State education and health departments, districts and school personnel, families, and community leaders are becoming more familiar with social and emotional learning (SEL) and seeking helpful resources to use with students to promote skill-building. Learn how implementing the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model supports the five SEL core competencies (self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making) across a school. Examples of how SEL competencies overlap across the WSCC model will be shared for health educators to understand the goals of the WSCC model, and how SEL activities can be practiced.
Participants will also review examples of how preservice teacher education touches on the WSCC model and why this is beneficial for schools. Health educators can learn to integrate WSCC and SEL activities not only in classrooms but also in other school spaces and in the larger school/district wellness policy.
The presentation will include a brief overview of the professional background of Ms. Alperin, who has been involved in academics and advisory groups to develop key resources for implementing WSCC and beyond.
Participants will be able to:
• Define social and emotional learning (SEL) and core competencies
• Describe ways to implement the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model using SEL core competencies and skills
• Discuss how teacher education programs can prepare health educators to integrate SEL through the WSCC model