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Tuesday, June 18
 

10:40am

A Brain-Based Approach to Learner Variability
What is learner variability, why is it important, and how can we proactively design for it? Join us as we unpack the core ideas behind Universal Design for Learning and explore three major networks in the brain. This session will highlight the brain research behind how students engage with information, how they perceive it, and how they act and express what they know.

Participants will explore
• the basic neuroscience behind three brain networks and
• educational strategies that support learner variability.

Join us as we transform instructional practice.


Tuesday June 18, 2019 10:40am - 11:30am
225

10:40am

Champions Together
The Champions Together Team will present what Unified Champions means, how we started the program at MHS, the benefits for the students, and talk about events we have sponsored or participated in and future plans of our program at MHS. Our Champions Together Team will also share videos of activities we have participated in throughout the year. We will answer any questions that attendees may have about how to develop, organize, or grow a Unified program.


Tuesday June 18, 2019 10:40am - 11:30am
250

10:40am

Fears vs. Dreams
Introduce participants to an organization called To Write Love On Her Arms which advocates and provides resources for depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. Have participants participate in a lesson I do with my students about writing down their biggest fear and greatest dream. Share out if you want. I will explain how I do this in my classroom as well as provide the links and documentation for this resource. Conclude by talking about how this is important to talk about with our students AND how it is important for us as teacher to take care of our mental health and seek help.

Speakers

Tuesday June 18, 2019 10:40am - 11:30am
126

10:40am

10:40am

Youth Asset Development
Search Institute has identified 40 positive supports and strengths that young people need to succeed. The external assets focus on the relationships and opportunities they need in their families, schools, and communities. The internal assets focus on the social-emotional strengths, values, and commitments that are nurtured within young people. This workshop will give an overview of the 40 Assets and how how you can use this framework to be an asset builder.


Tuesday June 18, 2019 10:40am - 11:30am
151

10:40am

Beyond ACEs 101
You've been educated on the ACEs study
You've attended a few workshops on how ACE scores affect our youth
You've talked to others that ACEs are a real thing
Now what? This workshop will focus on what are some practical next steps


Tuesday June 18, 2019 10:40am - 11:30am
LGIA

10:40am

How Imagination, Mindfulness, and Brain Science can Decrease Distraction Due to Negative Emotions Like Fear, Frustration and Anger
This presentation begins with a clear definition of mindfulness and beginner’s mindset, and why these skills build self-awareness and emotional coping strategies. The fight or flight response will be described using brain science and imagination (Hornet in Your Brain) to learn what is happing in the body when we get reactive. Teachers and parents will better understand why this normal survival response disrupts social interactions, attention and learning, and will able to incorporate basic mindful activities for home and in the classroom to help improve self regulation.

The session will also include a description of a four-step Mindful MEDS outline that could easily be incorporated in the classroom and at home. Because of the playful nature of Hornets and Hippos concepts, kids easily relate to the information; the information is equally applicable for the adults caring for them—yes, we get reactive, too.

(Note, the handouts used in this presentation are from the Hornet and Hippos workbook and are also free downloads on my website. The full workbooks can be purchased on Amazon.com and at the event if this is ok with the event organizers.)


Tuesday June 18, 2019 10:40am - 11:30am
152

10:40am

Leverage that works: The Power of Authentic Relationships
How do you disarm "tough" students? Teachers will learn about the power of reaching students in diverse ways to empower them not only to make better grades, but to ensure they have a future when they leave school.

Speakers

Tuesday June 18, 2019 10:40am - 11:30am
127

10:40am

Transgender Inclusion: Go Ahead, Be That Parent
Trans and Nonbinary students are facing challenges to their education. How can parents find a voice in education to support their child(ren)? This workshop will help with talking points, resources and communication tools to further the conversation on transgender inclusion in schools.

Speakers

Tuesday June 18, 2019 10:40am - 11:30am
124

10:40am

Indiana Social-Emotional Learning Competencies: A Neurodevelopmental Culturally Responsive Framework
Indiana’s newly developed social-emotional learning (SEL) competencies for students in grades Pre-K through 12, were designed to address social and emotional well-being through a neurodevelopmental culturally responsive framework. The foundation for these competencies has been developed from the most current brain research, social-emotional research, and trauma and culturally responsive best practices. The new SEL competencies build upon CASEL’s five core Social-Emotional Learning Competencies by adding competencies that address mindset and sensory-motor integration addressing the brain stem, limbic system and cortical functions of a child and adolescent’s brain development.


