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Feb 20, 2024

Feb 20, 2024

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

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Please register here. BTLC Credit: IS, ML Presenter(s): Lia Plakans, Professor of Multilingual Education David Degollado, Assistant Professor of Multilingual Education Marina Durinova, Postdoctoral Researcher of Multilingual Education  Description: The session on reading and vocabulary development aligns with the Core Principle of developing learners' skills and supporting their intellects. Upon completion of the workshop, you will be able to deliver and facilitate content learning for mul...

Feb 20, 2024

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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Please register here. TLC Credit: IS, AATD Presenter: Julia Scalzo Description: This is a continuation of the fall session, but anyone can still certainly join! The focus this spring will be on inquiry-based learning as well as engineering solutions for a problem that still might exist for characters in picture books. You will walk away with practical, ready-to-go strategies and ideas to engage young learners and quench their sense of wonder. Learning Objectives: 1) Identify components of...

Feb 22, 2024

Feb 22, 2024

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

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Please register here. TLC Credit: IS, SEBMH, REACH Presenter: Lisa Cushatt, LMSW, Executive Director of Iowa ACEs 360 Description: Trauma-informed learning environments have the potential to benefit all students, from those experiencing complex trauma to those experiencing struggles from typical child development This learning session will begin with an overview of the impact of trauma on the learner and the learning environment, followed by introduction to and practical application of cor...

Feb 22, 2024

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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Please register here. TLC Credit: IS, AATD Presenter: Randy Lange, PhD Description: All students should have access to opportunities to exercise creative thinking and critical thinking. In this session, a series of empowering instructional strategies with examples will be shared. Come ready to think! Learning Objectives: 1) Cite importance of providing access to creative and critical thinking to all students. 2) Discuss instructional strategies to foster creative and critical thinking in ...

Feb 24, 2024

Feb 24, 2024

5:30 PM - 7:15 PM

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Please register here. TLC Credit: IS, SEBMH Presenters: Dr. Gerta Bardhoshi, Bengi Baran,  and  Jonathan Platt is going to facilitate a discussion afterward. I'll open the session. Description: Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and ab...

Feb 27, 2024

Feb 27, 2024

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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Please register here. BTLC Credit: IS, STEAM Presenter(s): Kay Ramey, Assistant Professor, Learning Sciences and Educational Psychology Darrell Currington, Makerspace Facilitator  Description: In this workshop, students will gain hands-on experience participating in and designing STEAM activities using 3D design software and 3D printers. For the hands-on STEAM challenge, students will get to choose between making a keychain or jewelry. They will also learn about other 3D design tools and b...

Feb 28, 2024

Feb 28, 2024

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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Please register here. BTLC Credit: IS, D Presenter(s): Nina Lorimor-Easley, MS, MEd, Assistant Director of Education and Outreach at IRRC; Lindsay Seydel, MEd, Education and Outreach Coordinator at IRRC; Stephanie Edgren, MA, Education and Outreach Coordinator at IRRC; Ramona Parris, MA, Education and Outreach Coordinator at IRRC. Description: This workshop will provide an overview of what dyslexia is and what it is not. We will address some common myths regarding dyslexia. The information...

Feb 29, 2024

Feb 29, 2024

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

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Please register here. TLC Credit: IS, SEBMH Presenter: Kelly Robenhagen, LCSW, Executive Director of Loveland Youth Gardeners; Erica Wharton, HTR, Registered Horticultural Therapist & Program Director of Loveland Youth Gardeners  Description: This learning session will introduce you to the basics of horticultural therapy, and approaches/strategies that can be incorporated within the school environment and beyond. We will discuss the benefits of this therapeutic approach, and share practica...

Mar 1, 2024

Mar 1, 2024

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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Please register here. BTLC Credit: IS, GO Presenter(s): Dr. EunJung Kim, Assistant Professor, Elementary Education    Description: What are the pedagogies that drive successful learning outcomes in programs and curricula that include teaching and learning for global perspectives? What does it mean to center social-justice education to promote more inclusive spaces for teaching and learning? This workshop will examine several case studies and examples of curriculum design strategies for tea...

