MDE COVID-19 Social and Emotional Learning Resources

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is providing Social Emotional Learning Resources for children and adults.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in reducing the coronavirus risk to Michigan residents. For more information on statewide efforts, please visit the coordinated Michigan Coronavirus website at www.michigan.gov/coronavirus.

Additional Education Information and Resources can be found on the MDE website at the COVID-19 Education Information and Resources page.


Press Release: Michigan prioritizes emotional and mental wellbeing of families with launch of new Michigan Cares program (04-17-20)
 

Social and Emotional Learning Resources for Children

Mechanism

Source

Overview

Resource

Online modules

Michigan Virtual

Online module provides an overview to the CASEL “five” components

Videos

Dr. Bruce Perry

Brief overview of brain development and its influence on children’s social and emotional development

Book and Video

Kristin Souers

Ensure that a challenging childhood experience leads to healing and learning

Website/handouts

U of M TRAILS

Resources to support student mental health during school closures

Website

New Hope Center for Grief Support

Grief resources

Website

National Association of School Psychologists

 

Social and Emotional Learning Resources for Adults

Mechanism

Source

Overview

Resource

Video

Midwest PBIS Network

Depicts how caring adults absorb the distress of the child and how they need to actively refuel their emotional reserves

Assessment

Midwest PBIS Network

Compassion, satisfaction, and fatigue

 

Assessment

 

Midwest PBIS Network

Self-care

Document

Midwest PBIS Network

Self-care plan and schedule

Online Module

Michigan Virtual

SEL and Creating a Professional Culture: emphasizes the need for adult self-care

Social-Emotional Learning: Creating a Professional Culture Based on SEL

*The resources with an asterisk were selected from a larger body of work produced by colleagues at the Midwest PBIS Network.

For additional resources, please visit the following two MDE web pages:

 

Online Learning Resources for Educators and Administrators

Source

Overview

Resource

Michigan Virtual

Michigan Cares about the emotional & mental well-being of our children offered through Michigan Virtual. During times of crisis, our students need extra support to process their emotions. The Michigan Cares Portal offers Michigan families and educators FREE digital lessons designed to help students in grades K-12 develop the skills required for social, emotional, and mental well-being. This portal will be freely available until the end of the 20-21 school year. 

Michigan Virtual

Digital content of 70+ high-quality online courses youth can access from home. Plus, a host of online professional development resources for educators

Michigan Virtual

Free resources for schools to support the creation of local learning continuity plans.

 

 

A Facebook group to support educators to share resources and best practices in online and blended learning.

Michigan Virtual

MVU will host webinar series on:

•Readiness for learning continuity

•Best Practices for effective online teaching

•Serving remote students with accommodations

•Integrating high-quality digital content into your existing courses

•Stakeholder communications

Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals

Considerations in the immediate/ short-term for the learning continuum for students

For School Districts planning for instruction, consider the following: