Closure Professional Learning Opportunities

Last Updated: 5/7/2020 10:54 PM


The following professional development resources are intended for use by classified and certificated staff during the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order. This page will be updated with additional resources as they are made available.
 

 

  • ACES

Ted Talk: How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime (15 min)

 

CDC Series on ACES:

Module 1 Lesson 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-SSwYTe8TY

Module 1 Lesson 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAqw9eWRSIc

Module 1 Lesson 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAw_XpPWtBk

 

Module 2 Lesson 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6wl3h8qmaI

Module 2 Lesson 2 Video 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6wl3h8qmaI

Module 2 Lesson 2 Video 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWvy_8BR7Do

Module 2 Lesson 2 Video 3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3BxoEbPXFs&t=38s

 

This webinar from Cascade Centers discusses the effects and ways to reduce stress. 

 

Three Guiding Truths for Building Regulation and Resilience in Children with Significant Trauma-Related Needs is presented by Washington Department of Health/Essentials for Childhood. 

 

 

 

Click on the links below to access hundreds of recorded trainings 

 

Keyboarding Trainings

https://www.typing.com/

 

RBT Certification (talk to Keila Dean)

 

Playworks U for General Duty Aides at HHES (talk to Josh Robertson)

 

  • ESD 112 TRAININGS

ParaPro FCS Trainings (see “Possible ESD 112…” below)

Possible ESD 112 Recorded Webinars

May 5 Exploring Pathways and Supports for Migrant Students – Resiliency & Self-Care

May 5 Becoming Trauma Informed: An Introduction (ZOOM)

May 5 FCS 10 - Positive and Safe Learning Environment - Zoom

May 6 FCS 07 - Behavior Management Strategies - Zoom (May 6, 2020)

May 7 LTSC: Introduction to Supporting Oral Language Development for ELs

May 8 Becoming Trauma Informed: An Introduction (ZOOM) etc.

  • RECORDED NEA TRAININGS

Up Your Productivity Using the New Features of Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Keep

Are you looking for ways to make your life easier through the power of Google? This workshop will introduce three Google tools that support improved organization and productivity. Participants will learn about the new features and tips of Gmail to make their emails more manageable. Additionally, they will learn how to customize Google calendars and learn how to keep track of notes and ideas with Google Keep.

 

A Paraeducator Guide to IEP Programs

Do you work with students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)? Do you have a clear understanding of your role in helping to implement them? This webinar will provide participants with an understanding of IEP programs, including the federal laws that govern them. Participants will learn how paraeducators can use this information to provide the best supports to ensure student success and effective communication between teachers, paraeducators, and other members of the instructional team.

 

Education Support Professionals: Supporting Students Suffering From the Absence of their Parents

Support from parents and caregivers is a vital component in a child’s development. Many children suffer because of the temporary absence and /or permanent loss of this stable adult influence in their lives. A variety of factors can cause this loss including incarceration, mental illness, substance abuse and death.

This webinar will be presented by Dr. Thomas Demaria from the National Center for School Crisis & Bereavement. It will discuss how children come to understand and adjust to real and ambiguous losses and offer practical suggestions on how education support professionals can create a school climate where children are able to talk about their losses and receive needed support. The free resources developed by the Coalition to Support Grieving Students (of which NEA is a Founding Organizational Member) will be highlighted.

 

Education Support Professionals: Supporting Students Suffering From the Absence of their Parents

Support from parents and caregivers is a vital component in a child’s development. Many children suffer because of the temporary absence and /or permanent loss of this stable adult influence in their lives. A variety of factors can cause this loss including incarceration, mental illness, substance abuse and death.

This webinar will be presented by Dr. Thomas Demaria from the National Center for School Crisis & Bereavement. It will discuss how children come to understand and adjust to real and ambiguous losses and offer practical suggestions on how education support professionals can create a school climate where children are able to talk about their losses and receive needed support. The free resources developed by the Coalition to Support Grieving Students (of which NEA is a Founding Organizational Member) will be highlighted.

View the recording…

 

The Power of Relationships for Education Support Professionals

You have the Power of One to start a fire, but you need the Power of Many to keep the fire burning.

If you can’t relate, nothing else really matters. Relationships may be the most important variable in being an effective ESP. The challenges ESP's must face to build trusting relationships include the four C’s: communication, collaboration, culture and caring. The barriers to education for students include: ACE (adverse childhood experiences), the trauma informed brain, adolescent risk behaviors, including sex, drugs (including marijuana and heroin/opioids), and violence (including bullying and suicide). Effective approaches to facilitate learning include: the whole child/school/community concept, brain-based learning, enhancing motivation, promoting positive mental health, stress-reduction, resilience education, SEL (social emotional learning), positive school climate, and the importance of storytelling (including digital storytelling) and picting (social media sharing visuals). The program is filled with “tips from the trenches” to help you keep whole students and school staff safe and healthy so they can learn more and live better.

Dr. Stephen Sroka has spoken worldwide with The Power of One message, how one person can make a difference. One year ago, Steve died while presenting a school in-service. Two SRO’s, a principal, two school psychologists (one being his daughter) and others saved his life and changed his message. He now talks about The Power of Many, how it takes a team to make a difference. Research-based and reality-driven, this session offers honesty, humor, and hope. It will fire you up professionally and personally.

 

Education Support Professionals (ESP) and Teachers: Effective Collaboration to Meet the Needs of Students

This highly informative webinar will focus on how to engage ESP and teachers to work together collaboratively, diminishing the barrier between professions and expanding the collective goal to serve students and improve schools. Participants will learn the importance and benefits of teamwork, strategies for creating a school culture of collaboration and how to overcome ESP and teacher working relationship potential barriers. The webinar also highlights two successful models demonstrating effective and collaborative ESP and teacher teams that result in education excellence and school improvement.

 

The Village and the Whole Student

The NEA ESP Quality Department and the Yale University Child Study Center have collaborated to produce a brand new webinar entitled The Village and the Whole Student. This pre-recorded webinar presentation focuses on the importance of all school employees working together in a school system to reach maximum impact on the lives of their students academically, socially and emotionally.

We are honored to have Dr. James Comer, MD, MPH, the Maurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry at the Yale University Child Study Center, provide us with an in-depth discussion on the whole village concept. Dr. Comer is a pioneer in the child development movement who has been honored many times for his life work. Read more.