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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 03/24/2023

    What can be done to improve students' social-emotional stability, and how can teachers make sure that they don't hit burnout while taking on the task of meeting students' increased needs?

    The rapid increase in the negative social and emotional state of youth as well as the high levels of anxiety and stress are having negative effects on student social-emotional development (McCarthy, 2019) as well as having a toll on our nation. What can be done to improve students' social-emotional stability and how can teachers make sure that they don't hit burnout while taking on the task of meeting students' increased needs? 

    Angila Moffitt


    Dr. Moffitt began her teaching career as a special education teacher at the elementary and high school grade levels, both in brick-and-mortar and online formats.  After several years of teaching, her passion for education led her to become a principal of an elementary school, where she started the first school–daycare  combination in the area. Following her passion for training teachers and leadership, Angila is currently the director of the Early Childhood program and the EDAD principalship program at Northwestern College and a professor of graduate studies at Northwestern College. She also serves as a dissertation chair and committee member for students at the American College of Education.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Teaching about "home" is culturally responsive teaching.

    "Home" is a common educational theme in the elementary grades. Teaching about different living situations is an example of culturally responsive teaching. It allows students to feel more accepted in their family's housing choices, and exposes students to housing options they may not be aware of. Today's children are not only tomorrow's housing consumers; they are also tomorrow's housing professionals, community leaders, and elected officials. Their increased knowledge about a broad array of housing options will guide housing solutions in the future. But are today's elementary educators fully aware of and knowledgeable about diverse housing options? An ongoing project at Ball State University has uncovered concerns about a somewhat narrow focus on "home" in the elementary grades. This webinar is designed to expand educators' ability to teach about "home".

    As a result of participating in the webinar, participants will be able to:

    • Discover why it is important to expose children to a broad array of housing options.

    • Uncover their own potential housing bias.

    • Evaluate children's books for their housing message.

    • Select appropriate housing-related books for the elementary classroom.

    • Broaden their focus on "home" in the classroom by expanding the housing content in their lesson plans.

    Dr. Carla Earhart

    Carla Earhart is an award-winning housing educator at Ball State University. In her university classes, she uses a variety of techniques to teach about housing...movies, TV shows, literature, art, news media, social media, etc. She has combined her undergraduate degree in Human Development and Family Studies with her graduate degrees in Housing, along with her professional experiences in the housing industry, to create professional development materials that focus on "home" for the elementary grades. Her work in housing education has been showcased in a variety of publications and at a variety of conferences.

    Hannah Hays

    Hannah Hays is a KDP member and undergraduate student at Ball State University majoring in Special Education and Elementary Education. She has served as an Undergraduate Honors Fellow for two years, working with Dr. Earhart to learn about housing as it relates to elementary education and assisting with the creation of professional development materials for elementary educators. She will be student teaching in the Spring 2023 semester.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Follow our tips to make the prospect of gardening with your students less intimidating, more rewarding, and academically valuable.

    Garden-based learning is an exciting movement in the U.S. education system that has many benefits for students. School gardens have been shown to boost physical activity, increase fruit and vegetable consumption, improve student attitudes toward school, decrease problematic behaviors or those behaviors associated with attention deficit disorder, and effectively engage students of diverse backgrounds and learning styles. Further, garden-based learning can create memorable, hands-on learning opportunities that integrate gardening with math, science, social studies, and language arts.

    Although school gardening offers many advantages, teachers' knowledge of gardening and their comfort level working with students in a garden setting may make them hesitant. In this webinar, participants will learn:

    • An overview of recent scholarship on garden-based learning and teacher preparedness.
    • Basic gardening skills that make garden-based learning less intimidating.
    • A few "Back Pocket" activities to fill time in the garden.
    • Tips for curriculum integration in the garden and getting administrators on-board.
    • Where to look for additional information and resources on garden-based learning.

    Dr. Sarah Cramer

    Sarah Cramer is an Assistant Professor of sustainable food systems at Stetson University in DeLand, FL. She holds a PhD in agricultural education and a master of public health degree, both from the University of Missouri. Before returning to school to complete her doctorate, Sarah spent three years as a garden educator at the Southern Boone Learning Garden, a model school garden program in Ashland, MO. Her research explores the potential of elementary school garden programs to serve as change agents in both the food system and the public education system.

    Dr. Mercedes Tichenor

    Mercedes Tichenor is a Professor of Education at Stetson University. Her research interests include best practices in education, teacher professionalism, and school gardening.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Discover the value of self-awareness and how to make the most of your time working with an instructional coach.

    Coaching can support novice teachers and improve their pedagogical practices. By reflecting on their interpretation of the coaching feedback they received and developing action plans to enhance their instruction, new teachers can learn strategies and approaches to get the most out of their coaching experience. Teachers will explore techniques for maximizing the return on investment from coaching at their schools as well as how to ensure that they act on and evaluate progress in light of coaching feedback. Participants will discover the value of self-awareness and how to make the most of their time working with an instructional coach.

    Session Outcomes:
    • Begin to define the meaning of coaching
    • Explore research-based characteristics of effective coaching
    • Understand why emotional intelligence is important to effective coaching

    Prudence Minton, Ed.D.

