Social Emotional Learning Institute
About the Institute
Students must be placed at the center of teaching and learning to be prepared to learn, live, and lead, at their fullest potential. When policy and practice are aligned, students will experience a learning environment where SEL skills are modeled, fostered, and developed. As a result, every classroom becomes a social, emotional, and academic learning community where students thrive. The Social Emotional Learning Institute includes practical, virtual learning experiences for K-12 educators, leaders, and paraprofessionals interested in creating social-emotional learning environments for their students. In each course, participants will walk away with an SEL Roadmap of resources, ideas, and strategies to utilize in their planning and teaching.
About Krista Leh, Ed.D.
Dr. Krista Leh, the founder of Resonance Educational Consulting, began her career as a high school social studies teacher and curriculum coach. She developed a student leadership organization inspiring her to focus on social emotional learning (SEL).
In 2012, she was one of 26 educators in the country selected as an ASCD Emerging Leader. In the last 10 years, Krista has worked with educators in more than 25 states on creating sustainable, scalable SEL systems and learning communities.
Krista holds a B.S. in education from The Pennsylvania State University and an M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction from Kutztown University. In 2022, she earned her Ed.D. in educational leadership from Lehigh University.
Learning Paths in the Social Emotional Learning Institute
Introduction to Social Emotional Learning
This Learning Path provides an introduction to Social-Emotional Learning for K-12 educators. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of social-emotional learning and learn to integrate SEL strategies throughout their teaching environment. Krista shares personal experience, research, and comprehensive professional knowledge about social-emotional learning as she guides participants toward an understanding of how the elements of social emotional learning can be integrated into daily classroom instruction.
Incorporating SEL Into Your Classroom
In this Learning Path, author Krista Leh provides classroom teachers with an in-depth and practical learning experience sharing how they can seamlessly incorporate Social Emotional Learning into their classroom, regardless of the grade level(s) and subject(s) they teach. Participants will walk away with an SEL Roadmap of resources, ideas, and strategies to utilize in the development of their SEL Action Plan.
SEL for Paraprofessionals
As a companion to Incorporating SEL into Your Classroom, this Learning Path focuses on paraprofessionals. Krista Leh provides an in-depth and practical learning experience sharing how participants can seamlessly incorporate Social Emotional Learning into their work with students. Participants will walk away with an SEL Roadmap of resources, ideas, and strategies to utilize in the development of their SEL Action Plan.
Integrating SEL into Your Curriculum
In this Learning Path, Krista Leh provides participants with an in-depth learning experience on how they can seamlessly integrate Social Emotional Learning into their curriculum, regardless of the grade level(s) and subject(s) they teach. Participants will deconstruct SEL Learning Targets and themes, learn best practices for integrating SEL learning targets into the curriculum, devise ways to leverage the SEL themes and skills within content standards, and explore strategies and activities to support the integration of SEL into the curriculum.
For customers of Eduplanet21’s Curriculum Management Tool, connections between the Learning Path and the Curriculum Tool are established.
Leading for SEL Integration
In this Learning Path, educational consultant Krista Leh guides educational leaders toward developing an aligned, comprehensive, sustainable SEL system by focusing on three critical factors. Participants will engage in learning activities to study SEL components, examine four entry points for SEL integration, and engage in critical conversation to uncover SEL/content-related applications. Participants will develop a plan of action leading to a social, emotional learning community where staff and students thrive.
Strategic Planning Session
Your leaders can meet with Krista Leh for a one-hour virtual session to help kick-start your engagement in the SEL Institute! Get tips on how to best implement and engage in this professional learning experience.
Your teachers and leaders can meet with Krista Leh for a one-hour virtual webinar prior to or during your engagement in the Institute. Krista will help make the content come alive for participants and get them excited to dive into the learning!
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