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Implementing Schoolwide Mindfulness for Well-Being, Equity & Inclusion AA#3692

Region 3 SELA representative: Meg Thurman– mthurman@sps186.org

January 2, 2020
8:30am – 3:30pm
Crowne Plaza Hotel
3000 South Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL 62703

Important information
* Individual registration is required for all attendees
* Lunch is included in the $35.00 registration fee
* CPDUs are available
* Administrator Academy Credit is available for $15.00
* Registration closes December 26, 2019
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Registration will be from 8:00am – 8:30am
Presentation begins at 8:30am

*This workshop is being funded by an ISBE Discretionary Grant.

Participants will have the option of receiving CPDU’s or Administrator Academy (AA). CPDU only participants are not required to read the book or complete the dissemination plan. Those wanting AA credits must read the required book, complete the dissemination plan by February 20, and attend two 1.5 hour online mentoring sessions. The session dates are January 23 and February 20 at 7:00 pm.  Information regarding the mentoring sessions will be communicated to those requesting AA credit at a later date.

Required Book for AA:
Cultivating Mindfulness in the Classroom -effective, low-cost way for educators to help students manage stress by Jeanie M. Iberlin and Mike Ruyle.

 Required Article:
Creating Trauma-informed Schools from the Inside-Out” by Shawn Nealy-Oparah & Tovi C. Scruggs-Hussein, Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) EdCal Magazine, 2018.

Recommended Webpage:
EducatingMindfully.org/resources to research resources for the application assignment.

Description
This course is led by Matt Dewar and Gene Olsen of the nonprofit organization Coalition of Schools Educating Mindfully and is geared to K-12 school administrators, but other school educators are also encouraged to attend. They recommend school wellness teams take the course together.

In this specially designed Administrator Academy, participants will become clear on what mindfulness is and is not. They will learn the benefits of mindfulness, the supporting research, and research-based practices. They will learn the most effective ways to integrate mindfulness in schools and classrooms, how mindfulness supports stress reduction, prevention of negative impacts of primary and secondary trauma, interrupts implicit bias, and cultivates empathy. These factors enhance the creation of positive culture climate in schools, improving academic and more equitable outcomes in our schools.

Participants will explore and strategize how to integrate mindfulness into their K-12 school community in a way that honors its unique environment, culture, and goals. Adaptations will also be shared for teaching mindfulness in a variety of special education settings.

Target Audience
Principals, Special Education Administrators, School Psychologists and Social Workers

Speaker Information
Tovi Scruggs-Hessein
Tovi is the 2019-20 President of Coalition of Schools Educating Mindfully. She is a visionary educator, author, and award-winning urban high school principal with over 25 years of emotional intelligence and self-mastery experience.  She served as the founding co-director of the association of CA School Administrators Equity Leaders Academy and Regional State Equity Representative. Tovi is the founding co-teacher of the trauma-informed leadership course at Mills College.  Most recently, Tovi personally trained with Brené Brown and is a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator and Courage Catalyst. Deemed “Goddess at Work,” Tovi utilizes skills from her numerous certifications and leadership experiences, leading transformative professional development and keynotes nationally.

Matt Dewar
Dr. Matthew Dewar is the 2018-19 President of Coalition of Schools Educating Mindfully and the founder of Journey 30K, a personal development platform that utilizes wellness and mindfulness strategies to transform individuals and organizations. Matthew is also a teacher, well-being coordinator, and learning facilitator at Lake Forest High School who has designed and implemented teacher professional development and school wellness curricula, including mindfulness-based wellness for faculty and students. Freshman at his high school take a year-long mindfulness-embedded Wellness for Life course that combines both Health and PE. Most recently, Matthew has created and implemented mindfulness programming for professional and collegiate athletes. His work has been featured on TEDx, NPR, Disrupt Health, and the National Wellness Institute’s podcast. He is the author of Education and Well-Being: An Ontological Inquiry. Watch Matt’s Opening Talk on Friday of COSEM’s Educating Mindfully Conference.

