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Wednesday, August 21
 

7:00am

MORNING SIGN IN
You must select this course to be paid for the first half of the day.

Wednesday August 21, 2019 7:00am - 7:15am

7:30am

Registration and Breakfast
Join us for breakfast!
The menu includes homemade variety muffins, various fruit and coffee.

Wednesday August 21, 2019 7:30am - 8:00am
VPAC

8:00am

Superintendent Welcome & Introductions
Wednesday August 21, 2019 8:00am - 8:30am
VPAC

8:45am

Keynote Presentation: From Punishment to Restoration: The Function of Behavior and Maintaining High Expectations
Courtney Daikos and Chris Cronas with Continua Consulting present From Punishment to Restoration: The Function of Behavior and Maintaining High Expectations.

Learning targets/outcomes for the session include:
  • Participants will learn about function of behavior and the root causes for maladaptive behavior;
  • Participants will learn about the negative effects of punitive & exclusionary discipline; and
  • Participants will learn foundational restorative practices and concepts to use in response to student maladaptive behaviors.

Wednesday August 21, 2019 8:45am - 10:15am
VPAC

10:15am

BREAK
Wednesday August 21, 2019 10:15am - 10:30am

10:30am

Introduction to Restorative Practice: Community Building Circle in Practice
Limited Capacity filling up

Veronica Gomez-Vilichis,  Assistant Director with Diversity and Equity Center, Central Washington University  presents Introduction to Restorative Practice: Community Building Circle in Practice.

Learning targets/outcomes for the session include:
  • Learn why restorative practice works;
  • Learn the elements of community building circle; engage in a community building circle exercise; and
  • Receive a lesson plan for facilitating a community building circle.

Wednesday August 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Room 212

10:30am

The Trauma-Informed School: Secondary Relationship & Classroom Strategies
Limited Capacity full

Joe Coscarart, Reggie Hull and Brad Smith with Selah Academy present The Trauma-Informed School:  Secondary Relationship & Classroom Strategies.

Learning targets/outcomes for the session include:
  • Educators will be able to identify trauma-informed relationship and classroom strategies that they are already using;
  • Educators discuss and learn new trauma-informed proactive relationship and classroom strategies to add to their toolboxes; and
  • Educators will analyze trauma-informed responses vs. traditional reactions to students who are not behaving the way we want them to.

Wednesday August 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Room 210

10:30am

ACEs 101
Limited Capacity filling up

Felicia Hernandez, Family Engagement Specialist with Selah Middle School presents ACEs 101.

Learning targets/outcomes for the session include:
  • Recognize the 10 Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs);
  • Recognize the effects of Toxic Stress in Children; and
  • Identify employable resources and strategies to foster resilience and negate the effects of toxic stress.

Wednesday August 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Room 207

10:30am

Continua: Keynote Follow-up
Limited Capacity seats available

Courtney Daikos and Chris Cronas with Continua Consulting will be available for follow up on the Keynote Presentation: From Punishment to Restoration: The Function of Behavior and Maintaining High Expectations.

Wednesday August 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
VPAC

10:30am

Culturally Responsive Classroom Management
Limited Capacity full

Jennifer Kindle Executive Director of Teaching and Learning with Selah School District and Ryan Ranger with Selah High School present Culturally Responsive Classroom Management.

Learning targets/outcomes for the session include:
  • Understanding the complexity of culture; and
  • Develop culturally responsive management strategies to use in the classroom.


Wednesday August 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Room 206

10:30am

N.E.A.R. Sciences (Neuroscience, Epigentics, ACE’s and Resiliency) Introduction for Secondary Educators
Limited Capacity full

Jeff Cochran Assistant Principal/Director of Future Learning with Selah High School presents N.E.A.R. Sciences (Neuroscience, Epigentics, ACE’s and Resiliency) Introduction for Secondary Educators.

Learning targets/outcomes for the session include:
  • Learn how Neuroscience, Epigenetics, and ACEs impact student physical and mental health; and
  • Learn and discuss strategies for secondary classrooms to create or enhance positive environments that lead to resilient students. 

Wednesday August 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Room 211

10:30am

NAMI Ending the Silence
Limited Capacity seats available

Michele Lazorik and Travis Schmars with NAMI Yakima present Ending the Silence.

