Professional Learning Webinar Series

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Professional Learning Webinar Series

2018-19 webinars

PSEA's Education Services Division has developed a series of Act 48/Chapter 14 professional learning webinars to meet the professional learning needs of our members. Register for an upcoming webinar below.

The Power of Belonging, Part I: The LGBTIQ Community

“We become ourselves through everyone else.”  Wow! What a statement for today’s educational discussions. This is a quote from the famous educational theorist Lev Vygotsky (1896-1934). He also said, “social interaction is the origin and engine of learning.”

These three courses will discuss what it means for a student to belong to their specific social group and for them to have the capacity, desire and permission to engage in social interactions in an educational setting. A foundational understanding of belonging as it applies to educational settings will be laid and applied to each of the following groups in three separate courses: LGBTIQ, immigrants, and students in poverty. 

This webinar examines belonging and the LGBTIQ community.

After this learning experience, participants will be able to listen in order to take greater account of their students’ emotional well-being, fulfill the roles of  teacher as person and as instructional leader, adopt teaching strategies that encourage positive social relationships, and assist in the development of student’s common interests with their peers. 

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September 26, 5-6 p.m.

Transforming School Culture and Climate: The Servant Leadership Model

Presenter: Chris Clayton, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Education Services, PSEA

This session details how educators can implement and utilize a platform of character education and servant leadership within schools to foster more positive, safe, inclusive, and welcoming school climates and cultures.  A culture of servant leadership within schools, for both the staff and students, can be truly transformative in changing the culture of a school and the community it serves

At the end of this learning experience, participants will be familiar with a framework and have a short-list of strategies for actualizing the Servant Leadership model in their school.

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October 16, 7-8:30 p.m.

How to Succeed at Difficult Conversations

Presenter, Judith Petruzzi, Director, Education Services, PSEA

This session will discuss strategies to have open, honest, and productive conversations with parents.  Many times, in regular and special education, teachers find it difficult to deliver information that may conflict with family beliefs and expectations. This webinar will talk about framing conversations that benefit students in order to achieve positive and appropriate outcomes.

At the end if this learning experience, participants will have skills to create a meeting environment in which educators and parents can engage in productive communication to support instruction.

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November 18, 7-8 p.m.