Gene Olsen
As Director of Student Services at CCSD 89 in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, Gene Olsen supports students, staff and families in programming and planning for successful student outcomes for all children.  He has served as a teacher of students with disabilities, local and building IFT rep, member of the PARCC Educator Leadership Cadre, and has presented at multiple state conferences. His responsibilities include coordinating special education services and supervising staff. He also oversees the district’s administration of services for IDEA, 504, McKinney Vento, Social Emotional Learning and DCFS. In his role, he has worked with federal and state initiatives, including PARCC, P20 Council, and CASEL. He is a member of the Illinois State Assessment Review Committee, Treasurer of the Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education (IAASE), and on the Board of Directors of Coalition of Schools Educating Mindfully.

By registering for this event, you agree to the following:
You are giving permission for the information which you have entered into the registration form to be printed on a participants’ list. The list may be distributed to the workshop/conference participants.

Each registrant receives an official name tag, a careful payment record, and entry into the participant list.

Further you understand that when you register for this event, you are making a commitment to attend the workshop as lunch and materials have been purchased for you.  If you cannot attend, you accept the responsibility to cancel with the conference registrar Connie Borowski at cjborow@ilstu.edu or (309) 438-1952.

An additional fee of $15.00 is required for anyone requesting the Administrator Academy Credit.
Checks for the $15.00 Administrator Academy Credit needs to be made payable to ROE 51 and is only payable on-site.
(For check writing purposes only) ROE 51, Staff Development Center, 2201 Toronto, Springfield, IL 62712.

To register please visit the following page: Registration Page

Refund requests will be honored until 11:59pm on 12/26/19

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Nontraditional Fields under Perkins V

During this webinar, participants will learn how nontraditional fields have changed under Perkins V as well as strategies for recruitment and retention.

October 23, 2019- 10 am – 11 am

Resources:

Presentation slideshow

Archived webinar

 

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Assistive Technology: Legal Mandates and Practical Solutions AA#3662

Region 2 SELA representative: Christan Schrader– cschrader@bhased.org

November 21, 2019
8:30am – 3:30pm
East Moline School District Administration Center
3451 Morton Drive
East Moline, IL 61244

Important information
* This is a free event
* Individual registration is required for all attendees
* Breakfast items will be provided
* Lunch is on your own
* CPDU’s are available
* Administrator Academy Credit are available for $15.00
* Registration closes November 19, 2019
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Registration will be from 8:00am – 8:30am

Description
This course is focused on informing and educating school staff on the topics and practices that involve the use of assistive technology in the educational environment. . From an initial review of the legal mandates for assistive technology as a component of supporting placement in the least restrictive environment to the legislation that requires the consideration of assistive technology during the IEP conference, participants will be able to identify the legal mandates and their responsibilities for compliance. In addition, this presentation will increase the knowledge of school staff in the practical use and range of assistive technology for improving student outcomes. By thoroughly outlining practical solutions, participants will leave with strategies for further investigation and implementation in their own school environments.

Target Audience
Superintendents, Directors/Coordinators, Principals, Assistant Principals, Special Education Teachers

*This workshop is being funded by an ISBE Discretionary Grant.

Speakers
Christina Sepiol: Christina Sepiol, J.D. Ed.D, is currently the Assistant Superintendent for Student Services in Indian Prairie School District 204 located in Naperville, Illinois. She has also served as an assistant director in a special education cooperative, and was legal counsel for numerous school districts throughout the State of Illinois, focusing her practice in matters related to special education, student discipline and disability rights. Her legal background also includes serving as a due process hearing officer and Section 504 hearing officer in the State of Indiana.

Her educational experiences have included teaching in the field of special education at the elementary through high school levels and serving as a building principal in an alternative day school setting. Prior to representing school districts, Dr. Sepiol represented parents whose interests were adverse to school districts. She is a member of the Illinois Bar Association and has served on the Illinois Council of School Attorney’s Committees on Special Education and the No Child Left Behind Act.

Jennifer Skalitzky: Jennifer Skalitzky is a lead trainer for UCPS-Infinitec as an Assistive Technology Facilitator since 2004. She provides evaluations and trainings across the state in the areas of Assistive Technology and Universal Design for Learning. Jennifer received a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders from Eastern Illinois University and received a Master of Science in Disability and Human Development from the University of Illinois – Chicago (UIC). Her area of specialization was Rehabilitation/Assistive Technology, and she completed a Graduate Assistantship with UIC’s Assistive Technology Unit (ATU). After graduation she worked for UIC’s ATU where she supported students and adults using AAC devices. In addition, she has worked at Northwest Suburban Special Education Organization (NSSEO) as an Assistive Technology Facilitator. While there she supported the assistive technology needs of students with severe physical disabilities, students with Autism and learning disabilities. She also supported staff through trainings and the implementation of assistive technology. In the past, Jennifer has been an adjunct teacher at Lewis University and taught the undergraduate and graduate class on Assistive Technology for the Special Education Department. She has been in field for almost 20 years and loves what technology can do for all students!

