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August 1-2, 2019

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The LJ - Jane Woodruff Hall [clear filter]
Thursday, August 1
 

9:00am EDT

Workshop 1-- Implicit and Unconscious Bias: Bridging the Distance Between Professed Values and Daily Behavior
We see ourselves as open and inclusive people, accepting of differences and treating all people with dignity, kindness, and respect.  We want to create and be part of communities that are inclusive and culturally competent toward all people of all backgrounds.  Yet, there are implicit and unconscious biases that get in the way of our best selves, and intentions aren't enough to guide our behaviors. Learn the science of cognitive biases we all have and what we can do to mitigate them within ourselves and our organizations.


Speakers
avatar for Roestta lee

Roestta lee

Outreach Specialist, Seattle Girls School
Rosetta Lee serves Seattle Girls’ School in dual roles. SGS is an innovative school for Junior High School girls, aiming to empower women leaders and change agents and dedicating its energies to a diverse community of students and faculty, an anti-bias mission, and an integrated... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 9:00am - 11:30am EDT
The LJ - Jane Woodruff Hall
  Presenter, Workshop 1 day 1

11:35am EDT

Concurrent Sessions 1-Addressing Student Anxiety in the Classroom
This presentation will seek to deepen educators' understanding of anxiety, including the prevalence, physiology, and presentation of anxiety in the classroom.  We will explore triggering events and identify signs of anxiety in students.  We will largely focus on classroom specific interventions for teachers to utilize when collaborating with students with anxiety.     Here is a link to the presentation draft: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1k1Hblx9HsNySSrIDxugJf75-6VliGVVnKMBVGC4X0Sc/edit?usp=sharing  

Speakers
avatar for Meredith Draper

Meredith Draper

School Counselor, Woodward Academy
I received my B.S. in Psychology from Fordham University, my M.A. in Psychology from Long Island University and my M.Ed. in Professional School Counseling from the University of West Georgia.  I have been a school counselor at Woodward since 2016 in the Middle School.  I have worked... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 11:35am - 12:20pm EDT
The LJ - Jane Woodruff Hall

12:30pm EDT

Concurrent Sessions 2-Connection over Compliance; Creating a Joyful Classroom Experience
Do you believe teaching social-emotional content is as important as teaching academic content? Do you want to connect with your students and families in meaningful ways? Are you interested in creating joyful classroom communities that foster opportunities for student choice? Join us for some discussion and ideas to help you create a joyful classroom experience.      

Speakers
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Leslie Byars

Educator, Woodward Academy
With a Bachelor's degree from Converse College and a Master's degree from the University of South Carolina, Leslie Byars began her career teaching young children music and drama. She has also served as a middle and high school choral director in Augusta. After moving to Nashville... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm EDT
The LJ - Jane Woodruff Hall
  Concurrent session speaker, concurrent session 1

1:20pm EDT

Workshop 1---How Goal Setting with Students Helps Them Own the Learning Experience
What is expected of me? How do I know that I am getting better over time? This session focuses on how to guide students through setting and monitoring goals through a review of concrete tools and examples. Participants will have a chance to generate, share, and ideas for the start of the school year.


Speakers
avatar for Allison Zmuda

Allison Zmuda

Education Consultant-curriculum, assessment and instruction, Learning Personalized


Thursday August 1, 2019 1:20pm - 3:45pm EDT
The LJ - Jane Woodruff Hall
  Presenter, Workshop 2 day 1
 
Friday, August 2
 

9:00am EDT

Workshop 1-Practical Strategies for Reducing Anxiety and Defiant Behavior in the Classroom
With up to one in four children struggling with anxiety in this county, overwhelmed adults are in need of a new approach as well as an effective and easy-to-implement toolkit of strategies that work. Through the use of case studies, humorous stories, and examples of common challenging situations, participants will learn easy to implement preventive tools, strategies, and interventions for reducing anxiety, increasing self-regulation, executive functioning, and self-monitoring.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Minahan

Jessica Minahan

Behavior Analyst and Special Educator, author
Jessica Minahan, MEd, BCBA, is a board certified behavior analyst and special educator and a consultant to school’s nationwide (www.jessicaminahan.com). Jessica has over seventeen years of experience supporting students who exhibit challenging behavior in urban public school systems.  She is a blogger on The Huffington Post, as well as the author of The Behavior Code: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most C... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 9:00am - 11:30am EDT
The LJ - Jane Woodruff Hall
  Presenter, workshop 1- day 2

1:15pm EDT

Workshop 2- What I Said and What I Meant: Improving Cross Cultural Communication
Humans communicate on many levels: spoken language, tone, body language, style and personality. The fact that we have complex cultural identities and a host of differing past experiences increases the probability of cross-cultural miscommunications. This workshop presents major cross-cultural communication theories, ways that cultural values, power, privilege and differences affect the way we communicate, tools for questioning assumptions, and ways to improve cross-cultural communications skills.

Speakers
avatar for Roestta lee

Roestta lee

Outreach Specialist, Seattle Girls School
Rosetta Lee serves Seattle Girls’ School in dual roles. SGS is an innovative school for Junior High School girls, aiming to empower women leaders and change agents and dedicating its energies to a diverse community of students and faculty, an anti-bias mission, and an integrated... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 1:15pm - 3:45pm EDT
The LJ - Jane Woodruff Hall
  Presenter, Workshop 2 day 2

3:50pm EDT

Closing Remarks/Drawings
Friday August 2, 2019 3:50pm - 4:05pm EDT
The LJ - Jane Woodruff Hall
 
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