Events in November 2021
- Trauma Informed Educators Collaborative ~ Individual and Bundle options
Trauma Informed Educators Collaborative ~ Individual and Bundle options
In this collaborative, we will be focusing on the Four R’s of Trauma-Informed Care from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as it relates to student development and school culture. Each session will offer evidence-based practices that will help you develop a deeper understanding of trauma, its impact on both educators’ and students’ learning and engagement, and strategies for avoiding re-traumatization. Additionally, we will guide participants through professional standards of care that can help to prevent burnout and assist in building better relationships with colleagues and students. Training will be given in a learning and workshopping format and geared toward School Counselors, School Psychologists, and School Resource Officers, along with any other educator wishing to learn the most influential trauma-informed practices for their district. Attendance at all four sessions is required.
Districts have the option buddle this collaborative with Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) and QPR Suicide Prevention Training for up to 6 people for an additional cost. (ACT 48 will be in addition to the 18 hours listed here) (Dates for YMHFA and QPR training TBD)
Session 1: REALIZE the impact of trauma on student learning and the impact it has on school climate
Session 2: RECOGNIZE the signs of trauma in students, families, staff members, and the community
Session 3: RESPOND by integrating evidence-based practices related to trauma into your school and district
Session 4: RESIST re-traumatization of students, families, and staff.
DATES & PLACES: Canton 9/20/21 & 11/8/2021 & Williamsport 10/18/2021 & 12/13/2021
TIME: 9:00 AM TO 2:00 PM (Sign in begins at 8:30 AM)
INDIVIDUAL COST: $100
BUNDLE OF SIX COST: $1000
- PIIC Coaches ~ Session 2
PIIC Coaches ~ Session 2
The Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional Coaching (PIIC) is a state-wide system of support that enhances the work of school-based instructional coaches. School-based instructional coaches provide professional development for teachers and school leaders focused on refining classroom practices, increasing student engagement, and improving student achievement. Sessions will be designed around PIICs four elements of coaching and include strategies for one-on-one and small group coaching, analyzing data, using evidenced-based literacy/instructional strategies, and strategies to promote reflective practices. Because these sessions focus on the process of coaching, it is applicable to all curriculum models including Learning-Focused Schools, Reading Apprenticeship, and Standards Aligned System. The content of these sessions is applicable to PreK-12 teacher leaders, instructional coaches, department chairs, curriculum coordinators, and principals. Identified PIIC coaches are required to attend all sessions throughout the year while non-PIIC participants are encouraged but not required to attend all sessions throughout the year.
Please Note: Lunch is NOT provided
COST: $ 25
- School Counselor Cohort 2021~2022
School Counselor Cohort 2021~2022BLaST IU 17 - Williamsport Office2400 Reach RoadWilliamsport, PA 17701US570-323-8561
This Professional Learning Opportunity for K-12 school counselors will occur three times a year. The cohort package is intended for the consistent attendance of a school counselor for all three sessions. The full-day professional learning topics will reference ASCA recognized materials, PDE initiatives, local community efforts, and district needs. Session Topics Include: 1) Maximizing Student Achievement: Placement, Intervention, and Planning 2) Understanding Culturally Responsive Counseling: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 3) Building Community Partnerships: Mental Health and Workforce Development 4) Strengthening the Home and School Connection: Communicating with Compassion 5) Developing Plans for Success: Post-Secondary Transitions and Career Readiness 6) Supporting ASCA Model Mindsets: Professional Advocacy.
DATES: 11/19/2021, 1/28/2022, 4/1/2022
ACT 48: 16.5
COST: $110 (Includes registration, materials and lunches)