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Back-to-School in 2021: Supporting Students and School Staff

Started Aug 25, 2021

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Back-to-School in 2021: Supporting Students and School Staff

Eligible for 2 PDPs 

CostThis event is free to the public, please use the promotional code BACKTOSCHOOL21 to register at no cost. This event is $25 for practitioners seeking PDPs for this module. 

Date: Wednesday, August 25th

Time: 9:00 - 10:30am

Format: Online via Zoom

To best support students at the outset of the new school year, this module offers teachers, counselors, and administrators a framework and practical strategies to address challenges and foster resilience in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Out-of-school factors profoundly affect learning, and the COVID-19 crisis has only intensified the need to address these factors. Research findings and on-the-ground experience reveal that to most effectively address these needs in the long-term and to facilitate learning over time, school staff can better understand how adverse student experiences impact student engagement and how their impact can be mitigated. This module offers teachers, counselors, and administrators in K-12 schools a framework and practical strategies for addressing students’ holistic strengths and needs as a new academic year begins.

At the end of this module educators will;

  • Develop a framework for assessing and systematically addressing students’ non-academic strengths and needs at the outset of the school year,
  • Describe the range of responses to traumatic events such as COVID-19, and
  • Understand how to foster resilience at the individual, classroom, and whole-school levels.

Fees & Policies:
Tuition includes all instructional materials. Participants receive a certificate of participation.

Participants who pay $25 must attend the module in full and complete the post event survey to be eligible to receive PDPs. 

Registration closes at the start of the module. Refunds will only be granted up until the start of the module at 9:00am on August 25th. No refunds will be granted for registration or technical errors on the participant's part (such as incorrect name/email, login failure, etc.), or failure to participate in the module.

Additional offerings from the Lynch School Professional & Continuing Education Office can be found on our website

 

 

Module Facilitators:

Mary Walsh

Dr. Mary Walsh
Executive Director, City Connects, Center for Optimized Student Support,
Professor and Daniel E. Kearns Chair,
Counseling, Developmental & Educational Psychology,
Boston College

Maria T

Dr. Maria Theodorakakis
Licensed Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Research Associate
City Connects, Center for Optimized Student Support
Adjunct Faculty in the Lynch School of Education and Human Development School Counseling Master's Program, Boston College