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​I CAN Part 2

A. Self-Awareness and Self-Management

PA CRS Grade Band (6-8) PA CRS Grade Band (6-8)
The learner will…

Identify behavioral expressions of feelings within a context.


  • Communicate in ways that demonstrate respect for the feelings of self and others
  • Adapt one's communication with regard to context
  • Adapt one's communication with regard to the needs of others
  • Describe how expressing emotions may impact others
  • Identify others' feelings and communicate in a respectful manner
  • Employ language and tone fitting for the situation
  • Respond to others based upon their perceived needs
  • Identify how others are impacted when communicating an emotional message

Explain to others one's own strengths, needs, and preferences specific to a context.


  • Explain how personal strengths align to career pathways
  • Contribute in group/team activities utilizing one's strengths
  • Identify characteristics of effective teams and how one contributes to team efforts
  • Identify strategies to secure support based on needs and wants
  • Identify my personal strengths and how they relate to career pathways
  • Participate in work groups and apply my strengths to the group effort
  • Identify when help is needed to support an effort

Identify and evaluate distractors that impact reaching ones' goals.


  • Identify and manage common distractors and the means to overcome them.
  • Analyze and evaluate alternative strategies in meeting goals
  • Stay focused on meeting my goals when faced with challenges
  • Create new or revised pathways to meet a goal when necessary
PA CRS Grade Band (9-12) PA CRS Grade Band (9-12)
The learner will…
Evaluate behaviors in relation to the impact on self and others.
  • Evaluate how self-esteem and self-image impact relationships
  • Self-assess one's actions and their effects on others
  • Adapt to others' working styles
  • Collaborate in a team setting by creating an environment that supports consensus
  • Identify how my self-esteem and actions affects others
  • Identify how my actions affect others
  •  Adapt different work styles relative to a situation
  • Collaborate with others to demonstrate support
Advocate for oneself in education, employment, and within the community.
  • Promote one's strengths
  • Demonstrate initiative and self-direction in planning for employability
  • Utilize a strategy to secure support when needed
  • Apply my strengths to advance myself
  • Initiate a plan to get a job
  • Seek support based on a need
Establish and pursue goals or post- secondary education, employment, and living within the community.
  • Create a plan for adult living that reflects interests, skills, and aptitudes
  • Identify my skills and talents to create a plan for adult living

B. Establishing and Maintaining Relationships

PA CRS Grade Band (6-8)PA CRS Grade Band (6-8)
The learner will…

Explain how empathy and perspective taking foster relationship building.


  • Demonstrate empathy in a variety of settings and situations
  • Identify situations in which stereotyping, discrimination, and prejudice affects self and others
  • Acknowledge diverse points of view
  • Analyze a situation and show compassion appropriate to the situation
  • Analyze a situation to determine how to respond when confronted with negative feelings
  • Identify the perspectives of others when assessing a relationship and determine how to respond

Interact with others demonstrating respect, cooperation, and acceptance.


  • Demonstrate a variety of strategies for collaborating with others
  • Acknowledge others' abilities and strengths
  • Seek to understand the perspectives of others
  • Identify strategies to support effective interactions with others
  • Work with others with an understanding of their strengths and needs

Explain how expressive communication strategies can affect others.


  • Explain how clarifying questions builds better understanding between others
  • List different styles of expression and their impact on others
  • List different modes of expression and their impact on others
  • Explain how to respond in a pro-active manner to peer pressure on self and others
  • Model respectful ways to respond to others' points of views
  • Ask questions to better analyze a situation when working with others
  • Apply suitable communication strategy to match the situation
  • Respond to others' points of view in a respectful manner


Identify conflict resolution skills to deescalate, diffuse, and resolve differences.


