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Education Resources to Help During COVID-19

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Teacher friends—we know you’re facing unprecedented disruptions and questions due to the spread of COVID-19 and nationwide school closures. How can you stay connected with students and families? How can you shift to online learning while addressing inequities and students with complex support needs? How are other teachers making this work?

We’ve compiled some helpful free resources to support you through these uncertain times. From blog posts to webinars, these expert resources will help you connect with students, teach remotely, address social-emotional needs, and continue your own learning while you stay safe at home.

Recommended Reading

A roundup of articles packed with helpful tips and guidance from trusted experts.

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Downloadable Resources

Helpful resources you can download, print out, or forward to colleagues and families.

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Professional Development Webinars

Now’s a great time for you to pick up a new strategy, dive deep into a topic relevant to your work, and earn a CTE certificate. Here are some of our most popular webinars.

Supporting the Grieving Student

Presented by David J. Schonfeld, MD, a nationally renowned expert on childhood bereavement and school crisis, this edWebinar provides the essential information you need to provide sensitive, appropriate support to grieving students of all ages.

You’ll learn how to:

    • Initiate conversations with children and their families related to deaths of family members and friends
    • Support students when feelings of guilt affect adjustment to a loss
    • Provide practical advice on issues such as funeral attendance of children
    • Appreciate the importance of long-term follow-up after a significant loss

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Presented by David J. Schonfeld, MD

Executive Skills and ADHD

Presented by Erik von Hahn, M.D., author of Essential Skills for Struggling Learners

This seminar is useful for any teacher who works with children who have ADHD. Erik von Hahn, M.D., will discuss the key executive skills of impulse control, working memory, and planning. He will also share strategies for what teachers and school teams can do to support children with ADHD in these critical skills.

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Presented by Erik Von Hahn, M.D.

Self-Care in the Era of COVID-19

Presented by Dyane Carrere, author of The Re-Set Process (coming Fall 2020)

This webinar session will identify several key brain-based methods for taking care of oneself and others in the midst of the stress of this pandemic. Practical simple considerations will be shared—many of which link to trauma-informed school practices.

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Presented by Dyane Carrere, M.Ed.

Proactive Strategies to Enhance Student Engagement While Providing Virtual Instruction Webinar

Presented by Tim Knoster, author of The Teacher’s Pocket Guide for Positive Behavior Support, & Danielle Empson

This session will focus on the translation of student engagement strategies from typical classroom settings to a virtual instruction environment. Emphasis will be placed on virtual means of providing students with Opportunities to Respond, student acknowledgement and encouragement procedures to enhance student motivation, as well as methods to engage students in virtual communication about course content.

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Presented by Tim P. Knoster