What's the age range for this content? "You(th)"
Short Answer: You(th). We design our content for the learner and the student in all of us. That's why we say "you(th)" so much. The youth in you. You and youth. All of us deserve inclusive SEL.
Global SEL content is for audiences of all ages (including adults), especially if you use the content to focus on your SEL and Global Competence goals.
Like a great animated film, the content we create is intentionally designed for all of us. It also can be a great Professional Development resource for educators! We've heard many educators share with us that they feel they are learning so much about themselves and others through engaging with these resources.
If you want to teach specific math concepts using these resources, we have aligned to Grades 1-6 so far. That said, many teachers find that it's easy to adapt the concepts from current stories to fit their grade level needs.
See our Standards Alignment report to learn more about academic alignment opportunities.
Breaking it down a bit more:
Our SEL / Global Learning content is intentionally designed for all ages.
We've seen teachers and students engaging with this content all the way down to age 3, and all the way up to college. We've even seen organizations and companies use the content for leadership retreats and trainings. And we're creating and evolving "Units" (examples: Humanity & Belonging, Teaching and COVID-19) to further enable this kind of implementation by teachers and organizations.
BeWE content can also be used for all kinds of literacy and social studies goals -- you'll see the ones we've tagged for so far in the search bar and various drop-downs.
Our math alignment within this library of content is tailored to Grades 1-6 at the moment.
So if you want to teach fractions or decimals or ratios aligned to your grade level, the lessons and stories we've designed to help you do so are tailored towards a Grades 1-6 audience. It's a pretty quick fix for most teachers we work with to adapt a question here and there to fit it to their grade level for math and literacy, though. For them, they're more excited about having the stories as a base to work from.
There's so much more ahead:
We're working on raising the funding to grow our resource bank all the way from ages 2-18 for math, literacy, and other core subjects, too. First we'll focus on K-8, and then expand outwards. This will mean we will all have access to stories that have adapted math or literacy goals based on a teacher's needs, and it will also mean many more stories from all over the world to diversify the places and topics that can be a focus while learning any academic topic.
Math, Literacy, Science, you name it. All in any region of the world, focused on many important topics (with units for various topics like this one we are working on: Teaching Unit), with tons of different ways to meet the same or different people from the stories over the years.
Together, we'll get there! And if you know a magical vision-aligned funder who'd love to help along the way, let's connect!
For every student and every learner, everywhere. Our age range is based on mindset (learning), rather than on actual age.