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October 18, 2022 - May 17, 2023
2022-2023 Educator Wellness Video Podcast Series
Learning and Training Opportunity
PreK-12
Professional Development
An 8-part series for Iowa educators designed to enrich personal wellness practices that translate into healthier social-emotional-behavioral health practices in the PreK-12 classroom/school environment. Nationally-recognized wellness experts will help us explore and reflect on various dimensions of wellness, empowering us to prioritize ourselves so we can show up better for our students. Learning Outcomes Identify […]
Episode #3 with Dr. Jacob Priest
December 14, 2022
Episode #3 – Connecting with Others in Difficult Times: Tending to Our Social and Emotional Dimensions of Wellness to Build and Sustain Healthy Relationships
Professional Development
This podcast episode is meant to give you tools for managing your emotions to better connect with others in a meaningful way during stressful times…such as the holidays. 😊  In this discussion, we will address relationship questions and offer advice on how to set firm and kind boundaries and give yourself the space and time you need […]
Episode #4 with Dr. Susannah Coaton
January 18, 2023
Episode #4 – How to Become Your Best Self by Loving Yourself Exactly as You Are: Discovering Your Purpose and Creating Spiritual Harmony
Learning and Training Opportunity
PreK-12
Professional Development
During this episode, we’ll discuss how self-improvement can be achieved through self-compassion. The month of January in the United States is often associated with new beginnings, and these beginnings are typically attached to New Year’s resolutions. Our conversation is meant to reframe how people think about self-improvement by way of constantly striving to be better, […]
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January 30, 2023
Webinar – Tier 1: Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
Learning and Training Opportunity
PreK-12
Professional Development
Webinar
Tier 1: Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) provide universal, preventive, proactive schoolwide management strategies that are designed to meet the needs of all students. This webinar will address systems, practices, and data necessary to ensure effective Tier 1 implementation is provided equitably to all students.   Learning Goals: What: Learners will be able to describe […]
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February 2, 2023 - February 3, 2023
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Learning and Training Opportunity
Professional Development
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants do NOT need formal training to attend the […]
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February 2, 2023 - February 23, 2023
Working with Students in Distress Master Class
Higher Education
You are in your office, thinking about a recent interaction with a student that left you troubled. Many things are running through your mind. Is this a big deal? Should I call someone? Can I help this student myself? Should I even get involved? The “Working with Students in Distress Master Class” is designed to […]
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February 9, 2023
Webinar – Level 1: Intro to Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Learning and Training Opportunity
PreK-12
Professional Development
Webinar
This introductory session will be an overview of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.  What is it?  How is it used? What’s the research say?   One practitioner shares her experience with DBT in the classroom, in one-on-one sessions with students, with small groups, and in her personal life.  Participants will leave the session with a working knowledge of […]
Episode #5 with Mary Jane Cobb
February 22, 2023
Episode #5 – We are Professionals! Educator Compensation, Retention, and Attrition in the Workforce 
Learning and Training Opportunity
PreK-12
Professional Development
Educators are voicing strong concerns about their occupational and financial health. You don’t have to look far to encounter a report that indicates educators are reporting increased levels of stress and anxiety related to the demands of their jobs, and the limited financial compensation and professional support they receive. This episode will focus on our […]