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Wednesday, November 10
 

6:00pm CST

Paper Tigers Screening and Discussion
Viewing of award winning movie Paper Tigers and Q & A with Jim Sporleder

Speakers
avatar for Jim Sporleder

Jim Sporleder

Coach/Consultant, Trauma Informed Consulting
Jim Sporleder's current work is dedicated to assisting schools to become more trauma informed and supportive centers of healing. After 33 years as an educator and most recently as principal of Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, Washington, Jim and his staff have contributed their... Read More →


Wednesday November 10, 2021 6:00pm - 8:00pm CST
Leatherwood 1
 
Thursday, November 11
 

9:00am CST

Opening Keynote
Speakers
avatar for Ginger Lewman

Ginger Lewman

Author, Keynoter, Consultant, Resilience Team Member, ESSDACK
Ginger is a national consultant & keynote speaker with ESSDACK, a non-profit education service center based in Hutchinson Kansas. She inspires and helps all levels of educators figure out the ins and outs of Project/Problem/Passion Based Learning, technology integration, and working... Read More →


Thursday November 11, 2021 9:00am - 10:10am CST
Cottonwood Ballroom

10:20am CST

At the Heart of It: Humanized Learning and the Future of Education
Schools and districts across the country are continually attempting to implement various initiatives and approaches such as Social Emotional Learning, A Multi-Tiered System of Support (PBIS/RTI), Trauma-Informed Schools, Restorative Justice, Whole Child and many more. At the heart of these varied approaches is a desire for a humane education system, environments that foster and nurture our collective humanity. Places where adults and youth want to be and feel they belong. Creating environments where all feel authentically valued. A place for connection to learning and to each other, where everyone feels supported and nurtured. Even with the best of intentions without a systems approach rooted in equity and community the result is fragmented systems that often perpetuate the harm they are trying to prevent, retraumatizing students, families, and staff. Staff suffer initiative fatigue (which fuels resistance) and the attempt to respond to these disconnected efforts in policy and practice contributes to burnout. In order for them to be successful it is necessary for schools to adopt a holistic and integrated approach. Join this interactive session to explore this paradigm shift and new vision for the future of education. Learn from real school examples from across the country where this vision is being put into practice. Explore with your team what this can look like in your own school

Speakers
avatar for Lara Kain

Lara Kain

PACEsConnection


Thursday November 11, 2021 10:20am - 11:20am CST
Leatherwood 3

10:20am CST

Black & White Policy vs. Coloring it Up for Discipline
Looking at discipline procedures/ policies, the trauma responsive district must change the foundations of black & white, policy- centered discipline to a more student- centered accountability system. This session will challenge the thoughts of the traditional role of discipline at every level.

Speakers

Thursday November 11, 2021 10:20am - 11:20am CST
Linden

10:20am CST

Bringing Play into Tier 1
Play is how children communicate, it's how they learn, it's how they build brain connections, it's how they build relationships that heal and create safety. Structured, safe play can be one of the best teaching tools you use. This session will give you game ideas and activity suggestions that will build class families that have strong relationships and have fun together. These games and activities can be played in small groups and large groups with very few supplies. They can take 5 minutes or 30 minutes depending on how much time you have to fill. They can transfer to the cafeteria, the playground, the hallway... the main idea is, kids of all ages need more PLAY. We will also discuss how to bring structure and safety to the playground space so all kids can enjoy recess.

Speakers

Thursday November 11, 2021 10:20am - 11:20am CST
Hawthorne 2

10:20am CST

Co-Regulating and Relationship-Building with Middle School Students
How many times do we hear that Middle School is a tough age to teach? FALSE! It's the best age, especially to bridge behavior and emotional gaps, and I plan to show ways to help co-regulate with Middle School students by using relationship-building strategies!

Speakers
avatar for Jason Shelangouski

Jason Shelangouski

8th ELA Teacher, Wamego Middle School
I am all about Middle School!  I think it's a terrific age to teach, and it's one that builds connections for a lifetime!  I'm an open book, so talk to me about anything!


Thursday November 11, 2021 10:20am - 11:20am CST
Hawthorne 1

10:20am CST

Facilitating the Right PATH (Promoting Attachment and Trauma Healing) for Parents/Caregivers
Because building resilience is all about relationships, it’s critical that we help the parents and caregivers of the children we serve and love to have the tools and support they need. This presentation will be centered around ATN’s PATH framework (Promoting Attachment and Trauma Healing) and how this framework can increase understanding, build and strengthen skills and grow emotional resiliency of parents and caregivers. We will focus on the relational aspects of attunement and attachment, and the importance of recognizing co-regulation as the key to acquiring self-regulation skills.


Thursday November 11, 2021 10:20am - 11:20am CST
Leatherwood 2

10:20am CST

School and Family Peace Framework
The School & Family Peace Framework (SFPF) is about teaching the emotional and psychological safety required to handle the toxic stress that is happening in our schools, families, and communities. In years past, schools have not been asked to handle the social and emotional needs of children to the magnitude we are today. Overwhelmed teachers share they are not trained to handle the emotional load many kids are bringing to the classroom. This training is about equipping our staff with the tools, strategies, and mindset to not only be effective but to become powerful witnesses in the lives of our kids. To have the desire and ability to be that one caring adult that changes a kid’s life course. Our schools, families, and communities are crying out for hope. For healing. If any of this resonates with you, we have a solution.


Thursday November 11, 2021 10:20am - 11:20am CST
Leatherwood 1

10:20am CST

Trauma-Responsive Tapping: A Tool for Classroom Regulation

Tapping, have you heard of it? It is essentially acupuncture without needles. This powerful tool can be easily implemented into your classroom, helping both you and your students to stay regulated throughout the day. You will walk away from this session understanding the tool and have a simple game plan for immediate implementation into your classroom tomorrow!

Speakers

Thursday November 11, 2021 10:20am - 11:20am CST
Maple

10:20am CST

Using Esports to Engage At-Risk Students
Over 73% of teens say they either play or watch video games. Among teenage boys, this number is almost 90%. Creating purposeful play in schools by giving video games an academic focus can be the magnet to not only engage at-risk students in school, but it can also give students who do not have a “why” a purpose for coming to school. Studies are finding a linear relationship between, “I am good at video games,” “Video games are in school,” “I am good at school.” Learn how schools are leveraging the interest teens have in video games to improve attendance and engagement in school.

Speakers
avatar for Kristy Custer

Kristy Custer

Vice President Educational Innovation, High School Esports League
Dr. Kristy Custer is the Vice President of Educational Innovation for the High School Esports League.  There, she leads a team that writes curriculum which assists schools in fully integrating esports scholastically, socially, and competitively.  Prior to joining HSEL, Dr. Custer... Read More →


Thursday November 11, 2021 10:20am - 11:20am CST
Juniper

11:30am CST

Behavior Response Round Table
Most in the trauma responsive community understand that retraumatization is one of our biggest challenges in school. We need to stop suspending students. But what do we do instead? How do we change community climate? What works?
I propose a round table discussion where educators discuss what they have tried, what has worked, and questions that they have.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Sadin

Melissa Sadin

Executive Director, Ducks & Lions: Trauma Sensitive Resources
Executive Director: Ducks & Lions: Trauma Sensitive ResourcesProgram Director: Creating Trauma Sensitive Schools for The Attachment & Trauma NetworkSpecial Education Director: Unity Charter SchoolDr. Sadin has served as a special education teacher and a building administrator. She... Read More →


Thursday November 11, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm CST
Linden

11:30am CST

Chaos to Calm
This session will share the collaboration efforts between administration, counselors, community mental health workers, and teachers in an at-risk elementary school. This collaboration has created opportunities to improve pro-social skills, self-regulation, decrease disciplinary referrals and provide a whole child approach to learning. By combining resources throughout our district and community, there has been a dramatic increase in SAEBRS scores, student's emotional well-being, and a decrease in lost learning time.

Speakers

Thursday November 11, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm CST
Hawthorne 2

11:30am CST

Coming back online when we’re deep in it.
When people are deep in a Fight/Flight/Freeze reaction, we aren't able to make logical, cognitive choices. Caring adults talk about calming brains down with meditation, mindfulness, and other relaxation techniques, but we still have to cognitively choose to begin practicing those. How do we make the leap between reaction and decision? How do we shorten the time it takes to get our brains back online? Enter the vagus nerve. This session will share what the function of the vagus nerve is and how we can use this awareness to shake up the Fight/Flight/Freeze reaction in others while it's in process. Topics will include rhythm, sensory stimulation/redirection, silence, and/or therapeutic pranayama breathing.

Speakers
avatar for Ginger Lewman

Ginger Lewman

Author, Keynoter, Consultant, Resilience Team Member, ESSDACK
Ginger is a national consultant & keynote speaker with ESSDACK, a non-profit education service center based in Hutchinson Kansas. She inspires and helps all levels of educators figure out the ins and outs of Project/Problem/Passion Based Learning, technology integration, and working... Read More →


Thursday November 11, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm CST
Leatherwood 1

11:30am CST

Creating a Trauma-Informed School Culture
How to create a “Relationship-Based Culture” Holding students accountable through relationship Teaching students about stress, and teaching them tools to learn to self-regulate. How to create a trauma-informed culture in the main office. How to address new students and families enrolling in your school that have a history of serious issues.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Sporleder

Jim Sporleder

Coach/Consultant, Trauma Informed Consulting
Jim Sporleder's current work is dedicated to assisting schools to become more trauma informed and supportive centers of healing. After 33 years as an educator and most recently as principal of Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, Washington, Jim and his staff have contributed their... Read More →


Thursday November 11, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm CST
Maple

11:30am CST

PACEs: An Introduction to the Science of Positive and Adverse Childhood Experiences
More and more people are becoming familiar with the science of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences). The next evolution of this science is PACEs (Positive and Adverse Childhood Experiences). Join this session for an introduction to PACEs science. We will explore both in concept AND practical application PACEs, the 3 realms of ACEs, the 7 buffering pillars of PCE's (Positive Childhood Experiences), and more. This includes an understanding of community context, historical and intergenerational trauma, and systemic oppression. We will explore what it looks like for a community to adopt an 'upstream' approach to preventing ACEs and build a more resilient community by building in opportunities for PCEs.

Speakers
avatar for Lara Kain

Lara Kain

PACEsConnection


Thursday November 11, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm CST
Leatherwood 3

11:30am CST

The Art of Holding Space during Conflict
We hear it all over socials these days, "I am holding space for you," but what does that really look like? sound like? and feel like? in the midst of conflict? Let's grab our paintbrushes and start creating what it means and how to apply it to the work with do with students and teachers. We will look at how restorative practices, Restorative Circles, and books can help us on this journey of transforming the conflict and repairing the harm.

Speakers
avatar for Carmen Zeisler

Carmen Zeisler

Learning Center Director, Resilience Team Member, ESSDACK


Thursday November 11, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm CST
Leatherwood 2

11:30am CST

Transforming the Classroom Environment
The traditional classroom doesn’t always create a desire to learn or prepare students for their future. How can we change our classrooms for students so they end up loving to learn and enjoy coming to school? In this session we will look at how project-based learning, engaging students in real world skills, trauma-informed practices, and strong relationships can transform your classroom. This transformation works for all students! We will look inside diverse classrooms and how these strategies impact student learning.

Speakers
avatar for Jennfier Miller

Jennfier Miller

4th Grade Teacher, USD 308 - Hutchinson Public Schools


Thursday November 11, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm CST
Juniper

12:30pm CST

Lunch
Thursday November 11, 2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm CST
Cottonwood Ballroom

1:30pm CST

3 Things that Might be Killing your Culture
Are venting, comparing, and a do FOR attitude having a destructive impact on your school or district culture? Join this session as we examine the impact of these three potential culture killers and share tools and alternative actions to move us away from venting, comparing and a do FOR attitude.


Thursday November 11, 2021 1:30pm - 2:30pm CST
Leatherwood 3

1:30pm CST

An Anchor Point, In a Chaotic World
True North, Inc was established to meet a need in the Foster Care system to house the numerous children who are without placement. We are also tackling the educational piece of getting them back on track academically. We also use a TIC approach to walking them through the confusing, hurtful and scary emotions and feelings that come with being put in placement. Family first is best! We fill the void when that is not an option.

We will dive into our formula for helping the foster kids graduate. Currently only 27% in Western Kansas do. We have an exciting program called "Another Living Thing" in which we are helping kids to "get out of their own head", and start being responsible for a pet, a plant, an aquarium, a community garden, etc.

Helping kids walk through a very confusing time is our goal.

