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Virtual Classrooms and Homeschooling During the Coronavirus: Strategies, Tools and Resources for Efficient at Home Learning

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Objectives

  1. Analyze various learning structures and schedules to increase learning across the day.
  2. Apply literacy and numeracy strategies to maximize learning across all contents.
  3. Employ social emotional learning practices to help children and adults navigate challenging circumstances.

Outline

Innovative Learning Schedules

Teaching Strategies

Social Emotional Learning (For Children and Adults)

Copyright : 31/03/2020

Crisis Teaching Strategies for Teachers and Parents During COVID-19: Successfully Transition K-12 Students to Remote/Digital Learning

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Objectives

  1. Utilize strategies to deliver relevant, engaging and authentic learning experiences for students.
  2. Modify lesson plans, activities and exercises for productive, virtual and at-home learning.

Outline

Create a Productive, Virtual and At-Home Learning Environment 

Shift smoothly from parenting, teaching and working 

Coping strategies for stress, frustration and burnout 

Create engaging, authentic learning experiences 

Ways to support services that are still legally required 

Everything doesn’t have to happen on the computer 

What teachers want parents to know about home learning 

 

Adapt Instruction for Remote/Digital Learning 

Create and deliver asynchronous, online content 

Facilitate collaborative, synchronous lessons 

Learning plans to avoid frustration and burnout 

New ways to do familiar things, like grading homework 

Tackling the ‘Digital Divide’ 

 

Integrate Google Classroom/Meet/Hangout, Zoom, Skype, Screencastify, GoToMeeting 

Host live, synchronous online lesson plans 

Dispersing effective, high-quality video lessons 

Apps with features like grading, rubrics, private commenting 

Embedding synchronous moments

Copyright : 06/05/2020

Coping Skills for Kids and Tweens: How to Manage Big Feelings in an Uncertain Time and Beyond

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Objectives

  1. Determine how the pandemic has impacted students socially and emotionally and integrate strategies for better focus.
  2. Apply coping skills for kids to try either at home or school to implement safe ways to express anger.
  3. Develop students' relaxation and coping skills to manage anxiety.

Outline

Anxiety, Stress, and Anger in a Pandemic

Coping Skills for Anxiety

Coping Skills for Stress

Coping Skills for Anger/Frustration

Copyright : 05/08/2020

Help Kids Foster Personal Power and Internal Safety: Yoga and Mindfulness Practices for School & Home

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Objectives

  1. Integrate yoga and mindfulness practices that interrupt intrusive thoughts and increase self-compassion
  2. Discover how increased self-awareness and embodiment can support anxiety reduction and change children’s relationship to stress.
  3. Implement practices that support increased sense of safety and reduce overwhelm.
  4. Apply simple practices that build students’ sense of personal power and agency.

Outline

Reducing Overwhelm

Soothing the Nervous System

Managing Intrusive Thoughts

Copyright : 05/08/2020

Social Emotional Learning During and Post COVID: Critical Strategies for ALL Students to Thrive

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Objectives

  1. Formulate instructional intervention strategies to support students’ social-emotional learning to help children navigate challenging circumstances.
  2. Apply best practices to foster relationships and create a positive learning environment that helps students transition back into the classroom.
  3. Analyze strategies to support students with effectively identifying, understanding, and managing their emotions.

Outline

Proven Evidenced-Based Techniques to Support Social and Emotional Learning

Innovative Ideas to Build Relationships, Community, and Connections

Copyright : 03/09/2020

Navigating Youth Mental Health in Today's Educational Setting

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Objectives

  1. Assess for achievement and determine educational placement for students. 
  2. Formulate how disruption to a child’s schedule impacts their mental health. 
  3. Apply emotion regulation interventions to increase focus and academic achievement. 
  4. Demonstrate cognitive behavioural interventions to decrease symptoms of anxiety, ADHD and depression. 
  5. Employ behavioural strategies to increase engagement with students in virtual learning settings. 

Outline

Integrating student mental health into virtual and/or physical classrooms 

Virtual and Physical Classroom Strategies  

Provider Self-care and Support 

Copyright : 11/08/2020

Tech Addiction in Children & Adolescents: Brain-Based Interventions to Optimize Digital Health in Today’s Screen Culture

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Objectives

  1. Formulate the neurological, dopaminergic, and hormonal/adrenal impact of screen time on children, adolescents and young adults.
  2. Analyze the emerging research related to behavioural interventions for technology overuse.
  3. Designate how tech overuse can impact pre-existing mental health disorders.
  4. Utilize strategies for parents/caregivers to work with problem screen usage within the home including boundaries, discipline and communication.

Outline

Screen Culture:  Origins and Impact on Mental Health

Neurological Impact of Screen Time and Tech Overuse

Technology in the Classroom: Helping or Hurting Educational Outcomes?

Practical Solutions and Recommendations to Manage Screen Time

Copyright : 19/06/2020

COVID-19: Addressing Social and Collective Trauma in Children, Adolescents and their Families

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Objectives

  1. Demonstrate how social and collective trauma impacts children and their families 
  2. Assess the impact of social and collective trauma for children who have a history of complex trauma, presenting with hyper-activity, hypo-activity, aggressiveness, self-stimulatory, issues of attachment, and inattentiveness
  3. Implement techniques such as use of routine, sensory-based strategies, mindfulness, activation of the Vagus nerve, and respiratory-based techniques to improve comfort and security

Outline

Social and Collective Trauma

Treatment Approaches

Planning for the Future…Moving Beyond Trauma

Copyright : 31/03/2020