    WestEd Professional Learning Designer & Leadership Coach

    Dr. Prudence Minton has more than 19 years of experience as a principal supervisor, senior executive, and instructional leader. Her educational career has been defined by a strong dedication to providing students with equitable and progressive opportunities. She was a part of the founding leadership team of a charter school in Newark, New Jersey, which educates students in grades Pre-K through 12. Dr. Minton was also a principal mentor for the state of New Jersey, where she assisted new school leaders in their development through leadership simulations and action research projects. She graduated from Spelman College with a B.A. in Economics, Brooklyn College with an M.A. in Math Education, Columbia University's Teachers College with an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, and an Ed.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently part of the WestEd community as a Professional Learning Designer and Coach for the Educational Leadership and Systems Design Department.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Positive relationships with teachers and staff can enhance students' motivation and promote learning.

    Positive relationships with teachers and school staff can dramatically enhance students' level of motivation and therefore promote learning. Students with access to stronger relationships are more academically engaged, have stronger social skills, and experience more positive behavior. This webinar will provide best practices to start your year off right, and assist you in…

    Improving your overall behavior-management skills.

    Helping learners Increase task engagement and improve academic achievement.

    Enabling students to work toward self-management.

    Establishing safety for the risk-taking venture of learning.

    Michelle McCraney, EdD

    Core Faculty

    American College of Education

    Dr. Michelle McCraney has served as a state college administrator, faculty member, principal, assistant principal, program and staffing specialist, and teacher. She is currently employed as a university professor. 

    Emir Gonzalez, EDD

    American College of Education

    Dr. Emir Gonzalez has served as a science educator, intervention specialist, and testing coordinator. He is currently employed as a university professor in the teaching and learning department, teaching curriculum and instruction course.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Learn how to build successful partnerships between local education agencies and community college partners.

    This session will look through the lens of Kannapolis City Schools (KCS) and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (RCCC) in North Carolina, with attendees learning how to build successful partnerships between local education agencies and community college partners. This successful partnership has culminated in KCS being recognized for the NC Works Award of Distinction as an Outstanding Innovative Partnership, CTE Regional Director of the Year, and Game Changer Award recipient.

    Building on lessons learned through the KCS-RCCC partnership, we will share how each educational entity has worked to ensure that the dynamics of diversity, equity, access, and inclusion are a priority in the partnership. We’ll offer an interactive activity focused on diversity, equity, access, and inclusion to identify the core values and beliefs of the participants and their respective educational agencies. Additionally, we will share how we choose dual enrollment career and technical education pathways that are taught on the high school campus, and how we are continuing to expand our equity and access focus through locally articulated credit. 

    ·        Attendees will learn how to build successful partnerships between public school units and community college partners.

     ·        Presenters will share how they choose dual enrollment career and technical education pathways that are taught on the high school campus and how we are continuing to expand our equity and access focus through locally articulated credit.

     ·        An interactive activity focused on diversity, equity, access and inclusion will be utilized to identify the core values and beliefs of the participants and their respective educational agencies. 

    Dr. Angelo Markantonakis

    Associate Vice President, Academic Programs (RCCC) [Adjunct for ACE]

    American College of Education

    Dr. Angelo Markantonakis has presented at national and local conferences relative to retention, curriculum scheduling, Work Based Learning, Career and College Promise Programs, Career and Technical Education Pathways, Perkins Pathway Partnerships, Creative Marketing, Building Community Partnerships, and Early College Success. Angelo is a first generation college graduate who started his journey within education at St. Lawrence University as a HEOP (Higher Education Opportunity Program) student. His Masters degree is in Education with a concentration in Adult Education from Elmira College, and a doctorate in Higher Education Executive Leadership from Wingate University in North Carolina.

    Kelli Antonides

    Director of Career & College Promise Programs Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

    Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

    Kelli plans, assesses,
    and implements initiatives and programs related to North Carolina’s dual
    enrollment program, Career & College Promise. Antonides’ past experience as
    a college advisor, classroom teacher, and research associate have all
    contributed to her passion of working with first-generation students. A born
    and bred Tar Heel, Antonides holds a BA degree in both Political Science and
    Communication Studies from UNC-Chapel Hill, a MAT from the University of
    Southern California, and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Community
    College Leadership from North Carolina State University. Kelli and her husband
    welcomed their first child into their family last year and are loving every
    minute watching him grow.

    Daryle Adams

    Director of Secondary Education, CTE, and STEM Kannapolis City Schools

    Kannapolis City Schools, NC

    With over 24 years of educational experience, Daryle currently serves as the Director of Secondary Education and Career and Technical Education for Kannapolis City Schools, Kannapolis, NC. As the CTE Director, he has expanded the number of pathways and program areas available to students while increasing course offerings at the middle school. As an educator, Daryle spent 15 years as a classroom teacher before transitioning to administration first as a high school administrator then Director. Born and raised in the United States Virgin Islands, he is a proud alumnus of Emory University, University of Northern Iowa, and Wingate University. Daryle is a past recipient of the NC Governor’s Award of Distinction for Innovative Programs, selected as the 2020 North Carolina CTE Administrator of the Year, and is now the ACTE Region II CTE Administer of the Year, which covers the Southern states. He has had the honor of presenting at national and local conferences regarding curriculum scheduling, Dual Enrollment, Racial Equity and Diversity, Career and Technical Education Pathways, and Building Community Partnerships.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Burnout feels like a guaranteed side effect of working in education right now, but managing your mental health is the key to living a high-quality life in and out of the classroom.

