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MSAD #54 Professional Development

For Teachers, by Teachers

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summer 2021 resources


View this recorded session to learn the basics of dyslexia. This webinar addresses dyslexia myths, with definitions, characteristics and resources for those working with struggling readers.

the new ed tech classroom

You Tube Channel

Welcome to The New EdTech Classroom! Whether you're just getting started teaching with technology, or looking to advance your skills and build a 21st century classroom, you'll find everything you need to know about teaching with technology on this channel.

beyond voice and choice: practices, mindsets, and skills that foster learner agency

Live & recorded options


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Live: Wednesday, July 7, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Presented by Alex Dreier, Associate Director of Online Learning, The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation; Blake F. Wiggs, Research Scholar, The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation; and Dr. Patricia Hilliard, Research Scholar, The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and sponsored by The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at North Carolina State University.

The term “learner agency” can mean different things to different people, from “voice and choice” to conflicts of power and structure. The team at the Friday Institute has been designing learning experiences to help educators build their own definition of the term, identify the mindsets, skills, and contexts that can support it, and understand its expression among students of color and historically marginalized populations. Join this presentation to learn about this vital topic.

As a result of attending this edWebinar, you will:

  • Deepen your knowledge of learner agency

  • Draw connections between learner agency and bias

  • Identify skills, practices, and mindsets necessary to begin to foster learner agency

This edWebinar will be of interest to K-12 teachers and school leaders.

Live: Wednesday, July 8, 2021 @ 4:00 - 5:00 pm EDT


Effective teaching is a complex but critical endeavor. The New Art and Science of Teaching is a well-researched instructional framework that comprehensively addresses the most alterable effect on student achievement—quality instruction. One of the major emphases in The New Art and Science of Teaching is a focus on student outcomes obtained by teachers’ instructional actions. The premise is that teachers who implement instructional strategies will, in turn, help students use mental processes that successively enhance their learning. In other words, it’s not enough to merely use an instructional strategy, but more important to ensure it has the desired learning effect for students.

During this edWebinar, Dr. Tina H. Boogren will introduce the New Art and Science of Teaching model and explain how educators can use the strategies associated with it to improve their practice at all levels of experience and expertise. Attendees can expect to:

  • Understand the importance of a common language of instruction and a framework for effective teaching

  • Learn the instructional framework components, which include: Three categories, 10 design areas, and 43 elements

  • Discover instructional strategies that increase your effectiveness during in-person, online, or hybrid instruction

The New Art and Science of Teaching Model is built on over 20 years of Dr. Robert J. Marzano’s work synthesizing the research and theory on effective teaching. You won’t want to miss this informative and engaging introduction to the model!

This edWebinar will be of interest to K-12 teachers and school and district leaders.

effective teaching: the new art and science of teaching

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What does technology integration look like in your school or classroom? How are digital tools used in meaningful, sustainable, and scalable ways? Join Monica Burns, educational technology and curriculum consultant, former classroom teacher, and author of Tasks Before Apps: Designing Rigorous Learning in a Tech-Rich Classroom, to explore how to shift our thinking about educational technology.

In this engaging webinar, attendees will explore how to integrate technology and focus on the "three Cs" of technology implementation—creation, curiosity, and collaboration. This session will include actionable advice for educators with plenty of examples of tech-infused lessons to help students meet learning goals while also developing vital digital citizenship skills. The goal is to help attendees shift their thinking to embrace the "tasks before apps" mindset. The presenter will include an overview of how to incorporate digital tools into everyday lessons and long-term units as well as an exploration of her favorite mobile apps and websites for student creators. This session is perfect for educators with access to a variety of tools, including Chromebooks, laptops, iPads, and smartphones.

Shifting Our Thinking About Educational Technology: How to Place Tasks Before Apps

MEA Webinar: EQUITY BEGINS WITH EDUCATION

To create schools that are equitable for all students, MEA believes we must work together to better understand how to engage in advocacy for racial and social justice. During the presentation, MEA reviewed its new toolkit to help guide members through this work.


