Social Emotional Learning Series

Social Emotional Learning Series

LEADERSHIP

Exploring Social and Emotional Learning Resources

Audience: Campus and District Leaders

Credit Hours: 3

Presenter(s): Luis Valdespino, Sr. Director of Social and Emotional Learning; Telisa Brown, Director of Guidance and Counseling; Tori Sisk, Student Outreach Services Coordinator

Course Description: This session equips participants with the knowledge and skills to navigate through the multitude of social and emotional learning resources available to Arlington ISD students so as to best guide them to assistance when needed.  Participants explore the available social and emotional learning resources and determine when and how to access them. Participants will role-play scenarios to ensure ability to determine which resources are most appropriate.

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Introduction to Social and Emotional Learning

Audience: All Educators

Credit Hours: 3

Presenter(s): Luis Valdespino, Sr. Director of Social and Emotional Learning

Course Description: This session introduces participants to the meaning, components, and educational significance of Social and Emotional Learning (S.E.L.). Participants will explore S.E.L. instructional practices that may be easily integrated into everyday classroom instruction. Participants will also gain an understanding of how S.E.L. is aligned to PBIS, the Active Learning Cycle, and Multi-Tier Systems of Support (MTSS)."

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The Growth Mindset Experience

Audience: All Educators

Credit Hours: 3

Presenter(s): Julianne Heldt & Gary Rodriguez- Student Outreach Services (SOS) Facilitator; Shackelford Core Content Teachers (ELA, Math, Social Studies)

Course Description: The Growth Mindset Experience will present leaders with a general overview of the key components of a growth mindset, as presented by Carol Dweck, and then expose leaders to varying experiences aimed to develop those components.  Research shows that a growth mindset does not develop simply through an increase in knowledge; it is a skill honed by experience. When leaders in the school building adopt a growth mindset, they are able to be agents of change that inspire grit and resilience in students.

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Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Training

Audience: All Educators, Leaders, and Mental Health Professionals

Credit Hours: 3

Presenter(s): Jodie Dunne and Jordyn Patton, School Counselors

Course Description: Participants will learn to create an environment of physical, social and psychological safety.  Participants will learn how to disarm fear, optimize learning and facilitate healing for vulnerable children in the classroom.  Participants will learn proactive strategies for behavioral change.

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“What Were You Thinking?” Understanding the Adolescent Brain

Audience: Secondary Teachers

Credit Hours: 3

Presenter(s): Wendy Carrington, Dropout Prevention Coordinator

Course Description: Have you ever asked a teenager, “What were you thinking?” Learn how the adolescent brain is unique and can often lead teenagers to be impulsive and take risks. Recognize the impact of trauma and stress on the teenage brain. Finally, discover how a basic understanding of neuroscience can help you work with your students to improve executive function skills and create engaging lessons.

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You don’t have to Set Yourself on Fire to Keep Other People Warm: Self-Care for Thriving and not Merely Surviving

Audience: All Educators and Leaders

Credit Hours: 3

Presenter(s): Julie Moore, Library Media Services Coordinator; Lesley Cano- Library Specialist

Course Description: Gather data about yourself to determine your current self-care status and develop a daily self-care action plan to improve your own well-being and the well-being of those around you. Reflect on what works best for you so you can thrive instead of merely survive. Learn how to create a habit of checking in with yourself and your action plan to ensure your needs are being met.

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Youth Mental Health First Aid

Audience: All Educators

Credit Hours: 8

Presenter(s): AISD Intervention Specialists, Social Workers, Facilitators, Counselors, and LSSPs (contact is Luis Valdespino)

Course Description: Learn how to help students who are experiencing mental health or addiction challenges or are in crises.  Explore topics including anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders. Understand common mental health challenges for youth, review typical adolescent development, and learn a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations.

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