Connecting Social Emotional Learning with CCLR During COVID-19
At this point in the year, students are usually busy with celebrating their accomplishments and planning for what’s next. May and June have always been filled with end of year parties, graduations, planning for the summer, and college campus visits. This year, for most, all these activities have been transitioned to a virtual experience or completely canceled.
With the shift to a distance learning environment amid COVID-19, schools and districts have had to adapt quickly to develop content and curriculum that is easy-to-use, impactful, and meaningful to students. Many school counselors share that one of the top priorities for them is helping students understand how to overcome obstacles, develop a growth mindset, and understand their strengths as they navigate their new normal. Now more than ever, equipping students with tools to build their social emotional and transition skills are vital to their future college and career success. Students need to understand how to cope with the challenges that come with not being in school, having access to resources, and the changes to their college or career plans.
Last month, all Naviance clients were given free access to the Naviance College, Career and Life Readiness (CCLR) Curriculum. The Naviance CCLR Curriculum offers 105 online, self-paced learning experiences related to college, career, and life readiness for students in grades 6 – 12. This experience is student-centric and supports distance learning through engaging videos and interactive content. Naviance clients share that some of the top lessons for supporting students during this time are:
- Overcoming Obstacles: Students learn techniques to help them overcome obstacles.
- Working Through Stress: Students learn to persevere in stressful situations.
- My Support Network: Students investigate who their support network may be and identify those members.
- My Success Habits: Creating certain habits can set students up for success.
The Naviance CCLR Curriculum is aligned to the ASCA’s Mindsets and Behaviors counseling guidelines and also aligns with the five core CASEL competencies of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. The Naviance CCLR Curriculum lessons allow counselors to virtually support students’ social emotional learning during these unprecedented times.
We know that COVID-19 has caused a great deal of anxiety and uncertainty among students. In our new white paper, Five Ways to Ease Transitions for Students During COVID-19, we highlight five ways school counselors and other educators can assist students to transition successfully into the next stage of their lives.
The Naviance CCLR Curriculum supports students in a distance learning environment while covering topics very relevant to these challenging times. To learn more about Naviance CCLR Curriculum, contact us.