Workshop Attendees

We encourage all USD 261 staff to take advantage of the learning opportunities available at The Learning Center. Guests from other districts are always welcome to attend any of our workshops. We offer a full array of classes that are interactive, differentiated, job embedded, sustained and research based. Enroll in a workshop today!

Our Presenters!

The Learning Center has scheduled many well-known presenters and experts who are willing to share their knowledge and to lead workshops, such as Lynn Sawyer, Carol Simoneau, Kevin Honeycutt, Dan Meyer, Brad McCoy, and Dr. John Vandewalle. Along with these, The Learning Center utilizes the expertise of our district’s staff members as presenters, who have practical suggestions that are used successfully every day in their classrooms.

Date and Time: Tuesday, February 18, 2020   8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Cost:  FREE to USD 261 Staff, $100 Out of District

Registration Deadline:  February 11, 2020

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

Designed with an eye toward what works in the general education setting, participants emerge with tools ready for immediate implementation. The focus is on development of supports for the most challenging student in the class, the one for whom referral to the School Support Team may be under consideration. Disability/need for special education services are suspected, but first, general education initiatives (GEIs) must be tried. Factors explaining inappropriate behaviors are identified, supports are initiated, and data are kept regarding student response to supports. This learning experience is appropriate for administrators, general education teachers, and special education staff. Processes taught are effective at preschool, elementary, middle and high school levels.

Presenter: Linda Aldridge, Ed. D

Linda Aldridge, Ed.D. has worked in Kansas schools since 1983. In both general and special education roles, as a teacher and administrator, she is committed to continual improvement of educational services through relationships with school personnel, families, and students. Determined to model best instructional practices, participants learn through active involvement. Laughter and fun – guaranteed! But come with your learning caps on; when Linda teaches, you WILL go home with new tools in your box.

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Date and Time:  Wednesday, January 29, 2020 and Wednesday, February 26, 2020 (Both Days Required)   8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Cost:  FREE to USD 261 Staff, $200 Out of District

Registration Deadline:  January 22, 2020

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

Interested in taking the next step in your journey using Google? This workshop will provide you with the necessary skills and understanding to apply for the Google Innovator certification. You will select a problem in your classroom, go through the innovation process using G-Suite, and publish your final solution.

Presenter: Chris Wyant

Chris is a Clinical Educator with Wichita State University

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Date and Time: Saturday, February 29, 2020   8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Cost:  $15 per person

Registration Deadline:  February 21, 2020

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

This parenting program is designed to give you practical skills that can be used immediately. Would you like to feel more confident as a parent? Would you like to have more fun parenting?
Answers to:
*How do I get them out of bed in time to catch the school bus?
*How can I stop my children from bickering and fighting?
*How do I get my children to help with the chores without an argument?
*Is there a way to discipline my toddler in public without creating a scene?
*How can I get my teenage daughter to come home at the agreed-upon time?
*How do I get them to stop spitting their peas and whining at dinner?
And many other day-to-day parenting challenges...

Presenter: Linda Long and Lisa McKeown

Linda Long has a Bachelors of Science in Human Services/ Psychology from Friends University. She has worked for Haysville USD 261 for 19 years first as the Support Services Coordinator at Haysville High School, and currently as the Support Services/Homeless Coordinator at the district level. Her experience and expertise is in communication and conflict resolution for families in crisis situations and working with adolescents. She completed the Advanced Love and Logic Instructor training in October 2006.
Lisa McKeown received her Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from Newman University. She taught in the elementary classroom for 16 years in grades 2-4. She completed her Masters of Education in Counseling at Wichita State University and has been a school counselor in Haysville for the past 19 years. Lisa is the building coach for the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports. She is committed to supporting staff and parents in promoting student success. She completed the Advanced Love and Logic Instructor training in October of 2006.

