-to-action assignments in each lesson encourage interaction with adults and peers and are aligned to demonstration of skills for ELA standards.
“I can definitely say that this course has gotten me thinking a lot more about me and what I want to do after school. A deeper way to think about it than before. Thinking in terms of the ‘why’ and not just what I am going to do.”
Confident teachers are the critical foundation for student success. Which is why Edgenuity, in partnership with Purpose Prep, offers a robust SEL curriculum for adult learners. The Educator SEL curriculum introduces teachers to SEL topics aligned to CASEL competencies to help build understanding and personal frameworks for SEL.
The Educator SEL curriculum prepares educators to model, mentor and instruct students in a wide range of SEL topics. The courses help educators and other adults build a common culture and language around social and emotional learning, while fostering a shared experience, and creating empathy among colleagues, and in educator-student relationships.
This SEL curriculum easily integrates into a classroom setting and offers teachers interactive resources to fully support their students. Any student experiencing specific issues requiring intervention can utilize this curriculum for redirection and strategies for change.
Social and emotional learning can be implemented in a variety of ways, and this content provides the flexibility to support many delivery models.
Teachers can choose to facilitate lessons and discussions as synchronous, full-class activities…
…have students work asynchronously by engaging with online discussion boards and assignments…
…and/or combine SEL topics with other Edgenuity curriculum.