Speakers
BL

Brad Lingafelter

Executive Director, True North, Inc
For 23 years I have dreamed of how Foster Care in a group home setting could be done better. Having been involved with two residential care centers and doing in-home foster care with my wife for the past 7 years has been eye opening. While keeping the family together is always the... Read More →


Thursday November 11, 2021 1:30pm - 2:30pm CST
Hawthorne 1

1:30pm CST

Building Trauma-Sensitive Schools: How to Help Students Get Regulated
In this session facilitated by Jen Alexander, an experienced educator, trauma expert, and the author of bestselling Building Trauma-Sensitive Schools, teachers and other leaders will briefly review what trauma is and how it can impact youth. Specifically, Ms. Jen will help participants differentiate between regulated and dysregulated arousal states. She will also introduce and give participants her River of Feelings visual, which is a practical tool for youth of all ages. Come to learn about this visual and leave prepared to help yourself and all youth get regulated as part of trauma-informed social and emotional learning within a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS).

Speakers
avatar for Jen Alexander

Jen Alexander

Consultant, Ms. Jen Alexander Consulting
Jen Alexander is an experienced trauma-informed educator, school counselor, expert on childhood trauma, national speaker, and consultant. She is also the author of Building Trauma-Sensitive Schools and Supporting Students and Staff After COVID-19. Known by children and adults alike... Read More →


Thursday November 11, 2021 1:30pm - 2:30pm CST
Hawthorne 2

1:30pm CST

Life Happens: Enhancing Adult Education Opportunities
We all make bad decisions in life due to the circumstances at the time. Unfortunately, they also risk their futures at the same time. Those adults seek a way to get back on track and discover opportunities that are available to them but they are afraid to risk embarrassment. This session demonstrate to you techniques to provide options and opportunities to adults. Attend to raise your ability to help your community step forward. You will walk away with new ideas and avenues to make connections in your community!

Speakers
avatar for Mark Calvin

Mark Calvin

Site Director, Haysville Learning Cafe
Aspiring Author, Presenter, Site Director


Thursday November 11, 2021 1:30pm - 2:30pm CST
Juniper

1:30pm CST

Regulation and Resilience
Now, more than ever, our students are coming into our classrooms dysregulated. Their stress response systems have been pushed into the toxic range with quarantine, change, loss, and uncertainty. Regulation activities can be implemented in all classrooms to restore balance to our students' stress response systems and provide more opportunity to engagement and task perseverance. All regulation is not mindful, but all mindfulness is regulation. Participants will gain an understanding of the similarities and differences. Participants will also leave with a solid plan for implementing regulation in their classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Sadin

Melissa Sadin

Executive Director, Ducks & Lions: Trauma Sensitive Resources
Executive Director: Ducks & Lions: Trauma Sensitive ResourcesProgram Director: Creating Trauma Sensitive Schools for The Attachment & Trauma NetworkSpecial Education Director: Unity Charter SchoolDr. Sadin has served as a special education teacher and a building administrator. She... Read More →


Thursday November 11, 2021 1:30pm - 2:30pm CST
Linden

1:30pm CST

The River of Kindness, Liminal Space and Grace
We are called here to boldly imagine an impossible world:
A world where what is broken is restored to wholeness;
Where what is dead is brought to new life.

We bring some of the world’s most damaged realities and hold them in faith
that they and we will be transformed in the presence of hope and love.

Can you imagine a space more holy than that?

Speakers
avatar for Ginger Lewman

Ginger Lewman

Author, Keynoter, Consultant, Resilience Team Member, ESSDACK
Ginger is a national consultant & keynote speaker with ESSDACK, a non-profit education service center based in Hutchinson Kansas. She inspires and helps all levels of educators figure out the ins and outs of Project/Problem/Passion Based Learning, technology integration, and working... Read More →


Thursday November 11, 2021 1:30pm - 2:30pm CST
Maple

1:30pm CST

They Gotta Buy-In
Building a truama-informed school takes years and truth be told, we never really get there. There is a ton of ambiguity, false starts and flux. All of which can cause a great deal of anxiety in our staff. But the most precious peiece of building these systems, is to make sure staff have what they need prior to launch and this come through staff buy-in. In this session, we will unpack the stages of trauma-informed and tools used to help lead staff toward buy-in.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Lewis-Pankratz

Rebecca Lewis-Pankratz

Resilience Team, ESSDACK


Thursday November 11, 2021 1:30pm - 2:30pm CST
Leatherwood 2

1:30pm CST

Understanding How My Brain Works
The brain might be the most complex system within the known universe. Did you know that within only the past ten years, scientists have discovered more about the brain than in all of human history combined?! A critical understanding that has been gained is that the brain has plasticity, and it can -- and wants -- to heal. In this session, we will take a look at the six centers of the brain related to developmental trauma to help us better understand what exactly is going on up there when people are experiencing toxic stress. We’ll find that maybe behaviors are a brain thing, not a choice thing. 

