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Trauma Informed Teaching [clear filter]
Friday, February 9
 

8:00am CST

Calm, Steady, and Ready to Learn
Limited Capacity full

Do you envision your classroom becoming a calm, centered and safe community? Do you need strategies to support your experiences as a teacher in trauma-informed situations? Join us to learn how sound, breathing and mindful movement can become tremendous resources to serve children who have experienced crises. You will leave our time together empowered to implement simple practices with your students immediately.

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 8:00am - 9:15am CST
Room 328 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

8:00am CST

Intergenerational Trauma: The Effect of Boarding Schools on Native American Youth and Families
Limited Capacity full

Learn more in-depth history of the Boarding School Era, it's traumatic impact on its students and how it manifests in the Native youth in your classrooms.

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 8:00am - 9:15am CST
Room 325 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

8:00am CST

Joy in the Ordinary
Limited Capacity full

With research from positive psychologists Sonja Lyubomirsky, Shawn Achor, Michelle Giellan, and Tal Ben Shahar and concepts from the Book of Joy, participants will learn how to improve their own well-being as well as their students'.   Discover and practice realistic, easy, sustainable, and fun tools to understand your potential for joy in our ordinary day to day lives, for us, and our students.


Friday February 9, 2018 8:00am - 9:15am CST
Room 321 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

8:00am CST

Love and Logic
Limited Capacity full

This is a fun program full of stories, laughs, and designed to give you practical skills that can be used immediately! We'll explore what it really means to discipline, our role as teacher, and how to have more fun building meaningful relationships with our students. We'll hear many stories that demonstrate how to not break a sweat when the problems heat up. Some topics include: Arguments, Noncompliance, and Apathy.

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 8:00am - 9:15am CST
Room 267 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

8:00am CST

My Journey with Compassion Fatigue
Limited Capacity full

Summer is a third grade teacher at Emerson Elementary school in the La Crosse School District.  She has been teaching for over 15 years.  She will share her story of compassion fatigue and anxiety as a teacher.  Summer will also describe her healing journey which includes self care, her relationship with her doctor, friends, family and colleagues and her conscious effort to make herself a priority.  

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 8:00am - 9:15am CST
Room 320 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

8:00am CST

Mindfulness in Education
Limited Capacity full

Mindfulness meditation is a practice that has helped people calm their minds, gain insight, and improve wellbeing for thousands of years. Modern day researchers have uncovered a host of mental, emotional, and physical benefits. Come see why this ancient practice is reawakening today and getting so much attention. This session will introduce mindfulness, provide several guided practices, and explore ways to apply mindfulness in schools. Greg currently serves as the behavioral interventionist at Holmen Middle School and teaches mindfulness in a variety of settings.

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 8:00am - 9:30am CST
Room 319 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

9:25am CST

Joy in the Ordinary
Limited Capacity full

With research from positive psychologists Sonja Lyubomirsky, Shawn Achor, Michelle Giellan, and Tal Ben Shahar and concepts from the Book of Joy, participants will learn how to improve their own well-being as well as their students'.   Discover and practice realistic, easy, sustainable, and fun tools to understand your potential for joy in our ordinary day to day lives, for us, and our students.


Friday February 9, 2018 9:25am - 10:40am CST
Room 321 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

9:25am CST

Panel discussion on how to work, in the moment, when students present challenging behaviors
Limited Capacity full

Our panel will present information relative to behavior of students at school grades k-12. Presenters will tell stories and give examples to help attendees understand different philosophies and styles which may work with more difficult students. Our panel will include teachers with a variety of experience from students with intellectual disabilities, emotional behavioral disabilities to trauma.


Friday February 9, 2018 9:25am - 10:40am CST
Room 320 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

9:25am CST

The Seven Essential Ingredients to Creating a Trauma Sensitive School
Limited Capacity full

The 7 essential ingredients of Trauma Sensitive Schools is a model of practice that supports implementation in the school setting.  Participants learn about the prevalence of trauma and adversity in the lives of students, while discussing how this impacts students emotionally, socially, and developmentally. We explore strategies to increase relationship and regulation in the classroom. Finally, we will cover the importance of maintaining caregiver capacity strategies to combat compassion fatigue and secondary trauma.

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 9:25am - 10:40am CST
Room 314 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

10:50am CST

Intergenerational Trauma: The Effect of Boarding Schools on Native American Youth and Families
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn more in-depth history of the Boarding School Era, it's traumatic impact on its students and how it manifests in the Native youth in your classrooms.

