As schools and districts finalize their return-to-learn plans for the 2020-2021 school year, educators throughout the country are left wondering how they’ll possibly manage this “new normal.” In addition to trauma induced by the global battle against COVID-19, students and educators are being asked to help heal their communities from intense political divides that may deepen as we approach and respond to November’s presidential election.
We don’t know what else 2020 is going to throw our way, but we do know that our nation’s educators are being tasked with providing effective learning environments (virtual or otherwise) in the midst of unprecedented chaos.
National Safe Schools Convening’s 2020 Transforming Trauma Summit is here to support educators in this journey. These summits will provide youth-serving professionals with resources to help them successfully navigate the barriers of this school year, as well as find balance in their daily lives by prioritizing care and compassion for themselves.
Educators are essential. Healing is crucial. National Safe Schools Convening is proud to support and stand in solidarity with teachers, administrators, and all youth-serving professionals as they move boldly forward.
When you register for the Transforming Trauma Summit, not only will you have access to all of the workshops, keynote addresses, and breakout sessions, National Safe Schools Convening will also mail you a folder with conference materials and a best-selling book on healing trauma.
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Dr. B. Grace Bullock, Oregon Department of Education, Senior Mental Health Strategist -- On supporting student and educator mental health during the COVID-19 Crisis and beyond
Oregon Department of Education, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion -- On assessing and improving school climate and culture during distance learning
Mercedes Muñoz, Oregon Teacher of the Year -- On supporting and re-imagining student learning, and fostering resiliency during COVID-19
Michelle Cardenas, Principal, Open Schools -- On navigating systemic barriers to education
Melissa Hausmann, Director of Academics, Oregon Virtual Academy -- On what virtual learning can offer to students and educators
Dani Ledezma, Senior Advisor, Racial Equity & Social Justice, Portland Public Schools -- On sustaining initiatives to close the achievement gap during COVID-19