Speakers
avatar for Katie Perez

Katie Perez

Resilience Team, ESSDACK


Thursday November 11, 2021 1:30pm - 2:30pm CST
Leatherwood 1

2:40pm CST

SEE ME TOO.
In the claiming of your mind’s steps, there is a rich reservoir of potential and opportunities.
Before there is ever an action completed, your mind steps first. You have the power to choose which way you step. Knowing this should enlighten you to understand that not only does our thinking have power, but our actions derived from our thinking are interconnected to the futures we create. Your thoughts design your steps, what are you thinking?
Inside one’s mind is a mine of richness, but it can be a battlefield of explosives strategically placed to destroy the destiny locked up in you. Again what are you thinking, remember what we think we become. 


Steve Jobs once pointed out to us that, “The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” 
While Ijeoma Olou awakens us to take back our authentic power.. " When we identify where our privilege interacts with somebody else's oppression, we'll find our opportunity to make real change."


While everyone is laughing and undercutting, you must choose to step forward. It’s your next step that may be the solution, decision, or opportunity that you have been waiting on.


What some may miss, you must see.....

Speakers

Thursday November 11, 2021 2:40pm - 3:30pm CST
Cottonwood Ballroom

3:30pm CST

Community Circle
Thursday November 11, 2021 3:30pm - 4:00pm CST
Cottonwood Ballroom

7:00pm CST

Candlelit Yoga
Speakers

Thursday November 11, 2021 7:00pm - 8:30pm CST
Leatherwood 1

7:00pm CST

Emotional Freedom Technique
Speakers

Thursday November 11, 2021 7:00pm - 8:30pm CST
Leatherwood 2

7:00pm CST

Resilience Rock & Roll
Speakers
avatar for Mark Calvin

Mark Calvin

Site Director, Haysville Learning Cafe
Aspiring Author, Presenter, Site Director


Thursday November 11, 2021 7:00pm - 9:00pm CST
Cottonwood Ballroom
 
Friday, November 12
 

6:30am CST

Sunrise Yoga
Speakers
avatar for Pam Shelton

Pam Shelton

At-Risk Tutor
I have worked at Eisenhower Elementary School going on 14 years. Prior to working at the school I had a private practice working as a drug/alcohol counselor. I have a degree in Social Work from Colorado State University. I have practiced yoga for over 20 years and am a 500 hour Registered... Read More →


Friday November 12, 2021 6:30am - 7:30am CST
Juniper

6:30am CST

Zumba
Speakers
avatar for Kelly Turcotte

Kelly Turcotte

INspired Leadership, ESSDACK


Friday November 12, 2021 6:30am - 7:30am CST
Cottonwood Ballroom

8:30am CST

Keynote
Jim Sporleder and James Moffett are collaborating to share their transformational leadership experiences at the secondary and elementary levels. What does it take to create a successful trauma-informed school? While there are obviously differences, the power of connection, restoration, and love is should be prevalent in all schools, and at every level. Both Jim and James want participants to understand the transformation is truly about helping adults re-envision what school can look like by connecting with their hearts, shifting their mindsets, establishing effective systems/processes, and applying those systems well in school-wide practices. You will leave with practical ideas and an enthusiasm to lead this initiative in your school.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Sporleder

Jim Sporleder

Coach/Consultant, Trauma Informed Consulting
Jim Sporleder's current work is dedicated to assisting schools to become more trauma informed and supportive centers of healing. After 33 years as an educator and most recently as principal of Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, Washington, Jim and his staff have contributed their... Read More →


Friday November 12, 2021 8:30am - 9:50am CST
Cottonwood Ballroom

10:00am CST

Building Resilience Through Mentoring
Do you have kids in your school who struggle with self-esteem, acceptance, desire to come to school every day, issues in the home, getting along with their peers, learning, motivation, etc? We have a solution.

