Friday Institute Expands Free Online Learning for Educators–Including SEL

To continue its commitment to support educators, even during the COVID-19 pandemic, and provide resources for teaching and learning, the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at North Carolina State College of Education has extended registration and expanded offerings of its free online courses: Teaching Mathematics with Technology, Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) for Educators, Teaching Foundational Reading Skills, Teaching the Beauty and Joy of Computing Curriculum and Teaching the Computer Science Discoveries Course.

Courses are self-directed, peer-supported, project-based and allow for blended learning opportunities and a platform to connect and share with educators around the world. They are flexible and can be accessed at any time, in any place and on any device.

Free Friday Institute Online Classes for Educators

Announcing a New Free Resource for Educators: Greater Good in Education (GGIE)

Find research-based practices for kinder, happier schools on our new Greater Good in Education website. This is an extraordinary moment in the field of education. Outdated paradigms and thinking patterns are crashing down around us throughout the world, which gives educators an opportunity to help shape the next generation of humans to be more socially, emotionally, and morally astute.

The fields of social-emotional learning (SEL), mindfulness, ethical development, and other prosocially oriented forms of education have emerged to help support and guide teachers’ efforts to transform education. We here at the Greater Good Science Center’s Education Program would like to offer our support as well with the launch of our new website, Greater Good in Education (GGIE).

Greater Good in Education offers free research-based and informed strategies and practices for the social, emotional, and ethical development of students, for the well-being of the adults who work with them, and for cultivating positive school cultures.

GGIE offers free, research-based practices for education professionals to help cultivate not just students’ well-being, but their own, as well—and for school leaders to build positive school cultures. Distilling the strategies and practices for the social, emotional, and ethical development of students and the adults who work with them, GGIE synthesizes the top insights and best practices from science, programs, and practitioners.

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Greater Good In Education website