Social Emotional Engagement in Learning
Research in social neuroscience fosters our understanding of the development of social and emotional competence in the classroom. Understanding how social connections fuel our brains to grow and how we, as educators, can consider engagement through a social, emotional and cognitive system, provides us opportunities to socially emotionally engage our learners while ensuring access through Universal Design for Learning (UDL) with all learners. The outcome from this session will provide a practical inquiry tool for educators to discover what’s working in their practices to enhance learner engagement. We will explore resources from the Social Emotional Engagement Knowledge and Skills (SEE-KS) framework that provide educators with a focus on ensuring learning strategies to promote access, engagement and expression of learning.