Social Emotional Learning

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Social Emotional Learning

  1. 1. Free Resources for Universal Interventions to support Social Emotional Skills Cheryl Wissick University of South Carolina For resources Link to http://socialemotionalsupport.wikispaces.com South Carolina Council for Children with Behavior Disorders Conference October 2008
  2. 2. RTI Model 5% 15% 80% Universal preventive measures Selective preventive measures Indicated preventive measures
  3. 3. Fast Facts: you know!! <ul><li>Studies indicate that 1 in 5 children and adolescents (20 percent) may have a diagnosable mental health disorder. Estimates of the number of children who have mental disorders range from 7.7 million to 12.8 million. (Department of Health & Human Services) </li></ul><ul><li>Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders include FAS and FASD. They are 0% curable and 100% preventable. FAS rates ranging from 0.2 to 1.5 per 1,000 live births in different areas of the United States. Other FASDs are believed to occur approximately three times as often as FAS. (Source: Center for Disease Control </li></ul><ul><li>Of the 100,000 teenagers in juvenile detention, estimates indicate that 60 percent have behavioral, mental or emotional problems. (Department of Justice) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Organizations for support & info <ul><li>CASEL Center for academic, social and emotional learning </li></ul><ul><li>SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services </li></ul><ul><li>CAST Tools and articles on UDL </li></ul><ul><li>More Resources on the Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>http://socialemotionalsupport.wikispaces.com </li></ul>
  5. 5. Training for you or others
  6. 6. Project Mainstep
  7. 7. Social Skills vs. Academics <ul><li>Science Daily (Oct. 16, 2008) — Ten years after graduation, high-school students who had been rated as conscientious and cooperative by their teachers were earning more than classmates who had similar test scores but fewer social skills, said a new University of Illinois study.( Christy Lleras, a University of Illinois assistant professor of human and community development.) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Tier 1 Universal Interventions <ul><li>Preventative and proactive </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Anti-bullying school campaign </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Universal screening </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sociograms </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Effective educational approaches </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Naturalistic, incidental teaching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Emotional Learning </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. SEL instruction <ul><li>provides students with basic skills, such as good decision-making and refusal skills, which enable them to successfully avoid engaging in high-risk behaviors and to participate in behaviors that support their positive development. </li></ul>CASEL
  10. 10. Social Emotional Learning <ul><li>Self Awareness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand feelings & abilities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social Awareness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Understanding others, diversity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Self management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Handling emotions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Relationship Skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Resisting peer pressure, seeking help </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Responsible decision making </li></ul>CASEL
  11. 11. 21 st Century Skills <ul><li>Global Literacy - Basic, Visual, scientific, information, economic… </li></ul><ul><li>Problem solving </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation & change </li></ul>65% of our students are online
  12. 12. Problem solving & Creativity
  13. 13. <ul><li>Teach students basic literacy skills & SEL skills along with technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate direct instruction in soft skills for all. </li></ul><ul><li>Realize that technology is a tool not the goal. </li></ul>Train students how to use technology effectively to enhance their performance. Foster collaboration with the use of Web tools Design lessons with Principles of UDL to create environments that are flexible and useable.
  14. 14. Soft Skills vs. Tech skills <ul><li>is a sociological term which refers to the cluster of personality traits, social graces, facility with language, personal habits, friendliness, and optimism that mark people to varying degrees. Soft skills complement hard skills, which are the technical requirements of a job. </li></ul><ul><li>Over 1 million hits on Google </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Not a new Term: consider in 1936 Dale Carnegie wrote: How To Win Friends and Influence People </li></ul>E motional I ntelligence Communication Leadership Ability Etiquette Persuasion Decision making Self-motivation Self-discipline Conflict Resolution Soft Skills
  16. 16. So how do we integrate SEL for all.
  17. 17. What resources can we use? <ul><li>Make use of Free Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Use Books on the Web </li></ul><ul><li>Have Text-to-Speech available for all </li></ul><ul><li>Create service learning with tech projects </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with web 2.0 tools </li></ul><ul><li>Practice Principles of UDL </li></ul><ul><li>MOST IMPORTANTLY… </li></ul>
  18. 18. Direct instruction skills within an environment of UDL <ul><li>Define skill </li></ul><ul><li>Where you might use it </li></ul><ul><li>Why you might use it </li></ul><ul><li>Go out and practice – (progress monitoring) </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate social and academic skills </li></ul><ul><li>Consider teaching skills in a thematic context – ex. creating a newspaper </li></ul>
  19. 19. Multiple means engagement <ul><li>Offer Choices of content, tools and engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Provide adjustable levels of challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Offer a choice of rewards </li></ul><ul><li>Offer a choice of learning context </li></ul><ul><li>Provide opportunities to participate * </li></ul>Choose realistic topics of interest to embed the learning material Allow student to choose tools or technology to explore topic- software, web, video Select Software or Web sites that offer same content at different levels of challenge Build awareness of accomplishment and progress within technology programs
  20. 20. EduTopia SEL <ul><li>Videos and teaching resources </li></ul>
  21. 21. EduTopia Lesson Guides
  22. 22. Integrating SEL <ul><li>Mental Illness NIH course free online </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>Intervention Central </li></ul>
