Events

Friday September 28
2018

Because You Were There: Working Together for Educational Stability

PaTTAN, Pittsburgh, Pa.

As an educator or child welfare professional, your role in ensuring educational stability can make all the difference in a student’s life. JOIN professionals for an opportunity to hear from state, regional, and local education and child welfare points of contact, in addition to special guest presenters from the Legal Center for Foster Care and Education, Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice and Research, and Public Health Management Corporation. HEAR local procedures and perspectives from colleagues and GAIN KNOWLEDGE to better serve school-aged youth in foster care.

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Tuesday & Wednesday October 9 & 10
2018

Earn a Certificate in Instruction for Social-Emotional and Character Development

Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit, Milton, Pa.

This unique, non-credit two-day course – comprised of SEL 101: Foundations of Social-Emotional and Character Development and SEL 102: Pedagogy and Practice – can lead to a certificate in instruction for SECD. It offers educational staff, school mental health professionals and those working in afterschool programs the opportunity to:

  • Acquire a foundation of knowledge and research about the relationship between academic achievement and development of social-emotional competencies
  • Build social-emotional learning and character development (SECD) skills and mindsets students need to be socially and academically successful
  • Develop skill in pedagogical strategies to integrate SECD principles, skills and concepts into all aspects of teaching
  • Engage fellow educators and group leaders to be reflective in their practice and understand the relationship between self-learning, classroom practice and student learning
  • Demonstrate the ability to initiate and operate an SECD-friendly classroom or group (before, during or after school).
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Thursday October 18
2018

Because You Were There: Working Together for Educational Stability

Pennsylvania School Boards Association, Philadelphia, Pa.

As an educator or child welfare professional, your role in ensuring educational stability can make all the difference in a student’s life. JOIN professionals for an opportunity to hear from state, regional, and local education and child welfare points of contact, in addition to special guest presenters from the Legal Center for Foster Care and Education, Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice and Research, and Public Health Management Corporation. HEAR local procedures and perspectives from colleagues and GAIN KNOWLEDGE to better serve school-aged youth in foster care.

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Wednesday & Thursday October 24 & 25
2018

Meeting the Challenge: Educating Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness Conference

Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey, Harrisburg, PA

The conference will support the requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 that enhance and expand professionals’ work with students experiencing homelessness including: responsibilities of school district homeless liaisons; components of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act integral to student success; effective identification and use of school and community resources to remove barriers to learning related to homeless situations; and best practices, programs, services and collaborative strategies to better serve students and their families experiencing homelessness.

School district homeless liaisons, shelter staff, educators, pupil services personnel, guidance counselors and other professionals working with children and youth experiencing homelessness are encouraged to attend.

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