MEA encourages you to take the time to better understand how together we can work to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in our profession and public education.

Paraprofessional webinarS

Click the box to the right to explore a variety of modules designed for paraprofessionals and/or educational teams. Each module includes relevant information assembled in 10 or 11 units, each incorporating a variety of learning tools such as webinars, activities, discussion prompts, and resources. Modules include:

  • Helping with Instruction

  • Communication and Collaboration

  • Helping Students Read (Coming soon)

  • Helping Students Do Math

Hudson Museum and Wabanaki resources

Since the passing of LDS 291 in 2001, educators in the State of Maine have been working to incorporate Maine Studies and Maine Native American Studies into their classrooms. Today, it is more essential than ever that educators have easy access to materials that will aid in their virtual and in-person teaching. The Hudson Museum commends these efforts and has curated our myriad of resources to be more easily translated to classroom life.

Explore teacher resources by clicking on the icon to the left.

June resources

Promethean Office Hours

Take advantage of these opportunities, in which you can sign into the Zoom session and ask specific questions to one of Promethean’s Education Consultants. Bring your questions regarding your panel, Promethean apps, ActivInspire, and ClassFlow.


Dates:

Monday, May 17, 2021 at 3:00 pm

Monday, May 24, 2021 at 3:00 pm

Monday, June 7, 2021 at 3:00 pm

Monday, June 14, 2021 at 3:00 pm

Monday, June 21, 2021 at 3:00 pm

Monday, June 28, 2021 at 3:00 pm

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MDOE Professional Development: visual/performing arts, Health/physical education, & world language teachers

The content areas of Health Education & Physical Education, Visual & Performing Arts, and World Languages are convening teams to review and revise these subjects this summer. Opportunities remain available for educators to engage in the standards revision process.

World Languages – Openings for writers from the Penquis, Washington, Hancock, Western Maine, and Kennebec Valley regions remain. In order to ensure diverse representation of languages, teachers of American Sign Language, less commonly taught languages (i.e., Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, etc.), and Indigenous languages are encouraged to apply. Please reach out to April Perkins (april.perkins@maine.gov) if interested in participating.


Heath Education and Physical Education- Openings for PreK- 12 health education and physical education teachers to participate this summer in the regularly scheduled review of the Maine Learning Results are available, with applications for teachers to apply to participate in writing teams especially welcome. The purpose of the writing teams is to revise the current standards, based on guidance provided from content area steering committees. This is a great opportunity for educators to have input into health and physical education state content standards. Please reach out to Susan Berry(susan.berry@maine.gov for health education) and Jean Zimmerman(jean.zimmerman@maine.gov for physical education) if interested in participating.


Visual and Performing Arts – Opening for writers from the Western Maine, Washington County, Hancock County, Aroostook County, and Penquis regions remain available; specifically, theatre and dance educators are encouraged to apply, but all are welcome! Please reach out to Jason Anderson (jason.anderson@maine.gov) if interested in participating.


Interested educators may apply to participate to join a writing team. Please contact Joe Schmidt or Janette Kirk for additional information related to the standards review process, or for content specific questions, please reach out the content area specialists listed above.

MDOE Professional Development: Links to content area standards, professional development & learning communities, and resources

The content area specialists of English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, and Life and Career Ready continue to support educators in reviewing and integrating the updates into the classroom.


The content areas of Science & Engineering and Social Studies have many resources to support the implementation of updated standards.

May resources


Recorded forum: 5 to 6 hours at your own pace

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supporting Maine educators: bolstering mental health

The focus of this forum is to acknowledge the struggles of this past year, celebrate our successes and build resources to support mental health for our school communities. We hope to bring a greater awareness to the importance of mental health, destigmatize mental illness, increase mental health literacy for staff, administrators and community-based agencies, as well as provide practical supports to bolster the mental wellness of students and staff.

