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 improve 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 and Emotional Learning programs (SEL), 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.
You have been asking about how to use some of our core curricula with different types of learners and ages, and—voila—here is the answer. This course will focus on teaching the strategies in our core curricula You Are a Social Detective! and Superflex with fidelity, and will share developmentally appropriate tools to foster social attention and self-regulation for students in kindergarten through middle school. Learn creative ideas to help students understand self-awareness, self-monitoring, and self-control through our more advanced teachings of Superflex's Five-Point Power Plan. We demonstrate how to help children become social detectives to figure out the hidden rules, and how to foster your own super-flexible creativity when teaching these lessons to your own children or students. We’ll also examine developmental adaptations to our teachings for different age groups, and provide strategies for helping students who no longer think Superflex and his team of Unthinkables are “cool.”
This interactive course is filled with creative group activities to help our students move from being “Me” thinkers to “We” thinkers, and explores the core concepts applicable throughout the school-age years. We examine how lessons connect to educational/academic standards in the mainstream classroom—our strategies 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 and Emotional Learning (SEL) programs, Response to Intervention (RTI), and Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports (PBIS).
PLEASE 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 concepts related to Social Thinking. Our intention is NOT to market the products, but instead to show how to teach an 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 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.
Note: 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.
- Explain the developmental justification for modifying and adapting the Superflex curriculum for younger students (K-2nd graders).
- Explain how Superflex's Five-Point Power Plan helps to foster deeper social learning for grades 3–5.
- Describe how the Superflex curriculm can be incorporated into school- and district-wide social-emotional learning initiatives and support Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) and Response to Intervention (RTI).
This agenda may change without notice.
|7:30-8:30||Use social competencies to problem solve how to sign in, find a seat, and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while getting to know fellow attendees.
|8:30-10:15||Explore Social Thinking as a "meaning maker" and it's ties to executive functioning, social attention and cognitive flexibility. Review the basic idea of Social Thinking Vocabulary and how to share this broadly through You Are a Social Detective!
|10:30-12:00||Connect the teachings of Social Detective and Superflex to educational standards by exploring the social academic connection, information on emotional dysregulation and Superflex's teachings.
|12:50-2:15||Extension of Superflex for all students through PBIS. Newest teachings related to Superflex for 3rd to 5th graders: Powerpals and Thinkables.
||Newest teachings of Social Detective and Superflex for K-2 and linking it to educational standards. Extend concepts learned from Superflex but explored through a new lens with 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!