SEL Online Module

Contact Information

Tammy Bolen
SEL Program Supervisor

Diane Stead
Administrative Assistant

The Social Emotional Learning in Washington State Schools: Building Foundations and Strategies Module is designed to build knowledge and awareness, for teachers, administrators, and school staff, of what social emotional learning (SEL) is and why it is important. The module explains how to implement and integrate SEL into different contexts in a culturally responsive way.

The SEL Modules Have Moved to Canvas!

For ease of use, we have broken down the SEL module into seven individual courses, each with their own link. Access your pdEnroller account to see which courses you have already completed. If you have not completed all seven courses, you can resume your learning by registering for your remaining courses one at a time. Please look below for course and registration information in the pull-down menus below. Register through Canvas with option for clock hours.

Module Structure, Focus, & Key Topics Covered

While the primary audience for the module is school-based practitioners, much of the module content and resources will be relevant to other individuals who support children and youth, parents, caregivers, and community program providers. Complete each segment at your own pace. Following each of the seven segments, there will be a link to a short quiz that will generate a notification of completion. Clock hours will be updated monthly.

SEL 1: Introduction to Social Emotional Learning — 3 clock hours

Segment 1 provides a high-level overview of SEL and the benefits of SEL

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SEL 2: Embedding SEL Schoolwide — 3 clock hours

Segment 2 explores school-level policies and practices to embed SEL within the functioning of schools

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SEL 3: Creating a Professional Culture Based on SEL —2 clock hours

Segment 3 provides information about adult SEL, including implicit bias, culturally responsive practice, and ways to support school staff and engage families with SEL efforts.

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SEL 4: Integrating SEL into Culturally Responsive Classrooms — 3 clock hours

Segment 4 provides tools and resources on how to embed and integrate SEL into classroom practices in a culturally responsive way.

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SEL 5: Trauma informed Practice and SEL — 3 clock hours

Segment 5 provides information on how trauma impacts the developing brain, and thus potentially academic achievement, and shows how SEL can offer students skills to help combat those experiences.

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SEL 6: Identifying and Selecting Evidence-Based SEL Programs — 3 clock hours

Segment 6 provides strategies on how to select SEL programs in a way that meets the needs of diverse students.

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SEL7: SEL Considerations for the COVID-19 Context — 3 clock hours

Segment 7 provides information about the various ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted schools, students, and families, and why equitable and culturally responsive SEL instruction is necessary now more than ever to support our states and nation’s students.

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