Professional Development Opportunities

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KAESP Fall Institute November,14, 2022                                                       Ruby Payne

BEST DEAL in the Commonwealth!  For $95.00, you are registered for the Institute, receive a copy of the book below, hear Dr. Payne, and network with colleagues across the Commonwealth.

KAESP will bring Dr. Ruby Payne to Louisville in November.  Attendees will receive a free copy of her latest book:  Emotional Poverty In All Demographics. In this book, Dr. Payne shares how to reduce Anger, Anxiety, and Violence in the classroom.   The institute will be held in Louisville, KY at the Holiday Inn Louisville East, located on Hurstbourne Lane, right off the I-64.

Ruby Payne Book

The KAESP Institute registration form is avaliable here: 2022 Institute Registration

You can make payment here for the Institute:

KAESP Fall Institute


Dr. Payne will cover all of the information on this thumbnote:  Ruby Payne emotional Poverty Wkshp At-A-Glance - Dr Ruby K Payne

Six hours of EILA credit is available,  You will also have time to interact with colleagues on this topic and leave with resources to support this work.  Don’t miss out – you deserve to take this day to connect and learn.

NAESP Conference July 15-17, 2022, and July 10-12, 2023

NAESP conducted its annual conference in Louisville, KY, this past July.   Lots of great sessions and keynotes.  It was a great success.  The next conference will be July 10-12, 2023, in National Harbor, Maryland.  Make plans to attend.

AASA Free Webinars

Healthy Schools: An Imperative or Impossibility?
Thursday, October 20, 2022 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT
We know a school that advancing mental, physical, social and emotional wellbeing of students and educators as imperative to improving student learning—but how do we create and maintain a healthy school? Join leading policy experts, healthcare & education practitioners, and researchers for a discussion on the opportunities to sustainably integrate health and learning and transform every school into a healthy school. Together, we will discuss how district leaders in partnership with healthcare providers, parents and other key stakeholders can prioritize the development of systems, policies, practices, and facilities that promote health, safety, and equity to ensure student success in both health and learning.

Our panelists:
Sasha Pudelski, Director of Advocacy, AASA, The School Superintendents Association
Elizabeth Cook, Senior Director, Alliance for a Healthier Generation
Stephanie Domain, Director of Child Safety, Health and Wellness, American Academy of Pediatrics

Trauma Informed Leadership with Emotional Intelligence for Education Leaders (recording)
Tuesday, August 2, 2022 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT
Are you and/or the people on your teams exhausted or burned out? Are you wondering how to make sense of the last two year or how to manage the reentry process as things continue to shift and change? Need a place to get some language about your experience, some knowledge about emotions, trauma, recovery and growth? This is a trauma informed webinar for education leaders to allow you to use compassion, emotional intelligence and adult development to understand, reckon with and digest the past two years and to create a plan for recovery and renewal for yourselves and your teams. This webinar serves as a crucial building block or review of the necessary skills of emotional intelligence, impact of trauma and development to support your work leading growth and change.

The presenter is Gretchen Schmelzer, PhD.

NAESP Webinar –  these webinars are free to members and $50.00 for non-members.

Webinar: What is Toxic Positivity? How to Help Staff Stay Positive and Avoid Pitfalls

Keeping staff morale up while navigating through a pandemic is tough and staying positive is the key.  However, what if the positivity becomes toxic?

 How can we communicate the message of appreciation while not appearing fake as we focus on the work and students?  Let’s look at some research-based strategies to avoid positive toxicity and turn it around if it has already started.

Key Takeaways:

  • Know and understand toxic positivity.
  • Determine steps to avoid toxic positivity pitfalls.
  • Improve staff morale.
  • Learn best practices to lessen and address toxic positivity.

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Webinar: When Kids Lead

Whether it’s through SPECIAL, morning meetings, social media interns, or student ambassadors, Todd Nesloney has been working his entire career to help grow

students into leaders and world changers. Throughout this presentation Todd will share with you the different ways you can inspire your students to dream big and leave a mark worth remembering.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the importance of all students being seen as leaders.
  • Decide on the first leadership step to implement and walk away with how to implement it.
  • Understand the importance of campus wide leadership strategies.
  • Understand how to work with introvert and extrovert leaders.

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Free Webinars: 

Teaching Tolerance webinars offer helpful guidance and great ideas from our experienced teaching and learning specialists and from innovative educators in the Teaching Tolerance community. Watch these FREE on-demand webinars at your own pace and share them with colleagues!

ASCD empowers educators to achieve excellence in learning, teaching, and leading so that every child is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.  Free webinars on a variety of topics.

Newsela – We are educators, parents, siblings, and friends who aren’t satisfied with the quality of the content our students are exposed to. We know they deserve better, and are committed to bringing authentic, engaging, diverse and accessible content to all learners.

Education Week – some free and some are premium. – is a free social network and professional learning community that can help you with online learning and collaboration, especially as we cope with the challenges of teaching in a COVID-19 world. Free webinars with a free sign up.

Teaching Strategies – For 40 years, Teaching Strategies has provided early childhood educators with innovative, research-proven, effective resources to help build a strong foundation for our youngest learners.