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Past State Events

MISIC: Spring Social-Emotional Conference: Making a Difference

Date: September 14, 2020

Time: 8:30-3

Location: FFA Enrichment Center, Ankeny

See SEL4IA members Maria Lantz and Brian Christoffersen present on adult SEL and the why behind SEL.

KPEC – Keystone’s Premier Education Conference

Start date: June 23, 2020

End date: June 24, 2020

Location: Grand River Center, Dubuque, Iowa

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KPEC 2020 (Keystone’s Premier Education Conference) attendees will connect with peers, hear keynote addresses from nationally-recognized speakers, and choose from dozens of breakout sessions.   The conference will feature hands-on sessions on leadership, technology, curriculum content, special education, and social-emotional behavioral health. Recertification credit is available.

Featuring Keynotes from:
Brian Kight
Josh Shipp
Tricia McKale Skyles
Greg Wolcott

Plus dozens of hands-on sessions

Introduction to Restorative Practices and Using Circles Effectively

Start date: April 4, 2020

End date: April 5, 2020

Time: 9-4

Location: Four Oaks in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

From day one, you will learn a range of strategies
you can use every day. You will learn how to set high
expectations while being supportive. You will
practice how to provide direct feedback and how to
ask questions that foster accountability. You will
also learn the most effective methods to resolve
common conflicts
We devote the second day entirely to teaching
attendees to facilitate restorative circles. Circles
are an essential process for building social capital,
resolving social problems and responding when
harm occurs. Circles create a positive learning
environment. You will learn by participating in
circles with other attendees, taking turns to learn
how to facilitate. By the end of the day, you will be
prepared to return to your setting and run your first
circle!

Introduction to Restorative Practices and Using Circles Effectively – Days 1 & 2

Start date: December 7, 2019

End date: December 8, 2019

Time: 9am-4pm

Location: McKinley STEAM Academy, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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From Day One in Introduction to Restorative Practices, you will learn a range of strategies you can use every day. You will learn how to set high expectations while being supportive. You will practice how to provide direct feedback and how to ask questions that foster accountability. You will also learn the most effective methods to resolve common conflicts.

We devote the second day entirely to teaching attendees to facilitate restorative circles. Circles are an essential process for building social capital, resolving social problems and responding when harm occurs. Circles create a positive learning environment. You will learn by participating in circles with other attendees, taking turns to learn how to facilitate. by the end of the day, you will be prepared to return to your setting and run your first circle!

Creating Trauma Responsive Schools – IA ASCD Fall Academy

Date: November 13, 2019

Time: 9am-4pm

Location: Ankeny, IA

It is estimated that one in four children experience trauma. Understanding neurological and psychological development is an imperative part of working effectively with all students.

This one day training combines 2 three-hour workshops designed to give educators the tools needed to create effective learning environments that support the needs of traumatized students. Join in for this highly interactive learning opportunity incorporating videos, music, and discussion to increase the level of impact and application.

2019 Summit on School Climate and Culture

Start date: August 12, 2019

End date: August 13, 2019

Location: Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa

The Summit is designed help educators improve school climate and culture through professional development, skill building and application of best practices and research. This event will allow you to engage with leading experts in education and school improvement on how a positive school climate and culture is key to student, school and district improvements.

2019 Midwest School Mental Health Conference

Date: August 8, 2019

Location: Iowa Events Center

The 7th Annual Midwest School Mental Health Conference themed School Mental Health Systems on August 8, 2019 at the Iowa Event Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Registration includes lunch and access to all workshops & presentations and partner exhibitions. 

Join hundreds of teachers, administrators, support staff, counselors, psychologists, therapists, parents, preservice college students and many more from across the midwest for the only school mental health conference in Iowa. Past topics have included suicide prevention, creating a school mental health system in your school, strategies for internalizing and externalizing behaviors, trauma-informed care, creating a trauma-sensitive school, youth perspective, LGBTQ mental health awareness and needs, culturally responsive school mental health, racial trauma, restorative justice, risk factors & resiliency, juvenile justice, and much more. 

Introduction to Restorative Practices

Start date: July 29, 2019

End date: July 30, 2019

Time: 9:00-4:00

Location: McKinley STEAM Academy, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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From day one, you will learn a range of strategies you can use every day. You will learn how to set high expectations while being supportive. You will practice how to provide direct feedback and how to ask questions that foster accountability. You will also learn the most effective methods to resolve common conflicts.

We devote the second day entirely to teaching attendees to facilitate restorative circles. Circles are an essential process for building social capital, resolving social problems and responding when harm occurs. Circles create a positive learning environment. You will learn by participating in circles with other attendees, taking turns to learn how to facilitate. By the end of the day, you will be prepared to return to your setting and run your first circle!

Kay Pranis and Restorative Circles

Start date: July 17, 2019

End date: July 19, 2019

Location: McKinley STEAM Academy, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Kids First Law Center, McKinley STEAM Academy, and Just Connect Iowa welcome internationally renowned Kay Pranis to Cedar Rapids, Iowa for an Introductory Peace Circle Training this July.