January 8, 2024 – February 19, 2024 all-day
Gina Vodola
(201) 934-5005
Social and emotional learning (SEL) plays a major role in one’s success in life and career. Being in touch with emotions, controlling them, setting and achieving goals, engaging with others in socially appropriate ways, demonstrating empathy toward others, establishing positive relationships, and taking responsibility in life are critical skills that are not necessarily included in your current curriculum. In this course, participants will develop strategies to promote self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship, and responsible decision-making skills in a student-driven learning environment. 


  1. Developing an understanding of the core competencies of SEL as defined by CASEL
  2. Developing an understanding of the interplay among PBL, structures, and teacher facilitation in any learning environment
  3. Exploring how each of the core competencies of SEL is addressed through the goals of engagement, empowerment, and efficacy in a student-driven classroom
  4. Developing a set of structures for building SEL in any learning environment
  5. Developing a repertoire of teacher facilitation strategies for building SEL in any learning environment
  6. Developing learning activities that promote SEL in any learning environment

Participants in this course will use Dr. Nancy Sulla’s book Reinventing the Classroom Experience as a resource. The assigned book must be purchased in advance. Access to MyQPortal is included for all participants while enrolled in the VLC.