In this session you will learn how school-based mentoring programs build resilience and change lives. I have over 20 years of experience working with children and families and 12 years of that have been running mentoring programs.

It has been proven and we have seen first-hand how confidence, grades, desire to stay in school and motivation have increased and improved all due to a mentoring relationships. I’m excited to show you how school-based mentoring changes lives!

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Albright

Jennifer Albright

I have been married for 27 years and have three children.I bike or run 5 days a week and have completed 2 half marathons andseveral 5 K runs. Am grounded in my faith. I have a BA in Early Childhood Education and taughtPre-K for 11 years. Have worked with mentoring programs for 12... Read More →


Friday November 12, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am CST
Hawthorne 1

10:00am CST

Equipping Resilience Coaches for Trauma-Responsive Success
A school becomes truly effective when its culture promotes social and emotional well-being for students and teachers. In order to create this sustainable culture, our schools, organizations, & communities need a highly-trained and supported Resilience Coach leading others through trauma-responsive best practices.
In this session, Carmen and Katie will share the success of our Equipped Resilience Coaches over the past 4 years and how to know if your school is ready to take this next step in your journey.



Friday November 12, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am CST
Leatherwood 1

10:00am CST

S.H.I.N.E Effect: A Light In The Darkness
There are those who have been dealt a difficult hand in life and it has weighed on them so much for so long that the light of hope is gone. Darkness and despair are all they know. There is an answer that we can provide that will help them to step beyond the darkness and slowly move into brighter days.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Calvin

Mark Calvin

Site Director, Haysville Learning Cafe
Aspiring Author, Presenter, Site Director


Friday November 12, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am CST
Linden

10:00am CST

TBD
Speakers

Friday November 12, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am CST
Leatherwood 2

10:00am CST

Teacher Panel
Speakers

Friday November 12, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am CST
Maple

10:00am CST

Why a “New Approach” to Student Discipline? (Double Session)
Learning how to use our own self-regulation to create positive teachable moments for our most struggling students. The power of caring adult relationships. Teaching Resilience Providing Safety and Trust Creating a school climate that nurtures healing and hope.
**THIS IS A DOUBLE SESSION**

Speakers
avatar for Jim Sporleder

Jim Sporleder

Coach/Consultant, Trauma Informed Consulting
Jim Sporleder's current work is dedicated to assisting schools to become more trauma informed and supportive centers of healing. After 33 years as an educator and most recently as principal of Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, Washington, Jim and his staff have contributed their... Read More →


Friday November 12, 2021 10:00am - 12:10pm CST
Leatherwood 3

11:10am CST

A Guided Visualization: Finding Our Inner Truth
In this session we will experience a guided visualization and uncover a special message just for you. Afterwards we will process through a debrief that will help us uncover why we needed this message in this time and how we can use it going forward.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Lewis-Pankratz

Rebecca Lewis-Pankratz

Resilience Team, ESSDACK


Friday November 12, 2021 11:10am - 12:10pm CST
Leatherwood 1

11:10am CST

Breathing Mindfulness Into Your Classroom and Life
How many times have you heard the word “mindfulness”? With the push for Trauma-informed schools and Social-Emotional Learning, we hear this word often but does it leave you with questions about what it is, how to implement it, how it works, resources, student by in, etc.? Join us for a hands-on learning experience about all of the pillars of Mindfulness and how you can implement this in your classroom immediately and get results. We will even meditate and practice Trauma-Informed Yoga!

Speakers

Friday November 12, 2021 11:10am - 12:10pm CST
Maple

11:10am CST

Building Resilience For Our Most Vulnerable Youth
Core Life is a faith-based community outreach program geared to reaching teenagers outside of the faith community. Come learn how a program like this can change young people's lives forever! Come learn how you can start a program like this in your community. Youth Core Ministries has over 25 years of experience reaching and helping the most vulnerable kids in our communities.