    Everyone talks about the stress of teaching, but most people aren’t offering real solutions. Are you starting to worry that the stress of your day may be negatively impacting more areas of your life? In this workshop, you’ll learn five simple and practical ways to improve your mental health so you can enjoy your time in and out of the classroom This workshop will help you:

    • Identify key practices to support your own mental health and well-being.
    • Understand how to incorporate these practices into your daily classroom life. 
    • Challenge burnout causing school norms while still being a team player.

    Calvalyn Day

    Calvalyn Day is a nationally published author, coach and speaker. She is highly sought out by mission driven organizational leaders for her approach to trauma-informed and culturally competent personal and professional development. Since founding her business in 2015, she has taught and coached thousands of professionals in the education and mental health worlds. Professionals who are eager to bridge the gap between potential and outcomes are now able to maximize their efforts by partnering with her through the Think & Grow Well Digital Development Program.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 11/17/2022

    Mandated reporting can be intimidating, but the Green Bear Project is here to help you understand the signs, symptoms, and how to report child abuse.

    Mandated reporting is an integral part of teaching. Ensuring the safety of your students is not only essential but is also mandated by law. However, it can be hard to make that call. The Green Bear Project is here to help! The Green Bear Project’s Mandated Reporter class will instruct future teachers on the 4 types of abuse, signs, and symptoms of abuse, and how to respond to the abuse.

    This class will help you feel more confident in the reporting process, showing you how to

    • Identify signs and symptoms of child abuse,
    • Respond to disclosures,
    • Report suspected child abuse, 
    • And understand the multidisciplinary team approach when working with survivors.

    Mia Ponder


    Mia Ponder joined SEMO-NASV in August 2021. She graduated in 2019 from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Science and received her Master of Arts in Family and Community Services in 2022. Since joining SEMO-NASV, Mia has been presenting sexual assault prevention programs to local children and adults. 

    Leasa Stone


    Leasa Stone has been with SEMO-NASV since 2002. As a former foster parent and pediatric registered nurse, Leasa has worked primarily with children since graduating from Southeast Missouri State University in 1989 with an Associates Degree in nursing. In addition to working for SEMO NASV, Leasa has been a pediatric staff nurse at Saint Francis Medical Center since 1990. Leasa travels to schools and other organizations in southeast Missouri discussing child abuse prevention.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    A discussion of the premise and promising practices of using strategic integration of student services and classroom instruction to support under-represented and under-prepared students.

    It would be easier if education was just a matter of teaching students things they don’t know, but, in reality, students at all levels often need advice, support, and skills training that goes beyond what they receive in the classroom. Counseling and support services exist, but too often there’s too little connection and communication between these services and the academic instruction students receive. We want to offer strategies that bring these areas together to put students on a continuum of personal growth and classroom education.

    Join us for a discussion focused on the premise and practices of supporting under-represented and under-prepared students using this strategic integration. The conversation will feature themes for putting this into action, as well as information on how to design, implement, and execute strategies for integrating student services in any educational setting.

    • Basic approaches to identifying needs and bringing student services and classroom instruction together.
    • Creating spaces and opportunities for collaboration between support staff and academic faculty.
    • Bringing together students with similar needs to work together on their coursework.
    • Taking a holistic approach to teaching the skills of lifelong learning.

    Dr. Wes Anthony

    Assistant Professor

    American College of Education

    Dr. Wes Anthony is a former director of the National Center for Developmental Education. He is certified in learning assistance and developmental education through the Kellogg Institute. He has worked in the LEAD and doctoral programs at ACE since 2020.

  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    Learn how to land a teaching position in a school environment where you can thrive.

    With qualified teachers in such high demand across the country, you may be wondering how hard you even have to try to get hired. The truth is, however, searching for the right teaching position can be overwhelming. How can you make sure you’ll thrive in your new school environment before classes even begin? This virtual workshop will help you prepare your résumé, cover letter, and recommendations; research districts and schools for the best fit; and prepare for a successful interview.

    Participants will learn:

    • How to write a résumé and cover letter
    • How to ask for a letter of recommendation
    • How to conduct a successful job search, including job fairs
    • How to research a school for a good fit How to prepare for a teaching interview

    Samantha Fecich

    Dr. Samantha Fecich is a professor, author, speaker, and educational consultant and can be found on Twitter and Instagram @SFecich. An Associate Professor of education for 8 years, she is the author of EduMagic: A Guide for Preservice Teachers and EduMagic Shine On: A Guide for New Teachers. She holds a PhD. in learning, design, and technology from Penn State University and a master's degree in special education and instructional technology from Penn State University. You can find more of Dr. Fecich's work, including her blog and podcast at https://www.sfecich.com.