Past Events (12)

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November 11, 2020
Wednesday
  • Episode 15: "How to Design a School For the People in Front of Us"

  • Nov 11, 2020 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location: https://zoom.us/my/learning15
  • Description:

    Jethro Jones has a unique view of what is needed in the world of education. His website reads: 

    Stop Putting Out Fires.

    Start Leading

    Get the tools to start designing your ideal week so you can start leading.

    Most principals don’t have the time to transform or even think about transforming their schools. This five day email course will walk you through everything you need to do to get focused on making real change in your school, and find the time to do it!

  • Created by: Rebecca Muller
October 28, 2020
Wednesday
  • Episode 14: The Power of Paraprofessionals

  • Oct 28, 2020 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location: https://zoom.us/my/learning15
  • Description:

    There has been a big question about how to utilize paraprofessionals during remote/hybrid learning. These individuals sometimes referred to as educational assistants or aides in the classroom are essential to the special education population. But how are they being used? Are they being respected or thrown to the side? It seems every district and even every school handles this situation differently. Join us to try to help us solve some of these pervasive issues that existed even before COVID but now are especially apparent. 

  • Created by: Rebecca Muller
October 21, 2020
Wednesday
  • Episode 13: "Behavioral Challenges in the Classroom that Lead to Teacher Overwhelm"

  • Oct 21, 2020 from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
  • Location: https://zoom.us/my/learning15
  • Description:

    Rachel Freeman of Safe Space Teaching is an educator that teaches with the heart. Having experience in both the inclusive and self-contained environment, she understands what students AND teachers experience day in and day out. 

    I was drawn to her blog about empathy. Rachel states, "For students affected by trauma, regardless of age, it can be extremely difficult to push past feelings of self-deprecation to reach those happy moments. In turn, they can struggle with empathizing with peers because their emotional processes have been disrupted. Students may truly not have natural empathy due to past traumas. Do we want these students to care about others? Of course we do! Yet, that’s not our first priority. So, how exactly do teachers support these students in building up to learning how to empathize with others? We teach self-compassion. By breaking down the feelings, language, and concepts of being kind to OURSELVES first, we have a better chance of transferring these skills."

     

     

  • Created by: Rebecca Muller
October 14, 2020
Wednesday
  • Episode 12: A Conversation with Jay Johnson

  • Oct 14, 2020 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location: https://zoom.us/my/learning15
  • Description:

    Jay Johnson is a strong advocate for his students. He and his team have worked tirelessly to make sure that their students are getting the accommodations they need to have a successful school year as pandemic teaching begins. The results emerging from this chaotic time are connection and resource building in a way that has never been done before. Join us for a wonderful conversation about advocacy and the true meaning of education. 

  • Created by: Rebecca Muller
September 30, 2020
Wednesday
  • "Are you even listening to me?: Conversation about being an adult stutterer"

  • Sep 30, 2020 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location: https://zoom.us/my/learning15
  • Description:

    If you are an adult stutterer, you know what it can be like to give a presentation to a group of peers, to make a phone call, to order take-out... Your heart races, your palms sweat, your words in your brain go blank as you fear how you begin to sound as you talk.

    You know what you have to say is important and you wish like anything that you can be the person next to you who doesn't have to work so hard to speak. When you finally get the words out you think people are paying more attention to how the words sounded then what the words actually meant.

    But you push through and you keep going and you try to remain calm to show everyone you are not affected- but you are. And their eye rolls or apparent good-natured wanting to finish your word for you makes you bitter and angry inside.

    I am excited to talk about my journey with others on ECEL on September 30th. If you have experiences to share, are an adult stutterer, or would like to know more about what it's like, please join us i

  • Created by: Rebecca Muller
September 16, 2020
Wednesday
  • Transition Planning

  • Sep 16, 2020 at 7:00pm
  • Location: Zoom Link
  • Description:

    Dr. Annette Anderson Fields is a native of Saint Louis, Missouri, who has served in the field of special education for multiple decades.  Her tenure has involved serving students in the Saint Louis Public Schools with diverse challenges and exceptionalities including those considered as twice exceptional.  Dr. Fields launched Living & Learning Unlimited for the purpose of motivating people to seek continued personal growth and to empower others through the sharing of wisdom, knowledge, and insight. Her created role is that of educational consultant/motivational speaker.  This has extended to providing motivation through written inspiration and resource creation.  A transition-related resource was authored and titled Transition Ahead:  Lesson Plans for Life Beyond High School.   It is her desire to remain a life-long learner who not only engages in continued personal growth, but one who inspires others while sharing knowledge and insight.

  • Created by: Rebecca Muller