Tuesday June 18, 2019 10:40am - 11:30am
228-A

10:40am

The impact of Bias and Trauma on the educational health of our students.
Participants will gain a deeper awareness of the filters through which we view and interpret ourselves and others. We will also begin to explore how unconscious bias affects quality and attitudes in schools and layer in how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE's) can impact learning in the classroom.

Speakers

Tuesday June 18, 2019 10:40am - 11:30am
226

11:40am

Becoming a Secret Kindness Agent
Learn how to teach students how to be Kindness Ambassadors with our Keynote Speaker!


Tuesday June 18, 2019 11:40am - 12:00pm
LGIA

11:40am

Don't Fall for the Flavors: The Rise of Emerging Tobacco Product Use Amongst Youth
Discuss emerging tobacco products such as e-cigarettes/vaping and hookah and the increase amongst youth. Discuss strategies to reduce, if not, eliminate youth initiation. Provide activities to encourage youth advocacy locally and statewide. Educate on secondhand and thirdhand smoke exposure amongst youth and the effects on health especially mental health.


Tuesday June 18, 2019 11:40am - 12:30pm
125

11:40am

Youth Asset Development
Search Institute has identified 40 positive supports and strengths that young people need to succeed. The external assets focus on the relationships and opportunities they need in their families, schools, and communities. The internal assets focus on the social-emotional strengths, values, and commitments that are nurtured within young people. This workshop will give an overview of the 40 Assets and how how you can use this framework to be an asset builder.


Tuesday June 18, 2019 11:40am - 12:30pm
151

11:40am

Addressing Problem Behavior
Behavior is Communication
The more we dive in and understand behavior, the more effective we can be with our response. This session will support participants in considering the factors that influence and sustain problem behavior and build skills to respond in ways that are more likely to gain cooperation and effect positive change.


Tuesday June 18, 2019 11:40am - 12:30pm
228-A

11:40am

Bullying 2.0: What We Have Learned in Prevention and Intervention
In the US, we became serious about addressing bullying after the Columbine student shootings. What have we learned in this time? Using best practices gleaned during these years, participants of this session will leave with an understanding of how to best identify bullying behavior and what to do when they see it, suspect it, or it is reported to them.


Tuesday June 18, 2019 11:40am - 12:30pm
226

11:40am

Developing Life-Ready Leaders
Leader in Me (LiM) is an evidence-based, comprehensive school improvement model—developed in partnership with educators—that empowers students with the leadership and life-skills they need to thrive in the 21st century. The process helps schools create well-rounded learners by developing the whole-person and preparing students to become life-ready leaders.

Speakers

Tuesday June 18, 2019 11:40am - 12:30pm
152

11:40am

What is Music Therapy?
Description of what music therapy is; all the different populations it works with; example sessions; etc.

Speakers

Tuesday June 18, 2019 11:40am - 12:30pm
124

11:40am

Mindfulness for Self-Care & Classroom
This workshop will include live practices of mindfulness and child focused applications of mindfulness for the classroom. This workshop is support teachers for self care and to regulate children's nervous systems for a better learning environment.


Tuesday June 18, 2019 11:40am - 12:30pm
150

11:40am

Training Treasure Trove
There are many free and low-cost mental health and wellness training and program opportunities for educators, students, and families in our community - the tricky part is knowing how to access them. This session strives to make that puzzle easier to solve with a summary of what is available within our local system of care and how to make it happen. Attendees will also be given an opportunity to weigh in on what's missing to help their system of care address the gaps. Though some aspects of this session focus on local resources, it includes information on national and evidence-based mental health programs that may be available in (or could be brought to) additional communities.

Speakers

Tuesday June 18, 2019 11:40am - 12:30pm
250

1:40pm

Bridges Out of Poverty
In this session, we will examine poverty through the lens of economic class. Attendees will explore the life experiences of students living in generational poverty, the hidden rules and drivers that governs it, and and its impact on the student, the classroom, and the community. Each participant will walk away with strategies that will help you take the initial steps in creating a positive and vibrant environment where your students can thrive.


Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:40pm - 2:30pm
LGIA

1:40pm

1:40pm

Relationships Matter: How to Connect to Your Students with Challenging Behaviors
In order to make a difference in the lives of children with challenging behaviors we must first build relationship and foster their social emotional needs. The presentation will center around the mantra, "Connection brings willingness" and provide detailed accounts of how this mantra has been brought to life within early childhood classrooms and in general education classrooms across the district. This presentation will reference use a variety of methods and philosophies including, "Conscious Discipline", Trauma Informed Care, Circle Practices, and The ACES study. The format will include anecdotal accounts, current research on the topic, and practical application of skills within the general education setting.


Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:40pm - 2:30pm
226

1:40pm

The Power of Relationships: Champion a Student
Research tells us that all students need at least one advocate to increase chances to succeed. This is especially true in inner-city/high poverty schools. This presentation addresses how and why young people need someone to champion them!

Speakers

Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:40pm - 2:30pm
127

1:40pm

What Say You? Reframing The Narrative In Home, School and Community Relationships Through A Culturally Responsive Lens"
1). Participants will explore the connection between culture and outcomes in the development of home-school-community relationships.
2). Participants will raise their awareness of how cultural responsiveness shapes engagement strategies.
3). Participants will strengthen their ability to incorporate culturally response reframing techniques to engage and empower home-school-community relationships.


Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:40pm - 2:30pm
126

1:40pm

Investigating Child Abuse and Neglect
Information shared regarding DCS parameters for investigation and intervention and subsequent potential actions taken. Collaboration amongst private and public agencies to ensure a safe home environment for children of our community.


Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:40pm - 2:30pm
228-A

1:40pm

Protect our Students and Staff!
A brief overview of a national program that teaches the staff to protect the student and themselves during a crisis while retaining control of the situation. Achievable completely without harm or liability to either the staff or district. Aikido Control Training professionals will demonstrate simple techniques soon to be adopted as curriculum in Educational institutes in the south.


Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:40pm - 2:30pm
250

1:40pm

Social-Emotional Learning and Mental Health Initiatives at Penn-Harris-Madison
Every school district has different methods to help meet the social-emotional needs of their students and staff. Please come hear some highlights of how one district, Penn-Harris-Madison, is working to meet those needs.


Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:40pm - 2:30pm
152

1:40pm

What is Music Therapy?
Description of what music therapy is; all the different populations it works with; example sessions; etc.

Speakers

Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:40pm - 2:30pm
124

1:40pm

Bring Your A+ Game: Using Culture and Climate To Strengthen Academic Outcomes
1). Participants will explore the impact of culture and climate on academic outcomes.
2). Participants will be able to identify 2 strategies around culture and climate that can positively impact academic outcomes.


Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:40pm - 2:30pm
125

1:40pm

Interpreters in the Special Education Field: Building Cultural Bridges
Even English-speaking parents say that when their student first enters the realm of special education, for the parents it's like having to learn a new language. This presentation stresses the importance for interpreter training for them to know the special education process, the specific terminology, and the ethical facets of interpreting (confidentiality, neutrality, etc.)

Speakers

Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:40pm - 2:30pm
151

2:40pm

Bridges Out of Poverty
In this session, we will examine poverty through the lens of economic class. Attendees will explore the life experiences of students living in generational poverty, the hidden rules and drivers that governs it, and and its impact on the student, the classroom, and the community. Each participant will walk away with strategies that will help you take the initial steps in creating a positive and vibrant environment where your students can thrive.


Tuesday June 18, 2019 2:40pm - 3:30pm
228-A

2:40pm

Fears vs. Dreams
Introduce participants to an organization called To Write Love On Her Arms which advocates and provides resources for depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. Have participants participate in a lesson I do with my students about writing down their biggest fear and greatest dream. Share out if you want. I will explain how I do this in my classroom as well as provide the links and documentation for this resource. Conclude by talking about how this is important to talk about with our students AND how it is important for us as teacher to take care of our mental health and seek help.

Speakers

Tuesday June 18, 2019 2:40pm - 3:30pm
126

2:40pm

Relationships Matter: How to Connect to Your Students with Challenging Behaviors
In order to make a difference in the lives of children with challenging behaviors we must first build relationship and foster their social emotional needs. The presentation will center around the mantra, "Connection brings willingness" and provide detailed accounts of how this mantra has been brought to life within early childhood classrooms and in general education classrooms across the district. This presentation will reference use a variety of methods and philosophies including, "Conscious Discipline", Trauma Informed Care, Circle Practices, and The ACES study. The format will include anecdotal accounts, current research on the topic, and practical application of skills within the general education setting.


Tuesday June 18, 2019 2:40pm - 3:30pm
151

2:40pm

Best Practices in Bullying Prevention
Just as a pebble dropped in a pond sends ripples throughout the pond bullying behavior sends ripples throughout the school community. This session provides an active look at the research-based best practices in a systems-wide approach to prevent bullying. Participants will identify what their schools are already doing and what areas may need additional attention.


Tuesday June 18, 2019 2:40pm - 3:30pm
226

2:40pm

Developing Life-Ready Leaders
Leader in Me (LiM) is an evidence-based, comprehensive school improvement model—developed in partnership with educators—that empowers students with the leadership and life-skills they need to thrive in the 21st century. The process helps schools create well-rounded learners by developing the whole-person and preparing students to become life-ready leaders.

Speakers

Tuesday June 18, 2019 2:40pm - 3:30pm
152

2:40pm

Parent Cafes for Family Support and Engagement
Parent Cafes are an effective and enjoybale way to engage and support famlies. Though not a parenting class, each Parent Cafe reinforces 5 evidence-based protective factors that help kids thrive, all while building social capital and providing peer support for parents. Participants will leave with an understanding of how and why Parent Cafes work, and the knowlege of how to make this resource available to the famlies they serve.

Speakers

Tuesday June 18, 2019 2:40pm - 3:30pm
250

2:40pm

Scott Leeper
My presentation bridges the gap between social anxiety, depression, and bullying with addiction. 12% of our nation's children live with 1 or more addicted parent (8.9 million children) and over 14 million American adults (ages 12 and older) have an addiction problem. Typically, mental health and addiction are bi-directional, meaning where one is present, the other could be, or will be. This presentation will provide warning signs and how the education professional can support the child, whether depressed, anxious, being bullied, or being the bully. The end of the presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to discuss ways that have and have not worked for them, in order to provide insight to their colleagues.

Speakers

Tuesday June 18, 2019 2:40pm - 3:30pm
127

2:40pm

Becoming a Secret Kindness Agent
Learn how to teach students how to be Kindness Ambassadors with our Keynote Speaker!


Tuesday June 18, 2019 2:40pm - 3:30pm
LGIA

2:40pm

Mindfulness for Self-Care & Classroom
This workshop will include live practices of mindfulness and child focused applications of mindfulness for the classroom. This workshop is support teachers for self care and to regulate children's nervous systems for a better learning environment.


Tuesday June 18, 2019 2:40pm - 3:30pm
225

2:40pm

Teaching Growth Mindset with Khan Academy
You know what the growth mindset is, but how do you teach it? How do you reach all of your kids in your classroom? How can you engage the student in your class that never talks? How do you focus your student that never stops talking? With Khan Academy LearnStorm, that’s how! Khan Academy Growth Mindset activities are fun and age appropriate, providing a structured way for students to explore the science behind the idea that "You can learn anything.” These activities are designed to help your students build growth mindsets and develop learning strategies to start the school year strong. Students who complete the activities have reported feeling more confident in themselves as learners, and teachers have reported positive changes in student behavior after participating in the program. Join me and learn how you can start your year off with Growth Mindset and Khan Academy!

Speakers

Tuesday June 18, 2019 2:40pm - 3:30pm
125
 
Wednesday, June 19
 

10:10am

Don't Fall for the Flavors: The Rise of Emerging Tobacco Product Use Amongst Youth
Discuss emerging tobacco products such as e-cigarettes/vaping and hookah and the increase amongst youth. Discuss strategies to reduce, if not, eliminate youth initiation. Provide activities to encourage youth advocacy locally and statewide. Educate on secondhand and thirdhand smoke exposure amongst youth and the effects on health especially mental health.


Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am
125

10:10am

It Takes 4 to Tango
This is a fun interactive presentation, that will identify four personality types and will show how best to communicate and give feedback with each of these personality types. Through the interactive process, you will learn the traits, strengths, and weaknesses of the four personality types and how best to interact with them.

Speakers

Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am
226

10:10am

Youth Asset Development
Search Institute has identified 40 positive supports and strengths that young people need to succeed. The external assets focus on the relationships and opportunities they need in their families, schools, and communities. The internal assets focus on the social-emotional strengths, values, and commitments that are nurtured within young people. This workshop will give an overview of the 40 Assets and how how you can use this framework to be an asset builder.


Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am
126

10:10am

How Imagination, Mindfulness, and Brain Science can Decrease Distraction Due to Negative Emotions Like Fear, Frustration and Anger
This presentation begins with a clear definition of mindfulness and beginner’s mindset, and why these skills build self-awareness and emotional coping strategies. The fight or flight response will be described using brain science and imagination (Hornet in Your Brain) to learn what is happing in the body when we get reactive. Teachers and parents will better understand why this normal survival response disrupts social interactions, attention and learning, and will able to incorporate basic mindful activities for home and in the classroom to help improve self regulation.

The session will also include a description of a four-step Mindful MEDS outline that could easily be incorporated in the classroom and at home. Because of the playful nature of Hornets and Hippos concepts, kids easily relate to the information; the information is equally applicable for the adults caring for them—yes, we get reactive, too.

(Note, the handouts used in this presentation are from the Hornet and Hippos workbook and are also free downloads on my website. The full workbooks can be purchased on Amazon.com and at the event if this is ok with the event organizers.)


Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am
152

10:10am

Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports: Keeping Silos but Baking Better Bread
There is much discussion about tearing down silos in education. This presentation will focus on the benefits of integrating content specific (e.g., academic, behavior) MTSS approaches to support school effectiveness. Participants will learn strategies to align their initiatives to their overall goals for school improvement.

Speakers

Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am
228-A

10:10am

School Safety: The Whole Child Approach
With the national focus on school safety and whole child teaching the Indiana Department of Education staff will share how schools can ensure safe, secure and supportive learning environments for all Hoosier Students. During this session attendees will learn how social-emotional learning, mental health, and school safety can be intertwined to support all students. Attendees will become familiar with the IDOE Social-Emotional Learning Resources and School Safety Academy Resources. By using this whole child lens Indiana schools will see an increase in academic performance and emotional wellbeing.



Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am
LGIA

10:10am

Scott Leeper
My presentation bridges the gap between social anxiety, depression, and bullying with addiction. 12% of our nation's children live with 1 or more addicted parent (8.9 million children) and over 14 million American adults (ages 12 and older) have an addiction problem. Typically, mental health and addiction are bi-directional, meaning where one is present, the other could be, or will be. This presentation will provide warning signs and how the education professional can support the child, whether depressed, anxious, being bullied, or being the bully. The end of the presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to discuss ways that have and have not worked for them, in order to provide insight to their colleagues.

Speakers

Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am
127

10:10am

Transgender Inclusion: Go Ahead, Be That Parent
Trans and Nonbinary students are facing challenges to their education. How can parents find a voice in education to support their child(ren)? This workshop will help with talking points, resources and communication tools to further the conversation on transgender inclusion in schools.

Speakers

Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am
124

10:10am

Brain Development and Skill Building: Rethinking Educational Strategy
What do we expect of adults? What behaviors make our society work? How do we foster the development of these behaviors in our future adults (aka children)? This session will lead participants through individual and group reflection on the goals of education, asking where we are succeeding and where we can improve. Participants will be asked to brainstorm experiential norms of early childhood now in 2019 and as a group, we will compare how the current early life environment is similar to and different from the experiential norms that have been present for the majority of human history. Neuroscience of early brain development will be introduced with specific focus on brain-environmental interactions that sculpt the developing brain. Participants will be asked to consider how we, as a society, are meeting the experiential expectations of the developing brain, and where we can improve. This dialogue will be specific to educational and classroom reform, but can be applied to any context in which humans are involved.

