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.


 

Cultural Humility 101

What is cultural humility and how can we use the principles of cultural humility in our school? This workshop helps schools learn about cultural humility and how it is part of a continuum of concepts related to overall inclusion and diversity.
Anti-Racism Diversity Equity and Inclusion

Cultural Proficiency

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.

Decision Making Made Easier

Research shows that young people who are supported to participate in decision-making are more likely to have increased confidence and self-belief, exercise positive career choices and have greater involvement and responsibility in the future. The presentation will give youth the skills to make positive decisions in their lives that could help manage their stress levels and help them be successful in life. This workshop is appropriate for 6-12th graders, staff, and parents.

Depression & Suicide: Pragmatic Guidelines for Friends

How do you identify depression in friends and loved ones and what steps can be taken to provide support while also respecting privacy and confidentiality? When should concerns about self-harm and suicide demand action and what can be done? This presentation is designed to help students better understand depression and suicidal ideation and empower them to be vigilant of signs of trouble in themselves and others.

Digital Wellness for Educators: Integrating Responsible Educational Technology into the Classroom (Limited In-Person Availability)

A workshop designed for educators and school leaders on helping students succeed and flourish with technology in the classroom. Discover effective ways to use educational technology, the positives of negatives of technology in education, and the future of the school system as it grows alongside digital education. Analyze real research from Generation-Z about their preference of technology in the classroom, as well as their particular preferences of different virtual platforms used to enhance learning. This presentation and collaborative-style workshop is led by Keegan Lee, a member of generation-Z, and psychology researcher at the University of North Carolina.
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DIVERSE LEARNERS: Every child, Every classroom (Remote Only)

Your background and experiences may be very different from that of the children you teach. How do you adapt your teaching to meet the needs of the children in your classroom? They say we all have a "blind spot". We will explore biases both implicit and explicit, empathy, inclusion and equity and how we incorporate these concepts into our teaching and work with children. This workshop is recommended for Kindergarten through Grade 8 staff.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Access, and Belonging

What are DEI, DEIA, and DEIAB? What do the words behind these acronyms mean, why do we need to pay attention to them in our school, and how can we navigate the landscape of diversity and inclusion successfully? This workshop can also include strategies on how to get the entire community (including parents) to buy-into DEIA.
Mental and Behavioral Health

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.

Establishing and Nurturing School-Home Partnerships

We continue to find ourselves dealing with post-COVID children's developmental and learning gaps, decreased social engagement among both children and families, and interfering behaviors that occur at school, at home, and in the community. In this critical moment, we need to bridge the gap between school and home by focusing on relationship-building, collaboration, and skill-based programming across settings. This workshop will provide recommendations for how to establish partnerships that facilitate collaborative goal setting, problem-solving, and intervention development that align with both school and parent values. It is also integral that educational programming from preschool to high school teach students meaningful behaviors and skills that lead to improved academic productivity, social engagement, and self-advocacy in educational, familial, and community contexts. We will discuss evidence-based approaches for teaching socially significant skills in a way that builds on the school-home partnership while promoting generalization and maintenance of these skills and behaviors.
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Examining Your Unconscious Bias

Everyone has biases. Period. However, if you are a person with an avowed commitment to treat all people equally and fairly without prejudice or judgment—well, then you still possess biases. Facilitated through a variety of interactive exercises, conversation challenges, and even a riddle or two, participants in this session will have the opportunity to not only discuss the definitions and different forms of bias, but also explore how the “hidden” bias appears in our everyday lives. Participants will also leave with an understanding of why it is critical to be aware of how bias impacts us, how to notice and name when it happens, and what you can do when either shows up.