August 18, 2018

#11706 Mindfulness Driven SEL for Educators Grades K-12

During this session, participants will learn about components of a mindful classroom and the basics of designing a mindful classroom for intermediate learners, experience mindful techniques, yoga for kids,  and brain breaks that can be used with any behavior management program, develop an understanding of how mindfulness and self-practice can reduce stress and increase mindfulness for the educator.  Participants will also be exposed to basic mindfulness research and learn about many free resources available online, including free mindfulness and service learning curriculum choices available online.  Lindsay Meeker and Andrea Hyde are in the process of publishing a book coming out soon!  These presenters are also, certified in yoga for kids and they have implemented mindfulness in public schools.

Date:  September 19, 2018
Time:  4:00 – 7:30 PM
Cost:  $75.00
PD Hours:  3.5
Location:  ROE Moline
Audience:  Teachers and Administrators
Presenters:  Lindsay Meeker and Dr. Andrea Hyde
Registration Deadline:  9/12, 2018

#11709 Creating Students Success by Implementing Social Emotional Learning Standards

The best learning occurs when supportive relationships are present; Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is at the center of this success. This workshop will provide participants an overview of the SEL Standards and a collection of resources that can be used in classrooms.   Don’t miss out on this fun, energetic and ENGAGING Workshop!
Date:  October 18, 2018
Time:  9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Cost:  $125.00
Location:  ROE Moline
PD Hours:  5
Audience:  Teachers and Administrators
Presenter:  Dara Carr
Registration Deadline:  10/11/2018

#11719 Using Assessments to Improve Student Learning

Participants will identify characteristics of their students as learners, strengths, interests, and potential through the context of the classroom.  Participants will analyze students’ work from their classroom with a variety of assessments to monitor progress of learning goals quantitatively for each student.  Progress monitoring will be used to monitor the student’s learning to determine if finite adjustments with a variety of strategies are warranted to affect the student’s learning.  Reflective teaching practices will be utilized throughout the workshop to analyze their practice in light of student achievement.
Participants are required to bring a laptop or tablet to access data and research and to bring the work from a recent/current unit of study of at least 2 students. Student work may include pretest, formative assessment data, activities throughout the unit to demonstrate skills, etc.

Date:  November 27, 2018
Time:  9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Cost:  $125.00
PD Hours:  5.5
Location:  ROE Moline
Audience:  Primary and Secondary Level Teachers and Administrators
Presenter:  Carole Allert
Registration Deadline:  11/20/2018

#11699 Building Resiliency in our Students and Staff

Over 200 educators attended our Adverse Childhood Trauma (ACEs) workshops with Jen Best and Anne McNelis last year. Jen and Anne are back.  They will be moving us forward and teaching us how to build resiliency in children AND adults (reducing professional burnout!)

During the morning session, Jen will address building resiliency in our students:
Resilience is defined as the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or significant sources of stress.  When children are resilient, they are better able to make sense of difficult situations, build healthier relationships, regulate emotions more effectively, and experience control over their lives.  Even in the face of adverse childhood experiences, individuals can learn the skills to become more resilient. Adults in a child’s life can develop environments that correlate to resilience, and engage children in experiences and activities that build resilience.  This workshop will focus on what research tells us about how resilience develops, the role of protective factors in resilient individuals, and strategic ways to support children as they learn to become more resilient.

During the afternoon session Anne will concentrate on developing resiliency in adults and their specific needs:
This portion of the workshop will cover the concepts of professional burnout vs. vicarious trauma, recognizing the signs and manifestations, how to prevent it/reduce/address it; and the importance of self-care on an individual level and how to build in self-care and resiliency within the school culture.
Date:  October 29, 2018
Time:  8:45 AM – 3:30 PM
Cost:  $125.00
PD Hours:  6
Location:  ROE Moline
Presenters:  Jen Best & Anne McNelis
Audience:  All School and District Staff, Classroom Teachers, Paras, Disciplinarians, Administrators
Registration Deadline:  10/22/2018