Mar 4, 2024

Mar 4, 2024

All Day

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Please register here. TLC Credit: ML *This is asynchronous and RESTRICTED to students in the ML Track ONLY. Please access this on the TLC/ML Online Workshop page on ICON. Presenter(s): Lia Plakans, Professor of Multilingual Education David Degollado, Assistant Professor of Multilingual Education Marina Durinova, Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Multilingual Education Description: The session on family/community engagement aligns with the Core Principle of engaging in equitable and justice...

Mar 5, 2024

Mar 5, 2024

5:00 PM - 6:15 PM

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Please register here. TLC Credit: IS, SEBMH, REACH Presenter: Chat Rose, Associate Professor Director - Mizzou Ed Bully Prevention Lab Description: Bullying remains a pervasive problem among school-aged youth. Therefore, educators are tasked with the responsibility to identify, intervene, and reduce bullying within their classrooms and schools. In this session, bullying prevention will be addressed through a multi-tiered lens. Specifically, this session will highlight the defining characte...

Mar 5, 2024

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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Please register here. BTLC Credit: IS, STEAM Presenter(s): Kay Ramey, Assistant Professor, Learning Sciences and Educational Psychology Darrell Currington, Makerspace Facilitator  Description: In this workshop, students will gain hands-on experience participating in and designing STEAM activities using robotics and coding. For the hands-on STEAM challenge, students will learn how to program a Sphero robot to deliver a secret message. They will also learn about other robotics and coding too...

Mar 6, 2024

Mar 6, 2024

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Virtual Event

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Please register here. TLC Credit: IS, AATD Presenter:  Alejandra Castillo, MS, Doctoral Student in Counseling Psychology  Description: This workshop will discuss the pressing issue of underrepresentation in gifted education. With a particular focus on children from diverse linguistic, racial, and low socioeconomic status backgrounds, the presentation aims to highlight the behavioral differences, unique needs, and intervention strategies required for this often overlooked population. It als...

Mar 8, 2024

Mar 8, 2024

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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Please register here. TLC Credit: IS, REACH Presenter: Collin Glazek, Graduate Student, School Psychology Description: Seclusion and restraint are often used in education for students with disabilities. However, these tactics are often misused which can result in unpleasant situations such as injury and lawsuits. When implementing these procedures it is essential to follow procedures correctly and ensure that everything is being done correctly. This workshop will give and overview on why t...

Mar 19, 2024

Mar 19, 2024

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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Please register here. TLC Credit: IS, SEBMH, REACH Presenter: Emily Thomas, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor Description: Using empirically supported strategies, Dr. Thomas will apply relevant skills from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to Iowa educators. The three trainings will focus on three core skills: 1) Acting on one’s personally chosen values—identifying what matters and pursuing these values via consistent action. 2) Developing awareness of one’s internal and external ...

Mar 19, 2024

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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Please register here. BTLC Credit: IS, STEAM Presenter(s): Kay Ramey, Assistant Professor, Learning Sciences and Educational Psychology; Darrell Currington, Makerspace Facilitator  Description: In this workshop, students will participate in a hands-on, "quick-fire" STEAM activity and learn how they can best fit STEAM into their classrooms. This will include a discussion of how to integrate tools, knowledge, and practices from different STEAM fields, align activities with standards, and ass...

Mar 20, 2024

Mar 20, 2024

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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Please register here. BTLC Credit: IS, SEBMH, UI REACH Presenter(s): Mary Ball, MA, LPSC, Couple and Family Therapy PhD Student  Description: Technology can be utilized to help students build greater connections and address developmental and social gaps which naturally complements skills for learning (SFL) practices and themes. This workshop will briefly review key concepts of SFL, illustrate how SFL and classroom technology intersect and support all students especially students with excep...

Mar 20, 2024

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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Please register here. BTLC Credit: IS, D Presenter(s): Nina Lorimor-Easley, MS, MEd, Assistant Director of Education and Outreach at IRRC Lindsay Seydel, M.Ed., Education and Outreach Coordinator at IRRC Stephanie Edgren, M.A., Education and Outreach Coordinator at IRRC Ramona Parris, M.A., Education and Outreach Coordinator at IRRC  Description: Individuals with dyslexia are more likely to experience depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem as compared to individuals without reading disor...