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Date and Time: Tuesday, March 3, 2020   8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

FREE to USD 261 Staff, $100 Out of District

Registration Deadline:  Feb 25, 2020

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

Looking for easy, tech-integrated ways to show off student learning? This workshop is based on the two -book series titled EduProtocol, which inspire teachers to “Teach Better/Work Less”. Protocols are lesson designs that can be applied to different content. Once students learn the protocol, you can use it throughout the rest of the year creating autonomy for your students. We will dig into the different protocols, and the tech tools integrated with them, to discover ways that you can use them in your classroom. By the end of the workshop, you’ll be ready to put the protocols to use the very next day!

Presenter: Amber Marshall

Amber Marshall is Haysville West Middle School’s Learning Facilitator and has previously worked as a 2nd grade teacher, middle school English teacher, and K-5 Technology Teacher. She earned her Elementary Education degree from Wichita State University and her Master of Science in Educational Technology with a dual emphasis as a Technology Integration Specialist and Library Media Specialist from Pittsburg State University. Amber enjoys helping teachers effectively integrate the technology available to them to individualize student learning and improve engagement.

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Date and Time: Wednesday, March 4, 2020   8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Cost:  FREE to USD 261 Staff, $100 Out of District

Registration Deadline:  February 26, 2020

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

During this workshop, participants will create a syllable type and syllable division script that can be taken back to their classroom for use. The first half of the day we will review the six syllable types, the importance of teaching syllables, and view different syllable lessons. In the afternoon we will create scripts, and a PowerPoint for you to take back and use in your classroom.

Presenter: Kasahra Cotton

Kasahra is in her fifth year of teaching and forth year as a first grade teacher at Nelson Elementary. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Southwestern College and is currently working on her Master’s of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction at Southwestern College. Kasahra loves to share her knowledge with others and has taught a Remind 101, and Facebook class through The Learning Center. She has a passion for research-based reading strategies that engage our struggling and non-struggling readers.

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Date and Time: Saturday, March 7, 2020   8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Cost:  FREE to USD 261 Staff, $100 Out of District

Registration Deadline:  March 1, 2020

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

With this multimedia parent-training curriculum, parents of teeny, tiny kids will learn how to:
• Show their tots that whining and arguing does not pay • Put an end to misbehavior in public
• Smooth-out mornings and bedtimes
• Calm sibling bickering and battling
• Take the battle out of meal times, tooth brushing, bathing, etc.
• Make potty training fun
• Teach respect, responsibility and self-discipline
• And much, much more!
There's great news! When parents start Love and Logic early in their children's lives, they dramatically up the odds that the teenage years will be fun…instead of frantic. They also create kids who’ll begin school ready to learn.

Presenter: Jetta Williams and Amy Bedient

Jetta Wiliams is the Early Childhhod Director for Haysville schools.
Amy Bedient has been working in education for 15 years. She is a Early Childhood School Psychologist for Haysville. Prior to working in Haysville she was a School Psychologist in Wichita. Before becoming a School Psychologist she was a Math Teacher and she has experience teaching in traditional, parochial, and alternative settings. When she’s not working she enjoys traveling with her family.

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Date and Time: Wednesday, April 8, 2020   8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Cost:  FREE to USD 261 Staff, $100 Out of District

Registration Deadline:  April 1, 2020

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

Participants will learn the basics about Self-Determination Theory and how this theory can be applied to maximize student engagement and motivation in your classroom. Participants will learn about the basic premises of the Self-determination Theory (SDT), intrinsic vs. extrinsic motivation, tools to measure motivation, and implications in the classroom environment for K-16.

Presenter: Chris Wyant

Chris Wyant has been educating students since 2005. He has taught in secondary education STEM programs (mostly engineering, math, and science) in both private and public school systems. Chris has BS in General Physics, a MS in Curriculum and Instruction, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Interdisciplinary Education. Chris currently works for WSU as a Clinical Educator, is the director of the Mathematics Education and the Corbin Connect program. Chris specializes in Learning Sciences and Technology Integration and Training.

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Date and Time: Wednesday, April 22, & Thursday, April 23, 2020   8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Cost:  FREE to USD 261 Staff, $100 Out of District

Registration Deadline:  April 15, 2020

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

With one in five youth experiencing mental health and substance use problems, but less than one third of thenm accessing treatment, early intervention and support of young people experiencing emotional and substance use challenges is critical. Youth Mental Health First Aid © USA is an 8-hour in-person training program - like traditional First Aid or CPR - designed to give participants the skills to help adolescents age 12-18 who are developing a mental health proplem or experiencing an emotional crisis. The course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to recognize and respond to warning signs and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care. Participants do not learn to diagnose, nor how to provide any therapy or counseling - rather, they learn to support a youth in both crisis and non-crisis situations.

Presenter: Ellamonique Baccus

Ellamonique Baccus is an art therapist and the Executive Director of Arts Partners in Wichita. She earned her Master's degree in Art Therapy from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and was a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Chicago for over 10 years. She has extensive experience providing behavioral health therapy, crisis counseling, peer support groups and diagnostic assessment for youth in grades K-12 in school based settings, residential treatment, community based settings, and counseling centers. Ella developed the Wesley Children's Hospital Medical Art Therapy Program in Wichita. In her role at Arts Partners, she has been able to continue the work she began in Chicago here in Kansas. Her work is to train and collaborate with educators and artists to implement arts integration programs in schools that provide a holistic educational experience for students and supports their social and emotional well-being as a significant component of academic success.

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Date and Time: Wednesday, May 6, 2020   8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Cost:  FREE to USD 261 Staff, $100 Out of District

Registration Deadline:  April 28, 2020

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

Participants will learn the basics of implementing Problem/Project Based Learning in their classrooms. Discussions will center around the Gold Standard Project Based Learning Rubrics provided by the PBL Works and Buck Institute for Education. Session will focus on differentiating between project vs. Project/Problem Based Learning, process for creating effective PBL, assessing PBL, and insights/experiences to help with smooth implementation of PBL in your classroom.

Presenter: Chris Wyant

Chris Wyant has been educating students since 2005. He has taught in secondary education STEM programs (mostly engineering, math, and science) in both private and public school systems. Chris has BS in General Physics, a MS in Curriculum and Instruction, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Interdisciplinary Education. Chris currently works for WSU as a Clinical Educator, is the director of the Mathematics Education and the Corbin Connect program. Chris specializes in Learning Sciences and Technology Integration and Training.

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Date and Time: Wednesday, June 3, 2020   8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Cost:  FREE to USD 261 Staff, $100 Out of District

Registration Deadline:  May 27, 2020

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

This workshop will provide low stress strategies for highly successful educators! Participants will get solutions that work right now to:
* Help end student arguing and back talk
* Guide kids to own and solve their problems
* Build positive relationships with challenging students
* Raise test scores
* Prevent problems and save teaching time

Presenter: Linda Long & Amy Bedient

Linda Long has a Bachelors of Science in Human Services/Psychology from Friends University. She has worked for Haysville USD 261 for 15 years first as the Support Services Coordinator at Haysville High School, and currently as the Support Services/Homeless Coordinator at the district level. Her experience and expertise is in communication and conflict resolution for families in crisis situations and working with adolescents. She completed the Advanced Love and Logic Instructor training in October 2006.
Amy Bedient has been working in education for 15 years. She is a Early Childhood School Psychologist for Haysville. Prior to working in Haysville she was a School Psychologist in Wichita. Before becoming a School Psychologist she was a Math Teacher and she has experience teaching in traditional, parochial, and alternative settings. When she’s not working she enjoys traveling with her family.

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Date and Time: Thursday, June 4, 2020   8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Cost:  FREE to USD 261 Staff, $100 Out of District

Registration Deadline:  May 28, 2020

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

Having students with chronic conditions in the classroom can be intimidating and cause stress for teachers and other school staff. The needs of children with chronic illness can be complex and continuous and includes both daily management and addressing potential emergencies. This workshop covers ways to help staff understand the special needs of students suffering from a chronic illness, how to recognize health events that may interfere with learning, and suggestions for appropriate interventions. In addition to other illnesses, conditions such as diabetes, epilepsy, ADHD, asthma, and allergies will be discussed.

Presenter: Lesley Thomas

Lesley Thomas, MSEd, RN, NCSN is the Assistant District Nurse for Haysville Public Schools. Lesley holds a Master of Science in Health Education, a Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion, an Associate Degree in Nursing, and is a Nationally Certified School Nurse. She is also a CPR instructor and teaches classes for the district. She has worked at the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the Sedgwick County Health Department, and Wichita Public Schools. While at the ADA, she traveled across the state teaching classes to educators, hospital staff, and other caregivers about caring for children with diabetes. Lesley understands the complexity of managing health concerns in school and seeks to educate staff about student’s illnesses and educate students about their conditions and how to self-manage. She also holds a strong passion for advocating for students to receive the care and accommodations they need to receive the best education possible.

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Date and Time: Tuesday, June 9, 2020   8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Cost:  FREE to USD 261 Staff, $100 Out of District

Registration Deadline:  June 2, 2020

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

Nervous about jumping into the substitute teaching world? (Or as a teacher, interested in finding helpful ways to prepare the Substitute for your class?) Sign up for an awesome workshop packed with tips for thriving as a substitute teacher! During this workshop, participants will receive resources for substitute teaching, learn how to be prepared for almost any kind of day, and network with other substitutes. The first half of the day we will look at sample sub plans, discuss classroom management, teaching strategies and navigating a school day. In the afternoon, we will practice filler activities and transitions. We will put together a “bag of tricks” with ready to use activities. You will leave this workshop ready to enter the classroom and charm (almost) any group of students.

Presenter: Becky Stanfield

Becky has fifteen years of classroom experience - mostly as a middle school classroom teacher, but more recently as a substitute teacher to allow for a flexible schedule. Becky has worked in almost every grade level setting (even if just for a day) and in 4 different school districts. Becky has taken on several long-term substitute positions and has required one for her own class. She misses having her own class, but she loves the variety of meeting new people and learning from other classroom and substitute teachers. She has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Pittsburg State University and a Master’s in Environmental Science from Friends University.

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Date and Time: Tuesday, June 30, 2020   8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Cost:  FREE to USD 261 Staff, $100 Out of District

Registration Deadline:  June 23, 2020

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

Does the idea of using interactive notebooks with your students sound fabulous, but you just don’t now where to start? Or maybe you already use interactive notebooks but are stuck in a rut with them? In this workshop we will discuss why and how to use interactive notebooks in the classroom to help your students become independent and creative thinkers. You will learn some easy ways of getting started with notebooks, everything from setting one up to organizing to creative decorating. By the end of the day, you will have your own notebook filled with great ideas to take back to your classroom. This workshop is great for elementary to high school teachers who don’t mind a day of coloring, cutting, and gluing with some great learning thrown in!

Presenter: Annie Dugan

Annie has twenty years of classroom experience in a Language Arts and Reading classroom. Twelve of these years were spent in Haysville USD 261 at both Haysville Middle School and Haysville West Middle School as an intensive reading teacher. She has a Master’s Degree from Wichita State University in Curriculum and Instruction with emphasis on reading. She has extensive hands-on experience developing and implementing reading curriculum which focus on research and best practices to maximize learning opportunities in a diverse classroom. Annie provides reading consulting and tutoring through her own practice, Inspired Literacy.

