PSEA House of Delegates

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PSEA House of Delegates

Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2018

Philadelphia 201 Hotel 
Philadelphia, PA

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Professional Issues Sessions

SESSION 1: The Nexus of School Safety and Education Justice

Education justice has been at the forefront of virtually every conversation about accountability, funding, and student achievement. School safety is equally in the spotlight. What are the points of intersection between these two topics and how should those points inform our work? This session will explore the broader issues around this intersection regarding aspects such as discipline, school culture, racial injustice, and new legislation, as well as practical issues around combatting implicit bias, utilizing de-escalation techniques, and enhancing cross-cultural communications.

Marinda Kathryn Harrell-Levy, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Studies
Pennsylvania State University, Brandywine

Richard W. Askey, Vice President, PSEA


SESSION 2: Trauma-Informed Education

Although we may not recognize it, the phenomenon of trauma is rampant. Our students come to us with traumatic pasts and traumatic presents. It impacts their brain chemistry, their mental health, and their physical bodies. As educators and education support professionals, how do we address our individual and collective responses to best serve the needs of these students in all aspects of their development? This session will consider the impact of trauma on the individual and on the school environment, discussing implications to improve practice and culture in our schools.

Joshua MacNeil
Director of NeuroLogic Initiative
Lakeside Institute

Jeffrey D. Ney, Treasurer, PSEA



Center for Professional Learning  (CPL brochures will be handed out along with other materials)