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The Present Teacher Restoration Project
Dakota County Public Health, in partnership with Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) and The Present Teacher Restoration ProjectTM, is excited to share a FREE online, self-paced professional development program to support educators and/or support staffs’ mental well-being and emotional resilience. The Present Teacher Restoration ProjectTM, is a series of online modules that focuses on providing educators with evidence-based healing and restoration practices in mental health and emotional resilience for sustainable stress management in our current times.
The Present Teacher Restoration Project is available to all educators and support staff including teachers, cultural liaisons, mental health support staff, nurses, paraprofessionals, custodians, food service staff, assistants, administration, and anyone else who directly interfaces with students. The Present Teacher Restoration Project provides systematic and strategic mental health and emotional resilience training to restore hope, energy, and passion amidst a global pandemic that has greatly impacted school communities. Up to 23,000 educators across Dakota County will have the opportunity to engage in these sessions. We invite you to meet Dr. Jen, the program creator, and learn more about the Present Teacher Restoration project in the Welcome Video.
The Present Teacher Restoration ProjectTM is designed to be easily digestible and accessible for busy school staff with a full life. Participants will move at their own pace through the eight, 30-minute learning modules that include:
- 15-minute educational videos
- 10-minute gentle mindful movement videos
- 5-minute guided mental health meditations
- Downloadable “Put into Practice” handouts
Module Topics Include:
- Prioritizing Your Well-Being: The power of your attention, attitude, and awareness
- Banishing Time Stress: Managing your energy and not your time
- Taming the Toxic Stress Impact: Learning the art of metabolizing stress through the well-being cycle
- Teacher Self-Compassion: Compassion for the self is necessary for compassion for students
- Teacher Joy! Stoking positivity, hope, and happiness in education
- Trauma & Teaching: Transforming toxic teacher stress into mental and emotional resilience
- Teacher Restoration as Social Justice Work: Self-love as the cornerstone of social justice
- Establishing Your Well-Being Manifesto: Creating a sustainable well-being practice
As you engage each module, remember:
- Take what you like and leave the rest.
- These are invitations to think, perceive, and practice being well in new ways. There is never a need to force anything that does not resonate with you in the moment.
- This is all too serious to take seriously!
- Have fun! Be playful with the practices, meditations, and mindful movement videos.
- You are the only one who can give yourself permission to slow down and restore your energy.
- Allow these modules to provide you with a plethora of ways to practice being well in your mind, body, and spirit. You have the power, information, and practices to create the reality you crave in your teaching and your life. Build your well-being one small moment at time.
The self-paced, online trainings begin on Monday, April 11! All modules will be released bi-monthly. Click here for all 8 module release dates. You will have access until October 3, 2022 to engage all 8 modules. Participants who complete the course will receive a certificate of participation for four clock hours and a syllabus to submit to their licensing board.
Access the Training:
As someone who works in one of the 10 Dakota County Public School Districts, your district email has access to the Present Teacher Restoration Project! Visit https://www.presentteacher.com/dakotacountyptrp for the training homepage and bookmark as you will continue to come back to this training often. From here you will be able to login to the modules on Monday, April 11th.
Frontline Registration Activities
Collective Efficacy Institute with Jenni Donohoo
Entrenched beliefs are often a barrier to implementation efforts in schools. One misguided belief, commonly held amongst educators, is that they lack the collective capability to impact the lives of their students over and above the influence of students’ homes and communities. At the Donohoo Center for Collective Efficacy, we help to dispel this myth by equipping teams to think differently about the impact they can have on student outcomes.
School leaders (formal and informal) play an important role in creating the conditions necessary to achieve collective efficacy within and across schools. Collective teacher efficacy is the shared conviction that educators make a significant contribution in raising student achievement. According to the Visible Learning research, it is the number one factor that matters most in raising student achievement.
During this full day Institute participants will learn what collective efficacy is and why it’s important. Audience members will also examine the enabling conditions for collective efficacy along with a model for leading collective efficacy in schools.
Click here to learn more: Event website
MTSS Summer Institution
This year's summer institute will be held virtually June 21st -23rd, 2022. Sessions have been specifically modified to support an online learning environment. The agenda will include a mix of online presentations of new content, open Q &A, and time for your teams to collaborate (either online or in person, as conditions allow). Presenters will be available to check in with teams for specific questions as well. All sessions will be recorded and will be available on-demaind.
Doable Differentiation Summer Workshop
Doable Differentiation Summer Workshop with Jane Kise
Join us this summer for a day of learning with Dr. Jane Kise, author of Doable Differentiation. This full-day workshop will introduce you to twelve strategies designed to simplify differentiation and promote access to learning for ALL students. The workshop is perfect for teachers, teams, coaches, and administrators and will include active learning opportunities.
A copy of Doable Differentiation is included for all participants as well as access to virtual follow-up sessions: Doable Differentiation for English Language Learners (Sept. 21, 2022 4:30-6:30 p.m.) and Doable Differentiation for Literacy (Oct. 27, 2022, 4:30-6:30 p.m.). MN relicensure credit available for all sessions.
Session Objectives/Learner Outcomes: Participants will know, understand, and/or be able to…
- Recognize four innate information processing patterns that drive adult and student learning needs.
- Understand how content informs instruction and therefore why students need scaffolding to learn in every style to be true STEAM2 learners (successful, thriving, engaged, agile, and maturing).
- Experience and identify when they can use several powerful, yet doable, differentiation strategies that work to help all students reach learning targets.
Sign up now for the June 15, 2022 event. Space is limited.
Doable Differentiation with Dr. Jane Kise
June 15, 2022
9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. (lunch on your own)
$125 (includes all 3 sessions, text, and a light breakfast)