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Professional Development
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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 […]
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January 14, 2023 - February 4, 2023
Online: Introduction to Restorative Practices Workshop
Learning and Training Opportunity
PreK-12
Professional Development
THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL. This course focuses on the fundamentals of restorative justice, restorative practices, and relationship building for classroom teachers and service providers.  It explores the role restorative practices play in relationship building and building capacity in dialogue around diversity, equity and inclusion. Identify parts of a restorative circle and types of circles […]
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February 2, 2023 - February 3, 2023
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Learning and Training Opportunity
Professional Development
This workshop is FULL. 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 […]
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February 8, 2023
Webinar – Understanding Poverty & Stress in K-12 Students
Learning and Training Opportunity
PreK-12
Professional Development
Webinar
This introductory session will cover foundational information regarding the scope and depth of poverty in our schools.  We will consider the relationship between poverty and stress as well as implications for students and communities. We will conclude with a discussion of how we can support students who are experiencing poverty and related stressors. About Katharine […]
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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 WEBINAR IS NOW FULL. 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 […]
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February 18, 2023
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
Learning and Training Opportunity
PreK-12
Professional Development
Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among children and adolescents ages 12-18.  Mental Health First Aid certification, which must be renewed every three years, teaches participants to: Recognize the potential risk factors and warning signs for a range 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. During this episode, Mary Jane Cobb, […]
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February 23, 2023
Webinar – Level 2: A Deeper Dive into Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Learning and Training Opportunity
PreK-12
Professional Development
Webinar
This session will be a quick review of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) concepts from Level 1 and a deeper dive into applying them in practice.  How does DBT fit into a trauma-informed classroom?  Who benefits from DBT?  What might implementation look like?  Can I use DBT in my science (or math or English) class? […]