  • Use conflict resolution strategies to resolve differences in group settings
  • Demonstrate receptiveness to others' feedback when resolving differences in opinions
  • Explain how conflict can escalate behaviors
  • Demonstrate flexibility in one's thinking or actions when resolving a conflict (e.g., ask for suggestions, think of alternatives; adapt to unexpected changes)
  • Identify conflict resolution strategies and how they can be used to solve a problem
  • Accept feedback and apply the knowledge constructively in resolving a conflict
  • Describe behaviors that increase conflict
  • Describe strategies I can use to alter my thinking when faced with a conflict
PA CRS Grade Band (9-12)PA CRS Grade Band (9-12)
The learner will…
Establish pro-social relationships to support self and others.
  • Communicate clearly, effectively, and with reason
  • Select strategies for building and maintaining relationships
  • Demonstrate cooperation, consensus building and collaboration skills
  • Apply strategies to engage in effective communication
  • Employ strategies I can use to build and maintain positive relationships


Explain how you situate yourself in a diverse community.
  • Describe ways to adjust and express one's views specific to a setting
  • Identify one's potential roles in a variety of diverse settings
  • Identify situations where I would modify/express myself differently based upon the setting
Select expressive communication strategies specific to context.
  • Select a style of expression specific to context
  • Select a mode of expression specific to context
  • Adapt to the communication styles of others
  • Express myself appropriate to a context
  • Communicate with others regardless of their style of communication (e.g., verbal, nonverbal, different language)
Evaluate a situation to identify skills and strategies to prevent and resolve conflicts.
  • Apply a strategy to resolve conflict with regard to the context of a situation
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of a specific strategy as related to its outcome
  • Collaborate with others to create an environment that preempts conflicts and creates an environment of respect
  • Determine occasions in which logical fallacies, bias, hypocrisy, contradiction, ambiguity, distortion, and rationalization are apparent
  • Identify two conflict resolution strategies and when I can use them
  • Analyze a conflict and evaluate the effectiveness of a conflict resolution strategy
  • Assess a situation to identify logical fallacies, bias, hypocrisy, contradiction, ambiguity, distortion, and rationalization

C. Social Problem-Solving Skills

PA CRS Grade Band (6-8) PA CRS Grade Band (6-8)
The learner will…

Make a decision based upon anticipated consequences.

  • Analyze the consequences of a decision prior to making the decision
  • Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of a decision
  • Evaluate how external influences can impact decision making
  • Apply models of decision making (e.g., authoritative, consensus, democratic, individual) relevant to making a decision
  • Describe the possible impact of a decision to determine the desired outcome
  • Evaluate the plusses and minuses of an impending decision
  • Describe how the environment can influence a decision
  • Identify decision making skills that help me make an informed decision

Distinguish among various social contexts and how they impact personal feelings.

  • Analyze how various group dynamics affect one's feelings
  • Analyze social situations to determine strategies to manage feelings and behavior
  • Evaluate how individuals and groups may impact my feelings

Analyze various perspectives on a situation.


  • Consider others' points of view
  • Distinguish strategies others may use when framing a perspective
  • Explain how individual, societal and cultural differences may impact perspective
  • Acknowledge the points of view of others and how they may differ from mine
  • Describe how my background and beliefs affect my perspective on a situation
PA CRS Grade Band (9-12) PA CRS Grade Band (9-12)
The learner will…

Evaluate consequences from a personal and civic perspective to inform decision- making.


  • Model integrity, ethical leadership, and effective management in making decisions
  • Analyze how individual perspective affect decisions
  • Analyze decisions with regard to civic roles and responsibilities
  • Make honest decisions with an objective perspective
  • Identify personal factors affecting my decision making
  • Identify factors from a civic perspective that impact decision making
Situate self in any social context as a means to determine a response.
  • Respond with personal integrity in various social contexts
  • Apply teamwork and leadership skills in a work setting
  • Apply strategies to motivate, encourage, and build trust with others
  • Demonstrate a willingness to teach/assist others in order to improve a team
  • Analyze a situation and react/respond in a professional and respectful manner
  • Demonstrate  leadership skills when working on a team
  • Employ motivational strategies with others
  • Assess a team's need and offer constructive feedback
Evaluate how societal conventions may influence the perspectives of individuals.
  • Acknowledge diversity and respect cultural differences
  • Evaluate how societal and cultural norms and mores influence personal interactions
  • Evaluate the impact of diverse perspectives for the purpose of engaging others
  • Respect diverse perspectives and respond objectively
  • Identify the social context of a situation and how they impact my behavior