HTLC Pathway to SOU School of Education’s SEL Micro-Credential

Announcing HTLC’s Spring/Summer SEL Workshop Series!

The Center for Holistic Education  is offering a new workshop-based pathway to Southern Oregon University’s School of Education Social Emotional Learning Micro-Credential. The total 12 approved credits is still required, but with this pathway may be awarded by completion of twelve 1 credit HTLC virtual/zoom/blended workshops, or in combination with approved SOU School of Education course credits.  “… SOU ED courses in conjunction with our standing ‘SEL Badge’ are all appropriate to the accumulated 12 credits.” Please inquire for specific cases.

Most workshops will be one entire Saturday or 2 half-day Saturdays, with evidence of some practical applications. You can participate in these workshops for academic credit at $60 per credit. Free non-credit participation is also welcome for the spring/summer series of workshops. This is an emerging program. Much more information will follow.

Join Us in Our Third Offering Register Here

Foundations in SEL: Native American Perspective & Practice
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Pacific Time) 
Saturday, June 24th & Saturday, July 1st.

In this experiential, hands-on workshop, participants will learn appropriate foundational social emotional learning techniques that have been traditionally  practiced by Native American peoples since time immemorial. Emphasis will be placed on acknowledging these natural holistic lifeways, and practicing a self-inquiry wellness model within medicine wheel teachings and education. Hosted by Michele Pavilionis who will present all things SEL––holistically.


Dr. Roni Adams

Dr. William Greene

Kim Harpham

Nick Oredson

Ayako Nozawa

Julissa Taitano

Michele Pavilionis

2023 Spring/Summer Series Offerings

Please use individual instructors’ emails to ask any course-specific questions. Register Here

Workshop 1

Saturday, April 29th & May 6th, 2023 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (US–Pacific Daylight Saving Time)

ED 399: Practical Social Emotional Learning Strategies in the K-12 Classroom

Delivery: Zoom / Instructor: Nick Oredson ( et al.

Workshop 2

Saturday, May 13th & May 20th, 2023 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (US–Pacific Daylight Saving Time)

ED 399: Empathic Communication: Connecting with Yourself and Others
Delivery: Zoom / Instructor: Ayako Nozawa (

This two-part workshop provides practical applications of how to build empathy in your communication for a deeper connection with yourself and others.

Workshop 3

Saturday, June 24th & July 1st, 2023 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (US–Pacific Daylight Saving Time)

ED 399: Foundations in SEL: Native American Perspective & Practice
Delivery: In-person or Zoom / Instructor: Michele Pavilionis (

This two-part workshop will emphasize the education in and around medicine wheel teachings and how SEL is connected.

To ALL of Our Global and Local HTLC Community

The Center will be offering additional workshops every term. 

Please continue to stay in touch, to return to this Education tab, and to the HTLC homepage, News, and Upcoming Events for more developments. 

Find here the newest developments including scholarships, professional development units (PDU), and creative ways to blend SOU School of Education classes with HTLC workshops to gain the micro-credential. 


There are TWO options to participate:

[Option 1]  Free (no-credit option)To our global community, you are welcome to attend any and all of the first (3) workshops free! To register and attend free, simply add your first and last name and your email address to the corresponding GoogleDoc link in Option 2, below. You will receive confirmation and then will be contacted by the instructor 1-day prior to the workshop with the Zoom link and passcode. Upon completion, attendees may request an e-certificate of attendance that might be useful to document professional development hours.

[Option 2] If you wish to earn SOU academic credit, in order to apply these workshops toward the micro-credential or a degree program, the tuition cost is $60 (USD) for each 1-credit workshop. Anyone (student or non-student) is welcome to enroll for academic credit. You will be contacted with more information about Option 2 (for-credit registration) in any or all workshops after you sign up using these separate Google forms:

Sign up here to attend the June 24 & July 1 workshop: