Webinar Series

Our Rethink Ed Webinar Series empowers educators by bringing live professional development led by thought leaders in special education straight to the screen. Each webinar addresses important, trending topics like effective academic instruction, early childhood learning, family engagement, and addressing challenging behavior. Join us by registering for the full webinar series today!

Lost then Found: Shifting the Narrative of "Troubled Youth" by Fostering SEL Skills Through Intervention

January 30th, 2020 at 1:00pm EST

In the U.S., 46% of the nation’s children report having experienced at least one traumatic event in their lifetime. These same students have a high chance to be labeled “High-Risk” or “Troubled Students” and often end up in in-school suspension or restorative practice centers when their emotions get the best of them. In this webinar, we’ll discuss the patterns involving children with behavioral challenges, proactive interventions to best support students needs and innovative solutions that are culturally-responsive and researched based. Participants will be walk away with both profound compassion and solutions to shift the narrative of your most challenging students to amazing resilience stories through the lens of Social and Emotional Learning.

Presented By:
Kristen Hopkins, CEO/Author of Dangers of the Mind


Addressing Disproportionality: Shifting PBIS Systems and Promoting SEL

February 27th, 2020 at 1.00pm EST

The webinar will provide an overview of how to use student voice, data, language, and identity to shift how we think about Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports. Further discussion on how to integrate social emotional learning (SEL) and alignment of school-wide expectations to SEL competencies will be provided as a means to increase objectivity through explicit teaching of concrete language. Integrated SEL PBIS matrices, will be provided as an example of how to leverage systems to increase adult self-reflection and decrease disproportionate referrals for often marginalized student populations.

Presented By:
Dr. Sara Totten, Director of Student Services for the DeForest Area School District