Integrating Social Emotional Learning for English Learners (EL-114)

Utilizing research-based strategies to craft SEL-embedded lessons in a culturally relevant teaching (CRT) classroom environment.

A 15 PDP course focused on embedding Social Emotional Learning (SEL) concepts and strategies into curriculum and instruction for English Learners. 


During this two-session course, participants will:

  • Analyze data on the benefits of teaching SEL skills to ELs
  • Become familiar with DESE Guidelines on implementing Social Emotional Curricula K-12
  • Be introduced to a SEL-embedded curriculum model used in a Newcomer program
  • Learn how to increase culturally responsive practices (CRT) in their classrooms
  • Practice strategies that combine academic content and SEL skills for ELs
  • Create/ revise lesson plans that integrate SEL in content-area instruction
  • Analyze rubrics and assessment strategies for monitoring and assessing SEL
  • Collaborate with peers to develop end-of-unit projects that embed SEL and CRT.


School educators, administrators, school psychologists, social workers, speech and language pathologists, and other support personnel who work with English learners, grades PK-12


Two 6-hour sessions with 3 hours of asynchronous online coursework between sessions.


Fulfills requirement for 15 PDPs in English learner education or special education for recertification.


One graduate credit is available through Fitchburg State University for an additional fee.

EL-114-SP20-02 Beverly

Saturday, March 7, 2020 and Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 8:30 am - 3:00 pm 
Beverly, MA




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EL-114-AY20-03 Shrewsbury

Saturday, February 29, 2020 & Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 8:30 am - 3:00 pm 
Shrewsbury, MA




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Cancellations must be received in writing 10 business days before the first class meeting. MATSOL Course Registration & Payment Policies


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