Exceptional Learners (3)
A survey of the neurological, sensory, orthopedic, communicative, and social disabilities present in children and the impact of these on the psychological and academic development of the child. Students will also examine the impact of the disabilities on cognitive, mental, and social growth and the factors to be considered in assessment and rehabilitative developments. (Diversity)
Social and Emotional Learning (3)
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process by which students of all ages understand, practice, and manage their emotions through setting and achieving positive goals, while simultaneously learning to identify, feel, and show empathy for others. It includes the process of establishing and maintaining positive relationships and making positive decisions. Students will explore the social and emotional components of learning by identifying aspects of their own SEL and develop skills to help aid in the SEL development of others in the community. Since literacy is the foundation for all learning, students will also explore their literacy experiences and how their experiences shaped their learning.