Speakers

Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am
250

10:10am

Interpreters in the Special Education Field: Building Cultural Bridges
Even English-speaking parents say that when their student first enters the realm of special education, for the parents it's like having to learn a new language. This presentation stresses the importance for interpreter training for them to know the special education process, the specific terminology, and the ethical facets of interpreting (confidentiality, neutrality, etc.)

Speakers

Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am
151

11:10am

Fears vs. Dreams
Introduce participants to an organization called To Write Love On Her Arms which advocates and provides resources for depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. Have participants participate in a lesson I do with my students about writing down their biggest fear and greatest dream. Share out if you want. I will explain how I do this in my classroom as well as provide the links and documentation for this resource. Conclude by talking about how this is important to talk about with our students AND how it is important for us as teacher to take care of our mental health and seek help.

Speakers

Wednesday June 19, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
127

11:10am

What Say You? Reframing The Narrative In Home, School and Community Relationships Through A Culturally Responsive Lens"
1). Participants will explore the connection between culture and outcomes in the development of home-school-community relationships.
2). Participants will raise their awareness of how cultural responsiveness shapes engagement strategies.
3). Participants will strengthen their ability to incorporate culturally response reframing techniques to engage and empower home-school-community relationships.


Wednesday June 19, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
126

11:10am

Developing Life-Ready Leaders
Leader in Me (LiM) is an evidence-based, comprehensive school improvement model—developed in partnership with educators—that empowers students with the leadership and life-skills they need to thrive in the 21st century. The process helps schools create well-rounded learners by developing the whole-person and preparing students to become life-ready leaders.

Speakers

Wednesday June 19, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
152

11:10am

From Planning to Action: Intergrating The Whole School. Whole Community. Whole Child. Model
This will be an interactive discussion on the Whole School. Whole Community. Whole Child (WSCC) Model and how stakeholders and school leaders can use the framework to guide the work of their school wellness councils. We will also discuss funding options to incorporate all components of the model as a priority, through the Title IV funding stream. Participants in this session will break up into groups and discuss (1) how their district is or is not leveraging a school wellness council and developing/implementing a wellness policy to positively influence student/staff health and engagement (2) The top physical activity and nutritional needs they see within their district/school (3) Assets the school encompasses that could be built upon (4) Strategies for addressing the needs of the school community, utilizing the WSCC Model infographic tool.


Wednesday June 19, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
228-A

11:10am

Leverage that works: The Power of Authentic Relationships
How do you disarm "tough" students? Teachers will learn about the power of reaching students in diverse ways to empower them not only to make better grades, but to ensure they have a future when they leave school.

Speakers

Wednesday June 19, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
151

11:10am

Protect our Students and Staff!
A brief overview of a national program that teaches the staff to protect the student and themselves during a crisis while retaining control of the situation. Achievable completely without harm or liability to either the staff or district. Aikido Control Training professionals will demonstrate simple techniques soon to be adopted as curriculum in Educational institutes in the south.


Wednesday June 19, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
250

11:10am

Understanding the Teen Brain
By understanding how the teen brain is unique, we gain insight into teens' behavior and choices. This knowledge base supports the development of positive options for supporting teens as they grow academically, emotionally and behaviorally.


Wednesday June 19, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
125

11:10am

Brain Development and Skill Building: Rethinking Educational Strategy
What do we expect of adults? What behaviors make our society work? How do we foster the development of these behaviors in our future adults (aka children)? This session will lead participants through individual and group reflection on the goals of education, asking where we are succeeding and where we can improve. Participants will be asked to brainstorm experiential norms of early childhood now in 2019 and as a group, we will compare how the current early life environment is similar to and different from the experiential norms that have been present for the majority of human history. Neuroscience of early brain development will be introduced with specific focus on brain-environmental interactions that sculpt the developing brain. Participants will be asked to consider how we, as a society, are meeting the experiential expectations of the developing brain, and where we can improve. This dialogue will be specific to educational and classroom reform, but can be applied to any context in which humans are involved.

Speakers

Wednesday June 19, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
225

11:10am

DBT Strategies in the Classroom
Providing educators with easy to use strategies to assist students with emotion regulation disorders.

