Learning Events Registrations


Are you supporting a student or multiple students with behaviors that interfere with their learning or the learning of others?  Do you find it challenging to teach Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) competencies when the SEL expectations don’t match how your student(s) show up? If you answered yes, then come join us! The goal of the SNS is to provide adults with the training and resources they need to implement evidence-based improvement strategies to support the growth of students with significantly divergent social and emotional learning needs.

Grounding Work

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Events 2022-2023 School Year

Live Virtual Event

20/20/20

Upon District Request

(dependent on availability)

Location: Virtual

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Schools, districts, community organizations, and individuals (educators, family members, or community members) can access virtual support with the SNS statewide coordinator. Topics may include understanding of disability‐related needs in the areas of social and emotional learning including regulation, sensory, social skills, communication skills, flexibility, resilience, and executive functioning. These can include training, coaching, and brainstorming meetings, and can be provided up to 4 times a year. Districts, groups, or individuals can request this support by emailing the SNS statewide coordinator (kberg@cesa1.k12.wi.us). Scheduling will be dependent on availability.


Cohort

Body Processing - Regulation and Sensory

3:30-4:30pm

Feb 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th 2023 

Location: Virtual 

This four session cohort  is  designed to support educators serving students with disability-related needs in the areas of sensory and regulation. The way our body takes in,  interprets and reacts to the world can vary for a variety of reasons.  In this training participants will be introduced to this process and possible places students might be experiencing differences that cause unexpected reactions.  Staying curious and learning more about a student's perspective and how their body is adapting can support educators and families to be able to support that student be the best them they can be.   Through looking at our sensory processing systems and our regulatory systems we can build supports to help students navigate the world they are experiencing.

In-Person

Processing Thinking - Resilience and Flexibility

 8:30-3:30pm

Feb 21st, 2023

Location: CESA  6- Oshkosh, WI

Students who exhibit behavior that is challenging to adults often struggle with cognitive flexibility and resilience.  When the brain lacks access to its ability to gain and send out certain information, it may result in behavior that can look very rigid.  In turn, a student who is struggling with adapting to adversity may be struggling with resilience.  In this training, participants will learn about the components of flexibility, resilience, and how their practice can influence a student's growth in these areas.   We will look at the effects of a system that struggles to naturally cope with adversity and how to teach methods to be flexible when our brain wants to be rigid. 

In-Person

Social Communication - Modes and Language 

8:30-3:30pm

Feb 22nd, 2023

Location: CESA 7- Green Bay, WI

The ability to be a social partner is a complicated system. Many of us learned skills without much conscious awareness because the systems of learning matched the way our brain showed up.  When our brain does not take in and process social information in the same way as those around us, it can result in a mismatch within our interactions.  In this training we will explore components of how we socially communicate and, when our brain thinks differently, how that can cause a student to be misunderstood, have social mishaps or mismatched interactions.   Communication modes and how we communicate in context will be addressed.

Live Virtual Event

Untangle the Strategies for Working with Students with Higher Impact Needs

8am-10am

March 8th, 2023

Location: Virtual 

(Formally known as =Social Communication -Before Words Focus)

Students who do not use verbal language as their main communication mode are often misunderstood. At times, their communications modes are ignored, misunderstood or viewed as wrong or bad.  Behavior that is challenging to us is only challenging until we know strategies to meet learners where they are.  Come increase your understanding of how to show up for students who may have significant support needs.

Cohort

Processing Thinking - Resilience and Flexibility

3:30-4:30pm

 March 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th  2023

Location: Virtual 

This four session cohort is designed to support educators serving students with disability-related needs in the areas of flexibility and resilience. Students who exhibit behavior that is challenging to adults often struggle with cognitive flexibility and resilience.  When the brain lacks access to its ability to gain and  send out certain information, it may result in  behavior that can look very rigid.  In turn a student who is struggling with adapting to adversity may be struggling with resilience.  In this training, participants will learn about the components of flexibility, resilience, and  how their practice can influence a student's growth in these areas.   We will look at the effects of a system that struggles to naturally cope with adversity and how to teach methods to be flexible when our brain wants to be rigid. 

In-Person

Body Processing - Regulation and Sensory

8:30-3:30pm

April 18th, 2023

Location: CESA 1 - Pewaukee, WI

The way our body takes in,  interprets and reacts to the world can vary for a variety of reasons.  In this training participants will be introduced to this process and possible places students might be experiencing differences that cause unexpected reactions. Educators and families can better support a child by staying curious, learning more about the child's perspective and understanding how their body is adapting to circumstances and experiences. Through looking at our sensory processing systems and our regulatory systems we can build supports to help students navigate the world they are experiencing.

Asynchronous Virtual Opportunities

10-20 minute deep dives into one strategy or topic prompted by questions from across WI

An interactive independent learning experience to enhance capacity around neurodiverse learners and the disability-related needs that often present as a strength, or barrier to learning.

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Products Given Away at Events:

Belief and Background Knowledge Building 

Skill Building 

*These resources are not developed by DPI, and DPI does not endorse any product or business. These are resources pertinent to the topic and provided for your review. We encourage you to do your due diligence to determine if these resources are consistent with your district’s vision and mission.  They are also not the only resources on these subjects and should not be considered "the best" but a representation of what is available.  No resource is perfect and comes with its own lens or purpose.  We encourage you to stay curious about any resource or product you use to make sure it supports your current knowledge of a subject.  Our access to knowledge about the brain is booming and when we know better we do better, so please use your best judgment of what matches or does not match our knowledge of the best practice.