Learning targets/outcomes for the session include:
  • Identify the warning signs of mental health conditions;
  • Learn coping strategies; and 
  • Learn how to help a student suffering from mental health.

Wednesday August 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Room 209

10:30am

The Trauma Informed School: Recognizing our own triggers as teachers and how to best deal with them in the school setting; Self Care and coping strategies
Limited Capacity full

Mindy Forbes & Tawnya Eller, Selah Intermediate School Counselors present The Trauma Informed School: Recognizing our own triggers as teachers and how to best deal with them in the school setting; Self Care and coping strategies.

Learning targets/outcomes for the session include:
  • Identify at least two of your own triggers and how to appropriately manage your responses in the classroom setting; and
  • Take away at least two strategies you will use for self-care.  

Wednesday August 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Room 208

10:30am

Introduction to Restorative Practice: Non-violent Communication in Practice
Limited Capacity full

Carolyn Thurston, Director of Academic Success Initiatives with Central Washington University presents Introduction to Restorative Practice: Non-violent Communication in Practice.

Learning targets/outcomes for the session include:
  • Learn the elements of nonviolent communication; 
  • Practice using nonviolent communication in classroom scenarios; and 
  • Learn basic elements of de-escalation

Wednesday August 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Room 213

11:25am

Introduction to Restorative Practice: Non-violent Communication in Practice
Limited Capacity filling up

Carolyn Thurston, Director of Academic Success Initiatives with Central Washington University presents Introduction to Restorative Practice: Non-violent Communication in Practice.

Learning targets/outcomes for the session include:
  • Learn the elements of nonviolent communication; 
  • Practice using nonviolent communication in classroom scenarios; and 
  • Learn basic elements of de-escalation 

Wednesday August 21, 2019 11:25am - 12:10pm
Room 212

11:25am

Redefining Behavior: The Impact Of Trauma
Limited Capacity seats available

Christy Arenson Prevention and Intervention Specialist with the Selah School District presents Redefining Behavior: The Impact Of Trauma.

Learning targets/outcomes for the session include:
  • Increase understanding of how trauma impacts behavior and how that shows up in the classroom;
  • Determining the function of students’ behavior; and 
  • What works to engage students and get them motivated to learn.


Wednesday August 21, 2019 11:25am - 12:10pm
Room 206

11:25am

Traumatic Stress & Addiction in Adolescents: What are common signs/symptoms and what can educators do to respond
Limited Capacity full

Celeste Hutchinson with Sundown M. Ranch presents Traumatic Stress & Addiction in Adolescents: What are common signs/symptoms and what can educators do to respond.

Learning targets/outcomes for the session include:
  • To gain an applicable knowledge of traumatic stress;
  • To gain general statistics of who & how traumatic stress effects individuals & their significant others;
  • To gain knowledge of the specific ways traumatic stress impacts adolescents as it relates to addiction; and
  • To gain examples of various ways to intervene within an academic setting when a student struggles with traumatic stress and/or addiction.


Wednesday August 21, 2019 11:25am - 12:10pm
Room 208

11:25am

Continua: Responding to Challenging Behaviors
Limited Capacity full

Courtney Daikos with Continua Consulting presents Responding to Challenging Behaviors.

Learning targets/outcomes for the session include:
  • Learn information and practices to address problematic classroom behaviors at the Tier 1/Universal level
  • Discuss proactive evidence-based strategies the are effective at addressing off-task and disruptive behaviors, as well as strategies for managing and de-escalating behaviors as they occur.


Wednesday August 21, 2019 11:25am - 12:10pm
VPAC

11:25am

Continua: Understanding the Function of Maladaptive Behaviors
Limited Capacity seats available

Chris Cronas with Continua Consulting presents Understanding the Function of a Maladaptive Brain.

Learning targets/outcomes for the session include:
  • Understand how maladaptive behaviors serve to gain/avoid in certain environments, yet to do not successfully translate in other environments and social settings
  • Explore how neuropathways are developed and how they can be pruned when evidence-based interventions are implemented with fidelity

Wednesday August 21, 2019 11:25am - 12:10pm
Library

11:25am

Introduction to the Protective Factors Framework
Limited Capacity seats available

Deborah Gaidos with Risk to Resiliency Coalition presents Introduction to the Protective Factors Framework.

