The following workshops are available remotely on Zoom for staff and parents. If mutually agreed upon by the presenter and requesting district, workshops may be offered in person.
Bystander or Upstander: Where do you stand? - New!
This workshop will empower students to transform from bystanders to upstanders by promoting the importance of being an upstander and give them the tools to protect themselves and their friends from bullies.
Caring for Ourselves is Caring for Our Students
Every day, educators bear witness to the impacts of trauma in their classroom. Young people share their stories with us through behaviors (acting out, withdrawing, overachieving), attitudes (angry, distracted, anxious), and their own words. We care deeply about our students and creating a safe and supportive learning environment. As teachers, we also have our own stories and our own pain- both past and present. The goal of this workshop is to create a space to acknowledge the cumulative toll bearing witness to trauma can have on us and develop strategies to care for ourselves and support one another in doing this important and impactful work.
Combatting Curriculum Violence (Remote Only)
Combatting curriculum violence is antiracism in action. In this workshop, educators engage in deeper learning about one of the most covert ways racism presents in American schools. Participants will learn the four ways racial trauma manifests itself in schools, how to identify curriculum violence, how to navigate curriculum trauma, and how to support students.
Conversations on Race
"What can I do?" It’s a question many are asking right now. This in-service workshop provides participants with an opportunity to discuss and listen to different perspectives to better understand the implications of intention versus impact this question may have. Resources, book recommendations, and takeaway materials will be offered.
Educators are encouraged to adapt to the diversity of their community and lead activities which allow students to see their lives reflected in curriculum, instructional materials, and school practices. Designed to engage, challenge, and provoke serious conversations related to diversity, this in-service workshop promotes educational equity through the lens of cultural proficiency and provides a model for individual transformation and organizational change.
Effective Tier 1 Supports to Support Trauma Sensitive School Cultures
Understanding the implementation of effective research-based tier one interventions is fundamental to the MTSS process. This includes school-wide expectations, routines, incentives, and strategies that are clear and consistent. Participants will develop an understanding of structures and supports to help all students to feel safe and successful.
Executive Functioning Remote Only
Many students may comprehend classroom instructions and lessons, but struggle with organization and managing academic production demands, including homework and writing assignments. This workshop identifies the specific areas and skills involved in executive functioning, methods of assessment, and how we can effectively address this challenging area for students. This presentation is only available to educators.
Family Life Education (FLE)
Family Life Education (FLE) is the practice of equipping and empowering family members to develop knowledge and skills that enhance the well-being of children and adolescents while strengthening interpersonal relationships through an educational, preventive, and strengths-based approach. This in-service workshop will provide effective tools for helping school staff and parents to build bridges, use common language, and refine communication skills. FLE’s goal is to create a shared vision of defining problem behaviors while collectively finding solutions for youth.
Finding Confidence in Conflict
This 90-minute workshop allows participants to have an honest conversation about conflict; specifically, this discussion explores having difficult conversations but also having difficult conversations with difficult people. There is a difference between the two, but both can be challenging! The presenter provides an honest conversation and tips to increase your confidence when it comes to engaging in these types of conversations, even for the most conflict avoidant individuals. You have the Competence, Now Own Your Confidence!
Foundations of a Healthy & Happy Life: Self-Care for High School Students
Being a high school student can be stressful and preparing to graduate can be exciting and nerve-wracking. In this workshop, you will learn the importance of taking care of yourself beyond an occasional bubble bath and a pedicure. Self-care is the daily, consistent, foundational way you take care of yourself to show up as the best you possible. You will learn many quick, easy, cost-accessible self-care practices that you can add to your toolkit and start using immediately. Take care of yourself now; your future self will thank you!