Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District and BetterLesson are partnering to offer a variety of workshops to support educators in meeting the unique needs of their students this fall:Trauma-Informed Practices Pathway
All sessions will take place from 3:30-5:30 pm PST, and educators are invited to sign up for as many pathways as they'd like. Click any pathway from the schedule to register, or view the topic descriptions below. Once your registration has been recorded in the BetterLesson Lab, you will receive automated confirmation emails and reminder emails with the check-in links needed to join all sessions in the pathway.
Availability is limited, so please complete all registrations as soon as possible.
Trauma-informed practices are always essential to meet students' needs, but even more so in the face of a pandemic and ongoing racial violence. Whether in school or at a distance, teachers can create a safe environment, stay aware of triggers, and tend to their own well-being. In this session, participants will:
Students and educators have experienced a lot of stressors in the past year- from brand new learning modalities to traumatic world events. Educators can be prepared to meet the needs of all students by mastering de-escalation tactics and harnessing the power of productive mindsets. In this session, participants will:
When educators cultivate resilience, they are more likely to achieve their big goals and feel successful and motivated. Developing this culture is now more essential than ever to remain committed to this work and positively influence student outcomes. In this session, participants will:
Educators know the importance of equity: it is essential to ensuring every child is supported, included, and given a voice. However, are we really all aligned on what equity is and how it does or doesn't manifest in our reality? In this session, participants will:
We have an opportunity to reimagine how educators establish classroom culture. In a culturally-responsive culture, all students feel respected for their identities, skills, and passions. In this session, participants will:
For White teachers who want to be anti-racist co-conspirators, it can feel hard to know where to begin. But these challenging conversations can be handled with respect and zeal. In this session, participants will:
Educators have always had to address a wide range of academic levels - but now more than ever. Instead of focusing only on remediation, which research has shown can perpetuate learning gaps, we will explore the importance of presenting grade level content in a way that is accessible to all students - accelerating growth by chunking learning into manageable pieces and embedding supports into instruction. In this session, participants will:
Technology plays a huge role in making targeted, differentiated support replicable and sustainable and for providing those personalized pathways that can drive student success. In this session, participants will:
As we transition back from remote learning, it is important to consider how all learners will access meaningful and challenging learning experiences that meet their needs. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) helps educators design learning experiences with opportunities, scaffolds, and supports so that each student can succeed. In this session, participants will:
Our virtual workshops are highly collaborative and participatory -- they are not webinars! Virtual learning workshops are roughly 2 hours each and use Zoom video conferencing. Throughout the workshop, a BetterLesson coach will support educators to:
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If you would like additional information about the registration process or sessions offered, please reach out to Coreen Kemper from BetterLesson's Partner Success Team at email@example.com.