Friday September 1, 2017
Increasing Cognitive Attention & Improving Student Behavior
Dr. Erin Dolin: Clovis Unified School District
Dr. Dolin is an expert in behavioral interventions and using the neuroscience of movement in classrooms to increase attention and engagement for increased academic performance and reduction of behavior problems. Her techniques and strategies are complementary to classroom and school wide efforts to increase learning, reduce disruptive behavior, and support SWPBIS and SEL programs. As an occupational therapist she has a unique perspective to learning and behavioral interventions. This session will provide strategies that any teacher or administrator can use to change a classroom. You will receive new strategies to help support teachers and increase classroom management for all students.
Increasing Cognitive Attention & Improving Student Behavior PowerPoint
Trauma Informed Practices
Jennifer Johnson: CSU Stanislaus
Trauma can have a direct, immediate, and potentially overwhelming impact on the ability of a child to learn. Yet, this issue has largely been ignored by our education system. Educators can begin to understand the role of trauma, its effect on children and learning, and how educators can change methods of interacting and responding to children impacted by trauma. By adopting a trauma-informed approach, schools undertake a paradigm shift at the staff and organizational level to recognize, understand and address the learning needs of children impacted by trauma. This requires a commitment to shaping school culture, practices, and policies to be sensitive to the needs of traumatized learners. This effort positively impacts schools and changes the life-trajectory of vulnerable students.
Trauma Informed Practices Power Point
Focus Program Resource
Vicki Bauman: The Focus Group
Research shows that prolonged exposure to violence and trauma can seriously undermine a child's ability to learn, form relationships and focus appropriately in the classroom. Our Focusing On Children Under Stress (FOCUS) Program is designed to decrease the effects of a child's exposure to violence and trauma. FOCUS will help children achieve academically at their highest levels despite any traumatic circumstance(s) they may have endured.
Gang and Drug Trends in California
Miguel Villalobos: Ceres P.D.
This session will provide an overview of the current drug trends and gang trends in the Central Valley and State of California. These are pressing issues that all schools must be aware of and have plans to address. The opioid epidemic, prescription drug abuse, and legalized marijuana have all effected our schools. These illegal activities provide an avenue for gang influences in our schools and communities. You need to be aware of the warning signs and how to intervene.
Effective PBIS: PACE Academy
John Luis: SCOE
This overview presentation on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports will help inform school administrators and other staff/faculty members on the benefits and process for implementation. We will discuss how the PBIS framework offers an effective model for building up a multi-tiered system of support to provide students with a full scope of services that build school climate while fostering student success and wellness.
Effective PBIS: PACE Academy