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Learning and Training Opportunities

We deliver professional development that helps PreK-12 schools/districts and colleges/universities create rich learning environments rooted in staff and student well-being.

Current PreK-12 opportunities are designed for education and youth-serving professionals, including but not limited to in-service and pre-service teachers, administrators, school counselors, school psychologists, paraeducators, and school nurses.   

Iowa Licensure Renewal Units

Iowa teachers can earn Iowa Licensure Renewal Units through select training. To earn Iowa Licensure Renewal Units, teachers must create an account. 

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Online Professional Learning

Free social-emotional-behavioral health professional learning for Iowa educators. Earn free continuing education credits.

Customized Professional Development

Interested in customized professional development or 1:1/small group coaching for your PreK-12 school or district?

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Imagine Iowa Training

Imagine Iowa is an essential training for K-12 educators who want to support and improve their mental health knowledge and evidence-based applications in their own lives, schools, and communities.

Educator Wellness Podcast

A podcast for educators designed to enrich personal wellness and social-emotional-behavioral health practices in your PreK-12 classroom/school. Listen on Spotify, Google Podcasts, and more!

Educator Wellness Podcast
Educator Wellness Podcast: Season 2
Watch, listen, and reflect on each of the 8 episodes in Season 2 of the Educator Wellness Podcast to earn 1 free Iowa Licensure Renewal Credit! Episodes will be released monthly starting in October 2023 on YouTube or your favorite podcasting platform. About the Podcast A podcast just for K-12 educators! Prioritize YOUR wellness to […]
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ECHO – Challenging Behaviors in Elementary Classrooms
All Iowa-based elementary educators, administrators, and school counselors are invited to join an online 8-part ECHO – Challenging Behaviors in Elementary Classrooms Training program. ECHO stands for: During each ECHO, elementary educators/specialists will present real cases to a panel of interdisciplinary specialists and other ECHO participants for discussion and recommendations.  In addition, brief didactics are […]
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The Value of Movement and the Outdoors
Professional Development
There aren’t many arguments against the value of movement when it comes to learning. Brain science tells us physical movement makes it: When we combine it with the outdoors, it can increase the benefits greatly for ourselves and our students. Why wouldn’t we want to feel our best? We shouldn’t dread the next day of […]
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What’s Good for Students is Good for Us, Too
Professional Development
Our energy and mood can shift hourly, daily and weekly. What are some things we can do to keep energized, focused, motivated, and present in our classrooms? How do we garner genuine enthusiasm to show up each day being our best and encourage our students to be their best? Committing to wellness habits and mindful […]
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Growing Kids By Growing Plants: Horticultural Therapy and the Benefits of Environmental Learning on Youth Mental Health
Professional Development
This learning session will introduce you to the basics of horticultural therapy, and approaches/strategies that can be incorporated within the school environment and beyond. We will discuss the benefits of this therapeutic approach, and share practical tips for embedding this approach into your existing work. We’ll present information and case studies from our youth-led urban […]