SC Department of Education Launches web portal dedicated to social-emotional learning

The South Carolina Department of Education has announced the public launch of a new web portal dedicated to providing information, resources, and professional development on social-emotional learning for students.

“We understand how critical the social and emotional components of a child’s learning is,” State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman said. “With schools having to adjust their instructional plans during COVID-19, it is imperative that they have access to resources that will benefit students’ well-being. The SEL web portal will be a valuable asset for students, parents, and teachers during the upcoming school year.”

AccelerateED Releases Recommendations

The first thing you should know is that all our focus, and every single one of our priorities, are directed toward protecting the health, safety and wellness of students and staff while giving students the best possible learning experience that is as close to normal as health and safety allow.

Here is a summary that highlights key excerpts from the full plan. You can see the full plan here.

While the optimal learning environment for most students would be in-person instruction, we must acknowledge that what’s reality now, may not be the same in August, nor the ideal educational model that works best throughout the year.

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