Cybersecurity Issues in Schools – November 18, 2021; 9am-1pm (EST)

From multinational corporations, to small businesses, to school districts, the need to develop strong cybersecurity systems has never been greater.  In this session, participants will learn about their legal obligations under state and federal law to safeguard student and staff information, essential protocols that should be in place to reduce the potential for data breaches,...

Strategies for Productivity and Peace (Session 1 of 4) – November 18, 2021; 3:30pm-4:30pm (EST)

The work-life balance is a constant challenge for professionals, especially when job-related changes impact our ability to maintain healthy boundaries. For K-12 educators, maintaining balance is an ever-present reality given the myriad of competing priorities within the field. Whether changing workplace environments in response to community health concerns, adapting to new State standards and curriculum,...

Recentering Students: Using Formative Assessments to Confer, Teach Small Groups and Make Instructional Decisions – November 22, 2021; 12pm-3pm (EST)

Assessment and data have become hot topics in education these days, but numbers can be dehumanizing. In this workshop, we’ll study how to bring humanizing assessments into our practice that help us see, appreciate, and honor the students in front of us and use the knowledge that comes with it to prepare for personalized learning...

Hot Issues in Special Education – December 2, 2021; 9am-1pm (EST)

  This session will review the latest federal and state legislation, guidance, and case law related to meeting the needs of students with disabilities.  Topics to be covered will include: implementing recent legislation (c. 109) permitting some students to continue their K-12 education beyond age 21; assessing the need for compensatory services for students (note...

A SEL Think Tank: Better Together – December 3, 2021; 9am-1pm (EST)

    Let’s create the future together! We are at a point where we have never been. A SEL sub-competency is knowing when and how to ask for help. An Adult SEL competency is the ability to establish balance and boundaries. The session will bring folks from all over to brainstorm ways for the adults...

Introduction to the Harkness Method: Implementing and Facilitating Group Discussions – December 3, 2021; 9am-1pm

  This workshop will focus on the Harkness Method: an active, discussion-based learning style that requires students to lead, manage, and regulate their own discussions. This session will provide educators with the tools and strategies required to effectively implement, assess, and facilitate Harkness discussions in their own classrooms and schools. Specifically, participants will be able...

The Empathic Educator: Cultivating Empathy in the Post-Pandemic Classroom – December 9, 2021; 9am-1pm

  After over a year of disconnectedness due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the need to support children emotionally and socially is imperative. In this workshop, we will explore how empathy presents itself in the classroom and its significance in regards to the classroom environment and successful learning. Together, we will define empathy in an educational...

Centering Joy: How Joy can Become a Radical Embodiment of Liberation in Educational Spaces – December 15, 2021; 12pm-3pm (EST)

  In this session, participants will discuss what it means to center joy in literacy instruction and learning. Attendees will consider how educators can push the concept of equity and racial justice from imagination to joyous practice. The session will interrogate what actions educators can take to help students be proactive in fostering changes in...

Strategies for Productivity and Peace (Session 2 of 4) – December 16, 2021; 3:30pm-4:30pm (EST)

The work-life balance is a constant challenge for professionals, especially when job-related changes impact our ability to maintain healthy boundaries. For K-12 educators, maintaining balance is an ever-present reality given the myriad of competing priorities within the field. Whether changing workplace environments in response to community health concerns, adapting to new State standards and curriculum,...

 Just School. Just Growth: The Path to Student Agency (Session 1 of 3) – January 13, 2022; 9am-1pm (EST)

     Just School. Just Growth: The Path to Student Agency Just:  /jəst/ adjective based on or behaving according to what is morally right and fair. All  learning is social and emotional, but to truly thrive, students require  equitable and trauma-informed learning spaces.  Equity, Trauma-informed and SEL work as instrumental to reducing toxic stress and...

Strategies for Productivity and Peace (Session 3 of 4) – January 13, 2022; 3:30pm-4:30pm (EST)

The work-life balance is a constant challenge for professionals, especially when job-related changes impact our ability to maintain healthy boundaries. For K-12 educators, maintaining balance is an ever-present reality given the myriad of competing priorities within the field. Whether changing workplace environments in response to community health concerns, adapting to new State standards and curriculum,...