Upcoming Workshops & Webinars

3 Essential Strategies for Leading Your Staff, Students and Families through Transformative Times
Thursday, July 30th, 2020
10:00 AM

As schools are determining how to best prepare for a distance-learning-only model, educational leaders recognize the critical importance of having a compelling SEL plan to meet the concerns of staff, students and their families.

With so much focus on preparation for a distance learning model and other COVID-19 related factors, we must remember that many students and staff are experiencing high levels of stress, confusion, and trauma. These emotions can lead to adverse mental health issues which schools must be ready to address.

This interactive session is designed for Sonoma County school administrators responsible for ensuring that the all staff, students and their families feel supported during this time.

This training will provide answers to the following questions:

  • How do we get our staff to focus on SEL, when they are distracted, confused and even overwhelmed by all the changes in their lives?
  • How do we help our staff manage their own self-care needs and effectively support the needs of students, families and each other?
  • What are the best ways to design and lead staff meetings that welcome, engage and enroll staff and effectively address their issues and concerns?
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Connecting with Students Online Using Community Building Circles
Monday, August 10 – Friday, August 14, 2020
9:00 – 10:30 AM each day
Cost: $150

This series of 5 interactive modules will engage and motivate participants as they delve into the beneficial possibilities of using Circles with their students in online communities. Community Building, Responsive, Curriculum and Restorative Circles will be explored as participants join in and design Circles they can immediately implement with their students.

Module 1 – Monday, August 10
Module 2 – Tuesday, August 11
Module 3 – Wednesday, August 12
Module 4 – Thursday, August 13
Module 5 – Friday, August 14

Modules begin at 9:00 am Pacific Time each day and last approx. 1.5 hours.

This training is for staff and administrators. Limited to 30 participants.
Handouts will be provided via email prior to the first module.

This training is led by Laurie Stanton, Community Matters Trainer. Laurie has been a Safe School Ambassadors® trainer for many years and has used Restorative Practices within her classroom, her school site, and now within other districts. She firmly believes that relationship building with each student is the key to a better classroom culture, school climate, and community as a whole.

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