An additional fee of $15.00 is required for anyone requesting the Administrator Academy Credit.
Checks for the $15.00 Administrator Academy Credit needs to be made payable to Rock Island County Regional Office of Education and is only payable on-site.
(For check writing purposes only Rock Island County Regional Office of Education, 3030 Avenue of the Cities, Moline, IL 61265

To register please visit the following page: Registration Page

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Stakeholder Engagement through Perkins V

This webinar will discuss the importance of stakeholder engagement around Perkins V and the local planning process. Useful tools and engagement strategies will also be discussed.

October 17, 2019 – 10 am – 11 am

To register, visit this link:
Stakeholder Engagement through Perkins V

Resources:

Presentation slideshow

Archived webinar

 

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Forum for Excellence 2019

Pre-Conference: Perkins V & EDGAR

Steven A. Spillan, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC

Pre-Conference: Perkins Administrator Cohort Meeting

Upcoming Professional Development
Aime’e Julian, Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support

Expectations for Local Planning
Natasha Allan, Illinois Community College Board

Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment
Marci Rockey, Office of Community College Research and Leadership
Anjale Welton, Office of Community College Research and Leadership

Grant Compliance
Melissa Andrews, Illinois Community College Board
Nicole Joerger, Illinois Community College Board

IACTE Update
Cindy Stover, Illinois Association for Career and Technical Education

2019 Forum for Excellence Conference

General Session

Welcome
Dr. Brian Durham, Illinois Community College Board

The National Perspective: Equity, Education, and Apprenticeships
Dr. Ben Williams, National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity

The State of the State
Jennifer K. Foster, Illinois Community College Board
Whitney Thompson, Illinois Community College Board
Whitney Mehaffy, Illinois State Board of Education

Breakout Session 1

Employers are Looking for Essential Employability Skills!
Aime’e Julian, Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support
Bevan Gibson, Southern Illinois Professional Development Center
Sarah Goldammer, Southern Illinois Professional Development Center

A Deeper Dive into Mechanisms to Ensure Equity in CTE and Apprenticeships
Dr. Ben Williams, National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity
Resources: NAPE Micromessaging Framework
NAPE Reflection Action Worksheet
NAPE Overview

Tackling Year #2 with TABE 11/12
Amber Fornaciari, Central Illinois Adult Education Service Center
Anita Kerr, Central Illinois Adult Education Service Center

The Magic of Team Teaching: An ICAPS Success Story
Levia Loftus, College of Lake County
Felipe Valtierra, College of Lake County

Perkins V Questions & Answers
Whitney Thompson, Illinois Community College Baord
Whitney Mehaffy, Illinois State Board of Education

One College’s Journey Maintaining Quality in an Ever-Changing Discipline
Jesse Allen, Lincoln Trail College
Brent Todd, Lincoln Trail College

Data Insights for Program Review
Kathy Swinson, Illinois Eastern Community Colleges
Brandon Weger, Illinois Eastern Community Colleges

Using Digital Activities to Assess Comprehension in Academic ESL Reading
Jeannette Diller, Heartland Community College

Engaging with Open Education Resources
Jeff Newell, Illinois Community College Board

Tips and Sticks: Creating a Complete Welding Program for Today’s Learner
Merri Johnson, Realityworks

Breakout Session 2

Bridges of Opportunity: Navigating Students through Adult Education to Career Certification
Bianca Perkins, Black Hawk College
Jen Holldorf, Black Hawk College
Glenda Nicke, Black Hawk College

Come One, Come All: Utilizing Best Practices to Promote Classroom Equity
Natasha Allan, Illinois Community College Board
Mackenzie Montgomery, Illinois Community College Board
Amie’e Julian, Illinois Center for Specialized Transitional Support

The ABE/ASE Standars Proficient Seminar
Anita Kerr, Central Illinois Adult Education Service Center
Amber Fornaciari, Central Illinois Adult Education Service Center

