Keynote Address

Using Risk Ratios as a Tool to Create More Equitable Practices

Research has demonstrated that one of the least effective responses to school violence is punishment and the most effective responses to school violence is social skills training, academic restructuring, and behavioral interventions. Research has also revealed that exclusion and punishment are ineffective at producing long-term reductions in problem behavior (Horner et al., 2005). However, exclusion

Discipline Disparities: A Multi-dimensional Problem Requiring a Multi-dimensional Response

Disparities in disciplinary practices abound and have become increasingly problematic given the negative outcomes associated with exclusionary discipline. This webinar summarizes the common factors contributing to the discipline gap and the corresponding approaches to mitigating the problem. In particular, this webinar introduces both common and less common research-based approaches to addressing disparities and emphasizes the

Implicit Bias

This learning session provided attendees with the definition of culture, stereotype/stereotype threat, privilege/oppression and socialization. Providing these definitions creates a foundation by which to examine implicit bias and the ways in which implicit bias impacts students. Tips on how educators can self-reflect, engage their colleagues, and continue to fight against biases in the school are

Equity Considerations for Students with Disabilities

This session will help educators develop an equity mindset for working with students with disabilities by shifting the historical educational paradigm focused on equality toward one focused on equity. This process is based on the legal standard that requires schools to demonstrate meaningful progress and appropriately ambitious goals for students with disabilities and rooted in

Initiative Mapping: Increasing Efficiency, Effectiveness and Equity in Divisions and Schools

Increasingly, schools are trying to do more with fewer resources. Initiative or resource mapping allows divisions, schools, and other organizations to take inventory of current practices and programs; evaluate them for effectiveness and efficiency; ensure equitable distribution of resources; and communicate and collaborate with other organizations for shared implementation capacity. Initiative mapping is an important

Data Informed Decision Making

The phrase data rich and information poor (DRIP) was first used in the 1983 best-selling business book, In Search of Excellence, to describe organizations that were rich in data, but lacked the processes to use the data to drive improvement. Divisions and schools continue to struggle with the implementation of data analysis and informed decision-making

Helping Children Cope with Grief

This learning session will provide information on the grieving process in children and teens. Books, resources, and activities to support children and families will be provided.

Preventing Compassion Fatigue Wellness for Mental Health Providers Part 1

Resilience is the capacity to successfully adapt to challenging situations without long-term negative effects. Today, our students, teachers, and mental health providers need resilience more than ever to prevent compassion fatigue. Empathy-based distress can impair our functioning and our physical and mental health. Building resilience involves cultivating and harnessing resources to sustain well-being and to

Preventing Compassion Fatigue Wellness for Mental Health Providers Part 2

Dr. Jennings will present simple, easy to use mindfulness, compassion, and emotion skills proven to enhance resilience and promote well-being.

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