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Dear Friends and Professionals,
In this issue of our newsletter we focus on how technology can support learning, with a focus on SEL, Social-Emotional Learning and Transition.
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
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Learning Social-Emotional Skills in the 21st Century Mobility
Excellent article on importance of children learning social emotional skills and the use of technology to teach SEL. Article is excellent because it looks at the use of technology from a balanced perspective examining benefits (children can witness/create avatars that engage in virtual situations as a tool to teach social skills) while cautioning professionals and parents that these technology strategies are TOOLS to be used with adult engagement and not as solutions to replace the crucial role that families and professionals play.
EnvisionIT: Enhancing Transition Through Technology
In this webinar Dr. Izzo presents EnvisionIT: Enhancing Transition Through Technology
, a 21st century online curriculum aligned with standards and designed for grades 8-12. The curriculum teaches English and language arts, information technology literacy, college & career readiness, and financial literacy. EnvisionIT was designed with accessibility and universal design for learning in mind and is highly customized to meet the needs of students, teachers, and other stakeholders. (Get the Slides)
New Vision for Education: Fostering Social Emotional Learning Through Technology
The New Vision for Education project examines the role that technology can potentially play to improve education for the future. In phase II, we investigated innovative ways to help students develop competencies* and character qualities** broadly defined as social emotional skills, which are critical components of 21st century skill framework but not a core focus in today's curriculum.