Character, Social-Emotional Learning & School Culture
To succeed in civic life, students must set and achieve goals, show empathy for others, and have positive relationships.
The Utah State Board of Education's Portrait of a Graduate (a framework for identifying the ideal characteristics of a Utah graduate after going through Utah's K-12 system) recognizes the school (and an inclusive school culture) as a place where such dispositions of character and habits of mind can be developed and for the good of civic life.
UCLC Priorities for 2021: Character/SEL/School Culture
CHARACTER & CIVIC PREPAREDNESS IN UTAH CORE STANDARDS FOR EARLY LEARNING
Early Learning Core Standards (approved May 2020). See robust civic angles in Lifelong Learning Practices (pp. 32-55) and in Social Studies (pp. 78-88).
Essential Core Standards: See Social Studies Strands 1-5.These were developed to help educators hone in on essential standards during the Covid-19 pandemic.
RESOURCES FOR CIVIC ANGLES IN EARLY/CHARACTER/SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING
Utah Education Network Strategies & Activities (aligned with Utah Early Learning Core Standards above):