Speakers

Wednesday June 19, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
124

11:10am

The impact of Bias and Trauma on the educational health of our students.
Participants will gain a deeper awareness of the filters through which we view and interpret ourselves and others. We will also begin to explore how unconscious bias affects quality and attitudes in schools and layer in how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE's) can impact learning in the classroom.

Speakers

Wednesday June 19, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
226

11:10am

Therapeutic Approaches
Attendees will gain information on resiliency building in children and families as well as provide play therapy and relationship building skills.

Speakers

Wednesday June 19, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
LGIA

1:40pm

1:40pm

Championing Students: The Power of Relationships
Through stories about various students during my 20 year teaching career, teachers will come together and discuss the impact of relationships on student learning and achievement.


Wednesday June 19, 2019 1:40pm - 2:30pm
151

1:40pm

Minds in Motion

Wednesday June 19, 2019 1:40pm - 2:30pm
152

1:40pm

Rhythm and Resilience
Limited Capacity seats available

Rhythm and Resilience is an evidence based intervention aimed at reducing social isolation, increasing self-esteem and resilience. Through this group drumming protocol and experiential learning, connections are drawn between experiences in the drum circle and to the wider context of their lives. Discussion topics include: self-responsibility, values, team work, cooperation, healthy relationships, emotions, self-regulation, respect, resilience and self-esteem. Topics that are desperately needed to foster the whole child.

Speakers

Wednesday June 19, 2019 1:40pm - 2:30pm
150

1:40pm

Addressing Problem Behavior
Behavior is Communication
The more we dive in and understand behavior, the more effective we can be with our response. This session will support participants in considering the factors that influence and sustain problem behavior and build skills to respond in ways that are more likely to gain cooperation and effect positive change.


Wednesday June 19, 2019 1:40pm - 2:30pm
226

1:40pm

Scott Leeper
My presentation bridges the gap between social anxiety, depression, and bullying with addiction. 12% of our nation's children live with 1 or more addicted parent (8.9 million children) and over 14 million American adults (ages 12 and older) have an addiction problem. Typically, mental health and addiction are bi-directional, meaning where one is present, the other could be, or will be. This presentation will provide warning signs and how the education professional can support the child, whether depressed, anxious, being bullied, or being the bully. The end of the presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to discuss ways that have and have not worked for them, in order to provide insight to their colleagues.

Speakers

Wednesday June 19, 2019 1:40pm - 2:30pm
127

1:40pm

Suicide Awareness & Prevention
Looking at the International Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention program provided in schools and suicide awareness efforts within the community. How we can be aware and responsive by creating a system of support for students.

Speakers

Wednesday June 19, 2019 1:40pm - 2:30pm
125

1:40pm

The Science of Stress and How to Help Kids Manage It
Learn how to help students deal with stress with our Keynote Speaker!

Speakers

Wednesday June 19, 2019 1:40pm - 2:30pm
228-A

1:40pm

What is Music Therapy?
Description of what music therapy is; all the different populations it works with; example sessions; etc.

Speakers

Wednesday June 19, 2019 1:40pm - 2:30pm
124

1:40pm

Indiana Social-Emotional Learning Competencies: A Neurodevelopmental Culturally Responsive Framework
Indiana’s newly developed social-emotional learning (SEL) competencies for students in grades Pre-K through 12, were designed to address social and emotional well-being through a neurodevelopmental culturally responsive framework. The foundation for these competencies has been developed from the most current brain research, social-emotional research, and trauma and culturally responsive best practices. The new SEL competencies build upon CASEL’s five core Social-Emotional Learning Competencies by adding competencies that address mindset and sensory-motor integration addressing the brain stem, limbic system and cortical functions of a child and adolescent’s brain development.


Wednesday June 19, 2019 1:40pm - 2:30pm
LGIA

1:40pm

What is Restorative Justice and Why is it Worth My Time?
This workshop will introduce people to restorative justice and why it matters for children’s development. There will be an overview of what this approach involves, how it is trauma informed, and how it can be applied in schools and elsewhere, leaving plenty of time for Q&A. Participants also will get a taste of how Circle practice can give people greater voice and stronger connections, which help build resilience as well as responsibility.


