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.
Project-Based Learning and Social Justice (Remote Only)
In this workshop, educators will explore project-based learning as an educational method through which social justice can be taught effectively. Educators will start with an overview of the seven essential project design elements and teaching practices of high-quality project-based learning. Next, educators will dive deeply into the six elements of social justice education. Finally, educators will design a project relative to their teaching context.
Reach for the Stars: How to Maximize Your Full Potential with a Growth Mindset for High School Students
When faced with a challenge, how do you react? How do you cope with failure? Do you value effort? Exploring our mindset, whether it is a fixed or a growth mindset, allows us to examine our potential. In this workshop, students will learn the difference between a growth mindset and a fixed mindset and how it pertains to their goals and achievements. Additionally, students will evaluate their mindset to see where their beliefs are and discuss how small shifts in thinking can dramatically impact daily life.
RESPECT - New!
Giving and receiving respect allows us to communicate effectively, own our own successes and failures and better respond to those of others. This workshop will empower students and give them lifelong tools they can use in interactions with their family, peers, and others.
Traditional school discipline does not always help students take responsibility and be accountable for their behaviors or to realize how those behaviors reverberate through the school community. Restorative Justice helps to change behavior by allowing the victim to be heard and acknowledging that a harm has been done. This workshop will give participants the tools necessary to expand disciplinary alternatives. This presentation is only available to school staff and administrators.
Safe and Healthy Relationships
This workshop will offer strategies for opening the conversation and engaging teens in thinking critically about healthy and unhealthy relationships.
Self-Care and Work-Life Balance: What Works for YOU
The demands of educators today have faculty, administrators, and staff running in numerous directions with little time to pause and reflect, let alone allow for space to define what self-care at work (and at home) could/should look like. This interactive workshop provides participants with a "time out" to breathe (seriously), learn steps to craft an individualized self-care approach, understand how to protect oneself from emotional mugging, as well as an honest conversation on why asking your supervisor about "work-life balance" might set us up for disappointment. Participants will leave empowered and recharged--because when you feel good, you do good!
Self-Care Comes First: Tips for Practicing & Promoting Well-Being
Participants in this workshop will learn how to best practice self-care so that we are better able to meet our students’ needs. Self-care is always important, but now more than ever, it is critical. Whether you are trying to build or to maintain a routine for self-care, this workshop will provide you with the tools and knowledge you need. Make time for you now; your future self will thank you.
Self-Regulation Strategies: Grades 5-12
Providing 5-12 students with a cognitive behavioral approach to teach how to identify and to process feelings will result in developing strategies to cope with difficult situations. These skills will lead to improved self-regulation in students as well as increase increased ability to be actively engaged in learning.
Self-Regulation Strategies: Grades K-5
Providing K-5 students with a cognitive behavioral approach to teach how to identify and to process feelings will result in developing strategies to cope with difficult situations. These skills will lead to improved self-regulation in students as well as increase increased ability to be actively engaged in learning.
Setting Boundaries for a Sustainable Work-Life Balance in Times of Uncertainty
Self-care is always important, but now more than ever, it is critical. The lines between work life and home life are blurred as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 crisis. During this workshop, participants will receive an overview of the self-care domains and learn quick, easy, and cost-accessible tools for building resilience, boosting productivity, and promoting well-being with special attention given to creating boundaries, protecting your sensitivities, and developing a self-care routine to meet your needs.