This forum will be a six hour event and consist of keynote speakers, with each followed by a related panel discussion comprised of experts from the field, State agencies and community partners, as well as staff and students from Maine schools. This will be a live event and each session will be recorded and available on the DOE website. This is a FREE event!

human trafficking in maine

Live Zoom Session, May 12th, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. (Workshop Day)

Host: Kathleen Paradis, Prevention Educator and David Bucknam, Chief of Police

Gain a greater understanding of the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children. We will discuss indicators and warning signs of trafficking as well as typical grooming behaviors of perpetrators.

march AND APRIL resources

APRIL APPLE PROFESSIONAL LEARNING CONFERENCES (ONLINE)

Explore helpful resources, practice new skills, and reflect on ways Apple technology can support great learning and teaching. Hosted by Apple Professional Learning Specialists, these hands-on sessions run for approximately 60 minutes and are offered twice daily, Monday through Thursday.

Sessions are offered 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. CDT (5:00 to 6:00 EST)

Thursday, April 22nd Explore Data with Numbers

Monday, April 26th Build Student Portfolios with Seesaw

Tuesday, April 27th Get Started with Mac

Wednesday, April 28th A Quickstart to Code

Thursday, April 29th Taking Action on Racial Equity and Justice

TEACHING AND LEARNING RESOURCES AND RECORDED SESSIONS

In Search of More Equitable Grading: What I learned from a Maine DOE Book Study

(Self-guided session)


Link to self-guided session


Relevant to all grade levels and specialties. Participants are encouraged to complete this self-guided workshop with a partner or small group so conversation can be a part of the learning.


Prepared by: Kate Drummond, SAHS Science

This session is a text-based discussion of the main ideas in Joe Feldman's book "Grading for Equity: What it is, Why it matters, and how it can transform schools and classrooms". Kate will share an overview of the main ideas from the text and facilitate a conversation using compelling excerpts from a sampling of chapters. The purpose will be to discuss accurate, bias-resistant, and motivational grading practices that can potentially minimize grade inflation, reduce failure rates, and facilitate improved teacher-student relationships. For more information, check out these links:

  • Maine DOE book study: https://www.maine.gov/doe/learning/content/ela/prolearning/gradingequity

  • Joe Feldman's Grading for Equity website: https://gradingforequity.org/

Parents as Partners in Virtual Learning (A Self-Guided Slide Deck Resource)

Target Audience: K-3

Prepared by Gina Davis, Remote Teacher

Learn Ideas to help parents empower students during at-home learning.


Link to Slide Deck

The Science, Art, and Craft of Teaching Reading and Writing (1 hour)


How do we balance the science, art, and craft of teaching reading? We bring a developmental– and classroom-based perspective to the “Science of Reading.” We begin by demonstrating that it is not possible to teach beginning reading effectively without attention to writing as well: Research shows that reading and writing advance together as two faces of the same knowledge coin. For emergent and beginning readers and writers, the development of phonemic awareness, letter-sound knowledge, fluency, and vocabulary are developmentally intertwined. The art and craft of teaching literacy involve understanding this complexity and applying it in the moment with learners.

In this edWebinar, educator and researcher Dr. Shane Templeton will show that by appropriately determining the timing, pacing, and type of instruction for these intertwined types of knowledge, teachers ensure that more learners will successfully attain their literacy potential. For those children who may still struggle, we will be better able to adjust instruction appropriately and effectively.

This edWebinar will be of interest to K-5 teachers, literacy coaches, and curriculum leaders.

The Science of Learning: Academic, Social and Emotional Recovery (1 hour)


Discover how promising research and “next-day” strategies in the Science of Learning can help teachers support each student’s academic, social, and emotional recovery from a disrupted school year. This edWebinar, facilitated by the internationally recognized Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning (CTTL), dives into the most promising research and strategies in educational neuroscience that can inform and transform how we teach and how students learn. Glenn Whitman, Executive Director of The CTTL, will use the Science of Learning to teach the Science of Learning.