Learning targets/outcomes for the session include:
  • Be able to list five protective factors that help keep families strong and prevent child abuse and neglect;
  • Identify multiple strategies and concrete everyday actions that help families build those protective factors; and
  • Understand what it means to work with families in a strength-based way.

Wednesday August 21, 2019 11:25am - 12:10pm
Room 210

11:25am

Know Your R.O.L.E.S: The Science of the Trauma-Hijacked Brain and the Implications for Classroom Management
Limited Capacity full

Felicia Hernandez, Family Engagement Specialist and Paul Hudson, Assistant Principal with Selah Middle School, present Know Your R.O.L.E.S: The Science of the Trauma-Hijacked Brain and the Implications for Classroom Management.

Learning targets/outcomes for the session include:
  • Understanding the effect of Toxic Stress on the Brain;
  • Recognizing the need: Safety or Connection?; and
  • Learn how to respond, not react.

Wednesday August 21, 2019 11:25am - 12:10pm
Room 207

11:25am

NAMI Ending the Silence
Limited Capacity seats available

Michele Lazorik and Travis Schmars with NAMI Yakima present Ending the Silence.

Learning targets/outcomes for the session include:
  • Identify the warning signs of mental health conditions;
  • Learn coping strategies; and 
  • Learn how to help a student suffering from mental health.

Wednesday August 21, 2019 11:25am - 12:10pm
Room 209

11:25am

Introduction to Restorative Practice: Restorative Circle in Practice
Limited Capacity full

Sarah Augustine, Executive Director with the Dispute Resolution Center of Yakima and Kittitas Counties   presents Introduction to Restorative Practice: Restorative Circle in Practice.

Learning targets/outcomes for the session include:
  • Learn the elements of restorative circle; 
  • Learn the elements of identifying feelings and interests in high-tension situations; and 
  • Engage in a restorative circle exercise.

Wednesday August 21, 2019 11:25am - 12:10pm
Room 213

12:10pm

Lunch (Provided by the SSD)
Limited Capacity full

RSVP's for lunch were due by August 13 and will no longer be accepted.

Participants will have an opportunity to engage with colleagues about key learnings from the morning and application to their own work as educators. 

Lunch will consist of a taco bar!

Make your own tacos or taco salad with your choice of:
Beef/ Chicken
Rice and Beans
Chips and Salsa
Lettuce, tomatoes, olives, onions
Sour Cream, dressing, hot sauce
Fruit Platter

Wednesday August 21, 2019 12:10pm - 1:10pm
VPAC

1:10pm

AFTERNOON SIGN IN
You must select this course to be paid for the second half of the day.

Wednesday August 21, 2019 1:10pm - 1:10pm

1:15pm

Introduction to Restorative Practice: Restorative Circle in Practice
Limited Capacity filling up

Sarah Augustine, Executive Director with the Dispute Resolution Center of Yakima and Kittitas Counties   presents Introduction to Restorative Practice: Restorative Circle in Practice.

Learning targets/outcomes for the session include:
  • Learn the elements of restorative circle; 
  • Learn the elements of identifying feelings and interests in high-tension situations; and 
  • Engage in a restorative circle exercise.

Wednesday August 21, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 212

1:15pm

Redefining Behavior: The Impact Of Trauma
Limited Capacity seats available

Christy Arenson Prevention and Intervention Specialist with the Selah School District presents Redefining Behavior: The Impact Of Trauma.

Learning targets/outcomes for the session include:
  • Increase understanding of how trauma impacts behavior and how that shows up in the classroom;
  • Determining the function of students’ behavior; and 
  • What works to engage students and get them motivated to learn. 

Wednesday August 21, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 206

1:15pm

Continua: (Part I) An Ounce of Prevention of Prevention, a Pound of Cure: Restoring Relationships and Fostering Understanding
Limited Capacity seats available

Courtney Daikos and Chris Cronas with Continua Consulting present An Ounce of Prevention of Prevention, a Pound of Cure: Restoring Relationships and Fostering Understanding (Part I).

Learning targets/outcomes for the session include:

  • Participants will reflect upon how punitive disciplinary actions can undermine a community's efforts to ensure a sense of belonging for all
  • Teachers and admin will learn how restorative disciplinary practices can improve outcomes for students while offering tools so that students feel connected to the community. 


Wednesday August 21, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
VPAC

1:15pm

Culturally Responsive Pedagogy (Part I)
Limited Capacity seats available

Dr. Randie Gottlieb with Unity Works presents Culturally Responsive Pedagogy (Part I).

Learning targets/outcomes for the session include:
  • Create a shared understanding of culturally responsive teaching;
  • Identify some institutional barriers to educational achievement; and
  • Take home ideas, resources and the motivation to act.

Wednesday August 21, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Library

1:15pm

Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development**See note in description
Limited Capacity seats available

Deborah Gaidos with Risk to Resiliency Coalition presents Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development.

Please note this course is only available to staff who attend the 11:25 "Introduction to the Protective Factors Framework" course.
 

Learning targets/outcomes for the session include:
  • Define what it means for parents to have knowledge of parenting and child development;
  • Identify actions you can take to help strengthen parenting among families; and
  • Create a plan to integrate these ideas into your work.

Wednesday August 21, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 210

1:15pm

Mindfulness: Everyday Strategies to Caring for Self While Caring for Others
Limited Capacity full

Jen Sarett and Casey Nightingale  with Selah School District present Mindfulness: Everyday Strategies to Caring for Self While Caring for Others.

Learning targets/outcomes for the session include:
  • Clear definition of what Mindfulness is;
  • Practical strategies to use in the classroom and in the lives of staff; and
  • Tools and activities (handouts and resources) to use with students.

Wednesday August 21, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 209

1:15pm

Social Emotional Learning: Instructional Implications... A very brief overview.
Limited Capacity full

Ric Pilgrim Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services with ESD105 presents Social Emotional Learning: Instructional Implications... A very brief overview.

Learning targets/outcomes for the session include:
  • What Social Emotional Learning is, and why is it important;
  • The nature of "resilience" and why is it so critical.
  • Some instructional implications of SEL

Wednesday August 21, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 208

1:15pm

Introduction to Restorative Practice: Community Building Circle in Practice
Limited Capacity filling up

Veronica Gomez-Vilichis,  Assistant Director with Diversity and Equity Center, Central Washington University  presents Introduction to Restorative Practice: Community Building Circle in Practice.

Learning targets/outcomes for the session include:
  • Learn why restorative practice works;
  • Learn the elements of community building circle; engage in a community building circle exercise; and
  • Receive a lesson plan for facilitating a community building circle.

Wednesday August 21, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 213

1:15pm

Social-Emotional Learning: Prioritizing Educational Equity and Academic Achievement
Limited Capacity filling up

Dr. Rob Darling, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning with the Yakima School District presents Social-Emotional Learning: Prioritizing Educational Equity and Academic Achievement.

Learning targets/outcomes for the session include:
  • Gain a clearer understanding of “Why” SEL;
  • Learn the physiological connection between SEL and behavior; and
  • Understand how SEL impacts student growth, learning and achievement.

Wednesday August 21, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 207

2:00pm

BREAK
Please help yourself to an afternoon snack of brownies and salted caramels in the VPAC.

Wednesday August 21, 2019 2:00pm - 2:15pm
VPAC

2:15pm

Resiliency and Mindfulness Strategies at the Secondary Level
Limited Capacity full

Krista Doll and Chris Yergen, Selah Middle School Counselors, present Resiliency and Mindfulness Strategies at the Secondary Level.

Learning targets/outcomes for the session include:
  • Learn strategies to overcome challenges of implementing mindfulness in the classroom;
  • Develop trauma informed tools that you can use in your classroom starting day one of school;
  • Gain awareness of self and others through trauma informed practices; and
  • Increase engagement through building student resiliency skills.  

Wednesday August 21, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 212

2:15pm

Concrete Support in Times of Need**See note in description
Limited Capacity seats available

Deborah Gaidos with Risk to Resiliency Coalition presents Concrete Support in Times of Need.

Please note this course is only available to staff who attend the 11:25 "Introduction to the Protective Factors Framework" course.

Learning targets/outcomes for the session include:
  • Give examples of how you can provide welcoming non-threatening support to families;
  • List several ways you can link to partners in the community to help families in need;
  • Identify the challenges and opportunities culture and tradition present as you try to help families; and
  • Recognize how lack of support, when under stress, can sometimes lead to child maltreatment.

