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2023 Fall
Youth Gardens Educator Training
San Antonio Botanical Garden
Teacher Workshop
September 16, 2023
7:50 AM- 12:30 PM
Fee: $30

The Youth Garden Educator Training is designed for teachers, educators, and volunteers in support of youth gardening
in the classroom and community throughout Bexar County.

With RSVP registration, teachers/volunteers MUST PROVIDE a Group Enrollment Form per school/garden program to enroll their students in the Classroom Gardens Program.
 

Plant Pickup:

As part of this training, participants will be given plants and compost for their youth gardens. Multiple representatives from a school/organization can attend our training, but each school/organization will only receive ONE (1) set of plants and compost.

Plants will be picked up during the training. Please bring a vehicle large enough to accommodate multiple trays of plants (SUVS and trucks are recommended).

Participants will have one month after the training to visit Milberger’s Nursery and pick up their compost on their own time. Please consult Milberger’s Nursery for store hours.

Plant Pickup Map

For questions regarding event details, please email andres.villagran@ag.tamu.edu.
 

If you have issues navigating the site or questions about registering, please email agriliferegister@ag.tamu.edu.

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Foundations of Teaching the Holocaust: History and Pedagogy
Holocaust Memorial Museum
of San Antonio
Educator Workshop
September 20, 2023  6:00 PM- 8:00PM
Fee: FREE

Through our foundational professional development program, educators enhance their knowledge and capacity to teach about the Holocaust, including historical and contemporary antisemitism, the establishment of the ghettos, the “Final Solution,” and how this event continues to influence the world today.

Teachers earn two hours of continuing education credit. 

For more information on upcoming workshops and HMMSA Educator Resources contact Dr. Jessica Hanshaw, Education and Curations Manager at education@hmmsa.org

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Free Online Virtual Workshops, Webinars, and Courses

Becoming Stress Wise at School

September 21, 2023  2:00 PM CDT
 

Fee: FREE

 

In this webinar, the authors of From Stressed Out to Stress Wise will offer a framework to navigate classroom stress, including visual maps and simple practices you can use to guide students to an enriched state of awareness and self-regulation. Learn more about this step-by-step framework to shift from stressed out to stress wise in a progressive way. Leverage the power of relationships to create a classroom where stress is acknowledged as a messenger of change rather than a monster. 

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.

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Walking the Talk. A Practical Framework for Leading Toward Equity

(1 Hour Webinar)

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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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