Participants in this edWebinar will be able to:

  • Connect, extend, and challenge their current understanding of how the brain learns.

  • Learn new classroom practices for engaging with students in person and remotely.

  • Discover research-informed strategies that support students’ academic, social, and emotional development.

  • Aid students’ recovery from learning losses by applying promising principles from the science of learning.


This edWebinar will be of interest to ALL in education.

SOCIAL JUSTICE RESOURCES AND RECORDED SESSIONS

Teaching Tolerance and cohosts from SPLC’s Intelligence Project and American University’s Polarization and Extremism Research Innovation Lab (PERIL) present a webinar on combating the radicalization of young people online. (1 hour, 11 minutes)

Fun Social Justice Activities for Elementary Students

Are you looking for fun and creative ways to engage elementary students in anti-bias learning? This on-demand webinar will feature entertaining and educational activities you can use in your classroom as soon as tomorrow. Help young students learn the meaning and value of Identity, Diversity, Justice and Action—the four domains of the Teaching Tolerance Anti-bias Framework. Find out how to implement these activities in your classroom with this exciting webinar! (51 minutes)

What is white privilege, anyway? And do we really need to teach about it? Join Teaching and Learning Specialist Stef Bernal-Martinez and anti-racist educator and scholar Ronda Taylor Bullock for this interactive, research-rich opportunity to explore white privilege and help you create a more racially just classroom and community. (1 hour, 31 minutes)

Conscious Discipline

The Conscious Discipline approach equips educators to integrate social-emotional learning, discipline and self-regulation so they spend less time policing behavior and more time teaching vital life skills.

Check out a wide variety of free-resources and webinars at: https://consciousdiscipline.com/free-resources/free-for-all/

Math Book Study PL Flyer.pdf

Click the above PDF for more info

TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES AND RECORDED SESSIONS

BitMoji FUNdamentals!

This recording provides an overview of creating virtual environments for students using BitMoji. It also includes how to navigate the Facebook group, Bitmoji Craze for Educators.

TRAUMA-INFORMED RESOURCES AND RECORDED SESSIONS

This Google Slide introduces the framework of the district’s commitment to implementing a Trauma Informed Campus. It also introduces the basics about brain functions and learning. Originally presented in the Fall of 2020. (self-directed timeframe)


Creating a Trauma-Informed Campus

This Google Slide is designed to use with students (probably best suited for grades 7-12, possibly grade 5/6) to help them understand their personal stress responses, how that changes the way their brain works, and what that means for their learning. (self-directed timeframe)


Student Personal Stress Responses and the Brain

Student Mental Health Matters

This webinar will focus on challenges students face regarding mental health, including how those challenges can vary depending on their intersecting identities. We will also share examples of what schools and districts are doing to address these challenges. Finally, you will learn about tools and strategies for your own classroom and school community. (1 hour)


Webinar Link: Student Mental Health Matters

ReMoved

Parts 1 and 2: This short movie tells the story of a10-year-old girl who navigates her way through the foster care system after being removed from her home and separated from her younger brother. The Santa Barbara Independent describes this film best, "It would be impossible to fully understand the life and emotions of a child going through the foster care system, but this short narrative film portrays that saga in a poetic light, with brushes of fear, anger, sadness and a tiny bit of hope."


Part 3: Little Kevi is torn from the only life he has ever known and struggles to make sense of how he fits between two worlds and two mothers. The 3rd in the ReMoved Series.


Note: For those of you wearing make-up and needing to go back to work, proceed with caution. Some may find the contents of the video uncomfortable to watch.

