Presenters: Kate Barker
Dates: September 28, October 5, 12 and 19 (Wednesdays)
All webinars start at 3:45 p.m.
Do you have students entering school that struggle with socially appropriate behavior? Are you feeling frustrated because you or your staff can’t get through content due to disruptive or non-social behavior? Are you committed to creating equitable opportunities for all students to thrive and grow?
Join Kate Barker for four practical and energizing sessions on elevating your skills in the area of equity and inclusion for your students by learning and replicating highly effective strategies to help your learners navigate the world of school. While most of the examples will be for elementary age students, most strategies are easily replicable for any student.
Target Audience: K-8 educators. While most of the examples will be for elementary age students, most strategies are easily replicable for any student.
The four 90-minutes sessions will consist of sharing research-based and practical strategies which foster both social and academic achievement. Kate will share strategies that can be implemented across various grade levels and environments that benefit all your students.
Learn how Kate led her diverse community (75% economically disadvantaged and 28 different languages) to strategically structure environments to provide necessary social skills, routines, and supports so that all students successfully accessed their education.
- Discover why it is important to be the social architect of your school and learning space.
- Acquire skills on how to create a climate of belonging.
- Learn how to intentionally set up social, emotional and academic systems and structures to boost positive culture and academic achievement.
- Glean practical and inclusive strategies that will fit any setting and support all students.
Session 1 – Create Your Climate
Discover why it is important to be the social architect of your school and learning space. Acquire skills on how to create a climate of belonging and empathy for all students. Participants will learn how to intentionally and strategically teach and reinforce social skills as well as infuse connection in their daily lessons that ultimately will lead to equity and inclusion.
Session 2 – The Power of Peers
Learn about the “Power of the Peers” and how to incorporate deliberate student to student coaching. These strategies will not only create a connected and empathetic community but also make your job easier all while setting up students up for success both academically and socially.
Session 3 – Scheduling to Create Calm
Acquire the skills on how to embed fun and simple strategies to transform your classrooms from chaotic to calm. Learn how to re-think your daily schedule, transitions and supports for a connected community.
Session 4 – Supporting Your Students
Fine tune your behavior management systems and supports to proactively (not reactively) support your students. Learn how to use social connection (not isolation) to create a harmonious culture infused with high expectations.