Developing Students' Relationship Skills in the Online Learning Community - Grades 4-12

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Course Description

Relationship skills are one of the five core competencies for Social Emotional Learning (SEL). Integrating relationship skills into teaching and learning helps to foster a safe supportive learning environment. Improved relationship skills aid students in forming and maintaining connections with others. The ability to initiate human connection in a virtual environment and to foster healthy, respectful relationships will serve students for their entire life. This course can be helpful for anyone teaching online.

Learning Objectives

  • Examine the role of relationships in the online learning community.
  • Identify the role of a teacher as a model for learning behavior and mindset.
  • Relate relationship skills to Social Emotional Learning (SEL).
  • Describe strategies for initiating and maintaining relationships with and between online students.

Course Introduction

Developed By

Head Shot Dr. Amy LynAmy E. Lyn, PhD

Amy is the Director of the Virtual Education Support Center and an Assistant Professor for the School of Education. She has developed courses in Social Emotional Learning (SEL), Curriculum and Teaching, Remote Learning, and Trauma-Informed Educational Practices. Before joining Northcentral University, Amy worked in K-12 education as a Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development, Principal, Assistant Principal, Educator Coach, and Teacher. She continues to serve as a leadership coach and consultant for schools and nonprofits.

Price: $20.00