Movie

The Value of Educator Self Care

This webinar will help educators understand the science and psychology of self-care, including how educator self-care affects students. You will learn a variety of practices and tools, and you will be able to identify practices that work best for you so that you can thrive and really show up every day in your school community. (1 hr 9 mins)

Link: The Value of Educator Self-Care

The Value of Educator Self Care

This webinar will help educators understand the science and psychology of self-care, including how educator self-care affects students. You will learn a variety of practices and tools, and you will be able to identify practices that work best for you so that you can thrive and really show up every day in your school community. (1 hr 9 mins)

Link: The Value of Educator Self-Care

Trauma-Responsive Education: Supporting Students and Yourself

This webinar will help you gain a common understanding of trauma and how it affects both learning and relationships at school—for students and educators alike. It will also examine ways to recognize trauma in students and address it, both virtually and in person. Finally, you’ll learn about tools to build strong relationships and address trauma in your school. (1 hr 20 mins)

Link: Trauma Responsive Education: Supporting Students and Yourself

The Educator Mindset: Stress, Stress Mitigation and Resilience in Times of Community Crisis

This two-part webinar offers insights from VT’s LICSW, Dave Melnick, who discusses the concept of our “mindsets” (our responses to students and other stressful situations) and how to shift those mindsets to be more trauma informed. (2 hours)

Part 1 Webinar Link:

Educator Mindset Part 1

Part 2 Webinar Link:

Educator Mindset Part 2

This article discusses the connection between teacher stress and student stress and the impact that relationship has on the classroom environment. (self-directed timeframe)


Article Link:

Is Stress in the Classroom Contagious?

This article offers strategies for addressing student behaviors using a trauma-informed approach. (self-directed timeframe)



Article Link:

How to Break the Cycle of Student Misbehavior

This article offers insights to consider when evaluating the possible root cause for student misbehavior. (self-directed timeframe)



Article Link:

Finding the Root Causes of Classroom Misbehavior

february resources

Moving Beyond the Movement Flyer.pdf[42].pdf

Amber coleman-mortley: moving beyond the movemenT

Fostering authentic transformation for sustainable outcomes.

Amber Coleman-Mortley brings diverse voice into civic education, manages a large network of education influencers, and has built a successful youth fellowship of students fighting for equity in civic education. Amber's advocacy and expertise have been featured in the New York Times on several occasions.

Feb 3, 2021 07:00 PM Feb 10, 2021 07:00 PM

Feb 17, 2021 07:00 PM Feb 24, 2021 07:00 PM

MSAD #54 HAS IXL LICENSES THROUGH APRIL 2021!

IXL is a personalized learning platform that combines curriculum, a continuous diagnostic program, individual guidance, and real-time analytics to help teachers differentiate instruction.

NEW RESOURCES!

Ready to learn how to use your new ActivPanel? Check out recorded sessions by clicking the above title, or watch for trainings offered for MSAD #54 staff in December and January.

Webinar for MSAD #54 Staff!

January 15th, 2021

9:00 a.m.

Link:

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/272389205

january resources

Click on the link above to check out a list of resources and on-demand webinars that are intended to support educators who want to support their students in having courageous conversations about contentious topics.

Course begins January 7th, 2021, but can be started anytime between January 7th and 17th.

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Managing Emotions in times of uncertainty & stress

About this free, 10-Hour Course:

Developed by the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, Managing Emotions in Times of Uncertainty & Stress will provide participants with the knowledge, skills, and strategies to understand and manage their emotions and those of their students. The 10-hour online course is designed for school staff, including teachers, paraprofessionals, counselors, principals, and non-teaching staff in preK-12 schools.'

The course offers flexible completion times!

solving academic and behavior problems in a remote environment

Sign up for a close look at proven ways to relieve the five biggest stressors of teaching in a remote or hybrid setting. Using the strengths-based approach of Appreciative Inquiry, Margaret Searle and Marilyn Swartz will walk you through a problem-solving process that helps you apply your past successes to resolve new and unfamiliar challenges.

In this webinar, you will learn about

  • Processes to reduce the overwhelming workload by working efficiently as a team.

  • Tools that make it easy to identify student strengths as well as opportunities for academic and social-emotional growth.

  • Strategies for partnering with parents and gaining their support.

  • Ways to build solid relationships with students and keep them engaged.

