Jun
2
Wed
Keeping the Spotlight on SEL
Jun 2 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Throughout this turbulent year, educators have fully embraced the value of prioritizing social-emotional learning (SEL) – for ourselves and our students. Now, the question becomes: How do we maintain a clear, unwavering focus on SEL so that it becomes an integral part of our educational culture? In this session, participants will learn of three factors necessary for creating and sustaining an SEL system, thus transitioning beyond a program and morning meeting. Additionally, attendees will also reflect on and appraise four methods for integrating SEL throughout the learning system.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Krista Leh is an educator, former administrator, adjunct professor, and educational consultant specializing in Social-Emotional Learning. She is also the founder/owner of Resonance Educational Consulting. She has worked with educators in more than 25 states on SEL as well as diversity, equity, and access. She has been a high school social studies teacher, instructional technology coach, and secondary curriculum coach. Krista holds a B.S. in education from Pennsylvania State University, an M.Ed in curriculum and instruction from Kutztown University, and an Ed.D. in educational leadership from Lehigh University.

Fee:

NHASCD member:  $49 per person
Non-member registration:  $65 per person
Teams of 5 or more: 10% discount

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Aug
3
Tue
Creative Teacher Self-Care through SEAL (Social-Emotional Artistic Learning)
Aug 3 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Creative Teacher Self-Care through SEAL (Social-Emotional Artistic Learning) @ Virtual

YOU are the most important person in the classroom.  Believe it!  If you are not ready and energized to teach, then there is no way your students are going to learn.  In this workshop, we will look at creative ways to get in the right mindset, so you can do and be your best for your students.  Along the way, we will engage in SEAL (Social-Emotional Artistic Learning®) activities that integrate the social-emotional competencies with elements of music, visual art, drama and movement – activities you can use in your classroom too!

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Elizabeth Peterson loves helping caring, creative teachers bring the arts practically and meaningfully into their classrooms.  An arts integration specialist with degrees in Arts, Leadership, and Learning, she hosts theinspiredclassroom.com.  Elizabeth is the creator of SEAL, Social-Emotional Artistic Learning: a unique and holistic method of integrating the arts with SEL.  She is in her 21st year of teaching and 15th year of hosting workshops, retreats, and online courses in arts integration and SEAL.   Elizabeth believes that when caring, creative teachers feel empowered in their classroom, they make a difference in their students’ lives every day.

FEE:

NHASCD Member:  $49
Non-Member:   $65
Team Discount for 5 or more registrants.  All must register at the same time.

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Aug
5
Thu
Building Relationships Through SEAL (Social-Emotional Artistic Learning)
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Building Relationships Through SEAL (Social-Emotional Artistic Learning) @ Virtual Via Zoom

Relationships are the number one thing teachers should be building in their classrooms: teacher to student and student to student.  With trusting relationships, students are more ready to learn, better able to collaborate, and more equipped to self-manage in the classroom.  In this workshop, we will look at two arts-integrated ways to build relationships in the classroom while working on CASEL’s other social-emotional competencies including self and social-awareness.  Music and Visual Art will be our focus: two engaging SEAL (Social-Emotional Artistic Learning®) practices that your students will love!

 

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Elizabeth Peterson loves helping caring, creative teachers bring the arts practically and meaningfully into their classrooms.  An arts integration specialist with degrees in Arts, Leadership and Learning, she hosts theinspiredclassroom.com.  Elizabeth is the creator of SEAL, Social-Emotional Artistic Learning: a unique and holistic method of integrating the arts with SEL.  She is in her 21st year of teaching and 15th year of hosting workshops, retreats, and online courses in arts integration and SEAL.   Elizabeth believes that when caring, creative teachers feel empowered in their classroom, they make a difference in their students’ lives every day.

 

FEE

NHASCD Members:  $49 per person
Non-Members:            $65 per person
Teams Discount for 5 or more registrants.  All must register at the same time.

