Social Emotional Learning in a Virtual Space
How can you create meaningful relationships with and between students in a safe virtual space? This webinar seeks to answer this question with “already tried it” practices. Learn about different strategies, exercises, and activities that put SEL at the forefront in an intentional and transparent way.
Assessments: Formative and Summative from a Distance
We will demonstrate how popular EdTech tools can be leveraged to collect formative assessment and inform instruction in an asynchronous environment.
Mindfulness for Mind Full Educators (UofU)
By Jana Sill, Elizabeth Porter and Eric Dooley-Feldman
During these trying times, feelings of burnout among educators is likely higher than ever. Mindfulness practice has proved as a successful resource to help lessen stress, increase awareness and management of emotions resulting in better coping mechanisms and improved mental wellbeing. Come and enjoy two 60-minutes mindfulness training sessions that will deliver practical information on educator’s stress and burnout and real-life mindfulness practices that you can apply in your personal life and within the classroom (see more).
PLEASE NOTE...Research Opportunity: Currently, Mindfulness training programs for educators are usually implemented through eight-week courses, which is often not feasible to many. However, the benefits of Mindfulness programs cannot be ignored. Thus, after registration, you can choose to participate in our research that aims to analyze the effects of short mindfulness-based training on educator’s stress, burnout, and overall wellbeing. Drawing of several fabulous prizes will be available to those who complete the study.
Jana Sill is a former school counselor who is currently a graduate student in the School Psychology Educational Specialist program at the University of Utah. In addition to her graduate studies, Jana is also a member of the University of Utah Technology in Training, Education, and Consultation Lab, directed by Dr. Aaron Fischer. Her role includes collaborating with schools to implement positive behavior supports, consultation with teachers to improve classroom management and provide mental health-related services to students in a day treatment program.
Elizabeth Porter is a current undergraduate researcher at the University of Utah Honors College. Elizabeth will graduate in May 2021 with a Bachelor of Science in both Operations and Supply Chain, and Health Society and Policy. While volunteering for various research labs, Elizabeth discovered the University of Utah Technology in Training, Education, and Consultation Lab, directed by Dr. Aaron Fischer. Working as a research associate at the UTTEC lab, Elizabeth hopes to increase knowledge and access to mental health supports for the entire educational system. After graduation, Elizabeth wants to continue to learn more about mental health supports both in and outside the classroom.
Eric Dooley-Feldman is entering his third year in the Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program at the University of Utah. He is also a member of the University of Utah Technology in Training, Education, and Consultation Lab. Within the lab, Eric collaborates with local schools to provide structured mental health and social-emotional services for students, as well as tailored programming for teachers and parents. Prior to enrolling at the University of Utah, Eric was living and working in Southeast Asia- consulting with international schools in the design and management of outdoor leadership and global citizenship curriculums. On a personal level, Eric re-charges by escaping to the mountains for whatever form of adventure he can find- skiing, trail-running, mountain biking, or climbing.