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 10:50am - 12:05pm CST
Room 325 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

10:50am CST

Love and Logic
Limited Capacity full

This is a fun program full of stories, laughs, and designed to give you practical skills that can be used immediately! We'll explore what it really means to discipline, our role as teacher, and how to have more fun building meaningful relationships with our students. We'll hear many stories that demonstrate how to not break a sweat when the problems heat up. Some topics include: Arguments, Noncompliance, and Apathy.

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 10:50am - 12:05pm CST
Room 267 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

10:50am CST

Panel discussion on how to work, in the moment, when students present challenging behaviors
Limited Capacity filling up

Our panel will present information relative to behavior of students at school grades k-12. Presenters will tell stories and give examples to help attendees understand different philosophies and styles which may work with more difficult students. Our panel will include teachers with a variety of experience from students with intellectual disabilities, emotional behavioral disabilities to trauma.


Friday February 9, 2018 10:50am - 12:05pm CST
Room 320 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

10:50am CST

The Seven Essential Ingredients to Creating a Trauma Sensitive School
Limited Capacity filling up

The 7 essential ingredients of Trauma Sensitive Schools is a model of practice that supports implementation in the school setting.  Participants learn about the prevalence of trauma and adversity in the lives of students, while discussing how this impacts students emotionally, socially, and developmentally. We explore strategies to increase relationship and regulation in the classroom. Finally, we will cover the importance of maintaining caregiver capacity strategies to combat compassion fatigue and secondary trauma.

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 10:50am - 12:05pm CST
Room 314 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

10:50am CST

Trauma Informed Care: Kind of Like Building a Pinewood Derby Car
Limited Capacity full

The awareness and knowledge regarding the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) is becoming more common in professional discussions. After learning about ACEs, many professionals want to take action and support youth who have experienced traumatic events in their life; however, the problems seem too big and overwhelming. This session will share necessary principles of a trauma-informed mindset. Explore practical action steps and seemingly small changes that can have a big impact

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 10:50am - 12:05pm CST
Room 332 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

10:50am CST

Trauma-Informed Teaching: Setting the Stage for Success through Self Care Practices
Limited Capacity full

Teachers are currently working with a growing number of youth who come to our classrooms with adverse childhood experiences--many of whom also bring along trauma-associated behaviors which can be challenging.  In order to be able to bring compassion and  respond effectively to the wide range of students in our classrooms, we must first build a strong foundation of self care. This interactive workshop will offer opportunities to examine your attitudes related to self care and how this impacts your effectiveness in the classroom, as well as identify areas and strategies on which you can focus.

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 10:50am - 12:05pm CST
Room 334 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

12:00pm CST

Infusing Character and Social Emotional Learning into the Daily Fabric of your Classroom and School
Limited Capacity seats available

If all we do is focus on end of the year test scores, we are only giving kids half of what they need to be successful. Research shows that you don’t have to provide sixty minutes per day of social emotional learning and character development to positively impact students. This workshop will show you a system for infusing strong character and social emotional skills into the day to day fabric of your school. This resource packed workshop will show you an intentional way to take your classroom and school to the next level when it comes to climate and culture, while also connecting the dots on how to strengthen your multi tiered system of support for behavior.
  • Learning Outcomes
    • Participants will understand the S.E.R.V.E. model that can be used by any staff member to both model and teach strong relationship skills.
    • Participants will know how to implement Character Dares into their school system. 
    • Participants will understand the research behind infusing social emotional learning and character development into their classroom and school. 

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm CST
Auditorium Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

12:00pm CST

Mindfulness in Education
Limited Capacity full

Mindfulness meditation is a practice that has helped people calm their minds, gain insight, and improve wellbeing for thousands of years. Modern day researchers have uncovered a host of mental, emotional, and physical benefits. Come see why this ancient practice is reawakening today and getting so much attention. This session will introduce mindfulness, provide several guided practices, and explore ways to apply mindfulness in schools. Greg currently serves as the behavioral interventionist at Holmen Middle School and teaches mindfulness in a variety of settings.

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm CST
Room 319 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

12:00pm CST

Paper Tigers Film and Discussion
Limited Capacity seats available

James Redford documented the lives of staff, led by Principal Jim Sporleder, and students at Lincoln Alternative High School in Walla Walla, Washington. Students at this high school had behavioral issues and poor academic performances and were usually suspended from school. After discovering the studies on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), the high school changed its approach to handling the students with kindness and in-school suspension versus automatic punitive punishments.

