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Monday, August 12
 

10:00am

Special Education 101- What Every Teacher Should Know!
Limited Capacity filling up

Are you a new teacher who would like an overview of special education, including what it is, what the law says, how services are structured in the Lawrence school district, and how you can help to meet your students’ needs? Are you an experienced teacher who would like a refresher on these topics? Join me for this brief session on the basics of special education and what you, as a teacher, need to know. Questions and discussion are welcome and encouraged!


Speakers
avatar for Lark Lund

Lark Lund

Special Education Facilitator, Lawrence Public Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
SWMS Rm 811

10:00am

Vaping 101
Limited Capacity filling up

Approximately one in three Kansas high school students have tried e-cigarette or electronic vaping products, and about one in 10 reported using e-    cigarettes within the past 30 days. Two Health professionals will share facts, local statistics, and ways to help.

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Sarah Hartsig

Lawrence Douglas County Health Department



Monday August 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
SWMS Rm 604

10:00am

Early Childhood Paraprofessionals: Getting to Know US! Updates and Communication Strategies
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is mandatory for Early Childhood Paraprofessionals (3-5 programs). Participants will receive important information regarding systems, roles and top priorities. Participants will also engage in engaging activities that provide exploration of effective communication strategies between adults with a function based and reflective perspective.

Speakers

Monday August 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
SWMS Rm 605

10:00am

GLSEN: Creating Inclusive Schools for LGBTQ Students
Creating Inclusive Schools for LGBTQ Students is a training designed for K-12 educators to explore how to create more inclusive environments for all students, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Although designed for educators, any professional who works with youth can easily adapt this content to fit their practice needs.

Speakers
avatar for Holden Kraus

Holden Kraus

Teacher Middle School, Lawrence Public Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
SWMS Auditorium

10:00am

INVITE ONLY!! STAIR-A – Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation for Adolescents: A Treatment Model for Multiply Traumatized Youth. Presenter and Affiliation:
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation will provide participants with a working knowledge of Skills Training in
Affective and Interpersonal Regulation for Adolescents (STAIR-A), a cognitive-behavioral
treatment model specifically developed for use with multiply traumatized youth. STAIR-A
focuses on helping youth understand the impact of trauma on their lives, manage their emotions
more effectively, and build and maintain healthy relationships. Multiple traumatization leads not
only to increased PTSD symptom severity, but also to significant disruption in the achievement
of developmental goals of childhood and adolescence. Skills in effectively regulating emotions
and building and maintaining healthy relationships are particularly compromised in youth
exposed to family and community violence. STAIR-A was developed to help traumatized youth
learn targeted skills that have been shown to significantly enhance functioning, self-efficacy, and
decrease symptoms of depression and anxiety.


Speakers
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Dr. Omar G Gudino

Associate Professor, University of Kansas


Monday August 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
SWMS Rm 804

10:00am

Quick Strategies to Address Challenging Behavior
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session will describe two easy to implement strategies to prevent challenging behavior in your classroom: visual supports and group contingencies. Each strategy will be briefly described and examples of the strategies will be shared with attendees. Attendees will also leave with planning materials and data sheets to monitor student progress in their classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Zimmerman

Katie Zimmerman

Assistant Professor, University of Kansas



Monday August 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
SWMS Rm 809

10:00am

Restorative Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

To provide foundational education about restorative practices and provide concrete examples of their effectiveness in other educational systems.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. John M. Errante

Dr. John M. Errante

Dr. John M. Errante, PhD, is a practitioner of restorative justice strategies with a focus and background of working with youth and adults.Before focusing on this major strategy in retirement, John worked in several large corporations as a facilitator, manager, programmer, analyst... Read More →


Monday August 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
SWMS Rm 709

10:00am

Safety for Home Visitors
Limited Capacity seats available

As home visitors, we are exposed to a variety of situations that require us to think on our feet, consider multiple perspectives, and above all ensure that we and the families we visit are safe. Lawrence Police Department Community Resource Officers will discuss safety considerations for staff in home visitation roles.

Speakers
avatar for Suzy Green

Suzy Green

Early Childhood Coordinator


Monday August 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
SF Rm 405

11:00am

Growth Mindset
Limited Capacity filling up

After studying the behavior of thousands of children, Dr. Dweck coined the terms fixed mindset and growth mindset to describe the underlying beliefs people have about learning and intelligence. When students believe they can get smarter, they understand that effort makes them stronger. In this session you will learn how to cultivate a positive culture of student driven learning through the use of Dr. Dweck's growth mindset principles.