Differentiated Assessment: Student-Centered Options to Maximize Understanding and Success
Sarah Goldammer, Southern Illinois Professional Development Center

Women’s Empowerment in ESL and ABE/ASE Classrooms
Katie Neginskiy, Heartland Human Care Services
Hai Minh Nguyen, Heartland Human Care Services

Career Start
Katie Shevokas, La Moille High School
Jay McCreacken, La Moille High School
Mark Grsybowski, Illinois Valley Community College
Bonnie Campbell, Illinois Valley Community College

Free Online Career Plan and Resume Building Tools to Help Students Reach Their Career Goals
Natasha Telger, Southern Illinois University
LaToya McRae, Southern Illinois University

Integration for Matriculation
Margaret Wolf, Kankakee Community College
Joshua Gregoire, Kankakee Community College
Gregg Beglau, Kankakee Community College

Hands-On with BurlingtonEnglish
Amelia Boggess, BurlingtonEnglish
Brandi Cardwell, BurlingtonEnglish

Breakout Session 3

Programs of Study Expectations Tool
Nicole Joerger, Illinois Community College Board
Aime’e Julian, Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support

Panel on Fostering High-Quality Programming Through Program Review
Facilitated by: Whitney Thompson, Illinois Community College Board
Marci Rockey, Office of Community College Research and Leadership
Jonita Ellis, College of DuPage
Michelle Johnson, Carl Sandburg College
Kathleen Gorski, Waubonsee Community College

Staying Student-Focused: An Exploration of a Career Center and Community College Partnership
Dana King, Heartland Community College
Tom Frazier, Bloomington Area Career Center

Highly Effective Teaching Practices
Marcia Luptak, Elgin Community College

Service Integration: What it Means for Career and Technical and Adult Education
Diana Robinson, Northern Illinois University
Bevan Gibson, Southern Illinois Professional Development Center

Creating Supplemental Instruction to Build Academic Strategies for Health Care Students
Yolanda Bennett, Moraine Valley Community College

Boost Reading Comprehension with Paired Texts
Laurie Martin, Adult Learning Resource Center

Promising Practices in Illinois Career Pathways: Kewanee Life Skills Re-Entry Center
James R. Hull, Lake Land College
Glenda Nicke, Black Hawk College
Cathy Dorathy, Black Hawk College
Jennifer Parrack, Kewanee Life Skills Re-Entry Center

Social Studies Role-Playing in ELA and ABE/ASE Classrooms
Katie Neginskiy, Heartland Human Care Services

TABE 11/12 Forum for Best Practices
Michele Ruszkowski, Data Recognition Corporation

Breakout Session 4

ICAPS: Reinventing the Wheel
Matthew Beasland, South Suburban College
Christopher McElroy, South Suburban College

An Overview of ICCB Program Approval Processes
Tricia Broughton, Illinois Community College Board

Expanding and Growing Faculty Externships in Career and Technical Education
Melissa Andrews, Illinois Community College Board

Technical and Essential Employability Competencies: A Necessary Feature for Your Pathways Design
Jonathan Furr, Northern Illinois University
Nik Butenhoff, Belvidere High School

Customized Apprenticeship Programming – Information Technology (CAP-IT)
Jennifer K. Foster, Illinois Community College Board
Lavon Nelson, Illinois Community College Board

MIMIC (Making Industry Meaningful in College)
Dorene Data, Illinois Valley Community College

We’ve Got People on the Inside: An Amazing Partnership
Laura Williams, Danville Area Community College
Brandice Connor, Danville Area Community College

Solving Issues with WIOA: Making Bridge Work Like it Should
Kelsey Briggs-Dineen, National Able Network, Inc.
Tara Driver, National Able Network, Inc.

