SEL Applied to Computer Science and Esports

With principles of psychology and neuroeducation, our courses prepare students to become well-adjusted, healthy, and productive members of their learning environments and communities. With the implementation of SEL, your students will improve academic performance, better manage stress and difficulties, develop prosocial behaviors, and mitigate learning loss.

Our courses are aligned to the CASEL standards and lessons include Activity Worksheets, Powerpoint Presentations, Lesson Plans, and Reflection Prompts.

Grade Band: 4-12

Core Skills: Self Awareness, Self Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, Responsible Decision Making

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A Deeper Look at our Curriculum

Self Awareness

Develops the ability to understand one's values, thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.

Computer Science Connections:

Students learn to apply their strengths, desired improvements, passions, and goals to their code projects. They discover the value of prioritizing efficiency and debugging, and the importance of setting and reaching milestones.

Esports Connections:

Students learn to apply their strengths, desired improvements, passions, and goals to gaming. They discover the value of separating their ego from gameplay, identify what sort of play style works best for them, and learn how to make strategic choices in and out of games.

Lessons

Understanding Yourself
Making Value-Based Decisions
Living with Purpose & Ambition
Embodying a Growth Mindset

Relationship Skills

Develops the ability to create and maintain healthy and diverse relationships.

Computer Science Connections:

Students learn to effectively communicate code with their peers. They discover the extant inequalities of STEM disciplines, and how they can become team players that stand up for each other

Esports Connections:

Students learn to effectively communicate instructions and advice with their teammates. They discover how to work well with others and how to tactfully support weakest-link players.

Lessons

Owning Healthy Communication Skills
Developing Positive Relationships
Being a Team Player
Standing Up for Yourself and Others

Social Awareness

Develops the ability to understand others’ emotions and behaviors to empathize with their peers.

Computer Science Connections:

Students discover coding ethics and politie digital citizenship. They learn to work better with other coders and begin to form ideas about how they can use code to enact positive social change.

Esports Connections:

Students discover gaming ethics, polite digital citizenship, and integrity. They learn to work better with other players and begin to form ideas about how they can use their platforms to enact positive social change.

Lessons

Showing Empathy & Compassion
Practicing Gratitude
Social Norms, Equity & Justice
Being Cooperative

Responsible Decision Making

Develops the ability to make thoughtful and meaningful choices.

Computer Science Connections:

Students practice predicting results of functions, solving puzzling problems, and are open-minded about alternative code solutions. Students also discover how the internet works so that they can better interact with it as digital citizens.

Esports Connections:

Students practice predicting the actions of other players, planning out game strategy, and making decisions with a team. Students also discover how the internet works so that they can better interact with it as digital citizens.

Lessons

Understanding Actions & Consequences
Being Aware of your Digital Footprint
Practicing Open-minded Curiosity
Solving Problems & Learning

Self Management

Develops the ability to manage and process one's emotions and behaviors in a healthy manner.

Computer Science Connections:

Students learn the importance of outlining and planning before writing code. They also learn how to deal with and overcome stressful moments of a coding career, like approaching deadlines and debugging difficult code errors.

Esports Connections:

Students learn the importance of taking care of their minds and bodies. They also learn how to prevent stress and burnout, build a positive team setting, and set meaningful goals with a team.

Lessons

Regulating Stress Management
Being Well-Organized
Setting Meaningful Goals
Taking Positive Initiative
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