Speakers
avatar for Kris Hase

Kris Hase

Learning Coach, Lawrence Public Schools
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Crystalyn Mumaw

Instructional Learning Coach, USD 497
New York & Pinckney Elementary


Monday August 12, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
SWMS Rm 205

12:30pm

Upstairs and Downstairs: The ADHD brain and how to help students with ADHD make the connection between emotions and rational thinking
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The ADHD brain is constantly stimulation seeking and in the classroom (and on the playground) this can cause behavior that is not ideal.  We will explore the reasons behind why an ADHD brain acts the way it does and look for modifications and accommodations that can enhance learning and reduce undesirable behavior.  We will also discuss the different symptoms of ADHD and how they can present differently in girls vs. boys.



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Huebner

Teacher Title I, Lawrence Public Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
SWMS 6th grade pod

12:30pm

School Psychs:Dysgraphia
Limited Capacity seats available

Monday August 12, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
SF Rm 303

12:30pm

What the public needs to know about Human Trafficking
Limited Capacity filling up

Human trafficking is one of the largest and fastest-growing criminal industries in the world. It is based on recruiting, harboring and transporting people for the purpose of exploitation. Both sex trafficking and labor trafficking occur in Kansas with adults and children as victims.

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Megan Luttrell

Willow Domestic Violence


Monday August 12, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
SWMS Rm 604

12:30pm

ABCs of Behavior and Cognitive Triangle session. INVITE ONLY
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will entail the
discussion of behavioral and cognitive ways of approaching problematic
behaviors. Specifically, antecedents and consequences of behavior, as well as
patterns of thinking and problem-solving skills will be reviewed.


Speakers
DP

Dr. Paula Fite

KU Child & Family Clinic


Monday August 12, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
SWMS Rm 804

12:30pm

Building a Classroom Community for All
Limited Capacity filling up

Our students lives are complicated and diverse, no two are alike. Creating a space where all students are welcome, safe, and celebrated is at the core of this session. We will explore strategies to establish positive relationships and build a community of learners. Morning meeting, classroom book-a-day, student goal-setting, and lessons rooted in identity will be discussed. 

Speakers
avatar for Ann Lounsbury

Ann Lounsbury

Title 1 Learning Coach, Lawrence Public Schools
avatar for Lauren Mitchell

Lauren Mitchell

4th grade Teacher, Lawrence Public Schools
Passionate public educator, 4th grade teacher, mommy, wife, avid reader, lover of coffee, facilitator of "White Privilege; Let's Talk" curriculum.


Monday August 12, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
SWMS Rm 807

12:30pm

Microaggressions Workshop
Limited Capacity filling up

Within the first few weeks of school during the 2018-19 academic year, majority of the calls from parents involved the reporting of a microaggression students experienced in our school settings. This workshop will provide examples across four categories that are most commonly reported and observed in school settings, while providing an opportunity for participants to explore options to interrupt micro/macroaggressions with students and adults as they occur. This session is ideal for those who have not yet attended the required workshop at your school site or those who want to review and enhance their awareness and skills. 

Speakers
avatar for Danica Moore

Danica Moore

Equity Facilitator, Lawrence Public Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
SF Rm 505

12:30pm

Restorative Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

To provide foundational education about restorative practices and provide concrete examples of their effectiveness in other educational systems.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. John M. Errante

Dr. John M. Errante

Dr. John M. Errante, PhD, is a practitioner of restorative justice strategies with a focus and background of working with youth and adults.Before focusing on this major strategy in retirement, John worked in several large corporations as a facilitator, manager, programmer, analyst... Read More →


Monday August 12, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
SWMS Rm 709

12:30pm

Services for Children Birth to 5 years
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will be an overview of the services available through Lawrence Public Schools for children from the time they are born until they are kindergarten eligible. Descriptions of the different school district departments, how children and families can enroll, and what qualifications are needed for each program will be shared. This will also include transition procedures between programs and what services may look like with a sharp focus on providing services with the Least Restrictive Environment for each individual child. This session is for PAT, Tiny K, and Early Childhood staff.

Speakers
avatar for Morgan Carter

Morgan Carter

Psychologist, Lawrence Public Schools
avatar for Suzy Green

Suzy Green

Early Childhood Coordinator


Monday August 12, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
SF Rm 304

12:30pm

Invite Only - New Hire Specialized Classroom Teachers for students ASD & ED
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is for newly hired specialized classroom staff for students on the Autism Spectrum and students with Emotional Disturbances. During this time, you will become familiar with the LPS Evidence Based Quality Indicators for programs for students with ASD & ED. These indicators will help you develop your program using evidenced based practices.  

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Jenna Viscomi

Facilitator Sped, Lawrence Public Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm
SF Rm 301

12:30pm

Invite Only- OT and PT school based issues
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will be for OT and PT staff only to learn about and plan for issues that related
specifically to being a school based therapist. The group will do PD on a topic and then work
together to create a district plan of how to meet needs related to that topic.


