KCOEC Summer Graduate Course
This summer the KCOEC is offering a graduate course for teachers, “Nature Rx: Social Emotional Learning for Students and Teachers.” Three graduate credits are available through the University of St. Francis for $450; participants are not required to take the class for credit.
This 5-day course will offer experiences in outdoor settings to practice integration of SEL standards into current classroom curriculum. There will be a focus on team building activities, current outdoor curriculum aligned to state learning standards, and the introduction of resources in developing outdoor learning spaces at school sites. This process will address current issues such as priority learning standards during the pandemic, mental health of both students and teachers, limiting factors of outdoor education, and school building/district rules and expectations. Teachers will be encouraged to network with one another as they prepare lessons for use at their own indoor and outdoor learning spaces at their schools.
Team Building experiences will be heavily used in reaching course objectives. Participants will spend a significant portion of time on processing, debriefing and reflecting on course activities and their application to the SEL components (self- awareness, responsible decision making, relationship skills, social awareness and self- management).
For more information, call the KCOEC at (630) 273-5467 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org