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Date and Time: Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday, July 7 - 9, 2020   8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Cost:  FREE to USD 261 Staff, $300 Out of District

Registration Deadline:  July 1, 2020

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

Personality tests are everywhere, and many of us love taking them because we want to see how close the descriptions are to the way we see ourselves. But most of these aren’t that accurate. The Enneagram is different. It is an ancient typing system with uncanny accuracy in describing how each of us is wired, both positively and negatively. This workshop will take you on the Enneagram Journey with videos from Suzanne Stabile (a master teacher of the enneagram), reflection, and discussion. By the end of the three days, you will begin to understand why you do the things you do and react to situations the way you do. Knowing the enneagram will not only help you become a better you, but it will help your relationships personally and professionally.

Presenter: Maureen Corcoran

Maureen Corcoran has 20 years of classroom experience in secondary Language Arts and 10 years of experience as a yearbook and newspaper adviser. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Arts in English from Fort Hays State University. Though she has taught many different English course, she currently teaches IB Language and Literature. Maureen has always been a curious person and loves learning new things and reading extensively. She also has a passion for planning engaging lessons for her students.

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Date and Time: Monday, July 13, 2020   8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Cost:  FREE to USD 261 Staff, $100 Out of District

Registration Deadline:  July 6, 2020

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

This workshop will focus on how to train a therapy dog to pass the certification test, classroom uses for a therapy dog, and other general dog care and training. The first half of the day will be spent on general dog knowledge, basic training and classroom and school uses for a therapy dog. The afternoon will focus specifically on preparation for passing a therapy dog exam for the purpose of certification. All of the steps of a therapy dog test will be discussed and demonstrated. There will be visual aids on how to read dog body language, some discussions of the “legalities” of having a therapy dog in your school as well as plenty of time for Q and A. All attendees should leave with a full understanding of the therapy dog exam and a sound foundation for the training it takes to pass the exam. They should also have multiple ideas about how to use a therapy dog effectively in a school setting.

Presenter: Don & Brenda Gamble

This husband and wife team have taught in the Haysville district for many years. They have trained three of their own pets to pass the certification test. Brenda has used a therapy dog in her classroom for 10 years. They have a good background in dog training from years of experience training their own pets as therapy dogs as well as training one of their dogs to be a nationally certified search and rescue K9. The Gambles will be using one of their own dogs to demonstrate the therapy dog test.

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Date and Time: Thursday, July 16, 2020   8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Cost:  FREE to USD 261 Staff, $100 Out of District

Registration Deadline:  July 9, 2020

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

Join Renee' to experience a day of math learning activities aligned to the common core. Participants will experience quality math tasks and reflect on the connection to the 8 Mathematical Practices. The critical areas that will be addressed are numbers and operations in base ten, numbers and operations in fractions, algebraic reasoning, and geometry. Teachers will receive premade stations for their grade band that are ready for immediate use in the classroom. If you have technology available, please bring a tablet or laptop to the workshop with you. If not, we have a laptop you can borrow! This workshop is appropriate for teachers K-6.

Presenter: Renee Smith

Renee is an elementary and middle school mathematics specialist at ESSDACK where she facilitates courses around instructional pedagogy aligned to the Common Core Standards. Renee’s passion for engaging, meaningful, hands-on math activities are a part of all her trainings because she still loves watching “the light bulb” pop on for educators just like it did with students! Renee wants to help change how our culture views math…from a generation that is A-OK with saying, “I HATE MATH!”, to one that values, loves, and wants MORE math! Renee obtained her Bachelors degree from Southwestern College and her Masters in Education from Baker University. She has 25 years in the field of education and has presented at the local, state, and national levels. Renee and her partner, Tammy Fellers, have developed a line of products tied directly to the common core for use by elementary and middle school teachers during small group instruction time.

