Tuesday May 12, 2020
Social Detective, Superflex®, and Friends Take On Social Emotional Learning
ages 5 - 14You've asked for this course! Learn how to teach the award-winning You Are a Social Detective! and Superflex curriculum to boost social awareness and self-regulation. We’ll explain the critical scope and sequencing required to teach these materials with fidelity and help your students, clients, and patients improve their social competencies. These books are designed for elementary school children, but we’ll explain how to modify them for use with older kids. Lessons support social emotional learning (SEL) programs, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), and Response to Intervention (RTI). Interactive, creative group activities abound in this conference! Ultimately, learn how to encourage generalization and social learning for a lifetime.
This interactive course is filled with creative group activities to help your students, clients, and patients move from being “Me” thinkers to “We” thinkers. Join us to explore core treatment* concepts you can use with students from K-12 and learn how lessons connect to academic standards. Our strategies can be used in the mainstream classroom to help everyone improve reading comprehension, written expression, conflict resolution, and work as part of a group. We also discuss the connections between the Social Thinking Methodology and social emotional learning (SEL) programs, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), and Response to Intervention (RTI).
NOTE: This course focuses on the use of Social Thinking’s books You Are a Social Detective! and Superflex: A Superhero Social Thinking Curriculum to teach social competencies. Our intention is NOT to market the products, but instead to demonstrate how to teach appropriate scope, sequence, and pacing of the curricula in the manner they were designed. Our hope is to increase the consistency and fidelity in the ways these concepts are taught. If you (or your district or place of employment) are uncomfortable with a full-day course focusing on strategies related to products, please select another course to attend.
Content Disclosure: This course does not teach about any other methodologies or programs aside from the Superflex Curriculum within the Social Thinking Methodology.
*Treatment refers to using conceptual and strategy-based frameworks to help individuals improve their social competencies.
Participants will be able to:
- Explain the connection between: a) awareness of the situation and people, b) hidden rules, and c) behaviors that are expected or unexpected for the situation.
- Explain how teaching social observation, interpretation, social problem solving, and self-regulation are aligned with academic standards (e.g., speaking and listening, reading literature, and writing).
- Describe how the Superflex Curriculum can be used to motivate social learning engagement, social problem solving, self-awareness, self-monitoring, and/or self-control.
- List two activities in which the Superflex Curriculum can be modified or adapted for use across different ages (younger or older).
Agenda for Livestream Conference Day
|7:30-8:30||Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while getting ready to learn.
|8:30-10:15||Explore how thinking socially is our "meaning maker" and how it ties to executive functioning, social attention, and cognitive flexibility. Review foundational Social Thinking Vocabulary concepts and how to teach them through the book You are a Social Detective!
|10:25-12:00||Connect the teachings of You are a Social Detective! and the Superflex Curriculum to academic standards by exploring the social-academic connection. Learn about emotional dysregulation and Superflex's teachings.
|12:45-2:15||Learn how to extend Superflex lessons for all students through PBIS. Get the newest teachings related to Superflex for 3rd to 5th graders: Power Pals and Thinkables.
|2:15-2:30||Break time with possible special activity during break|
||Learn best practices for teaching grades K-2 through You are a Social Detective! and the Superflex curriculum and connect the lessons to academic standards. Discover how to extend the same concepts through a new lens for middle and high school students.
At this conference, earn continuing education units/credits/clock hours at no additional cost! Each course offers 6 hours of instruction and each attendee will be given a certificate of attendance and a course agenda for their records.
We are proud to be a continuing education provider for Speech-Language Pathologists, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Clinical and School Psychologists, and Certified Counselors, such as Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors, and others.
We offer continuing education units/credits/clock hours through:
- ASHA: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
- CES: Commonwealth Educational Seminars
- NBCC: National Board for Certified Counselors
- And more!