Post-Pandemic Tools for Teachers and Administrators
An online training for front line educators and administrators.
If you’re in the trenches every day, this workshop is for you!
We are rescheduling this training to the summer and re-tooling it to help you jumpstart next year!
Registration will re-open soon.
- Shock To The System: Or How To Thrive In The Post-Pandemic School Straight talk from Texas’s own nationally recognized school efficiency expert, Sean Cain. This practical discussion will focus on the key instructional systems that must be rebuilt to aggressively combat COVID-19 performance gaps that will affect every student. Don’t limp back to the status quo. Instead leverage this once in a lifetime event to sprint forward!
- SELf Care for Educators: Mindfulness + Social-Emotional Learning Tools for Adult Well-Being In the deeply personal work of education, self-care is far from selfish – it’s vital to the well-being of teachers, students, and the entire school community. Truly, this profession is heart-work. As we learn practical and authentic methods to fill our own cups, we find we have much more energy for offering our support to others. In this highly experiential and interactive workshop, our intention will be to empower educator resiliency and build an adult SEL tool-box to meet challenging moments with mindfulness, compassion, and stress-reduction strategies. Together, let’s move from surviving to thriving!
- Having Authentic Conversations 2020 and 2021 have proven to be very stressful times especially for Teachers. These circumstances have proved to cause high levels of anxiety and communication issues. This session will teach new ways of communicating even in stressful times.
- Creating a Blended Classroom That You Want to Come to Daily Are you looking for ways to keep both your Roomies (in-person) and Zoomies (virtual students) engaged in learning? The intention for this workshop is to help share techie ideas that promote innovation for the classroom. The objective is to have fresh ideas that will help redefine the classroom, boost student ownership, creativity, and productivity. These are things that we can do and be happy to come to work daily.
Founder & CEO of Changing Course Foundation
Having Authentic Conversations
Dr. Cathi Neal is the Founder and the CEO of Changing Course Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works with groups and individuals by providing Professional Staff Development, Experiential Therapy for Substance Abuse Treatment Centers, Business and Life Coaching, and Individual and Family Counseling, and owns Air Donkey Zipline.
Cathi has many attributes to contribute to the professional staff development and counseling industry. She has worked in the Experiential Learning Field since 1997. She is an ACCT Trained Challenge Course Manager, holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a minor in Forensic Psychology, a Master of Science in Management with a Change Leadership Emphasis, and a Ph.D. in Christian Counseling.
Founder & Director, Art of the Circle
SELf Care for Educators: Mindfulness + Social-Emotional
Learning Tools for Adult Well-Being
Sarah Sampson is the founder and director of Art of the Circle, an organization that provides trainings and consultation to schools, businesses, and individuals using circle practices based in Restorative Justice, Social-Emotional Learning, and Mindfulness. As the former Social-Emotional Learning Facilitator for Keller ISD, Sarah led the district-wide implementation of SEL and mindfulness-based activities for over 34,000 students.
She began her educational journey by creating and teaching tools for healthy-self expression and emotional intelligence as a K-4th grade theatre teacher. Sarah is trained in MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) through the UC San Diego Medical School. As a certified social-emotional learning, restorative practices, and yoga teacher, Sarah has developed training, curriculum and workshops to empower educators and humans of all kinds nation-wide.
Educator, Grand Prairie ISD
Creating a Blended Classroom That You Want to Come to Daily
Mrs. April L. Blair is an educator with Grand Prairie ISD who serves as a facilitator of blended learning. She believes that all students have the ability to learn. As a strong believer in the power of positive thinking, Mrs. Blair regularly practices various classroom management techniques which promote critical thinking and a positive reinforced learning environment.
She aims to bring an open mind, a positive attitude, and high expectations to her classroom daily while meeting the needs of her diverse learners. Her overall goal is to create learning experiences that engages her students while making learning relevant and promote enthusiasm for lifelong learners.
Chief Idea Officer at Lead Your School
Shock To The System: Or How To Thrive In The Post-Pandemic School
Sean Cain spent the formative years of his career working in difficult instructional settings. Recognized for the success of both his students and the systems he designed and implemented, he quickly moved up through the instructional leadership ranks. This culminated in his last public education position as State Director of Innovative School Redesign (Texas).
Currently, Cain serves as the Chief Idea Officer for Lead Your School (LYS), a confederation of successful school leaders dedicated to improving student, campus, and district performance. A passionate speaker, Cain is a sought-after national presenter and trains educators in schools and districts across the county.