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Date and Time: Wednesday, September 2, 2020   8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Cost:  FREE to USD 261 Staff, $100 Out of District

Registration Deadline:  August 26, 2020

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

Who should attend? Anyone who wants to use the software or hardware. Even if you do not have a Mimio product yet, the software is a great instructional tool! The training agenda includes the following basic Mimio hardware & software functions:
• Navigating the Mimio Studio software tools
• Utilizing the Gallery and the Mimio Connect site
• Use the screen capture feature for making instructional movies
• Create your own dynamic lessons
• Use the Mimio tools with other software applications and web sites

Presenter: Krista Pottier

Krista received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Emporia State University and also has a Middle Level Math endorsement. She taught math at the middle level for 12 years and is currently the Curriculum & Assessment Director for the Haysville School District. She received her Master of Science in School Leadership from Baker University and is also a Certified Trainer for Mimio.

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Date and Time: Wednesday, September 9, 2020   8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Cost: $11.30 For All Participants

Registration Deadline:  September 2, 2020

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

This blended learning course is a combination of eLearning, followed by a hands-on skills session. Prior to the class, students will be provided a link to on-line education, allowing the students to complete this portion of the course at their own pace and at their convenience. The skills session is completed in person and incorporates the online education with hands on training. The eLearning must be completed prior to the day of class.

Presenters: Beth Schutte, RN & Lesley Thomas, RN

Beth Schutte, RN & Lesley Thomas, RN are district nurses with the Haysville School District. Together they have more than 30 years of nursing experience. Beth and Lesley are dedicated to helping you feel confident in using life saving techniques.

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Date and Time: Wednesday, September 23, 2020   8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

FREE to USD 261 Staff, $100 Out of District

Registration Deadline:  Sept 16, 2020

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

Project-Based Learning (PBL) is not a one size fits all type of lesson. The more unique they are to your students, the better engagement you will have. In this workshop, we will go over the basics of designing fun and powerful PBL lessons. You will be provided with a guide for design thinking as well as resources for each step of the PBL process. This will be a make it/take it type of workshop, so you will want to bring your standards or specific units that you can use to create a project-based learning experience for your students. There will be plenty of work time and collaboration with the hope that you will have a few lessons ready to go as well as a better understanding and ability to create more PBL experiences for your students in the future.

Presenter: Amber Marshall

Amber Marshall is Haysville West Middle School’s Learning Facilitator and has previously worked as a 2nd grade teacher, middle school English teacher, and K-5 Technology Teacher. She earned her Elementary Education degree from Wichita State University and her Master of Science in Educational Technology with a dual emphasis as a Technology Integration Specialist and Library Media Specialist from Pittsburg State University. Amber enjoys creating design thinking lessons for students that are project-based, tech-integrated, and most importantly—fun!

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Date and Time: Wednesday, September 30, 2020   8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Cost:  FREE to USD 261 Staff, $100 Out of District

Registration Deadline:  Sept. 23, 2020

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

Having students with chronic conditions in the classroom can be intimidating and cause stress for teachers and other school staff. The needs of children with chronic illness can be complex and continuous and includes both daily management and addressing potential emergencies. This workshop covers ways to help staff understand the special needs of students suffering from a chronic illness, how to recognize health events that may interfere with learning, and suggestions for appropriate interventions. In addition to other illnesses, conditions such as diabetes, epilepsy, ADHD, asthma, and allergies will be discussed.

Presenter: Lesley Thomas

Lesley Thomas, MSEd, RN, NCSN is the Assistant District Nurse for Haysville Public Schools. Lesley holds a Master of Science in Health Education, a Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion, an Associate Degree in Nursing, and is a Nationally Certified School Nurse. She is also a CPR instructor and teaches classes for the district. She has worked at the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the Sedgwick County Health Department, and Wichita Public Schools. While at the ADA, she traveled across the state teaching classes to educators, hospital staff, and other caregivers about caring for children with diabetes. Lesley understands the complexity of managing health concerns in school and seeks to educate staff about student’s illnesses and educate students about their conditions and how to self-manage. She also holds a strong passion for advocating for students to receive the care and accommodations they need to receive the best education possible.

