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Virtual Classrooms and Homeschooling During the Coronavirus: Strategies, Tools and Resources for Efficient at Home Learning
- Analyze various learning structures and schedules to increase learning across the day.
- Apply literacy and numeracy strategies to maximize learning across all contents.
- Employ social emotional learning practices to help children and adults navigate challenging circumstances.
Innovative Learning Schedules
- Sample schedules, resources, websites for K-5
- Sample schedules, resources, websites for 6-12
- Explore various structures to support teaching children while working
- Strategies to maximize materials around the home and outside to support students with problem solving and critical thinking
- Technology tools and resources to support reading and writing
- Resources to engage students in mathematical reasoning
Social Emotional Learning (For Children and Adults)
- Evidenced-based practices to help students navigate these challenging circumstances
- Building Connectedness and Belonging for Students While School Buildings are Closed
- Tips to support adult work-life balance and wellness
Crisis Teaching Strategies for Teachers and Parents During COVID-19: Successfully Transition K-12 Students to Remote/Digital Learning
- Utilize strategies to deliver relevant, engaging and authentic learning experiences for students.
- Modify lesson plans, activities and exercises for productive, virtual and at-home learning.
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
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Coping Skills for Kids and Tweens: How to Manage Big Feelings in an Uncertain Time and Beyond
- Determine how the pandemic has impacted students socially and emotionally and integrate strategies for better focus.
- Apply coping skills for kids to try either at home or school to implement safe ways to express anger.
- Develop students' relaxation and coping skills to manage anxiety.
Anxiety, Stress, and Anger in a Pandemic
- Explore how the pandemic has impacted the social and emotional lives of our children
- Why Social Emotional Learning is important now more than ever
- How our needs and windows of tolerance have changed
Coping Skills for Anxiety
Coping Skills for Stress
- Deep Breathing Ideas
- Mindfulness Strategies
- Relaxation/Calming Activities for Kids
- Scheduling to reduce stress
- The importance of play and downtime
- Using your senses to manage stress
Coping Skills for Anger/Frustration
- Understand that anger is often just the tip of the iceberg - a lot of feelings hide beneath
- Safe ways to express anger with movement
- Setting up individual calm down kits for kids
Help Kids Foster Personal Power and Internal Safety: Yoga and Mindfulness Practices for School & Home
- Integrate yoga and mindfulness practices that interrupt intrusive thoughts and increase self-compassion
- Discover how increased self-awareness and embodiment can support anxiety reduction and change children’s relationship to stress.
- Implement practices that support increased sense of safety and reduce overwhelm.
- Apply simple practices that build students’ sense of personal power and agency.
- Orienting practices to build safety: Layers of Sound, Sensory Check In
- Increasing attuned connection without contact: Imaginary Ball Pass
Soothing the Nervous System
- Grounding practices to manage escalating emotions: Hugging Breath
- Building personal power to reduce anxiety and increase agency: Feeling my Strength
Managing Intrusive Thoughts
- Reducing the intensity of intrusive thoughts and interrupting rumination: Naming My Thoughts
- Replacing fear-based thoughts with self-compassion: Kind Wishes
Social Emotional Learning During and Post COVID: Critical Strategies for ALL Students to Thrive
- Formulate instructional intervention strategies to support students’ social-emotional learning to help children navigate challenging circumstances.
- Apply best practices to foster relationships and create a positive learning environment that helps students transition back into the classroom.
- Analyze strategies to support students with effectively identifying, understanding, and managing their emotions.
Proven Evidenced-Based Techniques to Support Social and Emotional Learning
- Evidenced-based practices to help students navigate the transition to school post-covid
- Resources to teach students how stress works in our brains and bodies, ways to reduce it, and how to build self-regulation skills
- Low-prep ideas on how to incorporate lessons on resilience, goal setting, and self-monitoring
Innovative Ideas to Build Relationships, Community, and Connections
- Relationship rituals to reduce anxiety and strengthen the learning community
- Resources to support student voice and empowerment
- Practical instructional strategies to support students working collaboratively with peers
Navigating Youth Mental Health in Today's Educational Setting
- Assess for achievement and determine educational placement for students.
- Formulate how disruption to a child’s schedule impacts their mental health.
- Apply emotion regulation interventions to increase focus and academic achievement.
- Demonstrate cognitive behavioural interventions to decrease symptoms of anxiety, ADHD and depression.
- Employ behavioural strategies to increase engagement with students in virtual learning settings.
Integrating student mental health into virtual and/or physical classrooms
- Assessing for level of knowledge and catch up plans
- The impact of routine disruption on mental health
- Medication incompliance while away from the classroom
- Individual interventions for students struggling the most
- Connecting students and parents/caregivers with outside resources for counselling and support
Virtual and Physical Classroom Strategies
- Student engagement strategies
- Tantrums and Attention Seeking
- Assessing symptoms of mental health challenges and providing support virtually
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Tech Addiction in Children & Adolescents: Brain-Based Interventions to Optimize Digital Health in Today’s Screen Culture
- Formulate the neurological, dopaminergic, and hormonal/adrenal impact of screen time on children, adolescents and young adults.
- Analyze the emerging research related to behavioural interventions for technology overuse.
- Designate how tech overuse can impact pre-existing mental health disorders.
- Utilize strategies for parents/caregivers to work with problem screen usage within the home including boundaries, discipline and communication.
Screen Culture: Origins and Impact on Mental Health
Neurological Impact of Screen Time and Tech Overuse
- Dopamine’s role in addiction
- How brains are impacted by the dopaminergic effects of screens
- The HPA Axis and adrenal “fight or flight” impact of screen stimulation
- Brain imaging and the effects on the frontal cortex
Technology in the Classroom: Helping or Hurting Educational Outcomes?
Practical Solutions and Recommendations to Manage Screen Time
- Ed Tech: a $60 Billion annual industry
- The latest research on technology and education
- Screens’ impact on reading and comprehension
- Phones in the classroom and standardized test scores
- Classroom strategies for technology use
- Treatment programs and interventions
- Recommendations for every family
COVID-19: Addressing Social and Collective Trauma in Children, Adolescents and their Families
- Demonstrate how social and collective trauma impacts children and their families
- 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
- 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
Social and Collective Trauma
- Including those who have a history of complex trauma
- Impact on children, adolescents and their caregivers
- Effects of social isolation and resulting sensory deprivation
- Use of routine
- Sensory-based strategies
- Activation of the Vagus nerve
- Respiratory-based techniques
Planning for the Future…Moving Beyond Trauma
- Interactive plans, goals, and vision boards
- Autobiographies and video diaries