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Educator Wellness Podcast
October 28, 2023 - September 1, 2024
Educator Wellness Podcast: Season 2
Learning and Training Opportunity
PreK-12
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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December 12, 2023 - August 1, 2024
LivingWorks Start Online Training
Learning and Training Opportunity
Parents/Caregivers
PreK-12
Claim your free code now! In just 90 minutes online, LivingWorks Start will train you to recognize when someone may be thinking about suicide and how to connect them to help and support. Start is an evidence-based, entry program into suicide alertness, so that everyone can play a role in preventing suicide. Leave this training […]
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February 1, 2024 - August 31, 2024
Self-Care for Self-Preservation (The Educator Edition)
Learning and Training Opportunity
PreK-12
Professional Development
Take an 8-week journey – made with PreK-12 educators in mind – rooted in well-being and reflection. Each week, we will integrate self-awareness with new strategies to better support your well-being that will transcend into your teaching. During this online learning experience, you will synthesize wellness skills like mindful movement and breath work authentically into […]
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February 29, 2024
Growing Kids By Growing Plants: Horticultural Therapy and the Benefits of Environmental Learning on Youth Mental Health
Learning and Training Opportunity
PreK-12
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 […]
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March 5, 2024
Bullying Prevention: What Every Educator Needs to Know
Learning and Training Opportunity
PreK-12
Professional Development
Bullying remains a pervasive problem among school-aged youth. Therefore, educators are tasked with the responsibility to identify, intervene, and reduce bullying within their classrooms and schools. In this session, bullying prevention will be addressed through a multi-tiered lens. Specifically, this session will highlight the defining characteristics of bullying, provide an overview of predictive and protective […]
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March 11, 2024 - March 12, 2024
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Higher Education
Everyone can play a part in preventing suicide. Please join the U of I Suicide Prevention Task Force, Undergraduate Student Government, and the Scanlan Center for School Mental Health (SCSMH) Clinic for Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST). In this two-day, in-person workshop, U of I faculty, staff and students will learn how to prevent […]
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March 19, 2024
Cultivating Vitality Through Acceptance and Commitment
Learning and Training Opportunity
PreK-12
Professional Development
Using empirically supported strategies, Dr. Thomas will apply relevant skills from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to Iowa educators. The three trainings will focus on three core skills: 1) Acting on one’s personally chosen values – identifying what matters and pursuing these values via consistent action. 2) Developing awareness of one’s internal and external world […]
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March 20, 2024 - April 10, 2024
Working with Students in Distress Masterclass
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? Be prepared and confident to support students in distress with this […]