September At-A-Glance
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September Opportunities

Date Target Audience Speaker(s) Title
 9/20/22  All K12 Educators & Administrators Amy Tiemann Worth of Trust: What Schools Must Do to Protect Kids From Harm
Child safety expert Dr. Amy Tiemann leads this session teaching educators best practices for protecting the students in their care from harm, including bullying, abuse and other maltreatment.  Whatever subject you teach, age level you serve, or role that you playl, this training will help you become a positive force for creating a culture of safety and respect in your school.  This custom session is adapted from Dr. Tiemann’s best-selling guide to child safety, "Doing Right by Our Kids: Protecting Child Safety at All Levels,” and foundational skills from Kidpower North Carolina.
 9/21/22  All K12 Educators & Administrators Liza Garonzik Engaging Gen-Z Learners
In this session, discussion-based learning expert Liza Garonzik will dive deep into new generational studies to identify, reality-check, and solve for trends in how Gen-Z students learn. How much time are they actually spending on screens? What does this mean in terms of their attention spans, social cues, and self-awareness? She'll offer frameworks and tips for anyone looking to help today's students increase their self-awareness, self-regulation, and self-expression -- in and beyond the classroom. 
 9/22/22  Early Childhood Olynda Smith & Susanna Lambert Restorative Practices in Early Childhood Classrooms
Restorative Practices provide a framework to support us in the work of cultivating positive relationships with and between our students.  It offers valuable alternatives to traditional discipline measures that can help repair relationships and teach young ones valuable skills along the way.   This interactive workshop will include a brief overview of the goals and framework of Restorative Practices followed by clear conflict resolution strategies you can begin using in your early childhood classroom right away.  This session is led by and geared toward Early Childhood educators, but all are welcome.  
 9/27/22  Lower School

Katherine Bonasea &
Keri Bartholomew

Teaching the Youngest Reader: Evidence-Based Foundational Skill Instruction (K-2) Part 1
This professional learning experience focuses on research-based strategies for developing the foundational skills that young children need to become proficient and independent readers. Participants will explore instructional activities for shared reading, intentional small-group work, word study, and meaningful independent practice. 
 9/28/22  Upper Elementary, Middle School, Upper School Educators & Administrators Kent Lenci Learning to Depolarize, Part I: Political Polarization is Our Business 
The first in a three-part workshop series, this presentation explains the causes and consequences of political polarization and contends that schools should be working to prepare our students to navigate a politically polarized future. This is a workshop of big ideas, which we must confront before getting into the practical tools that are the focus of the remaining sessions, and the session is relevant for teachers of children of all ages.
 9/29/22  Lower School Crystal Small &
Christel Butchart
Restorative Practices in Lower School
Restorative Practices provide a framework to support us in the work of cultivating positive relationships with and between our students.  It offers valuable alternatives to traditional punitive measures that can help repair relationships and teach our students valuable skills along the way.   This interactive workshop will include a brief overview of the goals and framework of Restorative Practices followed by clear conflict resolution strategies you can begin using in your early childhood classroom right away.  This session is geared toward Elementary educators, but all are welcome. 

 

Schools are encouraged to register for the entire series of almost 70 one-hour sessions. Most will be recorded and available for later viewing. Not sure if your school is participating? Check with your Division Director! Ready to register your school? Click below:

Educators Subscription Series

For those who are not participating in the entire subscription series, you may register a-la-carte for $50 per person, per session; however, the recordings will not be available to you. Participation will need to take place during the live session. 

Questions? Reach out to our Director of Professional Development, Tracy Shaw.

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