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Empowering Learning Environments: Practicing and Promoting Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) With Nearpod

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Thursday, December 3, 1:30–2:30 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Yvonne Gomez  
Vickie Morgado  

Learn how Nearpod can promote social-emotional learning and empower students to practice empathy, manage emotions and make responsible decisions beyond the classroom. See how interactive lessons can develop lifelong learning strategies, which research shows leads to success in higher education and employment.

Audience: Teachers, Teacher education/higher ed faculty, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Nearpod App
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Topic: Social emotional learning
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Career and technical education, Health and physical education
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
For Education Leaders:
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  • Support educators in using technology to advance learning that meets the diverse learning, cultural, and social-emotional needs of individual students.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

-Participants will learn why SEL lessons are critical (what is SEL? Why teach SEL? Why Nearpod?)
-Engage with examples of lessons that address areas of SEL such as Growth Mindset
-Hear first hand from a student who has participated in SEL lessons about what they learned and enjoyed
-Learn how SEL impacts the learning environment
-Leave with resources to help participants get started in their classrooms

Supporting research

Thapa, A., Cohen, J., Gulley, S., & Higgins-D'Alessandro, A. (2013). "A review of school climate research." Review of Educational Research, 83(3), pp.357-385.

Yoder, N. (2013). Teaching the whole child: Instructional practices that support social and emotional learning in three teacher evaluation frameworks. Washington, DC: American Institutes for Research Center on Great Teachers and Leaders.

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Yvonne Gomez, Douglas College - BC Canada
Vickie Morgado, Ontario Teacher, OCT

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