PDE3 • Start Date: 4/18/2024 "SEL: A Roadmap to Whole-Child Success" Section#313091

Empower your students with the crucial social-emotional skills needed for success in the school setting and beyond!

Aloha Hawaii State DOE Educators!

You may complete your registration fee payment for this course using the link above. Please note that the DOE has capped this course at 30 participants and participation will be given to the first 30 people who complete their registration fee payment. Once you have completed your registration fee payment using the link above, your space in this course/section will be secured and your name will be added to the official PDE3 course roster. If the payment link is no longer visible above, that means that this section has sold out, in which case please check the other course section sales pages for openings. Thank you for your participation!


More PD-credit options are available:
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f you are in need of more PD credits, check out our UMass Global courses and/or CSU Pueblo courses for PD credits towards salary step movement/reclassification. The UMass Global and CSU Pueblo courses have no start dates and no due dates, so you can begin and complete them whenever you like. Also, you do not need to be working with students to complete these courses, so they don't need to take up any class time if you don't want them to. Reach out to [email protected] with any questions!

Social & Emotional Learning | PDE3 Course #PD184500

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) empowers educators and students with the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. Exceptional teachers and counselors do more than just facilitate students’ academic learning – they teach the whole child. SEL is critical in this regard, fostering an environment of deep learning while enhancing each student’s ability to succeed in school, college, future careers, and life. SEL strategies create a healthy school culture, by helping students to manage their emotions, resolve conflicts, and make responsible decisions. Research shows that SEL not only improves academic achievement, but it also increases prosocial behaviors (such as kindness, sharing, and empathy), improves student attitudes toward school, and reduces depression and stress among students. SEL provides a foundation for the safe and positive learning of all students from all backgrounds and is now considered an essential part of a well-rounded PreK-12 curriculum. This online course will inspire and empower you with SEL strategies that you can quickly and easily begin implementing in your specific area, right away.

* This course was designed for PreK-12th grade teachers of ALL areas and counselors.


"This course has significantly and positively impacted my teaching practice and my student’s learning, and will continue to do so in the years to come."
– Surina Shankar, Maui High School


"Thank you for your sincerity in course development and your genuine passion for teaching. It has truly been inspiring."
– Katherine Tanaka, He'eia Elementary School


"This course has truly been inspiring and enlightening."
– Prudence Sonomura, Waiakea Elementary School


"By far, these are the best PDE3 classes ever! Thank you for putting in time and creating these courses."
– Jared Abreu, Waipahu Elementary School


"Thank you for creating meaningful and relevant courses for teachers (I have taken all 3 of yours so far) and you can bet that whenever you create another I will sign up for it."
– Shelby DeSilva,
Pohakea Elementary School


"As I look back on this course, I can’t help but think of how much I’ve grown. At first I knew a little bit about non-cognitive skills or social emotional skills, but I wasn’t too sure about them. Now, since I’ve take this class, I can honestly say with one hundred percent certainty that every school in the world should be teaching these skills."
– Joseph Wood, Kailua Intermediate School


"Once again thank you for an awesome class!"
Kim Maunakea, Mililani Middle School


"This course has helped my students become more caring, compassionate people."
– Mindi Cherry, King Kamehameha III Elementary School


"Social Emotional Learning has been one of the most meaningful courses I have ever taken. This course has given me a stronger ability to empathize. Learning to be self-aware makes me understand my own feelings, and helps me to understand my students’ feelings. This has made me a more compassionate teacher. I absolutely LOVED this course."
– Brittany Kodama, DeSilva Elementary School


"Mahalo for an awesome course and a thorough explanation of Social and Emotional Learning. The outstanding structure of the course and the resources provided throughout were very much appreciated."
Summer Kau’i Ontai, Kalihi Elementary


"Of all the PD courses that I have taken, this one has been the most relevant and useful course for me. Because many schools across the nation are now looking at the importance of Social and Emotional skills, this was a perfect introductory course for people who have no experience, and even for those who have a lot of experience."
Amy Masaoka, Pahoa Elementary School School


"Thank you for making such an awesome course! These skills are more important to me than any content skills that I could teach. These are the actual skills in life that make a person successful."
Tori Itamoto, Waipahu High School


"I have taken a few courses on PDE3 and this one was the most eye opening for me. I plan to continue using my new found SEL knowledge to better my teaching and my students’ learning."
– Kathryn O'Connor, Lokelani Intermediate School


"This course has an abundance of new material, wonderful insights and powerful tools. I know that this course has brought me to a deeper understanding and awareness as a teacher and as a human being. I know that I will continue to utilize and apply the information I have obtained, and that this is a wonderful asset to my already strong foundation in teaching SEL principles. Thank you for providing such a wonderful, insightful, enriching course. I think it should be mandatory for all teachers."
Starr Anastasio, Kealakehe Intermediate School

Your Course Instructor


For Teachers By Teachers • PDE3
For Teachers By Teachers • PDE3

We are a highly dedicated team of full-time educators with professional licenses covering grades PK-12 in diverse areas, including Special Education, Childhood Education, Art Education, and Reading Specialists. Our course authors and instructors collectively boast over two decades of experience in the education field, actively contributing to the growth and development of school communities in New York, Vermont, Ohio, and Hawaii. Don't hesitate to reach out with any inquiries; we're here to assist you!

● Hawaii State DOE participants in PDE3 courses, kindly reach us at: [email protected]