Using Learning Communities to Help Adult Education Students Transition to College
Marcia Luptak, Elgin Community College

You Say, TABE 11/12! We Say, Free Resources.
Jeff Goumas, CrowdED Learning

Breakout Session 5

Moving Beyond ICAPS Model 1: How We Developed an ICAPS Model 2 in Health Care
Arlene Santos-George, College of Lake County
Laura Asbury, College of Lake County
Jennifer Cordova-Arteaga, College of Lake County

Advisory Committees 101
Aime’e Julian, Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support
Brittany Boston, Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support

Redsign of Career Bridges: Building a Team Aligned with the WIOA Framework
Maureen Fitzpatrick, City Colleges of Chicago
Lauren Hooberman, City Colleges of Chicago

Perkins V: Surveying the Data Landscape as We Transition from Perkins IV to Perkins V
Jay Brooks, Illinois Community College Board

Breaking Down Barriers for Women in Technology
Gina Elias, Illinois Valley Community College
Dorene Data, Illinois Valley Community College

Reading Whole-Class Books in Mixed Level ESL Classes
Katharine Ward, Literacy Works!

Let’s Get Together: An EFE-Community College Partnership That Works!
Alyson Gaspar, Waubonsee Community College
Cassie Blickem, Valley Education for Employment System

Leveraging Tools for CTE Program Improvement
Marci Rockey, Office of Community College Research and Leadership
Chaddrick James-Gallaway, Office of Community College Research and Leadership
Brandi Neal, Office of Community College Research and Leadership
Eboni Zamani-Gallaher, Office of Community College Research and Leadership

Atoms and Starbursts and Tacos, Oh My: Effective Lesson Plans in Math and Science
Clare Tschirn, Illinois Central College
Teresa Osterloo, Illinois Central College

GED Program Update: New Tools and Resources for Student Success
Brian Smith, GED Testing Services

Breakout Session 6

Using Excel’s Pivot Table Tool for DAISI Data Management
Benjamin McDaniel, Illinois Community College Board

Combating Food Insecurity on Community College Campuses
Whitney Thompson, Illinois Community College Board
Francesca Catalano, Kankakee Community College

Special Populations
Aime’e Julian, Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support
Brittany Boston, Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support

Digital Literacy and the Workforce
Angelique Maguire, Illinois Eastern Community Colleges

A Review of the Current Dual Credit Landscape
Marcus Brown, Illinois Community College Board

Illinois’ IELCE Toolkit
Bevan Gibson, Southern Illinois Professional Development Center
Catherine Porter, Adult Learning Resource Center

Math in Context: Math for the Workplace
Michael Matos, Chicago Citywide Literacy Coalition

The Power of YOU: Use and Impact of a Digital Student Wellness Portal
Tina Hardy, Illinois Valley Community College
Patrice Hess, Illinois Valley Community College

Steal Big, Steal Little: Perkins Plans for Budgets of All Sizes
Patty Zuccarello, Joliet Junior College
Bonnie Campbell, Illinois Valley Community College

Educational Testing Service (ETS) HiSET Program Updates – Tools & Resources Available Now!
Douglas Garcia, Educational Testing Services HiSET Program

Closing Session

Partnering for Success
Chekemma J. Fulmore-Townsend, Philadelphia Youth Network

 

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Group Discovery Workshops

OVERVIEW

This training will provide an overview of how to implement Group Discovery for an array of populations.  Guided Group Discovery is a strategy that assembles small groups of up to 10 job seekers committed to an employment search. Led by one or more trained facilitators, job seekers are guided through a process of self-exploration and offered an opportunity for peer support that is often very beneficial to job seekers, especially people who may be struggling to find
employment and may otherwise lose motivation to stick with the job search over time. As with a more traditional job club model, Group Discovery provides the added benefit of networking and feeling less alone in the job search process. Join this day long training for strategies and resources to improve your programs. 

DATES/LOCATIONS

9am – 4pm
November 13 – Malcolm X College – Chicago

November 14 – Heartland Community College – Normal

DETAILS OF THE SESSION

This session will address:

      • What is Discovery vs Group Discovery
      • Who does it make sense for
      • What needs to be in place for successful Group Discovery
      • How to structure Group Discovery
        • Timeframe
        • Location
        • Size of group
        • Ground rules
        • iDiscovery Notebooks
      • The expected outcome of each session
      • Reframing and facilitation skills
      • An interactive review of each session
      • The rationale behind the different exercises in implemented during Group Discovery
      • Samples of research participants will be expected to complete
      • Tips and dealing with problems
      • Modifying Group Discovery to meet the needs of different populations.

