Illinois institutions of higher education are now required to incorporate the Illinois State Board’s Social and Emotional Learning Standards into their educator preparation programs. Requiring incorporation of the standards into educator preparation programs will ensure that teachers, administrators and pupil support personnel have the knowledge and skills necessary to provide instruction specific to social and emotional development; assess students’ social and emotional skills; and respond to children with social, emotional, or mental health problems that have an impact on their ability to learn.
In response to this new mandate, ISBE has developed a guidance document and accompanying appendices to assist curriculum developers as they plan for and work toward this endeavor. Below are the links to the draft guidance document and accompanying appendices:
SEL Guidance Document
Addressing the SEL Standards in Educator Preparation Programs
Appendix B: Promoting SEL through Existing Frameworks
Appendix C: Bidirectional Relationship between the IL SEL Standards and the Common Core
ISBE is asking for feedback from the higher education community. Please view the draft guidance document and accompanying appendices. Once you have viewed the documents, please click on the survey link, to provide your feedback.
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All preparation proposals shall follow the process below. Proposals that do not obtain initial approval may undergo a truncated version of this process as determined by the agency.
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