  • How to use the five whys technique to uncover the hidden barriers hindering achievement.

DECEMBER OFFERINGS

chromebook training

Learn how to use your new Chromebook!

Link for training video

Show & Tell: A Video Column

Time for Competency-Based Grading?

Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey

Pandemic-related learning gaps suggest it may be the right way to go now.

Click here to read the column and view the video

How to Make Hybrid Learning Work During COVID-19

This webinar is sponsored by Promethean.

View this on-demand webinar now.

Join Kevin Bushweller, assistant managing editor, for a special presentation and Q&A about the lessons learned on what is, and is not, working in schools that are using a mix of in-person and remote instruction.

Solving the Fractions Problem: From Research to Classroom

View this on-demand webinar now

Download the PowerPoint presentation

Fractions knowledge uniquely predicts success in higher mathematics. Yet, students consistently struggle with this critical foundational skill. Learn how the latest research and technology can create a better way to learn fractions for all students.

Check out these math and science simulations at: https://www.explorelearning.com/

Examining the Evidence: Supporting Students With Disabilities

View this on-demand webinar now

The nearly seven million students with disabilities in the United States are among those most at risk of regressing significantly during COVID-related distance learning. How can schools intervene to reduce the widening learning gaps between students with disabilities and their peers?

Teaching Science in Virtual Learning Environments

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Download the Slide Deck

Explore how to leverage online platforms to make high-quality science learning interactive and hands-on from home. Dr. Stephanie Garcia and Michelle Vega showcase four online platforms for teaching science concepts virtually: Educreations, Explain Everything, Quizlet and Padlet. They show how to use these tools through an online learning module template focused on Newton’s Laws of Motion, a middle school science concept.

New Website! LGBTQ+SupportME

https://www.lgbtqsupportme.org/

The LGBTQ+ SupportME Network aims to increase education & awareness of Maine's LGBTQ+ youth communities by providing trusted resources, collaborating with local organizations & identifying ways to create a culturally competent prevention workforce.

NOVEMBER

Complete all three units! Available for free through December 31, 2020!

Click the link above to complete SEL units.

We're in a time of an unprecedented crisis that's challenged the resilience in all of us. This module, Resilience During Crisis, was created specifically to rebuild and sustain educators' and students' resilience and support their long-term recovery. It’s one part of an upcoming professional learning program called Second Step® SEL for Adults, which helps educators add to their social-emotional skills and knowledge, support their daily well-being, and create a positive climate for the entire school community.

In addition to resilience, Second Step SEL for Adults addresses topics such as trust, stress management, and building strong relationships with colleagues. It combines individual, online learning experiences with small-group and whole-school opportunities to learn together. It can be accessed on mobile and desktop computers and includes resources specifically tailored for school leaders.


Click the above title to explore MDOE's new resources for social emotional learning. Find a wide variety of resources to support teaching and learning as well as SEL 101 training videos covering topics such as self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationships, and responsible decision-making.

Click the link above to check out resources for teaching during Native American Heritage Month, which was first declared by President George H.W. Bush in 1990. The month provides an opportunity to commemorate the rich and diverse cultures, traditions and histories and acknowledge the important contributions of Native American/Indigenous people.

A free, on-demand, 3-Part Webinar Series for Educators

Learners Edge is proud to partner with licensed School Social Worker Jaime McNatt to bring you a free, 3-part webinar series on one of today's most pressing issues facing youth - anxiety. As educators, we are a critical component in our students' success from a personal and an academic standpoint. Learn how you can help students succeed, how anxiety can affect you as an educator, and how you can work together as a school community.

Simple Steps to Improve Your Focus and Peace of Mind

Are you looking for new ways to create balance and manage stress in your life? Are you interested in bringing Mindfulness strategies into your everyday teaching routine? Join us for this 40 minute webinar on the power of mindful thinking! We’ll discuss how to get started with Mindfulness in your own life and some simple first-steps to bring Mindfulness into your classroom.

