For this webinar series, participants will automatically be enrolled in all 5 sessions.

Speaker
  • Julie B. Cullen, LICSW, Ed.M.
Description

Today’s students arrive in classrooms each morning with a variety of environmental, biological, and individual challenges that can make it difficult to settle into an effective state for learning. When a person’s nervous system is out of synch, cognitive and executive functioning skills needed for attending, interpreting, and processing new information are significantly impacted. This series aims to support the identification and development of regulation strategies that can be implemented easily within the day to day routine and flow of academic classrooms. All students will benefit from these activities, and they will provide overwhelmed students with regular opportunities to regroup and refocus on the current moment and relationships experienced within the school environment.

To receive PDPs and CEUs, participants must attend all 5 sessions, either live or recorded, and successfully pass a quiz following Session 5. If you are not eligible for PDPs and/or CEUs, you may request a Certificate of Attendance.

This workshop will explore the development and implementation of strategies to support affect identification, modulation, and expression in the classroom at all levels. Ideas will be presented that target each of the different sensory systems, allowing for student preference to be considered when creating classroom plans.

This session will explore strategies to support the development of proper deep breathing technique, and ways to implement these exercises within the classroom’s routine and structure at all levels. Julie Cullen will offer strategies that target each different sensory systems, allowing for student preference to be considered when creating classroom plans.

This session will explore developing and implementing strategies to support students’ ability to stay grounded in the present moment during the school day. We will address ways to embed these tools within the classroom’s routine and structure at all levels. Ideas will be presented that target each of the different sensory systems, allowing for student preference to be considered when creating classroom plans.

This session explores developing and implementing strategies to support using positive language, both externally and internally, during the school day. We will address ways to embed these tools within the classroom’s routine and structure. Ideas will be presented that target each of the different sensory systems, allowing for student preference to be considered when creating classroom plans.

This session explores developing and implementing strategies to support using movement through exercise and play during the school day. We will address ways to embed these tools within the classroom’s routine and structure at all levels. Ideas will be presented that target each of the different sensory systems, allowing for student preference to be considered when creating classroom plans.

About the Speaker
Julie B. Cullen, LICSW, Ed.M.

Julie B. Cullen, LICSW, Ed.M., graduated from The University of Vermont in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, before enrolling in a graduate program at Boston University. She graduated in 2002 with a Master’s in Social Work and received a Masters in Special Education in 2003. Her professional career began in residential treatment, where she received intensive training in both Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and the treatment of Developmental Trauma. After spending several years as a clinician and Clinical Director in this setting, Julie spent time in a therapeutic public school environment before opening her private practice in 2012. Working with children, adolescents, and families has always been at the heart of Julie’s professional life. She hopes to bring humor, knowledge, and empathy into each experience, to bring out clients’ resiliency, and to provide families with a sense of hope for the future.

Membership Information

Most MPY webinars are available ONLY to current staff from member districts and organizations. Public school memberships include police and fire personnel. Former and retired employees and members of committees, including but not limited to, PTO/PTA, PAC, School Improvement Councils, Health Councils, Drug/Alcohol Councils, and school volunteers, are not considered MPY members.

PDPs and CEUs

MPY is an approved Professional Development Provider through the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (Provider No. F20180079). Professional Development Points (PDPs) are offered for most MPY professional development webinars. PDPs are issued in 10 hour increments, per DESE requirements.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for clinical staff through the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association, Inc. (MaMHCA). The NASW and the MaMHCA approve each event individually. CEUs may be given in hourly increments.

To receive PDPs and CEUs, participants must attend all 5 sessions, either live or recorded, and successfully pass a quiz following Session 5. If you are not eligible for PDPs and/or CEUs, you may request a Certificate of Attendance by emailing Wendy Leone at wendy@mpyinc.org.

Event Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend a MPY webinar you must cancel, through Bonnie Mullen at bonnie@mpyinc.org, one business day before the webinar.

For MPY hybrid conferences, the date in-person registration closes will be posted on MPY’s website. Virtual conference registration will close one business day before the hybrid conference. You cannot cancel or switch your registration from in-person to virtual after in-person registration closes. Please email Bonnie Mullen at bonnie@mpyinc.org with any questions regarding registration.

  • Enrollment in this course closed on 01/05/2024.

If you are seeking to receive CEUs and/or PDPs, please click Register Now. Once you complete the webinar series, you will be able to take quizzes for CEUs and/or PDPs. Upon completion of each quiz, you will receive a certificate.

All sessions are 9:30 am – 11:30 am.

  • Session 1: January 5, 2024, Feelings Identification
  • Session 2: February 2, 2024, Deep Breathing Technique
  • Session 3: March 1, 2024, Grounding and Mindfulness
  • Session 4: April 5, 2024, Positive Language (Growth Mindset, Self-Talk and Affirmations)
  • Session 5: May 3, 2024, Exercise and Play