Speakers

Friday November 12, 2021 11:10am - 12:10pm CST
Juniper

11:10am CST

Proactive Schoolwide Systems: Ideas and Implementation!
This session will follow one school's approach to becoming trauma-responsive and improving its school culture through the use of many proactive, schoolwide systems including the use of applied educational neuroscience, a staff-led Adversity Team, and an "on-call" system of support for students in need. Walk away with lots of ideas for supporting students at Tier 1 and Tier 2! For administrators and school leaders, this session will also offer tips on how to increase staff buy-in, empower teachers and support staff, and successfully roll-out these systems in your school!

Speakers
JH

Jessica Harris

Teacher, Tippecanoe School Corporation
My classroom, called C.L.I.M.B. (Children Learning to Independently Manage Behavior), is an alternative to out-of-school suspension program. It allows our struggling students to stay IN school, while providing them with intensive SEL interventions, ongoing support at the classroom... Read More →


Friday November 12, 2021 11:10am - 12:10pm CST
Hawthorne 1

11:10am CST

Redesigning for Resilience: 4 Years In
Students may have experienced different forms of trauma in their lives, which affect how they learn and relate to school. Understanding the role that trauma plays in our schools and how it affects our students is crucial to creating and teaching meaningful, engaging lessons. Utilizing restorative justice practices and trauma-responsive teaching practices promotes empathy and focuses on finding respectful ways to build community, restore relationships, and repair harm. Maisha T. Winn writes in Justice on Both Sides: Transforming Education through Restorative Justice, “Restorative justice circles have the potential to be ‘change labs’ where people are transformed through a participatory process that provides opportunities for them to learn more about the lives of others they have previously disregarded or even held in contempt.”

After four years of practical application, Peabody-Burns Middle/High School has developed a data-driven model to successfully implement restorative justice practices and trauma-responsive teaching. This presentation will address how to effectively use restorative justice practices throughout the school day, how to facilitate restorative circles with your students, and examine the effectiveness of a restorative justice discipline model. As well as the benefits of implementing trauma-responsive teaching strategies, and how to design a school day that is reflective of restorative values: healing, community, and accountability. Attendees will leave with resources they can begin to use in their classrooms and schools the next day.

Speakers
avatar for Lillian G. Lingenfelter

Lillian G. Lingenfelter

Peabody-Burns USD 398


Friday November 12, 2021 11:10am - 12:10pm CST
Linden

11:10am CST

TBD
Speakers
avatar for Ginger Lewman

Ginger Lewman

Author, Keynoter, Consultant, Resilience Team Member, ESSDACK
Ginger is a national consultant & keynote speaker with ESSDACK, a non-profit education service center based in Hutchinson Kansas. She inspires and helps all levels of educators figure out the ins and outs of Project/Problem/Passion Based Learning, technology integration, and working... Read More →


Friday November 12, 2021 11:10am - 12:10pm CST
Leatherwood 2

11:10am CST

The Science of Connection : Incorporating the 4 Pillars of Applied Educational Neuroscience into Your Classroom
When we begin to shift our mindset about how we view children AND adults, and explore the importance of human connection through a neuroscience lens, an amazing transformation occurs. In this session you will be introduced to the four pillars of Applied Educational Neuroscience and understand the role each plays in our daily lives. We will look at co-regulation as a proactive approach to discipline, how touchpoints are the foundation for strong connection, understand the role that our own brain and body states play in building a positive culture in our classroom, and how fascinated children are with learning about their brain. We will explore the power of focused attention practices and brain intervals to recenter student learning and how crucial it is to make this change as we emerge from the pandemic. You will walk away with practical strategies and resources that can be incorporated into your classroom immediately.

Speakers
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Dustin Springer

Principal, Gray Hawk Elementary


Friday November 12, 2021 11:10am - 12:10pm CST
Hawthorne 2

12:10pm CST

Lunch
Friday November 12, 2021 12:10pm - 1:10pm CST
Cottonwood Ballroom

1:10pm CST

Parent Panel

Friday November 12, 2021 1:10pm - 1:50pm CST
Cottonwood Ballroom

2:00pm CST

BARK
Friday November 12, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Juniper

2:00pm CST

#IamResilient: Teaching individuals within organizations to develop resiliency skills
Recently organizations and communities have tried to buffer the effects of stress and trauma in the workplace through trainings on stress management, such as accessing self-care, social supports, and practicing mindfulness. However, these trainings may lack resources for deeper exploration on developing specific skills associated with resilience. Grounded in extensive research, this presentation will provide attendees with information and resources on how to teach others, and how to develop within themselves such skills. Further, the presenters will also discuss the massive open online course they created to teach resiliency to individuals within an organization. The presenters are a university faculty member who specializes in trauma-informed practices in the classroom, and a PhD licensed clinical social worker who has serves as the Trauma-Informed Trainer at a large human services organization, and has extensively published and presented on trauma and trauma-informed care.

