Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children develop awareness and management of their emotions; set and achieve important personal and academic goals; use social awareness and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive relationships; and demonstrate decision-making and responsible behaviors to achieve school and life success. There is a strong research base that these SEL competencies improve students’ social/emotional development, readiness to learn, classroom behavior, and academic performance. Please see the District’s Scope and Sequence for Social Emotional Learning.
In addition to our curriculum for Social Emotional Learning, the District also provides lessons based on the Child Protection units for the prevention of Childhood Sexual Abuse (Erin’s Law). The Committee for Children, a national organization, has developed these lessons. For the Scope and Sequence for these classroom lessons, please see the Scond Step's Child Protection Unit document.
District 103, using the support of an expert consultant in the field of Digital Media and Technology, has developed procedures and policies for a 1:1 Teaching & Learning environment. These procedures are based on:
- Best practices in teaching digital citizenship
- Integrating digital tools with instruction
- Role playing various classroom situations and discussing guidelines
- The integration of technology in today's society at large
Using the Common Sense Media Curriculum, student lessons were developed at each grade level to support the expectations of being a good citizen while online and when using technology in the classroom and at home.
Lessons for Grade Two include:
- Powerful Passwords
- Showing Respect on Line
- My Online Community
Additional lessons will expand those taught at Kindergarten and Grade One.
For more information about the District’s 1:1 Teaching and Learning Program for Technology, please visit: www.D103.org/11teachingandlearning