Re-Thinking Science Instruction in a Hybrid Learning Environment

From, edweb.net; geared toward secondary education

In this edWebinar, Beth Tumminello, a tech-savvy science educator from New York state, returns to showcase the instructional approaches she’s using in her hybrid learning environment this school year. She focuses on making critical connections with her students and the tools she’s using to simulate hands-on science activities, engage students in data collection and analysis, and prepare students for high-stakes AP® and other assessments.

Beth showcases how she develops instructional videos for students to use as an integral part of class work and how she’s handling 1:1 student interactions and small group learning in her science classes. She shows viewers how she’s using technology tools to create and present instruction and share how she’s adapting rigorous curricula for her current classes.

october resources

grief and self-care during the covid-19 pandemic

Stress experienced during the COVID 19 pandemic has changed our way of life and forced many to face new challenges. This webinar will provide an overview of the impact that profound personal losses suffered during the COVID 19 pandemic has had on many and suggest strategies that can be utilized to facilitate mourning as well as promote self-care, wellness and resiliency.

It takes a whole village to support a whole child, and the strain on our school communities, including our education support professionals, is unprecedented. In this webinar, Dr. Chris Cipriano, Assistant Professor and Director of Research at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, will provide social and emotional learning (SEL) strategies to support ESPs within the school ecosystem to navigate the challenging emotions of these rapidly evolving times. Participants will have the opportunity to explore their complex feelings surrounding the uncertainty caused by COVID-19 and learn strategies for harnessing emotions to cope in healthy and productive ways. Resources for building resilience will be provided and tips for practicing self-care will be tailored to support the unique needs identified by participants.

HARNESSING SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING TO SUPPORT THE WELL-BEING OF ESPS DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS

Breaking the Link of Education Inequity Requires Courageous Conversations

While gaps in technology access were highlighted during the pandemic, many school and district leaders are trying to make strides with an even older issue: educational equity for children of all races and economic backgrounds. In the edWebinar, “Leading for Equity: Pursuing an Equity Agenda,” hosted by AASA, The Superintendents Association and AASA’s Leadership Network, Dr. Frank Barnes, Chief Equity and Accountability Officer, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS), and Kimberly Vaught, Principal, Allenbrook Elementary School, discussed their approach to building equity.

with Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey

Click the title above to view the free, on-demand webinar.

Academic learning may be the explicit focus of schooling, but what teachers say, the values we express, the materials and activities we chose, and the skills we prioritize all influence how our students think, see themselves, interact with content and with others, and assert themselves in the world. While social and emotional learning (SEL) is most familiar as compartmentalized programs or specific interventions, the truth is, all learning is social and emotional.

Our children's social and emotional development is too important to be an add-on or an afterthought, too important to be left to chance. This integrated approach to SEL empowers every teacher to help students develop skills that will serve them in the classroom and throughout their lives.

Click the above title to view this on demand TedX event.

September Resources

Are you looking for our back-to-school Padlet?

Click HERE for the Back to School 2020 Padlet

ascd free on-demand webinars

Just-In-Time Strategies for Ensuring Equity: Learning from High-Poverty, High-Performing Schools

with William Parrett and Kathleen Budge

The Innocent Classroom: Building Relationships that Undermine Bias

with Alexs Pate

From Behaving to Belonging: The Inclusive Art of Supporting Students Who Challenge Us

with Julie Causton and Kate MacLeod

Self care isn't about "me first," rather, it's about "me too!" Even when you feel like there isn't enough time in your day to relax, self-care should always be a priority. Click the title above to discover 34 tips that you can use to incorporate self-care into a child's, teen's, or your own night time routine!

LEARN WITH MOOSE!

Welcome to the MOOSE platform! MOOSE is an acronym that stands for Maine Online Opportunities for Sustained Education. This website contains a learning library of assorted project-based learning experiences. Modules are self-paced and offer variety and choice in activities and topics. Search for a module by a specific grade span, subject, or topic, or simply choose something that interests and excites you to get started.