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2021 - 2022
SEL and Media Literacy After School Workshop Series
About the Presenter
Youth Mental Health
Presenter: Logan Wayne
Date: December 7, 2021
Time: 11:30 to 3:30
Fee: Free thanks to the Area 5 SEL hub grant
Evidence of Completion: 6 hours
Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders in youth. This 2-hour, self-paced online class, and then participation in a 4-hour, instructor-led videoconference gives adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to children and adolescents (ages 6-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.
School Nurses Workshop - 2 Sessions
Facilitator: Savannah Holthaus, Family Resource Specialist Regional Office of Education #3/#40
Date: December 9, 2021
Place: In-Person at Carlinville ROE
Evidence of Completion: 1.5 Hours
Time: 1:00 - 2:30
Please only sign up for one session (am or pm).
During each session there will be a training on McKinney-Vento homelessness, specific to nurses needs and information on how the new Family Resource Specialist will assist them in getting health needs met. There will be a brief presentation on head lice and each nurse in attendance will get several supplies for head lice, hygiene and other goodies as a thank you for attending and all the hard work you put in! This is hosted by Mary Adams and Savannah Holthaus through the Regional Office of Education. #3 and #40.
Building a Road to Resilience
Presenter: Kristen Kaufman
Date: December 15, 2021
Time: 2:30 to 4:00
Evidence of Completion: 1.5 Hour
This training introduces attendees to the concept of resiliency and how to build resiliency in the youth and families they are working with. This training challenges attendees to assess their own resiliency traits and begin exploring how their own traits impact their ability to build resiliency in youth and families. This training will define resiliency, and explore domains, characteristics, and traits that are needed in order to build and strengthen resiliency. This training will also identify strategies to build resiliency in outside supports and inner strengths in youth and families.
Other Professional Development
BELOW, we have included PD workshops hosted by other organizations that may be of interest . Click on the green link for more information regarding fees, dates, presenters, registration and locations. For all off-site workshops, please use the contact listed for that particular organization/event if you have additional questions.
TeachIllinois is a 100% online, center for educator professional development. Educators can either self-register, or districts can bulk register their staffs. Upon completion of the material, learners will complete the ISBE Seminar Evaluation Form, after which, the official ISBE Evidence of Completion form will be made available. All e-learning courses are currently free, although in the near future TeachIllinois will start charging a nominal, per-PD-hour fee. New content is added every month, and we welcome suggestions for future courses. Our e-learning platform is robust enough that a PD provider (such as a District) could subscribe and create their own ‘channel’.
For questions, please contact Matt Weld, Director of Learning Technology for Area 5: email@example.com
ISAC OFFERING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR EDUCATORS
The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) encourages high school administrators and staff to take advantage of the variety of no-cost professional development opportunities ISAC has to offer. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, ISAC is providing offerings that were formerly in-person online; recordings of prior webinars are also available. These webinars help professionals increase their financial aid knowledge so they can better support students with the postsecondary process. ISAC offers continuing education credits and professional development hours to participants at a rate of one per contact hour. To learn more about our trainings and to view the calendar of upcoming webinars, please visit their Professional Development Opportunities webpage.
As a reminder, ISAC’s College Changes Everything Campaign offers schools and community-based organizations the support and resources needed to host financial aid and college application completion workshops. The ISACorps is available to help students and families navigate the college and financial aid process both in-person and virtually via videoconferencing, text, phone, or email.