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April 2020

NEW WEBINAR PART 1: Creating Safe Spaces & a Care Culture for Our Students

April 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The needs of our often overlooked population of students who have parents, guardians, or close loved ones who are incarcerated take on new heights given the Coronavirus pandemic. We will discuss the impact of isolation on an already isolated demographic of students and how we, as their teachers, can identify and support them. Note: This event was converted from an in-person event to an online webinar. Part 2 will take place as an in-person event on June 12. Presenter: Vivett…

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Lunch & Learn: Creating Space for Student Leadership in Remote School Communities

April 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

How can we provide students with opportunities to take on meaningful responsibility within their remote school communities? In this online lunch and learn, participants will come together to discuss and brainstorm ways to create space for student leadership during distance learning. We'll explore ideas like virtual buddies, mentorship programs, and more! Presenter: Anna Reeve

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Trauma-Informed Practice and Distance Learning

April 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

This workshop will cover the basics of trauma-informed practices with a focus on the four priorities of a trauma-informed approach: predictability, flexibility, connection, and empowerment. Attendees will explore how a focus on these areas supports children who are affected by trauma, with examples and suggestions for how we can build relationships across the physical distance we find ourselves in during our current period of remote learning. Presenter: Alex Shevrin Venet

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Lunch & Learn: Maintaining Interventions through Remote Small Group Instruction

April 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

What needs to be in place to make sure students are still receiving small group instruction during remote learning? In this lunch and learn, we will explore and think through how to leverage technology to continue differentiation through small group instruction.  In addition to synchronous strategies, we will also highlight strategies for creating effective audio/video breakout group recordings when live instruction is not possible. Presenter: Anna Reeve

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Mindfulness and Yoga for Stressed Out Teachers (Part 2)

April 7 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Even in the best of circumstances, teachers can find themselves in triggering and stressful situations with the young people they are educating. During our current Covid-19 health crisis many teachers are being pushed to the edge; emotionally, physically, and financially. This webinar offers portable in-the-moment strategies as well as deeper mindfulness techniques to support teachers as they navigate these new and choppy waters. We will explore more breathing activities, simple yoga postures, playful brain-games, and movement ‘recipes’ to support both…

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Lunch & Learn: Coaching in the Remote Learning Classroom

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

How can coaches support staff during remote learning? In this lunch and learn, join us and fellow practitioners to crowdsource ideas on how to conduct remote observations, give instructional feedback, and adjust goals and supports for teachers during distance learning. Presenter: Anna Reeve

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