Mar 21, 2024

Mar 21, 2024

5:00 PM - 6:15 PM

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Please register here. TLC Credit: IS, SEBMH Presenter: Jordan Turner, BA Education, E-RYT 200, RCYT Description: This presentation will walk participants through five, research-tested mindfulness practices to use with elementary students including Check-In, Breath Work, Movement, Guided Mindfulness Practice, and Close of Practice. Through interactive practices, participants will learn about each mindfulness practice, and how they can be combined into a lesson and separated into short brain...

Mar 25, 2024

Mar 25, 2024

5:00 PM - 6:15 PM

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Please register here. TLC Credit: IS, SEBMH Presenter: Allegra Johnson, MSW, CYT 200, Challenge to Change Inc. - Secondary Education Coordinator Description: The presentation will walk participants through five, research-tested mindfulness practices to use with secondary students including Check-in, Breath Work, Movement, a Guided Mindfulness Practice, and a Close of Practice. Through interactive practices, participants will learn about each mindfulness technique, and how they can be combi...

Mar 26, 2024

Mar 26, 2024

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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Please register here. TLC Credit: IS, SEBMH, REACH Presenter: Emily Thomas, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor Description: To follow-up on Part 1, Dr. Thomas will follow-up on the assignment to implement one values-based goal. This session will focus on developing awareness of one’s experiences, including thoughts, emotions, physical sensations, and external circumstances. Moreover, participants will develop skills in intentionality—making purposeful choices. Learning Objectives: 1) Devel...

Mar 26, 2024

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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Please register here. BTLC Credit: IS, STEAM Presenter(s): Kay Ramey, Assistant Professor, Learning Sciences and Educational Psychology Darrell Currington, Makerspace Facilitator  Description: In this workshop, students will gain hands-on experience participating in and designing STEAM activities using electronics tools or kits. For the hands-on STEAM challenge, students will get to choose between making a Makey Makey musical instrument, an Arduino musical light show, or an electronic text...

Mar 28, 2024

Mar 28, 2024

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Virtual Event

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Please register here. BTLC Credit: IS, UI REACH Presenter(s): Mary Ball, MA, LPSC, Couple and Family Therapy PhD Student  Description: This workshop will highlight multiple assistive technologies (AT) widely utilized in schools. Participants will learn why students may require AT and how it can support their academic, social, and emotional success.  Learning goals: Participants will gain understanding of assistive technologies Participants will explore the countless ways assistive technol...

Apr 1, 2024

Apr 1, 2024

12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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Please register here. TLC Credit (2): IS, SEBMH Presenters: Ashley Rila, PhD, Research & Training Project Coordinator; Kaitlin Poock, LMSW, Social Worker Description: safeTALK prepares people to be more alert to suicide and to help persons with thoughts of suicide make safe connections. The intervention goal is that persons with thoughts of suicide connect with someone who will help them keep safe from suicide and access further support. Learning Objectives: 1) Describe the role of an ale...

Apr 2, 2024

Apr 2, 2024

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Virtual Event

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Please register here. TLC Credit: IS, SEBMH, REACH Presenter: Emily Thomas, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor Description: This final session will focus on how to utilize skills in awareness to cultivate openness to our internal experiences, even those that are painful or challenging (e.g., sadness, anxiety). This session will also focus on the barriers that may arise when trying to pursue personally chosen values, as well as how one responds to these barriers. Participants will learn to w...

Apr 3, 2024

Apr 3, 2024

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Virtual Event

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Please register here. BTLC Credit: IS, D Presenter(s): Nina Lorimor-Easley, MS, MEd., Assistant Director of Education and Outreach at IRRC Lindsay Seydel, MEd., Education and Outreach Coordinator at IRRC Stephanie Edgren, MA, Education and Outreach Coordinator at IRRC Ramona Parris, MA, Education and Outreach Coordinator at IRRC.  Description: Assistive technology includes devices, software, or equipment purposefully chosen to help children with reading disabilities complete academic and e...