Speakers
avatar for Brant Winn

Brant Winn

Director of Field Experiences & Assistant Professor of Education, Park University
As the Director of Field Experiences and Assistant Professor of Education at Park University, Brant pours himself into his work with education practicum students, cooperating teachers, and local school districts; in doing so, he represents Park University’s commitment to academic... Read More →


Friday November 12, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Hawthorne 2

2:00pm CST

3 Ways to Strengthen Mindset
Are you overwhelmed with too much to do and not enough time? Do you feel stuck or insecure at times and want to make progress?
Overwhelm can trigger our brain's fight/flight/freeze reaction which leads us to feel like we can't do anything to stop it. In this active and reflection-based session we will learn 3 ways to tap into the thinking and reasoning part of our brain to find and RETURN to a growth mindset.


Friday November 12, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Leatherwood 3

2:00pm CST

Building Circles and Community Around Picture Books: unlike any literature circles you’ve ever seen before!
Using the Restorative Justice in Education framework of community-building circles, we’ll walk through the benefits of this approach. We’ll experience the process. And we’ll learn how we can engage students deeper into their learning through circle discussion as the class shares the joys of literature...all the while holding meaningful and powerful introspective conversations about how we felt as we read/listened to the story.  

Speakers
avatar for Carmen Zeisler

Carmen Zeisler

Learning Center Director, Resilience Team Member, ESSDACK


Friday November 12, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Leatherwood 1

2:00pm CST

Completely Resolving Poverty in Our Communities
Come hear how Youth Core Ministries and ESSDACK are breaking the cycle of poverty in rural communities. Core Community equips those in poverty by empowering them with powerful information and support. 32 Adults with 27 Kids have completely left economic poverty and have seen their combined annual income grow from $526,656 to $1,046,628. 70% of all tracked graduates have stabilized their financial situation. The poverty in our communities can truly be resolved. Join us to learn about this powerful program with actual results and see how people are walking out of financial poverty forever!

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Lewis-Pankratz

Rebecca Lewis-Pankratz

Resilience Team, ESSDACK


Friday November 12, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Maple

2:00pm CST

Love First, Teach Second
Love First, Teach Second is a Trauma-Responsive approach and mindset to provide the social and emotional stability within the classroom and school to create a positive and nurturing learning environment. This training will give you practical, practiced, and effective strategies and methods to incorporate trauma-responsive approaches at any level of teaching. Finally, it will give you strategies to use vulnerability to create empathetic and authentic relationships with students, parents, and peers.

Speakers
avatar for John Cannon

John Cannon

Principal, Park Elementary, Lyons Public Schools
Principal of PK-2 buildingTrauma-Informed Trainer and Resiliency Coach


Friday November 12, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Hawthorne 1

2:00pm CST

Responsive Relationships = Resilience
We know that resilience is built through caring, stable relationships and that resilience is the antidote to trauma. Yet, if it was just that simple there wouldn’t be such a need to become trauma-informed, resilience-building communities. In this session, we will talk about how various attachment styles can inadvertently interfere with the development of strong relationships, and we’ll also learn strategies that we can use to promote secure attachment within our community.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Perez

Katie Perez

Resilience Team, ESSDACK


Friday November 12, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Leatherwood 2

2:00pm CST

Vulnerability: The Bridge to Building Connection
Last conference, I spoke about my own experience as a suicide survivor. I would like to focus more on how to support others in their struggles, whether it be someone struggling with thoughts of suicide, families

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Schell

Nicole Schell

MS Science, Garden Plain Elementary School
I am a wife and mother of three children ages 28, 21 and 22. I taught 5th grade math & science for 7 years and I'm now on my second year of Middle School science. I love time with family & friends, being outdoors, fitness of all kinds, meditation, and reading - just to name a few... Read More →


Friday November 12, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Linden

3:10pm CST

Closing Community Circle
Friday November 12, 2021 3:10pm - 3:30pm CST
Cottonwood Ballroom