Speakers

Monday August 12, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm
SWMS Rm 711

12:30pm

Invite Only: Communication Complexity Scale
Limited Capacity seats available

Nancy Brady from KU will share with SLPs, MT, and vision staff, the Communication Complexity Scale and how to use it with the minimally verbal students.  Participants will learn about the scale, watch example videos, and have experience coding a communication interaction using the scale. 

Speakers
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Nancy Brady

University of Kansas


Monday August 12, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm
SWMS Rm 802

1:00pm

Vaping 101
Limited Capacity filling up

Approximately one in three Kansas high school students have tried e-cigarette or electronic vaping products, and about one in 10 reported using e-    cigarettes within the past 30 days. Two Health professionals will share facts, local statistics, and ways to help.

Speakers
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Sarah Hartsig

Lawrence Douglas County Health Department


Monday August 12, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
SWMS Rm 810

2:10pm

Anxiety Session INVITE ONLY
Limited Capacity seats available

This focuses on anxiety symptoms often experienced in
adolescence and basic cognitive and behavioral approaches to addressing these
symptoms.


Speakers
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Dr. Paula Fite

KU Child & Family Clinic


Monday August 12, 2019 2:10pm - 3:45pm
SWMS Rm 804

2:30pm

Farm 2 School
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Scientific research suggests that getting up close and personal with dirt can improve children’s mental and physical health. Gardening can help kids burn off extra energy and control their impulses, develop strong immune systems, and willingly consume more fruits and vegetables. What’s not to like

Speakers
avatar for Jennie Lazarus

Jennie Lazarus

Farm 2 School Coordinator, Lawrence Public Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
SWMS Rm 606

2:30pm

Building Healthy Relationships with Students: Mandt Foundational Skills (non-certification)
Limited Capacity filling up

 This session teaches building rapport with students, healthy communication skills, and conflict resolution that can be applied to your classroom practice immediately. These topics constitute the relational skills from the Mandt System; this is a non-certification learning option for ALL staff regardless of position. The information in this session is all conceptual and  does not involve the use of any physical skills. ***This session is not designed for those who are or will be certified in the full Mandt System due to their specific job requirement.** 

Speakers
avatar for Jason Kingman

Jason Kingman

Special Education Facilitator


Monday August 12, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
SWMS Rm 209

2:30pm

How Do I Respond When My Students are Upset?
Limited Capacity filling up

This session talks about de-escalation strategies, replacement behaviors and the crisis cycle. If you are a teacher that interacts with students who are dysregulated, the strategies in this session may help you. We will talk about what mindset we need to have as staff when working with students who struggle with problem behaviors. We will also talk about how to replace those problem behaviors with appropriate behaviors.

Speakers
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Mallory Johnson

Learning Coach Sped, Lawrence Public Schools
avatar for Janna Skinner

Janna Skinner

Autism and Behavior Consultant, Lawrence Public Schools



Monday August 12, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
SWMS Cafeteria

2:30pm

Maximizing Transitions to Prevent Problematic Behavior
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will describe methods to reduce transition time and embedded instruction into daily classroom transitions. Attendees will be taught three transition strategies that can be applied to transitions in any classroom or content area. Photographs of tools used to implement the transitions, as well as ways to teach transitions initially at the beginning of the school year will be provided. Attendees will leave the session with practical strategies to improve transitions in their classrooms to reduce the likelihood of problematic behaviors.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Zimmerman

Katie Zimmerman

Assistant Professor, University of Kansas



Monday August 12, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
SWMS Rm 809

2:30pm

Restorative Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

To provide foundational education about restorative practices and provide concrete examples of their effectiveness in other educational systems.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. John M. Errante

Dr. John M. Errante

Dr. John M. Errante, PhD, is a practitioner of restorative justice strategies with a focus and background of working with youth and adults.Before focusing on this major strategy in retirement, John worked in several large corporations as a facilitator, manager, programmer, analyst... Read More →


Monday August 12, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
SWMS Rm 709

3:15pm

Relaxation Meditation
Come to this session if you want to treat yourself to an experience of a guided meditation/relaxation session. "Mindfulness" is a big trend right now, but let's experience it's origins and allow ourselves to receive its benefits before the school year gets rolling! I will also provide ideas for how to incorporate breathing, stretching, and relaxation techniques with your students. (k-12 variations) Lead by a classroom teacher who's an experienced mind/body instructor.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Lovett

Amanda Lovett

4th grade teacher, Lawrence Public Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 3:15pm - 3:45pm
SWMS Main Gym