Friday February 9, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm CST
LMC Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

12:50pm CST

Circle Up! YWCA La Crosse's Restorative Justice Circles
Limited Capacity full

Traditional forms of discipline in school do not always get at the root of the issue.  While, national and local numbers show that students of color are disciplined at higher rates then their white peers.  Come hear how two local middle schools, in collaboration with YWCA La Crosse, are working to hold students accountable for their actions all while rebuilding relationships, repairing harm, improving school climate, and cutting down on the School-to-Prison Pipeline.


Friday February 9, 2018 12:50pm - 2:05pm CST
Room 328 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

12:50pm CST

Reframing Challenging Behavior
Limited Capacity full

Our children that display complex behavior needs present unique challenges to today's educator.  This presentation will draw on the most current research and best practices to reframe our thinking around challenging behavior, provide techniques in how to collaborate with students to reduce power struggles,  and add strategies to our professional toolbox.


Friday February 9, 2018 12:50pm - 2:05pm CST
Room 321 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

12:50pm CST

Trauma Informed Care: Kind of Like Building a Pinewood Derby Car
Limited Capacity full

The awareness and knowledge regarding the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) is becoming more common in professional discussions. After learning about ACEs, many professionals want to take action and support youth who have experienced traumatic events in their life; however, the problems seem too big and overwhelming. This session will share necessary principles of a trauma-informed mindset. Explore practical action steps and seemingly small changes that can have a big impact

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 12:50pm - 2:05pm CST
Room 332 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

12:50pm CST

Trauma-Informed Teaching: Setting the Stage for Success through Self Care Practices
Limited Capacity full

Teachers are currently working with a growing number of youth who come to our classrooms with adverse childhood experiences--many of whom also bring along trauma-associated behaviors which can be challenging.  In order to be able to bring compassion and  respond effectively to the wide range of students in our classrooms, we must first build a strong foundation of self care. This interactive workshop will offer opportunities to examine your attitudes related to self care and how this impacts your effectiveness in the classroom, as well as identify areas and strategies on which you can focus.

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 12:50pm - 2:05pm CST
Room 334 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

1:45pm CST

Paper Tigers Film and Discussion
Limited Capacity seats available

James Redford documented the lives of staff, led by Principal Jim Sporleder, and students at Lincoln Alternative High School in Walla Walla, Washington. Students at this high school had behavioral issues and poor academic performances and were usually suspended from school. After discovering the studies on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), the high school changed its approach to handling the students with kindness and in-school suspension versus automatic punitive punishments.

Friday February 9, 2018 1:45pm - 3:15pm CST
LMC Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

2:15pm CST

Reframing Challenging Behavior
Limited Capacity full

Our children that display complex behavior needs present unique challenges to today's educator.  This presentation will draw on the most current research and best practices to reframe our thinking around challenging behavior, provide techniques in how to collaborate with students to reduce power struggles,  and add strategies to our professional toolbox.


Friday February 9, 2018 2:15pm - 3:30pm CST
Room 321 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

2:15pm CST

Step Off the Hamster Wheel: Effective Responses for the Challenging Behavior Loop
Limited Capacity full

Even with the knowledge of Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) impact and trauma-informed approaches, it is easy for many professionals to feel stuck in a repeating challenging behavior loop. This session explores a purposeful response to challenging behaviors through methods that reduce negative behavior while encouraging positive behavior growth. Build an effective guidance mindset through a trauma-informed lens on behaviors and gain an intentional 10-step roadmap for exiting the challenging behavior loop

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 2:15pm - 3:30pm CST
Room 332 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

2:15pm CST

Trauma-Informed Teaching: Setting the Stage for Success through Self Care Practices
Limited Capacity full

Teachers are currently working with a growing number of youth who come to our classrooms with adverse childhood experiences--many of whom also bring along trauma-associated behaviors which can be challenging.  In order to be able to bring compassion and  respond effectively to the wide range of students in our classrooms, we must first build a strong foundation of self care. This interactive workshop will offer opportunities to examine your attitudes related to self care and how this impacts your effectiveness in the classroom, as well as identify areas and strategies on which you can focus.

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 2:15pm - 3:30pm CST
Room 334 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse