Spring 2019 Professional Development Opportunities

Spring 2019 Professional Development Opportunities
Posted on 04/17/2019
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Upcoming PD Opportunities - Spring 2019


Contact Liz Harner
(952) 567-8107  |  eharner@swmetro.k12.mn.us

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Thursday, March 7, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
UNDERSTANDING FASD MAKES A DIFFERENCE

Presented by Shauna Feine, Proof Alliance
401 Building, Chaska

Free for SWMetro staff & member districts. It is estimated that as many as one in 20 U.S. children has a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). FASD is a medical condition that encompasses a wide range of physical, neurobehavioral, and cognitive symptoms associated with prenatal alcohol exposure. This presentation will provide an overview of the basics of FASD, discuss common traits and behaviors associated with prenatal alcohol exposure, and how those symptoms may cause challenges for children and adolescents with an FASD, as well as for professionals supporting them. Lastly, we will explore interventions and strategies to effectively support students on the fetal alcohol spectrum to promote successful outcomes.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
SUICIDE PREVENTION: QPR TRAINING WITH NAMI

Presented by NAMI Minnesota
401 Building, Chaska

Free for SWMetro staff & member districts. One hour course goes towards certification credits for Questions, Persuade, Refer (QPR) course. CEUs given to staff.

Friday, March 22, 2019 | 8:30 am - 11:00 am
MY CULTURE, YOUR CULTURE

Presented by Regina Seabrook, MN Equity Alliance
River Valley Education Center Multi-purpose Room, Jordan

$10/person - open to social workers, light breakfast provided. Learn about frameworks and continuums of difference. What is the difference between deep vs. surface culture? What are the conflict and work styles based on cultural responses and norms. And finally, how can we, as social workers, communicate and respond best when working with families of varying cultural backgrounds. Meets two CE hours towards social work ethics content recertification hours. CEUs given.

Friday, April 12, 2019 | 12:15 pm - 4:00 pm
MENTAL HEALTH SUMMIT

Presented by Mark A. Sander, PsyD, LP, Director of Shool Mental Health for Hennepin County
Chanhassen Recreation Center, 2310 Coulter Blvd, Chanhassen

$20/person. Teachers & administrators will acquire skills for working with students with mental illnesses in schools, be introduced to new studies in the area of ACEs & trauma-informed research, and learn how to build resilience in schools with the MTSS process and by applying social & emotional learning to all facets of schools.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
SECTION 504 TRAINING

Cohosted by Shakopee Public Schools. Presented by Michelle Barries; Special Services Director of South Washington County and Michael Waldspurger, PA; Rupp, Anderson, Squires & Waldspurger, PA Law Firm
Shakopee High School Auditorium, 100 17th Ave W, Shakopee

$20/person. Learn the step by step policies, procedures, and forms associated with Section 504; compare 504 plans to IEPs; learn the facts versus the reality of the 504 identification process; and learn the legal process as well as 504 rules and regulations.





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