Open to PublicOngoingSelf-paced

Establish a Shared Understanding of Systemic Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Application 10-15-2021 ~ 12-31-2023
Learning 10-25-2021 ~ 12-31-2023(114 Weeks)
Course ID 2022_80_CL005_18_0_
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  • 100% Free

About the Course

In this course, participants will engage in a guided exploration of the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) framework for SEL, four focus areas for systemic SEL implementation, and ten indicators of schoolwide SEL. Additionally, the facilitator will share application and experiences from “boots on the ground” and makes connections to Global Citizenship Education. From this shared understanding, participants will discuss their local priority for SEL, how SEL-related initiatives are currently implemented in their local context, and cultural and logistical obstacles. Participants will have the opportunity to post questions to be answered by the facilitator, as well as the purpose/goal for taking the course.








Ms. Trish Shaffer


A passionate educational leader who believes all children and adults are capable, relational, and worthy - a guiding philosophy for her career. With a background in special and general education, ranging from pre-k to university learning, Trish brings a passion for helping students and adults not only succeed but thrive. Currently, she oversees a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS), Social Emotional Learning (SEL), Restorative Practices, and Behavioral Health and Management for an urban school district in Nevada. 

In addition to her “boots on the ground” experience, Trish has consulted and provided technical assistance for multiple schools and districts and has been a fierce advocate for policy enacting SEL in schools. Trish has been an invited TED Talk speaker, she has given multiple conference and event addresses, and a published author.  Additionally, Trish was the 2013 recipient of the “Mary Utne O’Brien Award for Excellence in Expanding the Evidence-Based Practice of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and 2016 Nevada Women’s Fund Woman of Achievement.

Course Reviews

    I love this video lecture . It simple and and envigorating.
  • Anonymous
    Introducing me to ideas of SEL, where it is practiced, and some simple practices I can use for workshops.
  • Anonymous
    The video lectures and resources are very useful and up to date. It encouraged me to explore and understand more the course.
  • Anonymous
    The material provided is very open to my insight. I know better that SEL is well implemented at all levels of education. And I will learn more so that someday I can make research related to SEL.
  • Anonymous
    The reading resources shared to help me study more and dig deeper into the topic is very useful.
  • Anonymous
    The resources I got on the basic concept of SEL, how to implement it, and the standardized assessment tool shared during the live session were very useful.
  • Anonymous
    Good coverage of topics and the live forum and discussion was great in meeting participants over the world.
  • Anonymous
    The most useful and impressive thing that I saw is how students from other countries are able to relate at a very personal level with their teachers its so amazing how they get to learn and know things by heart.