SEL & Mindset
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is the deliberate commitment to including a framework of essential skills and dispositions that complement academics but historically have not been a part of curricular design. Learners acquire and effectively apply the skills necessary for self-regulation or managing and talking about emotions, forming relationships, setting goals and demonstrating empathy during their learning.
By: Matt Schultz. The old age theory of "learning by doing' lends students real world experience to understand what their future career passions and interests are.
By: Andrea Wien. Gap year is a proven way to kick start an important and often overlooked type of learning that extends beyond the classroom and out into the world.
In this paper, we assert that new market demands are shaping next generation career and technical education opportunities. The rise of anywhere, anytime learning and competency-based approaches provides the opportunity for Career and Technical Education programs to lead the way in terms of applying blended, competency-based education in practical ways.
A DLN Smart Series paper that offers details on processes, existing tools and best practices for creating a system of student guidance and support.
A Getting Smart bundle on expanding access to coding and computer science learning experiences in K-12, published in partnership with Microsoft.
This infographic previews the next DLN Smart Series paper, “Core & More: Guiding and Personalizing College & Career Readiness” being released Thursday.
By: Jordan Lippman. In today's world, both employers and educational institutions place a high value on soft skills that are transferable across professional, academic, and social situations. One of the most frequently cited skills is collaboration.