Social-Emotional Learning: Creating a Professional Culture Based on SEL

Self-evaluation and growth of an educators’ own social and emotional competencies can aid in fostering these skills in their students. This course focuses on creating a social-emotional learning (SEL) culture within a school. Specifically, you will engage in activities that grow educator social and emotional competencies, exploring ways in which adults can engage in self-care to avoid professional burnout. You will also practice self-awareness to address implicit biases that may influence interactions with students.This course is part of the Social and Emotional Learning series.

In this course, you will:

  • Identify the importance of adults’ social and emotional competencies for their work with students and their own well-being.
  • Explore strategies for adult self-care and emotional well-being,
  • Investigate professional learning systems and supports that can be used to further culturally responsive SEL within school,
  • Create strategies to engage and communicate with families and community members in a culturally responsive way, and
  • Apply action steps to build a culture focused on SEL.

SCECHs Granted


Who should take this course?

Support Staff

What grade level(s) does this course apply to?

Early Childhood
High School
Lower Elementary
Middle School
Upper Elementary

Course Partner

Course Vendor

Michigan Virtual

Limited Course Capacity

We’re sorry to inform you that we have reached capacity for several of our Semester 1 and Trimester 1 courses. You’ll notice when attempting to enroll students in our Student Learning Portal that some courses are unavailable. While we are no longer accepting new enrollments for these courses at this time, many courses continue to remain open for enrollment.

With many students across the state 100% remote, demand for our online courses is greater than ever before. Because every course we offer is taught by a Michigan-certified teacher, this high volume of enrollments has created capacity issues for our teachers who provide each and every student with individual feedback.

While the Michigan Virtual team anticipated and planned for significant increases in student enrollments this Fall, the increased demand we’ve experienced has been unprecedented. As a result, we are taking steps to hire even more part-and full-time teachers to support larger numbers of student enrollments for Semester 2 as well as for Trimester 2 and 3. 

For schools that still need online learning options this year, please fill out the form at the bottom of our virtual pathways page to meet with someone to discuss other solutions. While some of our teacher-led courses are full, we may still have the capacity to help you in upcoming terms or can discuss timing to implement a whole-school or collaborative program in which local teachers from your school/district use our online course content to teach students. We also have free course content and resources available for you to use.

We know this is an incredibly stressful time for all, and we’re sorry if the courses you’re looking for are unavailable. We never want to turn away a student who wants to learn from us. Our top concern, however, is student success, and we have a policy to not take on additional enrollments if we cannot guarantee that all students will have a quality online learning experience. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate the unusually high volume of enrollments we are receiving.