Apr 4, 2024

Apr 4, 2024

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Please register here. TLC Credit: IS, AATD Presenter: Bridget Nash Chrabascz, MA Description: Public education is at the core of the services that museums provide. Join Bridget Nash, Education Specialist for the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, in a virtual exploration of the educational role of museums, which will include a discussion of how education theory is used in museum programming and how museums offer an alternative classroom in which to engage students in the learn...

Apr 5, 2024

Apr 5, 2024

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Virtual Event

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Please register here. TLC Credit: IS, REACH Presenter: Collin Glazek, Graduate Student, School Psychology Description: Seclusion and restraint are often used in education for students with disabilities. However, these tactics are often misused which can result in unpleasant situations such as injury and lawsuits. When implementing these procedures it is essential to follow procedures correctly and ensure that everything is being done correctly. This workshop will give and overview on why t...

Apr 6, 2024

Apr 6, 2024

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum

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Please register here. TLC Credit: IS, AATD Presenter: Bridget Nash Chrabascz, MA Description: Join Bridget on-site (at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum) for a tour of the museum and archives and a short demonstration of how you can utilize these spaces as resources for you and your students. This session is capped at 20 students.  Individuals who attended the first session  (04/04/24) titled "Museums: Potential to Promote Deep and Lifelong Learning", will be given priori...

Apr 9, 2024

Apr 9, 2024

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Virtual Event

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Please register here. BTLC Credit: IS, SEBMH Please DO NOT REGISTER if you have already attended the other workshop with the same title. You can only count 1 TLC Credit for attending workshops with the same content. Presenter(s): Mary Ball, MA, LPSC, Couple and Family Therapy PhD Student  Description: This session is required for all teacher candidates who have registered for the TLC/SEBMH track, however all students are welcome to attend. It is recommended that you complete this session ...

Apr 9, 2024

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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Please register here. TLC Credit: IS, AATD  Presenter: Katie Schabilion, PhD. Description: Twice-exceptional (2e) students are those who manifest areas of both high ability and disability (Reis, Baum, & Burke, 2014). This workshop will describe this seemingly paradoxical group of students and provide tips for recognizing them, understanding their needs, and helping them succeed in school.    Learning Goals: 1) Define twice-exceptionality. 2) Discuss the challenges twice-exceptional studen...

Apr 9, 2024

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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Please register here. BTLC Credit: IS, STEAM Presenter(s): Kay Ramey, Assistant Professor, Learning Sciences and Educational Psychology Darrell Currington, Makerspace Facilitator  Description: In this workshop, students will gain hands-on experience participating in and designing STEAM activities using vinyl cutters, laser cutters, and other subtractive manufacturing tools. For the hands-on STEAM challenge, students will get to make a vinyl cut design or logo of their choice. They will als...

Apr 10, 2024

Apr 10, 2024

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Virtual Event

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Please register here. BTLC Credit: IS, D Presenter(s): Nina Lorimor-Easley, MS, MEd, Assistant Director of Education and Outreach at IRRC Lindsay Seydel, MEd, Education and Outreach Coordinator at IRRC Stephanie Edgren, MA, Education and Outreach Coordinator at IRRC Ramona Parris, MA, Education and Outreach Coordinator at IRRC.  Description: Students with dyslexia often require specially designed instruction to be successful in a general education classroom. This may involve accessing spec...

Apr 11, 2024

Apr 11, 2024

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Virtual Event

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Please register here. TLC Credit: IS, SEBMH, REACH Presenter: Lisa Cushatt, LMSW, Executive Director of Iowa ACEs 360 Description: There is no one-size fits all approach in education. Much like how educators adapt to different learning needs, our education environments must similarly adapt to support students who have or are experiencing trauma. This learning session will focus on more advanced trauma informed classroom practices and discuss Tier 2 responses in the learning environment. L...

Apr 19, 2024

Apr 19, 2024

12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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Please register here. TLC Credit (2): IS, SEBMH Presenter: Ashley Rila, PhD, Research & Training Project Coordinator; Samara Harms, Graduate Research Assistant Description: safeTALK prepares people to be more alert to suicide and to help persons with thoughts of suicide make safe connections. The intervention goal is that persons with thoughts of suicide connect with someone who will help them keep safe from suicide and access further support. Learning Objectives: 1) Describe the role of ...