Social Emotional Learning Webinar
Teaching Tools and Strategies that will Transform your Classroom Environment and Improve your Mental Health
For K-12 Educators, Administrators, and Counselors
Beneath every behavior there is a feeling, and beneath each feeling there is a need. When we meet that need rather than focusing on the behavior, we begin to deal with the cause not the symptom.
The life of an educator is stressful, especially within the last few years. More and more students are dealing with anxiety, trauma, or “big feelings”, and teachers, guidance counselors, and administrators are adapting to support students’ emotional needs. Whether you teach kindergarten or high school seniors, you probably see this in your classroom on a daily basis. Supporting administrators, teachers, and students is the goal of the Professional Educators Partnership. While we all know there’s no quick fix to every struggle or one-size-fits all solution, we have put together a panel of experts that will help you understand social emotional learning, give you tools and strategies that you can implement in your classroom immediately, and provide you with resources and ideas to improve your own mental health. So often, we focus so much on our students that we forget about taking care of ourselves. The last session of this three-part series will help you reflect on your own self-care practices, and give you ideas and resources that you can tap into to make a positive impact on your mental health.
Thursday, October 20, 2022
4:30-6:00 pm (CT)
Social Emotional Learning and the Five Core Competencies
Thursday, November 10, 2022
4:30-6:00 pm (CT)
SEL Toolkit: Resources and Strategies that You Can Use Tomorrow
Thursday, December 8, 2022
4:30-6:00 pm (CT)
Teacher Self-Care and Ways to THRIVE Through Tough Seasons
You will receive a Zoom invitation a few days prior to each webinar session. Each webinar will be in the form of a Zoom meeting. Attendees will be active participants, with the ability to ask questions, comment, and participate in open discussion during grade-based breakout rooms.
Each session will be recorded. If you are unable to attend the live session, we will send you a code to access the recording.
$25 per session, or $60 when you register for all three.
- Each session works as a stand-alone workshop. However, if you are able to attend more than one session, you will have the opportunity to share your experiences with the tools and strategies presented, build on information presented in previous sessions, and work through any road blocks that you may be experiencing in your classroom.
- Earn 2 PGPs per session (6 PGPs Total)
- In addition to the discount, when you register for all three sessions you will also receive The Onward Workbook: Daily Activities to Cultivate Your Emotional Resilience and Thrive by Elena Aguilar
Meet the Experts
Angela Talarzyk: Elementary School Perspective
Angela graduated from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (2008) with her Bachelor degree in Social Work and received her Masters in Social Work from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (2009). She worked in schools for twelve years at the elementary level. Angela then worked for two years as the District SEL Specialist in the School Counseling and Mental Health department for Center Grove Schools before relocating to the state of California. Angela is currently serving as a middle school Social Worker for the Escondido Union School District. As a first generation college graduate, Angela values education and the power it has to change individuals’ circumstances. Angela is passionate about all students being provided the opportunity to learn healthy life skills. She believes SEL creates the solid foundation for all academic learning to occur. In her spare time Angela enjoys being in nature, boating, hiking, and traveling with her husband, daughter, son, and labs.
Christy Berger: Middle School Perspective
Christy graduated from Anderson University (2006) with her Bachelor degree in Social Work and received her Masters in Social Work from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (2008). Christy then obtained her Post Master certificate in School Counseling (2015). She worked in schools for six years at the elementary level and four years at the middle school level. Christy then worked at the Indiana Department of Education as the Director of Social, Emotional and Behavioral Wellness before coming back to server as the Director of School Counseling and Mental Health in Center Grove Schools. Christy is passionate about creating positive whole-child focused school environments for Hoosier students. For fun Christy enjoys spending time with her nephews and cheering on the Colts!
Connie Poston: High School Perspective
Connie graduated from Purdue University (2005) with a double major in Psychology and Public Relations. She then received her masters from IUPUI (2008) in School Counseling and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Ball State University (2017). She has worked as a student services advisor at Greenwood Middle School for 4 years, a high school counselor at Center Grove High School for 5 years, and the director of guidance at Center Grove High School for 2 years. She is in her 4th year serving as the Director of Behavioral Health for Clark-Pleasant Community Schools. It is important to Connie that schools are equipped to meet the needs of all students. In her free time she loves spending time with her two sons, husband, and dogs!