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Project Learning Tree Environmental Education Workshop

Saturday, April 1, 2023 | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Get your own K-8 Explore Your Environment curriculum guide and learn how to bring the environment to life in your classroom! Gain the skills and confidence you need to inspire your students HOW to think, not WHAT to think about complex environmental issues, such as forest conservation, climate change, and water resources. Participants will receive a certificate for their Texas Environmental Education Advisory Committee (TEEAC) approved credit hours. Project Learning Tree teaches how to engage students in fun, hands-on lessons. This workshop is free due to grant funding. Student worksheets and activity guide ($35 value) are provided. Please contact for more information.

Instructor: Jessica Wolanski, Family, Youth, and Schools Programs Specialist, San Antonio Botanical Garden

Fee: Free; pre-registration is required. Registration deadline is Friday, March 31 at 4 p.m.

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7 Steps to Lead Inclusive School Transformation

(1 Hour Webinar)

Calling all educational leaders to this webinar, where Dr. Julie Causton and Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak of Inclusive Schooling will show you HOW to create real and lasting inclusive changes in your school structures, schedules, and staffing patterns.

During the webinar, you will learn about 7 transformative practices—further detailed in our new ASCD book, The Way to Inclusion: How Leaders Create Schools Where Every Student Belongs—to help you create inclusive learning opportunities for every student.

Teach Happier: Small Shifts, Big Gifts

(1 Hour Webinar)

In this interactive session, presented by author Suzanne Dailey, you will learn realistic and proactive strategies based in positive psychology that will help you achieve work/life satisfaction as you navigate this unique time of teaching and leading. We'll unpack some fundamental understandings and then dig deeper to explore small shifts in thoughts, language, and actions. These small and manageable shifts, practiced over time, will help you teach happier, parent happier, partner happier, work happier, and increase your overall happiness and well-being. 

This webinar will explore the Equity Leadership Framework and the essential leadership attributes in creating a culture centered around everyday equity actions that matter. Leaders will gain insight and learn strategies to effectively lead equity efforts by
*Defining and clarifying equity. This is the foundation from which all things will flow. We will explore the importance of creating a working definition of equity and why this definition is so crucial for the other framework components to function optimally.
*Creating productive discomfort. Creating a new normal where adults get comfortably uncomfortable to challenge the status quo through intentional dialogue conscious of race.
*Building efficacy. Monitoring adult beliefs and supporting the development of higher levels of individual and shared efficacy.
*Normalizing action. Ensuring that staff routinely use an equity lens in gathering and using data and providing instruction for consistent and sustained success over time.

Equity calls for courageous leadership. Join this webinar for a journey of discovery about the importance of leveraging focus, competence, and passion to confidently forge an unconventional path that will authentically lead to equity.


Walking the Talk. A Practical Framework for Leading Toward Equity

(1 Hour Webinar)


Educator Bandwidth, Burnout, and Blameless Discernment 

(1-2 hour Webinar)

It's your brain's "fuel tank." And how full it gets depends on individual habits and routines, and workplace norms and policies, that tax or restore mental bandwidth.

Back in 2015, leadership coaches Jane Kise and Ann Holm began addressing their clients' complaints about overwork, busyness, and burnout with the latest brain research on the factors that tax or restore bandwidth. They finished validating their Brain Energy and Bandwidth Survey in 2019.

And then came the COVID-19 pandemic, aggravating the trends that lead to burnout. In this webinar, we'll look at how the bandwidth approach goes beyond self-care. You'll learn to apply the concept of blameless discernment to correctly identify sources of low bandwidth while avoiding unproductive judgments. You'll also understand the connection with hardiness— the capacity to grow from the inevitable stress in any life involving people and goals. We'll finish with helpful tips for improving your bandwidth.

Teaching with Empathy: Transform Your Practice by Understanding and Validating Your Students' Needs and Your Own

(1 hour Webinar)

Every single action we take as educators, from our conversations with students to planning and delivering instruction, signifies our level of empathy toward them as individuals. Although well-intentioned teachers may believe they are empathetic to their students' stories, their actions can often implicitly shame students, further adding to the disconnection they feel. Educators have a crucial role in today’s educational landscape to ensure students feel safe and connected in a consistently empathetic learning environment. Additionally, educators themselves need to balance their students’ needs with their own.

In this webinar, Lisa Westman explores the question why empathy, elaborates on the three types of empathy and how they intertwine with curriculum, instruction, assessment, and equity practices. She also covers strategies for increasing empathy for yourself, which is the key to managing feelings of burnout, stress, and guilt.

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