For more information and to register, visit the following link:

Group Discovery Workshops

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Introduction to Autism Training and Technical Assistance (ATTA)

These day-long workshops will explore the Autism Training and Technical Assistance (ATTA) project – the resources that have been developed to be used by students with ASD, their family members, secondary and postsecondary educators, employers, and members of the community. The resources are designed to assist everyone in better understanding the transition process, the unique barriers faced by individuals with ASD, and to promote providing equitable access in the workplace/postsecondary setting. The session on November 6 will focus on supporting students as they navigate college. The session on November 18 will focus on assisting students in transitioning to the workplace.

Student Support in Postsecondary 
November 6 Moraine Valley Community College

Engaging Employers
November 18 Heartland Community College

For more information and to register, visit the following link:

Introduction to Autism Training and Technical Assistance (ATTA)

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2019 Nontraditional Fields Summit

 

Event Details

December 2, 2019 
9 am – 4 pm 
Holiday Inn & Suites Bloomington-Airport
3202 East Empire Street
Bloomington, IL 61704

Important Information

* This is a free event
* Individual registration is required for all attendees
* Lunch will be provided
* Registration closes November 22, 2019

Description

Do you struggle with recruiting students into fields nontraditional for their gender, such as men in nursing or women in STEM? Are you looking for success strategies to improve enrollment? Join national experts from the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE) as they lead an engaging workshop on how to discuss and market nontraditional occupations. Participants will receive the Explore Nontraditional Careers Toolkit which provides a research-grounded process to assist educators in transforming their practice to increase the participation and persistence of students in nontraditional occupational programs and pathways.

 

For more information and to register visit the 2019 Nontraditional Fields Summit registration page.

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Exploring STEM Careers: Messaging Matters

Details

There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.

October 29, 2019
9:30am – 2:30pm

Heartland Community College
Community Commons Building
Room 1406/1407
1500 West Raab Road
Normal, Illinois 61761

Lunch will be provided.

Important Information

Credit: This workshop counts as ½ Day PD for counselors (up to 4 hours).
Curriculum: NAPE’s Explore STEM Careers Toolkit, which is designed to increase the understanding and self-efficacy of counselors who are from non-STEM majors to more effectively implement practices to address access, inclusion, equity, and diversity in STEM paths and careers.

Description

Careers in STEM are in demand, and opportunities are available for every student! This session will empower you to effectively communicate to a diverse group of students the breadth of opportunities and pathways in STEM careers. You will be challenged to consider student, parent, and community perception of your school’s “brand” of STEM, and identify areas for improvement to ensure that you are reaching and inspiring every student to consider a future career in STEM.

Presenter

Meagan Pollock, PhD
Certified Equity Instructor, National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity

Intended Audience

• High School Academic or Career Counselors
• Community College Administrators responsible for recruitment and transitions
• CTE Deans, and Student Service staff
• Secondary and Postsecondary Perkins Professionals

For more information and to register, visit the Exploring STEM Careers: Messaging Matters page.

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Trauma-Informed Care with Transition-Age Youth

Description

Over 2/3 of young people have experienced at least one traumatic event by age 16. Based on these statistics, every classroom has students who have undergone trauma. Research shows chronic trauma affects students’ school performance, attendance, and behavior. The Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support invites you to explore the pervasiveness of trauma including adverse childhood experiences, childhood adversity, and other traumatic experiences. Understanding the signs, impact, and science of trauma is critical to effectively serving and supporting young adults. There are many ways educators can help; we will overview evidence-supported, trauma-informed practices that can be used to create trauma informed learning environments. Becoming trauma-informed has the potential to reshape relationships we have with our youth and young adults, change our own perceptions of their behaviors, and rewrite the policies that guide organizational practices.

Sessions Held at the Following Locations

October 3 – 9:30 am – 2:30 pm, Moraine Business and Conference Center – 9000 W College Pkwy, Palos Hills, Illinois
October 8 – 9:30 am – 2:30 pm, Heartland Community College – 1500 West Raab Road, CCB 1406/1407, Normal, Illinois
October 28 – 9:30 am – 2:30 pm, Effingham Holiday Inn – 1301 Avenue of Mid America, Effingham, Illinois
November 7 – 9:30 am – 2:30 pm, Malcolm X College – 1900 W. Jackson, 1106 Conference Hall C, Chicago, IL

The Malcolm X College location is at capacity and registration is closed. We regret that we cannot accept walk-ins.

For more information and to register, visit the Trauma-Informed Care with Transition-Age Youth registration page.

 

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