Wednesday June 19, 2019 1:40pm - 2:30pm
250

2:40pm

2:40pm

Minds in Motion

Wednesday June 19, 2019 2:40pm - 3:30pm
152

2:40pm

Rhythm and Resilience
Limited Capacity seats available

Rhythm and Resilience is an evidence based intervention aimed at reducing social isolation, increasing self-esteem and resilience. Through this group drumming protocol and experiential learning, connections are drawn between experiences in the drum circle and to the wider context of their lives. Discussion topics include: self-responsibility, values, team work, cooperation, healthy relationships, emotions, self-regulation, respect, resilience and self-esteem. Topics that are desperately needed to foster the whole child.

Speakers

Wednesday June 19, 2019 2:40pm - 3:30pm
150

2:40pm

Won't You be my Neighbor? Creating Conditions for Neighborhood in the Classroom
What would happen if we treated our students like honored guests? What if our classroom became a neighborhood of people who shared a culture of respect? In these sessions, we will examine what it means to purposefully create classroom culture and why it is so important. Teachers will leave with a system and resources for purposefully embedding relationship-enhancing structures into their classroom culture.

Speakers

Wednesday June 19, 2019 2:40pm - 3:30pm
127

2:40pm

A School Without Trauma Triggers
How can educators be more aware of environmental factors that may trigger traumatized students or unintentionally expose students, parents and staff to institutional trauma. What are triggers and what can be done to minimize them?

Speakers

Wednesday June 19, 2019 2:40pm - 3:30pm
151

2:40pm

Protect our Students and Staff!
A brief overview of a national program that teaches the staff to protect the student and themselves during a crisis while retaining control of the situation. Achievable completely without harm or liability to either the staff or district. Aikido Control Training professionals will demonstrate simple techniques soon to be adopted as curriculum in Educational institutes in the south.


Wednesday June 19, 2019 2:40pm - 3:30pm
250

2:40pm

Yoga for Self Care
Working with students can be very fulfilling, but it can also be extremely exhausting---both mentally and physically. The practice of yoga can promotes strength, flexibility, balance and mental clarity. Through a gentle yoga practice, you will leearn some asanas (poses) and pranayama (breath awareness) which can make you feel better equipped to live your best life. By making yourself a priority, you will have more to give to your sudents.


Speakers

Wednesday June 19, 2019 2:40pm - 3:30pm
228-A

2:40pm

Intersecting Place- and Problem-Based Learning
Teaching the whole child involves developing an understanding of the community from which the child comes. Intentionally embedding place within the curriculum provides an important vantage point for educators. Taking it one step further, when problem-based instruction includes the place of the child, then the learning opportunity becomes authentic and real rather than abstract and far away. In this workshop, participants will explore opportunities for intersectionality of place and problem while also considering community- and cultural-engagement.

Speakers

Wednesday June 19, 2019 2:40pm - 3:30pm
126

2:40pm

Teaching Growth Mindset with Khan Academy
You know what the growth mindset is, but how do you teach it? How do you reach all of your kids in your classroom? How can you engage the student in your class that never talks? How do you focus your student that never stops talking? With Khan Academy LearnStorm, that’s how! Khan Academy Growth Mindset activities are fun and age appropriate, providing a structured way for students to explore the science behind the idea that "You can learn anything.” These activities are designed to help your students build growth mindsets and develop learning strategies to start the school year strong. Students who complete the activities have reported feeling more confident in themselves as learners, and teachers have reported positive changes in student behavior after participating in the program. Join me and learn how you can start your year off with Growth Mindset and Khan Academy!

Speakers

Wednesday June 19, 2019 2:40pm - 3:30pm
125

2:40pm

The Dope Classroom: Channeling Dopamine for Joyful Learning
Learn how to create a "Dope" Classroom with our Keynote Speaker!

Speakers

Wednesday June 19, 2019 2:40pm - 3:30pm
LGIA

2:40pm

Therapeutic Approaches
Attendees will gain information on resiliency building in children and families as well as provide play therapy and relationship building skills.

Speakers

Wednesday June 19, 2019 2:40pm - 3:30pm
226