Sep
29
Wed
Elevate Intellectual Engagement with Performance Assessments
Sep 29 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Elevate Intellectual Engagement with Performance Assessments @ Virtual

Assessments should deliver actionable information to both teacher and student, and traditional formats such as short-answer responses or multiple-choice questions may be limited in their capacity to do so. Performance-based assessments, on the contrary, require increased intellectual engagement and ensure that students must demonstrate their ability to apply their knowledge and skills. Further, they offer an opportunity to measure various competencies and student’s transferability of learning. In this workshop, learn design principles and gain practical implementation strategies for performance assessments to apply in your classroom no matter the grade or subject!

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS

Lindsay Prendergast, M.Ed. currently serves as a School Improvement Coach with NWEA and a Framework Specialist with The Danielson Group. Lindsay is an ASCD Emerging Leader. She recently concluded five years as the Principal of an international school in the Dominican Republic and has worked as a Special Education Teacher and Administrator for the past seventeen years. Throughout her career, Lindsay has designed and delivered professional development in English and Spanish for educators around the world on various topics including curriculum development, assessment, and grading practices. She has authored informational and research articles for ASCD, Curriculum Insight, InterEd, Scope Education, and several other education publications on various topics. Lindsay is also a team member and leader of school engagement review teams for Cognia (formerly AdvancED) and is a Fellow with the Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE).

Abigail French is an accomplished presenter, an online instructional coach and mentor, an educational course designer, and a sixth-grade teacher at Peter Muhlenberg Middle School in Woodstock, Virginia. She is currently celebrating year twelve in her teaching career, with Shenandoah CountyPublic Schools.

In addition to teaching, Abby partners with VaLIN and VaSCL to lead schools in implementing performance assessments through the Virginia Assessment Collaborative, as an innovation and social studies content coach. In September, 2020, Abby was selected as a Class of 2020 ASCD Emerging
Leader.

Through her involvement as a board member with UnisonEDU, a non-profit organization, Abby works to provide equitable professional development to schools. She also advocates for public education and better working conditions for teachers and students as an officer with the Shenandoah County Education Association. Outside of school, Abby enjoys spending as much time as possible with her family, preferably outdoors.

COST

NHASCD member:  $49 per person
Non-member:   $65 per person
Teams of 5 or more:  10% discount

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Oct
28
Thu
Tackling the Motivation Crisis: How to Activate Student Learning Without Behavior Charts, Pizza Parties, or Other Hard-to-Quit Incentive Systems
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Tackling the Motivation Crisis: How to Activate Student Learning Without Behavior Charts, Pizza Parties, or Other Hard-to-Quit Incentive Systems @ Grappone Center

“Do we have to do this?” “Is this going to be graded?” “When am I ever going to use this in real life?”

Questions like this are infuriating. They seem to indicate a lack of motivation in students, and it’s so disheartening to feel like we’re having to threaten or bribe students to get them to do schoolwork. After all, didn’t we get into teaching because we’re passionate about learning—and don’t we want our students to share that passion?

In this active and interactive (and dare I say provocative?) workshop, we’ll explore the question of motivation in great depth. We’ll look at common school practices (such as traditional grading, incentive systems, and praise) that are meant to motivate but which actually demotivate. We’ll also explore lots of practical strategies for tapping into students’ intrinsic motivations so that they’ll be more energized and engaged with daily learning. You’ll walk away from this workshop with a more complete understanding of how motivation actually works as well as many strategies for making learning more motivational for your students.

About the Speaker

For fifteen years, Mike taught third, fourth, and fifth grades, first in East Lyme, CT, and later in Portsmouth, NH. He loved facilitating independent research with his students, was always on the look-out for the next great read-aloud, and loved to find ways to make all learning fun and purposeful from his students’ perspectives.

Mike has also worked with children in a variety of other settings. He was a high school and age-group swim coach. He worked with preschool children all through his undergraduate years. More recently, he served as a parent helper in a high school science club (where he was nicknamed “Science Dad” by one of the students).

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