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The School of Education Healthy Learning Initiative

In line with WGU’s mission to “change lives for the better by creating pathways to opportunity,” the School of Education’s Healthy Learning Initiative is integrating and braiding six Healthy Learning pillars: Social Emotional Learning; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Professional Dispositions and Ethics; Basic Needs; Character Core; and Mental Health into the School of Education’s professional learning, curriculum, degree pathways, policies, and practices. The goal is to create healthy working and learning environments where all individuals – faculty, staff, and students, can rise and thrive as successful educators and influential leaders in their communities.


Grow Your Knowledge and Your Career

Behind each of the buttons below is an array of free resources to help you learn and grow.

These can also support you in your classrooms, school districts, colleges and universities, and other organizations.

We'll be adding additional resources throughout the year, so check back often. 


Social Emotional Learning

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Explore this substantial list of resources to help you understand and embrace social emotional learning in your professional and personal life. Included topics are mindset, resilience, empathy, self-awareness, self-efficacy and understanding emotions. 


Next Gen Teaching and Learning

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In Next Gen learning, the art and science of teaching and leading in education must continually evolve. Explore these resources to learn more about what you can do to be part of Next Gen teaching and leading.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Build upon your organization's work in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with resources from this compilation, including learnings from the Advance Equity Speaker Series. Also available are books and videos for reading, viewing and conversation starters. 


Character Core

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Learn more about Character Core’s innovative character development work by exploring these resources. Also featured is a certificate program for principals and teachers to help build character-focused schools.


Homeschooling Resources

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Whether you are new to homeschooling, or you've been doing it for a while, teaching and learning from home doesn't mean you have to go it alone. Take advantage of the resources on this page to enhance your learning environment as well as the outcomes.


Praxis Resources

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If you are curious about the Praxis® tests, and how to prepare for them, or your state content tests, these free resources are a great place to start your study plan. Topics: Core Basic Skills, Special Ed, Elementary Ed and Secondary Science resources. 


WGU Teachers College Alumni Exclusive Learning Resources

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Hey all of you Teachers College graduates!

You have access to a wide array of lifelong learning options as a WGU graduate. In addition to all of the resources you see here in the Learning Community, you can also access these great resources for FREE!



Teaching Channel:

Watch 1,400+ classroom videos on topics like differentiation, class culture, and new teachers. Teaching Channel has partnered with top educators around the country to film real classrooms in every subject and grade level. Every video has been carefully vetted by education professionals to ensure they'll help you follow best teaching practices.


A web-based training portal that gives teachers a collaborative learning environment and self-paced, needs-based resources. Find several hundred hours of interactive training and testing and informative webinars by subject matter experts from around the globe. 

WGU Alumni Library:

Enjoy complimentary access to classroom management, engagement, and motivation research guides. That’s not all! Browse literature reviews, social and emotional learning resources, and the latest findings on student engagement.

LinkedIn Learning: 

An online educational platform with 16,000+ courses to help you discover and develop business, creative, and technology skills through expert-led course videos. 


Get unlimited access to 150+ courses mapped to 10 essential subject areas. Gain entrance to courses taught by experts from industry-leading companies like IBM and Amazon Web Services and universities including Harvard and Columbia.

National Education Summit 2022

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Events and Conferences


Date: November 16-18, 2022

ExcelinEd’s annual National Summit on Education is the nation’s premier gathering of education policymakers, practitioners, and advocates. Each year, more than a thousand state and national leaders convene for the annual event, providing an unparalleled forum for exchanging results-based solutions and strategies that can shape public policy so critical to transforming education. Learn More Here.

Thursday Nov. 17, 2022 at the National Summit on Education 2022


WGU SVP and Executive Dean of the School of Education Dr. Stacey Ludwig Johnson

During this roundtable discussion, Dr. Stacey Ludwig Johnson, acting Senior Vice President of WGU and Executive Dean of the School of Education, will offer insights into how WGU’s Community of Care is a pioneering model of student support intervention. With lessons learned over the past two decades at WGU, Dr. Ludwig Johnson will also share with educators and administrators across the education ecosystem the expertise on how they can start their own institution’s Community of Care, how to measure success, and how to engage faculty in this model to strengthen their own experiences and those of students.