Going Deeper: Supporting Social-Emotional Learning and Character Development

On-Site Training Module

During this module, participants will explore program practices that support social-emotional and character skill development. Participants will use their results from a self-reflection tool to identify actions they can take to strengthen their abilities to support social-emotional and character skill development. 

Note: Participants must complete the Expanded Learning 360/365 self-reflection before coming to the training.

In this training participants will:

  • Explore program practices that support the social-emotional and character skill development

  • Reflect on own current practices and personal competencies that support social-emotional and character development

  • Formulate a plan of action to strengthen abilities to support the social-emotional and character development of young people  

Content Overview:

Review the Importance of Social-Emotional Learning, Character Development and Quality

Participants will review key concepts from module 4.6.1 Social-Emotional Learning, Character Development and Enhancing Quality that are relevant to the training today.

Skills in Action Activity

Participants will view a strategy that supports social-emotional and character development in action, and then discuss what they saw in small groups.

Integrating the Strategy

Participants will reflect on major components of the strategy and how they can integrate parts of the strategy in their own program and activities. 

Self-Reflection and Action Planning

Participants will reflect on the scores received on the self-reflection tool completed prior to the training. In pairs, participants will discuss what program practices they are strong in, and create a plan of action to grow. Participants will also discuss what personal competencies they are strong in, and create a plan of action to grow. 

Training Length: 2 hours


eLearning Module

During this module, participants will explore program practices that support the social-emotional and character skill development. Participants will use their results from the self-reflection tool to identify what skill areas (I Am, I Belong, I Can) they scored highest in both practice and personal competence, as well as actions they can take to strengthen their abilities to support social-emotional and character skill development.

For access to the self-reflection tool, visit www.expandedlearning360-365.com.

By the end of this course, participants will:

  • Explore program practices that support social-emotional learning and character skill development.
  • Reflect on their own practices and personal competencies that support social-emotional learning and character skill development.
  • Formulate a plan of action to strengthen their abilities to support the social-emotional learning and character skill development of young people.