Curriculum

Social-Emotional Learning and Disability Awareness

The Changing Perspectives online portal offers a rich variety of curriculum resources for social-emotional learning and disability awareness. Materials are neither prescribed nor scripted allowing educators to assemble the content they need for their students and that best suits their teaching style.

Our resources are used by a variety of educators working both in and outside of the traditional classroom environment. Homeschoolers, youth organizations, after school programs, and more are all able to utilize the materials.

50+ Lesson Plans 
(15-20 minute duration)

40+ Book Resources

10+ Parent Resources

230+ Lesson Plans
(20-45 minute duration)

210+ Book Discussion & Literature Units

140+ Videos & Discussion

Experiential & Reflection Activities

Parent Resources

Pre & Post SEL Student Assessments

Middle School
SEL & Disability Awareness

100+ Lesson Plans
(25-45 minute duration)

50+ Book Discussion and Literature Units

80+ Videos and Discussion

Experiential & Reflection Activities

Parent Resources

40+ Lesson Plans

50+ Book Recommendations

10+ Call To Action Project Ideas and Resources

10+ 15-Minute Activities to Spark Discussion

Benefits Include:

Customizable Lesson Plans and hands-on activities

Distance Learning options and support

New Content added annually

Easy to Use Online Platform for global access

Outcomes Focused on social-emotional learning, equity, and inclusion

Optional Personalized Coaching available

Ready to Get Started?

Changing Perspectives SEL and disability awareness curriculum resources are accessible through an annual paid subscription to the Changing Perspectives Educator Portal. An individual subscription is $125 with volume discounts available. The Educator Portal is an online platform that allows users to access an array of customizable curricular resources, parent resources, educator implementation guides, and more.

SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING

Social-emotional learning (SEL) is an essential component of every child’s education and is vital for activating humans’ innate capacity to form social connections and empathy. 

SEL is a framework for helping students develop the skills for how they interact with others, manage their own emotions and behaviors, and develop into confident, productive, and empathetic individuals. 

DISABILITY AWARENESS

One of Changing Perspectives goals is to help students to gain knowledge and experience about disabilities and to teach them to bridge inclusion.

Some of our schools don’t offer real life examples of the many disabilities in the world. By talking and learning about disabilities we help our students develop awareness and empathy. And once that discussion begins they learn about how they are each different and how those differences are to be celebrated.

Social-Emotional Learning includes five competencies:

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Self-Awareness

Recognizing one’s emotions, thoughts, and values. The ability to know your strengths and weaknesses and have self-confidence.

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Self-Management

To control one’s emotions, thoughts and behaviors, manage stress and control impulses, and be self-motivated.

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Social Awareness

The ability to relate to and empathize with others including those with backgrounds different than yours. The ability to understand and operate within ethical norms.

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Relationship Skills

The ability to create and maintain healthy relationships including with those from different backgrounds. To communicate with others, listen, cooperate, and stand up to negative pressure. To work though conflict productively.

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Responsible Decision-Making

The ability to make constructive and healthy choices about personal behavior and social interactions. To be aware of and responsive to potential consequences.

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Our Disability Awareness includes eight categories:

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Autism Spectrum

Autism is a developmental disability that usually appears during the first three years of life. It affects how a person’s brain works, but not all people with autism are affected in the same way. A person who lives with autism may have trouble with social, emotional and communication skills.

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Cognitive Differences

Cognitive differences include genetic and congenital issues along with injury created loss of cognitive function. One widely known genetic condition is Down’s Syndrome. Individuals with cognitive differences have a range of cognitive challenges from minor that you might not even notice without lengthy exposure to those that are readily seen at a glance.

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Hearing Loss/Deafness

A person can be born with hearing loss or have hearing loss due to physical trauma or illness. There are two major types of hearing loss – conductive and sensorineural. There is a wide spectrum of the severity of hearing loss and/or deafness.

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Learning Disabilities

There are a variety of different conditions that are classified under learning disabilities. Learning disabilities refer to conditions which can impair the ability to learn. Learning disabilities consist of but are not limited to; dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia etc.

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Physical Disabilities

Physical disabilities are generally the most obvious of disabilities as they are often visible at first glance. Causes include a congenital anomaly, disease, injury, and other causes. There are a variety of assistive technologies that can support someone who lives with a physical disability.

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Social/Emotional Impairments

Social/emotional impairments affect someone’s ability to maintain positive relationships and interact in social situations following expected norms. Emotional behavioral disabilities (EBD) are a result of many factors but can manifest in challenges in self-regulation, and communication.

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Speech/Language Disabilities

Speech and language impairments are classified as communication disorders. There are a variety of reasons why someone might have one of these impairments. These types of impairments encompass conditions such as stuttering, impaired articulation, language impairment, or a voice impairment that may adversely affect a child’s educational progress.

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Visual Impairments

There is a wide spectrum of the severity of visual impairments. An individual with a visual impairment may be born with it while others may acquire a visual impairment later in life. Whether blind or with limited sight of some sort, individuals with visual impairments may use a cane, special glasses, or other aids to help them navigate the world.

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Technology

  • Accessed via any browser, anywhere, anytime.
  • Content is added to a Planner via an intuitive drag and drop interface.
  • Days and content are easily added to and removed from the Planner.
  • Planners are easily saved and retrieved.
  • Unlimited planners are available.
  • Planners can be emailed and/or printed and electronic versions contain links to the curriculum.

Curriculum

  • Designed for educator customization. 
  • A precurated library of resources, with a variety of media and methods, that allow you to prepare content the way you need and that fit your teaching style.
  • Changing Perspectives experts, and experts in the field of social-emotional learning and disability awareness, create new content which is added to the portal each summer.
  • Social-emotional content is aligned with CASEL standards. Disability awareness content is aligned with Common Core standards.

Educator Support

  • Parent newsletters, aligned with each competency, are available and can be distributed multiple ways (print, email, posted online).
  • Template letters, in Word & Google docs, are available for you to customize and share with parents.
  • Tips & tricks for in-person and virtual presentation of materials are available.
  • A rich Resource Library of materials, for you and to share with others, is included and is regularly updated throughout the year.
  • Individual coaching and professional development available.

Ready to Find Out More?

Want to find out more about Changing Perspectives Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum? Contact us and schedule a complimentary conversation to see how we can help. 

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