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Social/Emotional Support and Safety for Students [clear filter]
Monday, August 12
 

10:00am

Special Education 101- What Every Teacher Should Know!
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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
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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

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

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
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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

What the public needs to know about Human Trafficking
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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

Microaggressions Workshop
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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

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.

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Sarah Hartsig

Lawrence Douglas County Health Department


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

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

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.

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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

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