Wednesday August 21, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 210

2:15pm

Continua: (Part II) An Ounce of Prevention of Prevention, a Pound of Cure: Restoring Relationships and Fostering Understanding
Limited Capacity seats available

Courtney Daikos and Chris Cronas with Continua Consulting present An Ounce of Prevention of Prevention, a Pound of Cure: Restoring Relationships and Fostering Understanding (Part II).

Learning targets/outcomes for the session include:
  • Participants will reflect upon how punitive disciplinary actions can undermine a community's efforts to ensure a sense of belonging for all
  • Teachers and admin will learn how restorative disciplinary practices can improve outcomes for students while offering tools so that students feel connected to the community.


Wednesday August 21, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
VPAC

2:15pm

Culturally Responsive Pedagogy (Part II)
Limited Capacity seats available

Dr. Randie Gottlieb with Unity Works presents Culturally Responsive Pedagogy (Part II).

Learning targets/outcomes for the session include:
  • Create a shared understanding of culturally responsive teaching;
  • Identify some institutional barriers to educational achievement; and
  • Take home ideas, resources and the motivation to act. 

Wednesday August 21, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Library

2:15pm

HOPE: SEL in Action for Culturally/Trauma Responsive Schools
Limited Capacity full

Ric Pilgrim Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services  with ESD105 presents Social Emotional Learning: Instructional Implications... A very brief overview.

Learning targets/outcomes for the session include:
  • Current realities around Trauma and ACEs;
  • Student self-perception around Hope and Engagement; and
  • The three components of the Science of Hope.

Wednesday August 21, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 208

2:15pm

Social-Emotional Learning: Prioritizing Educational Equity and Academic Achievement
Limited Capacity filling up

Dr. Rob Darling, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning with the Yakima School District presents Social-Emotional Learning: Prioritizing Educational Equity and Academic Achievement.

Learning targets/outcomes for the session include:
  • Gain a clearer understanding of “Why” SEL;
  • Learn the physiological connection between SEL and behavior; and
  • Understand how SEL impacts student growth, learning and achievement.


Wednesday August 21, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 207

2:15pm

Strategies for De-Escalation
Limited Capacity filling up

Hunter Sissom, Selah Intermediate School Principal presents Strategies for De-Escalation.

Learning targets/outcomes for the session include:
  • Acquire new ideas and strategies for working with students who are exhibiting intense behaviors; and 
  • Ability to share at least one specific strategy to de-escalate or prevent students from escalating. 

Wednesday August 21, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 209

2:15pm

De-escalation and prevention: Classroom Strategies and Resources
Limited Capacity full

Sarah Nelson, Dawn Acheson and Chris Richardson with the Selah School District  present De-escalation and prevention: Classroom Strategies and Resources.

Learning targets/outcomes for the session include:
  • Basic understanding of trauma and the impact on brain development and behavior;
  • Identify triggers and de-escalation strategies for interventions; and
  • Preventative intervention strategies.

Wednesday August 21, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 213

2:15pm

Redefining Behavior: The Impact Of Trauma
Limited Capacity full

Christy Arenson Prevention and Intervention Specialist with the Selah School District presents Redefining Behavior: The Impact Of Trauma.

Learning targets/outcomes for the session include:
  • Increase understanding of how trauma impacts behavior and how that shows up in the classroom;
  • Determining the function of students’ behavior; and 
  • What works to engage students and get them motivated to learn. 

Wednesday August 21, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 206

3:00pm

Itinerant Staff Meeting
An overview of our whole child initiative, The Viking Promise.


Wednesday August 21, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 206

3:00pm

John Campbell Primary Staff Meeting
An overview of our whole child initiative, The Viking Promise.

Wednesday August 21, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 37

3:00pm

Robert Lince Early Learning Center Staff Meeting
An overview of our whole child initiative, The Viking Promise.

Wednesday August 21, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 208

3:00pm

Selah Academy Staff Meeting
An overview of our whole child initiative, The Viking Promise.

Wednesday August 21, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 207

3:00pm

Selah High School Staff Meeting
An overview of our whole child initiative, The Viking Promise.

Wednesday August 21, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
VPAC

3:00pm

Selah Intermediate School Staff Meeting
An overview of our whole child initiative, The Viking Promise.

Wednesday August 21, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library

3:00pm

Selah Middle School Staff Meeting
An overview of our whole child initiative, The Viking Promise.

Wednesday August 21, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 108