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.
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.
Responding to the Effects of Trauma in the Classroom (Remote Only)
This workshop will address the social-emotional needs in the classroom, as well as a deeper look at what ACEs or Adverse Childhood Experiences are and how that stress can become toxic and its impact on learning. We will also explore some classroom techniques that can be used daily to help children with stress and trauma.
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
Healthy relationships are ones where people can safely feel and express for themselves and others. This comes from mutual trust, honesty, good communication, being understanding and calm during arguments, and consent. This workshop will offer strategies for opening conversation and engaging teens and their friends in thinking critically about healthy and unhealthy relationships.
Section 504 for Student Support Staff
Section 504 can be confusing for school staff and families alike. Yet its implementation is is essential to ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to educational opportunities. This Section 504 workshop is designed to equip student support staff with the necessary knowledge and skills to actively engage in the Section 504 process for students with disabilities.
Self-Care and Work-Life Balance: What Works for YOU (In Person Only)
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-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.
Social Media's Impact on Mental Health: Optimizing the Connection (Remote Only)
Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook foster a culture of peer comparison and entice users to stay online longer than they intend, which can foster discouraging or negative feelings. Snapchat locations and Instagram stories cause FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), contributing to anxiety, depression, and loneliness. Teachers and parents will learn individual and group strategies to optimize students' use of social media.