Social emotional learning is the process through which children and adults acquire the knowledge, attitudes and skills they need to recognize and manage their emotions, demonstrate caring and concern for others, establish positive relationships, make responsible decisions and handle challenging situations constructively. When we read to children we have a wonderful opportunity for fostering social emotional learning. Shared reading allows children to connect with the reader and feel empowered by the contributions they are making to the story, which stimulates their learning.
Participants will learn skills for engaging children in shared book reading; approaches for dialoguing with children while reading to foster oral language, vocabulary comprehension and emergent literacy skills. Techniques to create deeper social emotional learning experiences for children will also be covered, including: studying the story illustrations and asking children how characters might feel, discussing alternatives to how a character might feel, asking children how they might feel in a similar situation, asking open-ended questions which allow the child to do the thinking and questions that help children make connections between stories they are reading and real life events.
Upon completion of this training participants will be able to:
- Recognize the importance of developing children’s social emotional learning skills
- Identify techniques for engaging children in shared book reading
- Identify approaches for encouraging children to gain deeper meaning from the stories they hear
Half or full day
The training is designed for organizations, school counselors, parents, school districts faculty and staff.
Classroom seating must be available along with room for activities, podium, microphone for large groups, LCD screen, speakers and electrical outlets for the effective delivery of this training.
Registration for this training is the responsibility of the host organization.
Continuing Education Credit
Up to 8.0 hours of Act 48