This workshop will give concrete examples of how to integrate the Kansas Social, Emotional, and Character Development (SECD) Standards into classroom lessons and units at the middle and high school level. Participants will discover how these standards can be a framework for integration not only in the classroom, but also building wide. This integration provides practice beyond a standalone character education or social skills class, allowing students to identify and understand how these skills are essential to success in all content areas. Participants will also learn how to show connection between these skills and real world application. Numerous examples of curriculums and resources will be provided.
At the end of the course, students will be able to:
- Understand the components of the SECD Standards.
- Recognize how to align the SECD Standards with content area standards.
- Recognize how to integrate the SECD Standards to encourage skill development such as positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, self-motivation, critical thinking and problem solving.
- Analyze where students are with their SECD skill development.
- Analyze the connection of the SECD Standards and real world application.
- Collaborate with other educators to create cross curricular integration.
- Investigate how to integrate the SECD Standards into school polices and extra-curricular activities.