This session will help identify processes to create trauma-informed, safe, and supportive spaces for the 21st century learners. Participants will learn about the impact of adverse childhood experiences on student achievement and gain an understanding how trauma affects the physical, mental, and emotional well being of students.
This session seeks to reinvigorate a relationship to reading and writing by exploring effective strategies to foster students’ ownership of learning. A primary focus is on how-to provide Gen Z with techniques and tools to communicate their ideas successfully. Educators will gain understandings of how writing instruction/assessments can shift from reactive and punitive, to proactive and positive to allow student growth and transformation.
This session will focus on the practice of inclusive education in secondary schools. It provides evidence-based instructional strategies to effectively support students with diverse backgrounds and learning needs. Educators will learn to identify trends in student performance to address literacy demands of the content, recognize/interpret valuable sources of data, and learn how to adapt lessons and activities to improve student achievement.
This session builds on previous understandings of foundational literacy practices to enhance instructional pedagogy addressing literacy, instructional rigor, cultural responsiveness, achievement disparities and student engagement. The primary focus is to teach how-to use literacy to build skills and heal. Educators will learn how literacy instruction can be used as a prevention, intervention, and post-intervention strategy to engage all students through daily high-quality instruction.
This session explores steps to building trust and a support system that promotes inclusion and equity. Participants will discuss and assess indicators of adolescent development versus unmet mental health needs.
This session helps to identify and create both short- and long-term positive outcomes to support overall family well-being. Participants will discuss best practices from an asset-based, trauma-informed, and human centered approach to build positive and healthy connections.
The goal of this session is to develop safe and inclusive learning environments that support culturally responsive decision making to evolve as an equity focused workplace. Participants will learn tips to eliminate educational inequities by identifying microaggressions and implicit bias.
This session focuses on how habits impact personal and professional growth and support creating a daily mindfulness plan. Participants will gain an understanding of how to recognize and manage stress as a catalyst to improve self-care and instructional practices.
This session explores the concept of psychological safety as a tool to help build resilience in children. Participants will learn the four stages of psychological safety and examine their role in building a culture of psychological safety for the students and families they serve.
This session is designed to help school leaders, security teams and resource officers to better identify and respond to students having a mental health need. Participants will develop skills and capacity using our TPR model to appropriately respond to behavior issues that are typically observed among adolescents during a mental health crisis.
This session uses a strengths-based approach to explore how to implement a multi-level student intervention plan. Participants will Identify how to ask significant questions that clarify various perspectives to build empathy and understanding for positive relationships.