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The Use of Explicit Instruction to Intercept the COVID-19 Slide

When our students returned to school for the 20-21 school year, in brick and mortar or virtually, the academic, behavioral, and social emotional impacts of the extended school closures as a result of COVID-19 became increasingly evident, specifically with students that were already identified as at-risk, learning English as a second language, or have a disability. The term, known as the COVID-19 Slide, has been a focus of school leaders and how to address the slide has become a current priority. Join Liliana L. Salazar as she discusses the components of Explicit Instruction and how the use of this evidence-based model will intercept the COVID-19 Slide.

Five Types of Videos to Enrich Your Learning Environment

Five Types of Videos to Enrich Your Learning Environment

The inclusion of various types of videos is an aspect of creating an equitable learning environment to reach ALL of your learners whether at home or in-person at school. Learn how you can continue to provide students with high-quality direct instruction and instructional insights using five different types of videos. Gain an understanding of the characteristics of Morning Messages, Benchmark Lessons, Directions Videos, Instructional Videos, and Insights Videos.

Identifying Problematic Sexual Behaviors in Adolescents: Learning How to Label and React

Identifying Problematic Sexual Behaviors in Adolescents: Learning How to Label and React

Chrysalis Health works with male and female clients, ages 2 to 18, displaying a wide range of sexual behavior problems through the Sexual Trauma & Risk Reduction Therapy (STARRT) program. This training will focus on teaching school personnel how to identify problematic sexual behaviors in adolescents. It will also teach school personnel how to respond when a student displays sexually inappropriate behavior. Join Dr. Shandra Davis, Psy.D., one of the STARRT trainers at Chrysalis Health, as she teaches participants how to identify, label, and react.

Distance Learning for Charter Schools using MOODLE

We’ve all heard the term “uncertain times” more often than we can count recently. No one knows for sure what school is going to look like when August rolls around, and now that summer is upon us, school leaders everywhere are trying to plan for how best to support students in the future. For many, this will include a digital Learning Management System (LMS) to support in-classroom instruction which can also be used if social isolation again becomes a reality. If done well, this could be a valuable tool year-round regardless of whether students are in the classroom or required to participate in distance learning. Learn how one school, Gulf Coast Academy, has implemented Moodle, a free LMS system, during Covid-19 as a successful digital platform. The school will share the various tools they’ve used and the lessons they’ve learned over the last few weeks. Join us, and let us know what you are thinking about how your school will address this critical support area in the fall!

Two New SEL Tools to Support Every Student

What new tools exist that align with PBIS and a restorative approach? In this session, educators will explore the significant ways in which social emotional learning and restorative practices work in tandem to support the foundations for a safe, healthy, and positive school culture across diverse student populations. Participants can expect an introduction to two newly introduced SEL tools.
Tool One: The Peace Path. With five easy to implement steps, teach the language of conflict resolution to students K-12. With regular exposure and repeated practice, students begin to resolve conflicts independently whether in the classroom, cafeteria, playground or hallway.
Tool Two: The 20-Minute Workout. Looking for ways to reduce the amount of time it takes to serve our most challenging students? Try this
a strength-based student support protocol. Historically, leaders and teachers spend hundreds of hours working with challenging students and behaviors such that, some question the investment: time spent with a few takes away from the rest. Learn how to overcome this and implement a time- specific strength-based student support protocol so that student support meetings are effective, efficient and are conducted in 20 minutes or less. Invest in students who need the most from us with a tool that is manageable, structured, and supportive.