CIVIL RIGHTS & LEGAL OBLIGATIONS: An Overview
Public school administrators and educators face numerous problems every day. With the evolution of social media, small problems that could have once been easily rectified are now mushrooming into serious legal complaints with a cost, both in a court of law and in the court of public opinion. Many of these problems could be prevented if faculty and staff were more aware of their students' civil rights as well as their own individual professional obligations under the law.
ALL MEANS ALL: Providing Free & Appropriate Education to ALL Students
At WellSchools the acronym "FAPE" does not apply to only your disabled students! A primary responsibility of every public school employee is to welcome ALL students and to remove any barriers preventing them from accessing a quality education. Participants in this full-day focused workshop will learn the commonalities and differences between the alphabet soup that is: AEEO, IDEA, SECTION 504, EELR, TITLE 1, & McKINNEY. Additionally, through a series of self-assessment and reflection exercises, they will re-visit and learn best-teaching practices that will make any student feel included in their class.
PSYCHOLOGICAL FIRST AID
School can be an unfriendly place for students who are stressed from life events or have a learning disability, chronic health condition, or psychiatric disorder. School employees often struggle to manage students whose emotional dis-regulation reeks havoc in their offices and classrooms. Participants will learn how to differentiate between students who are coping with stress in developmentally appropriate ways from those who may be experiencing a mental illness or living with an emotional disability. Using role plays and simulations, participants will learn how to provide "psychological first aid" to their students who may be acting out in the classroom or are emotionally unable to cope with school's stressors.
DYNAMICS OF ADDICTION
Substance use and abuse has always been a part of the day in the life of a high school. In today's world, students aren't just "smoking in the boy's room," they're becoming addicted to substances that weren't even invented back when Motley Crue sang those infamous lines! In this workshop, participants will experience the social dynamics of addiction through a simulation game, learn the latest neurological research on addiction, and utilize the multi-tiered system of support model to help prevent, intervene, and support students who may be struggling with addiction.
WellSchools is developing new seminars ideas every day including:
- THE EMPATHETIC HIGH SCHOOL SERIES
- NEW TEACHER MENTORING
- CRAFTY TEACHER WORKSHOPS
- STRATEGIC PLANNING & MULTI-TIERED SYSTEMS OF SUPPORT
- TEACHING & ASSESSING 21ST CENTURY SKILLS
- INSTRUCTIONAL ROUNDS & SELF-REFLECTIVE WALK-THROUGHS
- PERSONALITY OF LEARNING: Fostering Student Engagement & Motivation