Wednesday & Thursday November 14 & 15

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

PaTTAN, Harrisburg, 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 — Saturday November 29 - 1

PSAYDN Annual Partners' Retreat and PENN SACCA Annual Conference

Harrisburg and Grantville, Pa.

The PSAYDN Annual Partners' Retreat will focus on policy development, coordination of quality initiatives, and sustainability, and provide professional development opportunities for OST professionals, school administrators, teachers, faculty, nonprofit/community leaders, business/industry professionals, policymakers and other community partners. For the first time, the PSAYDN Retreat and PENN SACCA Conference will run consecutively to provide additional opportunities for OST advocates and professionals to receive professional development and participate in networking activities.

HEAR from national and state experts about STEM and advocacy, career pathways, social emotional learning and behavioral development, substance abuse prevention, sustainability/partnerships and leadership development. CHOOSE from more than 16 workshops. LEARN from exceptional keynote speakers, discussion roundtables and networking with other providers.

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Tuesday & Wednesday December 11 & 12

Safe Schools Conference 20th Anniversary Keeping Our Children Safe: Strategies for Schools and Communities

Hilton Hotel, Harrisburg, PA

The 2018 Safe Schools Conference will focus on creating a positive school culture that supports academic success and student engagement. The conference will include state and national experts presenting the latest research in school safety and youth violence prevention, effective program models, promising practices, networking opportunities and more. This 20th anniversary event will feature distinguished speakers, informative workshops and specialized exhibitors.

A special conference track for School Security Personnel from the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) will provide a one-and-a-half-day course “Adolescent Mental Health Training for the SRO.” School resource officers, school protection officers, law enforcement and school safety leaders are qualified to attend.

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Thursday December 13

Hot Cognition: Three Formulas to Ignite Learning

Webinar 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Disengaged learners cannot and will not achieve mastery in their content. Hot Cognition is a learning framework that skyrockets engagement and retention. This session will focus on three easy-to-remember formulas that explore the role of emotions in memory making, the power of intrinsic motivation, and a guide to ethical decision making. Participants will leave with an understanding of the theory behind emotional cognition and with numerous practical tools, activities, and techniques to be used with students of all ages.

WARNING: This is not your typical webinar. Participants will fill their tool boxes to overflowing through live interaction with the material and other attendees. Laugh, chat, share, build, vote, create, decide, solve. Come ready to set your learning ablaze!

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