“We must support our students through the uncertainty of today’s environment. Their ability to learn well depends not only on instruction, but also on a sense of belonging, positive relationships, and the feedback they receive."
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (PRWEB) July 21, 2020
Today, Governor John Bel Edwards announced that Louisiana will provide every student statewide in grades six through twelve access to online social and emotional learning (“SEL”) courses, recognizing the critical role that SEL plays in promoting student success and well-being.
“We must support our students through the uncertainty of today’s environment. Their ability to learn well depends not only on instruction, but also on a sense of belonging, positive relationships and the feedback they receive,” said Governor Edwards. “As students have been disrupted from their school routine and disconnected from their teachers, social and emotional support and skills are more essential than ever.”
SEL courses will be provided online through Edgenuity’s Purpose Prep. Taught by over 80+ content experts, mental health professionals, educators and global leaders coming from all walks of life, these courses help educate the whole learner, creating a safe place for students to reduce feelings of stress and anxiety, and improve their communication and academic performance. The curriculum includes a new learning module in response to COVID-19 that addresses the trauma and loss caused by the pandemic. Students learn about healthy emotional responses and strategies, building and maintaining relationships through chaos, and defining purpose through uncertain times.
“During these challenging times and feelings of isolation, it is our hope that we can provide students with the tools they need to develop, address and nourish their social and emotional needs, “ said Daniel Budzinski, founder of Purpose Prep. “Schools have long been sources of support, community, socialization, and security for their students, and have provided resources that go far beyond academics. It is a critical time to provide access to social and emotional learning programs.”
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Edgenuity, a leading provider of online curriculum and instructional services for the K-12 market, is in use by more than 20,000 schools nationwide, including 20 of the 25 largest school districts, to meet academic goals and improve student outcomes. Edgenuity’s full suite of solutions is aimed at helping students, educators and districts achieve success in their online and blended learning programs. For students, Edgenuity offers learning solutions including initial credit courses, honors and Advanced Placement courses, credit recovery, intervention and test readiness. Edgenuity additionally supports educators through high-quality digital-first core curriculum provided by LearnZillion, as well as professional development solutions to help educators plan and deliver powerful, lasting learning experiences.