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Positive Discipline Association Annual Conference
University of Washington, 7/12/2019, 9:00AM-5:00PM
Join other educators, clinicians, and parents for the Positive Discipline Annual Conference, which will feature presentations for educators, clinicians, and parents. Spend the day developing Positive Discipline tools for home and school, or to support others through your coaching, consulting or counseling practice. Tracks include School, Parenting, Social and Emotional Learning, and Choose Your Own Path. Registration and more information here.
Trauma-Informed Care: Tools for Building Empathy and Creating Safe Spaces
Skyway Library, 7/23/2019, 2:30PM-4:30PM
The Skyway Youth Network Collaborative and Skyway Library are offering a workshop which will give participants the opportunity to learn how to recognize and respond to the signs of trauma, gain an understanding of Trauma-Informed Care principles, and develop self-care strategies.
Rashad Norris to Keynote Whole Child, Whole Day: A Social & Emotional Learning Symposium
Highline College, 8/9/2019, 8:30AM-4:30PM
Rashad Norris, Director of Community Engagement at Highline College, will be the keynote speaker for YDEKC’s 4th annual Social & Emotional Learning Symposium. Learn more about Rashad, including his essential questions for reflecting on our work, by checking out this post on the YDEKC website! Space is limited and registration is required. STARS credits and clock hours pending. Go here for more information and to register.
Search Institute Training: Getting Relationships Right
Jefferson Park Golf Club (Seattle), 8/12-13/2019
The Search Institute will be coming to Seattle to present their workshop that introduces their Developmental Relationship framework. Participants will leave ready to be more intentional and inclusive in building developmental relationships with and among young people in schools and youth programs. Check out more info here.
Three-Day Mindful Educator Retreat with Space Between
This three-day retreat is a new kind of professional development, nourishing your body, mind, and spirit, while offering personal exploration and practical application of mindfulness for your classroom or work with youth. Clock hours available. Find more information about Space Between and this retreat here.
Creating a Caring School Community, K-8 with Center for the Collaborative Classroom
Hazel Wolf School (Seattle), 8/29/2019, 8:30AM-2:00PM
This day of professional development, focused on how to implement the Caring School Community program, is designed for K-8 teachers, principals, and administrators. Each participant will receive a kit for Caring School Community, a year-long, comprehensive, school-wide SEL program. Register here.
“Let Us Succeed” Road Map Report Released
This report highlights the perspectives of more than 7,000 local high schoolers in the Road Map region through survey and listening session data. Read the report to better understand what barriers our young people—particularly youth of color and first-generation college students—face and how school staff and policymakers can take action.
Fakequity Post: Closing the Opportunity Gap is NOT Racial Justice
Exposing youth to social and emotional learning is often described as one of the strategies that will close the opportunity gap for students. Equity Matters’ Heidi K. Schillinger invites us in their original post to reflect on what stage of admission we are in around our complicity in “pushing programs, approaches and processes under the banner of ‘closing the opportunity gap’ that uphold systemic racism and white supremacy.” The follow-up post asks us to look at root causes and offers a Fakequity Checklist 1.0 to work on and share with accountability partners to assess whether or not we are really pursuing racial justice and identify concrete next steps.