SWMSS 2018 Common PIR Day “Supporting the Whole Child: Social, Emotional, and Academic Development”
COMMON PIR DAY SCHEDULE DETAILS & INFORMATION Sept. 28, 2018 | Willson Building | 404 West Main Street | Bozeman, MT “Supporting the Whole Child: Social, Emotional, and Academic Development” Thank you for participating in the 2nd Annual Common PIR Day sponsored by Region IV CSPD and Southwest Montana School Services. Sign-in & registration materials pick up for all registered participants will be in the Willson Building lobby between 8:15 am - 8:45 am. The keynote speaker session will start promptly at 9 am - please be in your seats on time. Reminder (per the Willson Building) - NO FOOD OR DRINKS are allowed in the auditorium.
PARKING INSTRUCTIONS Districts are encouraged to provide bus transportation from their schools to the event. PARTICIPANTS MAY NOT PARK IN THE WILLSON STAFF PARKING LOTS. Participants and busses may park in the empty lot across the street (NW of the Willson) - look for the signs. Additional parking is available in the large parking lot to the NW of the empty lot. Busses may unload in front of the Willson building.
RENEWAL UNITS All participants will receive OPI renewal units for the sessions they attend. Forms will be available for the morning keynote session as you exit the auditorium; afternoon session forms will be available at the check-in table in the lobby at the end of the day. Up to 6 renewal units are available.
Sandra-Lynn Shortall is an accomplished education leader, currently employed as the District Principal for Early Learning - Student Support Services for the West Vancouver School District, Canada’s highest achieving public school district. Sandra-Lynn is a frequent speaker on the link between social-emotional learning, self-regulation, educational leadership, transformation and optimal learning outcomes. She earned her Master’s in Education at the University of British Columbia specializing in Educational Leadership and Administration in 2003, following completion of Bachelor’s degrees in Education and Special Education at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Sandra-Lynn is recognized across Canada for her deep knowledge of cutting-edge early learning initiatives. She has made numerous media and public appearances in Canada and in the United States. Her work focuses on the importance of human connection – the value of nourishing both the heart and the mind as the foundation of successful healthy human development, community connections, professional learning, student engagement and academic excellence.
SWMSS Q & A: stop in to visit with SWMSS staff on any of the following topics:
Medicaid Billing - Lisa Waterman: SWMSS office room 225
Technology Services - Todd Lark & Mary Anne Skinner: conference room 129C
Food Services - Jennifer Brekke: SWMSS office room 225
Professional Learning / MECC - Tom Franta & Jeff Blessum: conference room 139
Keynote: The Game Changers - Regulation, Resiliency & Relationships [Sandra-Lynn Shortall]
Understanding and applying the Self-Regulation Framework is changing the school ‘game’ students and educators. In this keynote participants will look through the self-reg lens and explore ways to create optimal learning conditions using the new 3 R’s (Regulation, Resiliency and Relationships) in today’s complex classroom.
Self-Regulation and Strategic Inquiry: Building Leadership Capacity through the Lens of Self- Regulation [Sandra-Lynn Shortall]
Premise: Self-regulation is synonymous with transforming learning and change in today’s complex school environment. Strategic inquiry works to improve student achievement by addressing the learning needs of struggling students at the same time it develops leadership for inquiry-based reform. It works strategically to leverage and support the development of a school’s capacity for continuous improvement.
Core Principle: ‘Getting small to get big results’
Pinpointing areas of need related to Self-Regulation 5 domain model
Precise skill development and related instructional practice (i.e. direct instruction)
4Ts – teams, targets, tasks, training (leadership development)
✓ Where do you want to go and how exactly will you measure success? ✓ Marriage of Self-Regulation, mental health, school improvement (culture-climate) & leadership development ✓ How can strategic inquiry change school culture? How can strategic inquiry enhance leadership capacity?
Integrating Trauma-Informed Care into Communities and Schools [Dr. Julian Nolen] <-click for bio
In this presentation, Dr. Nolen will incorporate real-life case examples, evidence-based principals, and a unique strengths-based conceptualization model to support school communities in understanding and responding to the complex needs of trauma-exposed youth. With a combined focus on the biological, psychological, relational, and neuropsychological after-effects of trauma exposure, Dr. Nolen challenges participants to see the world “through the eyes” of trauma-exposed youth – and then discusses recommendations for helping these children to instead experience safety, stability, and love.
Learning Objectives 1. To understand the unique and multifaceted impacts of early trauma-exposure on a child’s biological functioning, worldview, and self-concept; 2. To conceptualize “problem-behaviors” and challenges as reactions to traumatic experience; 3. To effectively incorporate this conceptualization in order to develop compassionate, strengths-based, and effective interventions for better supporting trauma-exposed youth in communities and schools.
Building Empathy and Positive Interactions Among Students [Melissa Tovaas] <-click for bio
Explore ways to support students socially and emotionally through class meeting structures and explicit instruction. In this session, we’ll unpack the meaning of social and emotional learning (SEL), learn the five SEL competencies, and experience structures and lessons that help build empathy and positive interactions among students.
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