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Paraprofessional Toolkit: Social & Emotional Learning

Time limit: 365 days

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Course Overview

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Course Description

"Social & Emotional Learning" is a transformative course that equips paraprofessionals with the knowledge and understanding necessary to support students in developing essential social and emotional skills. The course begins with an engaging narrative that highlights the importance of social and emotional learning in fostering student well-being and academic success. Through a series of informative BHSSC-created videos, reflective exercises, and assessments, participants will gain a deep understanding of the neurological basis of social and emotional learning, exploring the roles different parts of the brain play in regulating emotions and behaviors. The course delves into the concept of regulation and dysregulation, providing paraprofessionals with the tools to recognize and respond to students' emotional states in the school setting. Participants will learn and practice a range of strategies to help students feel safe, connected, and regulated, including creating a supportive classroom environment, building positive relationships, and implementing effective co-regulation techniques. By the end of the course, paraprofessionals will possess a comprehensive understanding of social and emotional learning and feel empowered to support students in developing the skills necessary for success in school and beyond.

Course Goals

  • "Understand the roles different parts of the brain play in social and emotional learning"
  • "Understand the difference between regulation and dysregulation in the brain and what that might look like in the school setting"
  • "Learn ways to help students feel safe, connected, and regulated"

Estimated Time: ½ Hour to 2 Hours 

This self-paced course typically requires half an hour to two hours to complete, though the actual time may vary based on individual factors.

Access and Credentials

Click on "enroll now" to begin enrolling in the Course listing. After registering, click on “Canvas” at the top of the page to access your course in Canvas.

Bulk Enrollment

Administrators, PLC leaders, and others can enroll their whole team; there's an option for bulk enrollment in the Catalog for registering multiple members. You first need to reserve and purchase multiple enrollments. After that, you can invite individuals to your purchased seats.

Team Discount

If registering 20 or more individuals for a team or district, reach out to to arrange for special pricing before purchasing.

Credentials: 1 CECH

After completing this course, you can obtain 1 CECH (continuing education contact hours) for South Dakota. CECH/CEUs are free of charge and can be obtained instantly upon completing all requirements.