  24. 24. Survey Tools <ul><li>Find out what motivates your students </li></ul><ul><li>Jackpot : online reinforcer survey </li></ul><ul><li>Survey tools: </li></ul><ul><li>phpSurvey </li></ul><ul><li>Zoomerang </li></ul><ul><li>Survey Monkey </li></ul>
  25. 25. KidTools and KidSkills
  26. 26. Behavior Monitoring
  27. 29. Social Skills
  28. 32. 4teachers.org <ul><li>Tools for Student expression </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Poster </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Notestar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Persuade Star </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tools for Productivity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Trackstar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quizstar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rubistar </li></ul></ul>Engagement
  29. 33. Classroom Architect
  30. 34. Organize Websites for student research with Trackstar
  31. 36. Multiple means presentation <ul><li>Provide Multiple Examples </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight Critical Features </li></ul><ul><li>Provide Multiple Media & Formats </li></ul><ul><li>Support Background Knowledge </li></ul>Variety of web sites to demonstrate, links to support info Pictures from CD-Roms & web Word processors to highlight critical words Presentation tools to animate concepts Books on tape; Digital text Charts, graphs, images to support text
  32. 37. Windows on the Universe Presentation
  33. 38. Windows to the Universe http://www.windows.ucar.edu Presentation
  34. 39. Natural Reader (Text to speech) <ul><li>Highlight and read web pages </li></ul><ul><li>Convert text to audio for mp3 player </li></ul>Another Great tool: ReadPlease
  35. 40. Bibliomania Other Books online: Readprint, Gutenberg
  36. 41. Reading Fluency & Comprehension <ul><li>Repeated and monitored oral reading improves reading fluency and overall reading achievement. </li></ul><ul><li>44% of a representative sample of the nation's fourth graders were low in fluency. </li></ul><ul><li>OKAPI: Use Digital text to create reading fluency prompts </li></ul>Source: http://www.nifl.gov/partnershipforreading/publications/reading_first1fluency.htm l Progress Monitoring for Basic Skills
  37. 46. Another great tool: WordWeb Presentation
  38. 47. Multiple means of expression <ul><li>Provide Flexible Models of skilled performance </li></ul><ul><li>Provide opportunities to practice with supports </li></ul><ul><li>Provide ongoing, relevant feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Offer flexible opportunities of demonstrating a skill </li></ul>Examples and not-examples with images, video, live demo Scaffold learning with text-to-speech, word prediction, layered Web sites Text-to-speech to listen to own writing Videotape of skill performance Online feedback from peers or mentor Create web pages, poster, presentation
  39. 48. <ul><li>Create books for students with Learning Prompts </li></ul><ul><li>Students create books for younger students - service learning </li></ul>Bookbuilder
  40. 49. Collaborative graphic organizer <ul><li>Mindmeister </li></ul>Expression
  41. 50. Collaborative Presentations <ul><li>Google docs </li></ul><ul><li>Preezo </li></ul><ul><li>Zoho </li></ul>Expression
  42. 51. Blogs in the Classroom <ul><li>Secure sites to create an environment for students to read, analyze, and post comments related to instructional goals. </li></ul><ul><li>Imbee </li></ul><ul><li>TIGed </li></ul><ul><li>Haiku </li></ul>Expression
  43. 52. Wiki in the Classroom <ul><li>Secure sites to create an environment for students to work collaboratively </li></ul><ul><li>Students publish together and for a larger audience </li></ul><ul><li>PBWiki </li></ul><ul><li>Wikispaces </li></ul><ul><li>Wet Paint </li></ul>Expression
  44. 53. Tier 2 selective prevention <ul><li>Students who are at-risk </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bullied, disliked, antisocial behavior </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Establish small groups of students </li></ul><ul><li>Interventions are short term </li></ul><ul><li>Allow students to move in and out of groups </li></ul><ul><li>Supplement Tier I interventions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Skill Autopsy (Lavoie) </li></ul></ul>
  45. 54. Social Skill Autopsy (Lavoie) <ul><li>definition of a Social Skill Autopsy is &quot;the examination and analysis of a social error to determine the cause of the error , the amount of damage that occurred, and to learn about the causal factor (s) in order to prevent reoccurrence in the future.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>immediate feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>positive reinforcement </li></ul></ul>
  46. 55. <ul><li>Bullying takes many forms, and can include may different behaviors, such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>physical violence and attacks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practical jokes that hurt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>verbal taunts, name-calling and put-downs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>threats and intimidation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>extortion or stealing of money and possessions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>exclusion from the peer group </li></ul></ul>http://www.bullying.org
  47. 56. Emotional Coaching <ul><li>Emotion coac hing Steps </li></ul><ul><li>Step 1: Being aware of the child's emotion </li></ul><ul><li>Step 2: Recognizing an emotion as a teaching opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>Step 3: Validating the emotion by listening empathetically </li></ul><ul><li>Step 4: Helping the child to label the emotion </li></ul><ul><li>Step 5: Setting limits and helping the child problem solve </li></ul>
  48. 57. Tier 3 indicated prevention <ul><li>Intensive, individual intervention </li></ul><ul><li>Diagnostic assessment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DANVA2 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rating scales, FBA </li></ul><ul><li>Modify Tier 2 intervention - increase </li></ul><ul><li>Use evidence based interventions </li></ul>
  49. 58. Tier 3 Interventions <ul><li>Direct instruction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In specific social emotional skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In Reading facial expressions, posture, gestures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In Language skills required by peers </li></ul></ul>
  50. 59. Final Thoughts <ul><li>How do we get there from here? </li></ul><ul><li>Extend existing work </li></ul><ul><li>Take on something doable </li></ul><ul><li>Build bridges </li></ul><ul><li>Stay focused </li></ul>NCREL: Engauge All Cartoons from Brainy Betty

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