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Date and Time: Friday, October 9, 2020   8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

FREE to USD 261 Staff, $100 Out of District

Registration Deadline:  Oct 2, 2020

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

Self-Regulation includes a set of insights and skills students need for academic success, emotional control and healthy social interaction. Helping young people improve their Self-Regulation skills can help them to better handle anger issues, anxieties, impulsiveness, academic challenges, classroom behavior issues, self-esteem struggles, social troubles and more. The presenter will provide recommendations and strategies that you will be able to use with all students, and in particular with students who have behavioral and/or emotional self-control issues. The content of this seminar is consistent with the principles underlying the RTI/MTSS and Positive Behavior Supports movements. In this seminar you will learn how to apply step-by-step strategies/activities to teach young people how to increase Self-Regulation including: Cooling the Flame, My Warning Signs, Melting Freeze, You Can’t Make Me Laugh, Free Emotional Expression, Challenge Software Program, Defiance Trap.

Presenter: Brad Chapin, B.S., LCP, LMLP

Brad Chapin is a best-selling author and an internationally recognized speaker in the area of Self-Regulation. He has nearly 20 years of experience in behavioral health serving children and adults. Brad has a passion for teaching parents and professionals the importance of helping children develop healthy Self-Regulation skills. He continues to create innovative strategies utilizing technology to engage children in the process. Brad believes that Self-Regulation provides an easy-to-learn and easy-to-implement framework for addressing many of the problem areas children and families experience including ADHD, anger/behavior problems, academic issues, social/emotional problems, Autism Spectrum Disorders and anxiety/depression.

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Date and Time: Wednesday, October 28, 2020   8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

FREE to USD 261 Staff, $50 Out of District

Registration Deadline:  Oct 21, 2020

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

Creating Safe Spaces for LGBTQ Youth in School is a training designed for K-12 educators to explore how to create a safe, inclusive environment for all students, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. During this highly interactive training participants will engage in activities that will help them come away with a better understanding of:

*Definitions and relevant terminology to assist with communication about this topic

*How to be a better ally to LGBTQ students

*How to ensure your classroom and/or school is safe for LGBTQ students

*Data about the issue’s LGBTQ Youth face

Presenter: Liz Hamor & Daniel English

Liz Hamor - Liz is currently a Stay-at-Home Mom and part to full-time GLSEN volunteer. Prior to choosing to stay home to raise her two entertaining children, she taught Kindergarten and Second Grade after earning her Bachelor degrees in Spanish and Elementary Education, and her Masters in Elementary Education with Bilingual and English as a Second Language endorsements. When she’s not cheering on her kids in their various activities or trying to make sure GLSEN Greater Wichita runs smoothly, she enjoys traveling with her family, reading, writing, and capturing her family’s memories in albums. Liz GLSENs when she sees empowered LGBTQ students and allies creating positive change in their schools and communities.

Daniel English—Daniel is the GLSEN Professional Development Coordinator.

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Date and Time: Wednesday, November 4, 2020   8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

FREE to USD 261 Staff, $100 Out of District

Registration Deadline:  Oct 28, 2020

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

Help!!! My student doesn’t speak English (or not very well). This is the place to be. During this workshop, participants will learn about technology and scaffolds that will help support non-English and limited English speakers. We will cover family communication and apps that support language translation. Participants will also learn about Google extensions that support language learning to improve instruction in the classroom. Finally, we’ll address simple scaffolds that allow other language learners to access content and differentiation with the English Language Proficiency Standards. You will leave with strategies and tools you can use the next day in your classroom to help you meet the needs of English Language Learners.

Presenter: Ashley Zoglmann

Ashley Zoglmann has worked with students in grades PreK - 5 in a variety of settings including Title One Reading Teacher, Classroom Instructor and Independent Tutor. She is the current ESOL Coordinator for Haysville USD 261 as well as a Certified Reading Specialist. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Wichita State University and her Master’s in Education: Reading Specialist/Curriculum and Instruction from Newman University where she also completed her Building Leadership work. Ashley has experience as a District Trainer and enjoys the learning that can happen when educators share their knowledge and collaborate.

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