Learning Events

Scroll through our Upcoming Learning Events below, organized by month.

We update our Professional Learning Events often, so please check back periodically for new offerings.


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March

Weekly Webinar: Impactful Guidance with "Good Measure"


Weekly Webinar Series

School counselors, social workers, psychologists and people in related professions know you make a difference. But now, more than ever, it's important to show your impact - in a results-driven, data driven educational environment. But how do you quantify lessons on character? How do you measure whether or not a student "got it" from a counseling lesson? Webinars are self-paced and are accessed through an online portal; participants will be emailed their login information and have one week to view the webinar and complete the follow-up reflection and evaluation (included in your login email). Inservice points will not be awarded unless both the reflection activity and evaluation are submitted.


Heartland SHINES Academy


Heartland SHINES

Join us for a monthly event that provides relevant topics, professional learning, and collaborative opportunities with fellow ESE teachers across four districts.

More information on our Professional Learning page...


PLA Course: Introduction to Assistive Technology


PDA Facilitated Course

This course enables educators to develop, increase and demonstrate knowledge about assistive technology devices and services and the process of helping students with disabilities select, obtain, and use assistive technology. Content includes information about the impact of identified areas of disability including vision, auditory, physical, communication, intellectual, and cognitive processing and how assistive technology devices and services provide support.

  • Course Dates: March 27 through May 10, 2024
  • Inservice Points: 20 SWD Points
  • Instructor: Lisa Shin
  • Meetings: There will be two required and one optional virtual meetings during the course: March 27, April 17, and May 8, 2024
  • Deadline to Register: March 24, 2024
  • Registration: See the Professional Learning page under the PLA Facilitated Courses tab
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Heartland Support Facilitator Academy


Heartland Support Facilitators

Join us for a monthly event that provides relevant topics, professional development, and collaborative opportunities with fellow Support Facilitators across four districts.

More information on our Professional Learning page...


April

Weekly Webinar: Strategies to Improve Working Memory


Weekly Webinar Series

Working memory is the brain’s ability to remember and use relevant information while in the middle of an activity. In this webinar, viewers are given an in-depth knowledge of what working memory is and how it relates to students’ classroom success and teachers’ classroom management success. The differences between working memory and short-term memory are illustrated and viewers are given strategies to improve working memory in their classes – specifically by reducing the cognitive load and building cognitive capacity. Webinars are self-paced and are accessed through an online portal; participants will be emailed their login information and have one week to view the webinar and complete the follow-up reflection and evaluation (included in your login email). Inservice points will not be awarded unless both the reflection activity and evaluation are submitted.


Weekly Webinar: Socially Traumatized


Weekly Webinar Series

Gain an understanding of the landmine students must navigate on social media during this informative webinar. Discover how social apps can serve as gateways to trauma, mental health disorders, and suicide. Viewers will gain an understanding of how trauma associated with social media can result in PTSD and anxiety, what the signs are, and how these conditions can affect a student’s ability to learn. Discover strategies to help students avoid social media drama, while gaining critical insights for dealing with these issues. Webinars are self-paced and are accessed through an online portal; participants will be emailed their login information and have one week to view the webinar and complete the follow-up reflection and evaluation (included in your login email). Inservice points will not be awarded unless both the reflection activity and evaluation are submitted.


Weekly Webinar: Mindset Matters


Weekly Webinar Series

This innovative webinar will reveal how Carol Dweck’s research-based theory can be applied in a classroom curriculum and/or small group counseling by using the acronym MINDSET to frame any lesson. Participants will understand how these lessons can give students an understanding of how the brain works, infuse them with the magic of grit, and demonstrate the benefits of learning. Since these concepts align with social/emotional, academic, and career domains, counselors and teachers will walk away with a clear way to structure lessons and groups. Webinars are self-paced and are accessed through an online portal; participants will be emailed their login information and have one week to view the webinar and complete the follow-up reflection and evaluation (included in your login email). Inservice points will not be awarded unless both the reflection activity and evaluation are submitted.


Weekly Webinar: The Impact of Poverty on Learning


Weekly Webinar Series

Low-income students are 4.5 times more likely to drop out of high school. Explore the impacts of poverty on students and learn techniques and strategies to help students overcome obstacles, gain confidence, and succeed academically.  In this webinar, participants will gain understanding of misconceptions about race, class, and culture, and will gain empowering strategies for addressing traumatic experiences and bridging the equity gap. Webinars are self-paced and are accessed through an online portal; participants will be emailed their login information and have one week to view the webinar and complete the follow-up reflection and evaluation (included in your login email). Inservice points will not be awarded unless both the reflection activity and evaluation are submitted.


May

Weekly Webinar: Building a Responsibility-Centered School Culture


Weekly Webinar Series

Student-to-teacher, teacher-to-teacher, teacher-to-administrator, administrator-to-student – all of these are critical to a healthy environment where everyone feels heard and valued. This webinar will illustrate how the culture in a school can become toxic when students are allowed to shirk responsibility for their actions and lay the blame on teachers. Educators may then be at odds with administrators as the students are returned to the classroom with no apparent resolution. Webinars are self-paced and are accessed through an online portal; participants will be emailed their login information and have one week to view the webinar and complete the follow-up reflection and evaluation (included in your login email). Inservice points will not be awarded unless both the reflection activity and evaluation are submitted.