Bay Area Regional Update
The nation’s schools were already struggling to meet students’ mental health needs when the pandemic hit. How can schools rise to meet students’ ballooning needs in that area as a massive school reopening gets underway?
To be sure, it will be difficult to balance mental health support with an equally massive academic recovery. But child development experts say it’s a balance schools must attempt to strike if they want students to regain their academic footing after an unprecedented year of disruptions, stress, and trauma.
An infusion of federal COVID-19 relief money will help, but how those funds are used will be pivotal. And experts say that schools cannot just focus on the students they know are in crisis; they must bolster supports for all students as well as staff members.
EducationWeek Article “Here’s What Schools Can Do”
AI in School: Virtually Chatting with George Washington and Your Personal GPT-4 Tutor
Sal Khan, founder and chief executive of the Mountain View-based nonprofit global classroom Khan Academy, envisions artificial intelligence as a powerful tool for learning and
San Mateo County School Board Sues Social Media Giants
The superintendent and school board in San Mateo County this week filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging “the current youth mental health crisis has
Sonora High School Awarded $200,000 Grant For Student Mental Health
The Sonora Union High School District has been awarded a School Health Demonstration Project Grant from the California Department of Education, which will provide up
Regional Professional Learning and Networking Opportunities
K-12 educators are invited to join us for this new, full-day professional development opportunity to explore our research-based, equity-centered SPACE Framework for School Change. During this hands-on, interactive day, you will problem-solve a scenario related to student well-being, engagement, and belonging and co-design creative, data-based solutions with the guidance of our Challenge Success coaches and collaboration with fellow educators. Through the practice strategies grounded in Continuous Improvement, you will return home ready to apply what you learned to create scalable, data-driven solutions to spark school and district-level changes in your community.
This in-person, full-day training costs $675 (early bird pricing until May 31). There is financial assistance available.
IFSEL’s Institutes builds on evidence based SEL practices and fosters collaboration, reflection and renewal.
The Institute provides participants with inspiration and current research as well as experiential lesson materials. Throughout our time together, IFSEL’s facilitators will demonstrate a unique take on ten distinct educator practices that expand social and emotional learning, inclusivity, and well-being.
Costs starts at $1,575 for the 3.5-day institute.
Participants at our Summer Institute professional development programs are eligible for 2.0 CEU credits from Dominican University. More information about credits will be shared at the start of the course.
If you are interested in applying, please let us know after the course is complete. The application will then be sent to you to submit to Dominican University, which administers the process. Please note that Dominican University charges a fee of $55 per CEU unit.
More detailed information can be found on the Institute’s website.