The Own It!™ Youth Empowerment Course provides schools with a digital learning solution to help students develop the skills and resiliency to feel better, accomplish more, and create the life they want.
Own It ™ Course Details
Every student in our schools faces challenges. However, when students begin to learn the vital connection between their thoughts and their outcomes, they see the power they have to solve any problem and succeed in any situation.
The Own It! course addresses both the well-rounded, foundational social-emotional needs each student has, and also provides practical success strategies to foster the life skills that help students build their own future - and thrive!
Through an interactive and engaging, 10-module course, students will:
- Learn how to recognize and process their emotions
- Develop empathy and understanding
- Identify their strengths and abilities
- Use goal-setting and visualization to achieve dreams
- Overcome negative self-talk and mental barriers
- Learn how to apply problem solving strategies in their life
- Discover how they learn and study best
- And much more.
The Perfect SEL Solution
Administrators use Own It!...
- in conjunction with the enrollment process.
- as advisory support curriculum.
- as a framework to support college and career readiness.
- as a first-tier intervention approach in an RTI model and as a wraparound service.
Own It ™ Alignment
- Aligned to The CASEL 5 Framework
- Aligned to the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, core SEL Competencies and the guidelines provided through ESSA
- Based upon the research of the Gates Foundation, Next Gen Tools; Carnegie Foundation and Dr. Dennis Deaton, and The Ownership Spirit
The abilities to understand one’s own emotions, thoughts, and values and how they influence behavior across contexts. This includes capacities to recognize one’s strengths and limitations with a well-grounded sense of confidence and purpose. Such as:
• Integrating personal and social identities
• Identifying personal, cultural, and linguistic assets
• Identifying one’s emotions
• Demonstrating honesty and integrity Linking feelings, values, and thoughts
• Examining prejudices and biases
• Experiencing self-efficacy Having a growth mindset
• Developing interests and a sense of purpose
The ability to manage one’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviors effectively in different situations and to achieve goals and aspirations. This includes the capacities to delay gratification, manage stress, and feel motivation & agency to accomplish personal/collective goals. Such as:
• Managing one’s emotions
• Identifying and using stress-management strategies
• Exhibiting self-discipline and self-motivation
• Setting personal and collective goals
• Using planning and organizational skills
• Showing the courage to take initiative
• Demonstrating personal and collective agency
The abilities to understand the perspectives of and empathize with others, including those from diverse backgrounds, cultures, & contexts. This includes the capacities to feel compassion for others, understand broader historical and social norms for behavior in different settings, and recognize family, school, and community resources and supports. Such as:
• Taking others’ perspectives
• Recognizing strengths in others
• Demonstrating empathy and compassion
• Showing concern for the feelings of others
• Understanding and expressing gratitude
• Identifying diverse social norms, including unjust ones
• Recognizing situational demands and opportunities
• Understanding the influences of organizations/systems on behavior
• Communicating effectively
• Developing positive relationships
• Demonstrating cultural competency
• Practicing teamwork and collaborative problem-solving
• Resolving conflicts constructively
• Resisting negative social pressure
• Showing leadership in groups
• Seeking or offering support and help when needed
• Standing up for the rights of others
• Demonstrating curiosity and open-mindedness
• Identifying solutions for personal and social problems Learning to make a reasoned judgment after analyzing information, data, facts
• Anticipating and evaluating the consequences of one’s actions
• Recognizing how critical thinking skills are useful both inside & outside of school
• Reflecting on one’s role to promote personal, family, and community well-being
• Evaluating personal, interpersonal, community, and institutional impacts
Own It ™Circulum Overview
- Mindfulness and self-awareness
- Connection between thoughts and outcomes
- Taking ownership and accountability
- Recognizing and resetting presets
- Overcoming negative self-talk, mental barriers, and victim thinking
- Improving thought process
- Using visioneering to achieve lofty goals
- Developing persistence and mental resilience
- Emotional Health and self-awareness
- Managing emotions through thought control
- Making connection and sharing feelings
- Expressing emotional needs
- Dealing with fear and uncertainty
- Showing empathy
- Gaining and giving emotional support
50,000 Student Users Surveyed
Feedback from users drives course content and profile. Course completion drives increased ROI and academic outcomes.
What students are saying?
“This course was able to open up my mind more on the way I see things and also in the way I can accomplish things.”
“I learned that I can do anything I set my mind to and I can be a more positive person.”
“The only way to be successful is to own who you are, mistakes and all.”
“If our goal is to identify and nurture individual excellence… pay attention to the distinct jaggedness of every individual.”
Dr. Todd Rose | Center for Mind, Brain, and Education at Harvard
Course StructureEach student builds a personalized profile report while completing the training units that help them identify their strengths, interests, learning style, career interests, and more. The course is compiled of ten interactive, video-based units in easy to use interface.
Six sections: career, learning, personality, emotions, ownership, goals
Students experience a range of interactive elements throughout the course
Students learn through valuable real-life situations
Personal Profile Reports help teachers personalize learning for their students
- Teachers get to know their students and build relationships more quickly
- Support emotional health of students through discussions about emotions, empathy and support for feelings
- Students gain confidence and become better advocates for themselves
- Support a culture of ownership and accountability in the classroom
Student and Cohort Progress Tracking Data
- A culture of ownership increased ROI
- Students who completed the Mindset Training and Profile ranked higher in attendance, on-time course completion, and retention compared to baseline averages
Download the Course Catalog
Each participant in the course will develop a number of effective strategies and competencies in both Mind Management and Emotional Intelligence and, ultimately, learn to take responsibility for creating the future they want.
Blog and Podcast Content on SEL
With a number of blog posts and podcast episodes covering mental health literacy, trauma-informed classroom strategies, enhancing SEL with digital tools, and more, EdisonLearning has additional resources to support administrators and teachers as you work to address students’ social-emotional development.
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