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In this course, Program Coordinators and Virtual Coaches will be able to access, review, and understand how to implement the weekly coaching protocols for the Early Career Learning Labs. Participants will be able to take the information here and apply during the coaching cycle, use the protocols with fidelity, and ensure that they meet the needs of their group of early career educators. By making the protocols relevant to their work at the local affiliate level, Program Coordinators and Virtual Coaches will be able to build capacity in their district, schools, and association. Read More

In this course, Program Coordinators will learn strategies to identify, recruit, engage, and inspire members to join Early Career Learning Labs. Program Coordinators will deepen understandings of building relationships to develop leadership, community, and power. Participants will practice building intentional relationships and developing commitment through the skill of one to-one organizing and coaching conversations, as well as identifying common values and interests, challenges and successes, and unique skills and resources on your team. By practicing these skills, Program Coordinators will be able to build capacity in their district, schools, and association. Read More

When developing learning experiences for adults, it’s important to consider that adult learning needs differ from children’s. Adults have divided attention and divided time. They are best motivated when they see how professional development is relevant to their professional lives, and they are most engaged when they feel their personal contributions matter to the group.   Read More

It is important for educators to respond quickly and consistently to bullying behavior in order to send a clear message that bullying is not acceptable. Research shows that consistent intervention procedures can stop bullying behavior over time; whereas doing nothing at all  can make the bullying infinitely worse. There are simple steps adults can take to stop bullying on the spot and keep students safe. Educators will identify how the school culture and climate plays a role in bullying. While educators are well intentioned, they need guidance, training, and support to intervene effectively. Read More

In March of 2020, educators, students, their families, and our communities’ worlds were turned upside down. Over the course of a week, local school districts, colleges and universities, and states announced the closure of physical school buildings, along with how they would attempt to execute remote learning plans. Some had an easy transition to online learning, while others floundered. Educators managed to pull off the impossible and move to fully remote online classrooms. Educators worked around the clock to find training, resources, and best practices; Facebook groups popped up; and, educators leaned on each other.  All for the sake of students and their learning - academics as well as social emotional support. While this is still a turbulent time for educators, our students, their families, and our communities, a whole new world of possibilities has been opened for education with the increased integration of technology. The deeper educators dive into remote learning, the clearer it becomes that best practices in the classroom, although they may look a little different, are still best practices online. Read More

This module focuses on building an educator’s understanding of how trauma can impact student responses and behaviors. The module also promotes the educator’s ability to create and maintain a student’s positive engagement in all aspects of learning and interactions, actively minimizing the frequency, intensity, and duration of outbursts. Read More

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