Events

Trauma-Informed Classroom

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 | Harrisburg, Pa.

This intensive one-day training, presented by Josh MacNeill, Director of NeuroLogic Initiative at Lakeside in North Wales, Pa., will provide an initial introduction to a trauma-informed approach to working with students. The session will provide a basic overview of the brain and neural-development and an understanding of trauma and its impact on the brain. Participants will then explore many practical solutions to improve neural wiring and to bring out students’ best potential.  This training is appropriate for helping professionals working with grades K-12.

 

Earn a Certificate in Instruction for Social-Emotional and Character Development

Wednesday, November 14 – Thursday, November 15, 2018 | Harrisburg, Pa.

This unique, non-credit two-day course – comprised of SEL 101: Foundations of Social-Emotional and Character Development and SEL 102: Pedagogy and Practice – can lead to a certificate in instruction for SECD. SEL 101 lays the foundation for SECD competencies and is designed for the person who will provide direct instruction in a classroom, small group or afterschool setting. SEL 102 focuses on the actual methods and applications of best practices in the area of SECD.

 

Earn a Certificate in Instruction for Social-Emotional and Character Development

Tuesday, November 27 – Wednesday, November 28, 2018 | Pottsville, Pa.

This unique, non-credit two-day course – comprised of SEL 101: Foundations of Social-Emotional and Character Development and SEL 102: Pedagogy and Practice – can lead to a certificate in instruction for SECD.  Course 101 lays the foundation for SECD competencies and is designed for the person who will provide direct instruction in a classroom, small group or afterschool setting. Course 102 focuses on the actual methods and applications of best practices in the area of SECD.

 

Hot Cognition: Three Formulas to Ignite Learning

Thursday, December 13, 2018, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM | FREE WEBINAR

Disengaged learners cannot and will not achieve mastery in their content. Hot Cognition is a learning framework that skyrockets engagement and retention. This session will focus on three easy-to-remember formulas that explore the role of emotions in memory making, the power of intrinsic motivation, and a guide to ethical decision making. Participants will leave with an understanding of the theory behind emotional cognition and with numerous practical tools, activities, and techniques to be used with students of all ages.

 

Building Your Bounce: Simple Strategies for a Resilient YOU

Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM | FREE WEBINAR

“If you get up one time more than you fall, you will make it through” – Chinese Proverb. In this webinar, learn how to take care of YOU so you can better take care of the children whose lives you touch. This webinar will help adults reflect on their own resilience and explore ways to “build your bounce” through simple, easy-to-use strategies. Join co-author of Building Your Bounce: Simple Strategies for a Resilient You, Nefertiti Bruce Poyner, Ed. D., as she shares her insights on this very important and timely topic!

 

2019 Social and Emotional Learning Conference: Building Skills for Lifelong Success

Monday, May 20 – Wednesday, May 22, 2019 | Baltimore, Md.

Several hundred well-designed studies have documented that well-planned and well-implemented SEL programming can positively affect a broad range of student social, health, behavioral and academic outcomes. This conference is designed to provide quality professional development opportunities for school administrators, teachers, school psychologists, school counselors, social workers, afterschool providers, youth development workers, early childhood professionals, student support specialists, staff who serve on SAP teams, alternative education teachers, homeless liaisons, foster care points of contact and other professionals who work on behalf of children and youth.