Pathogen Reduction – Making Schools Safe for Reopening & Beyond
7/8 at 3pm EST

Air and Surface Pathogen Safety has always been a concern for schools. In today’s COVID-era environment, the requirement for continuous pathogen reduction is an immediate need. Beyond the current moment, we know that sick-building syndrome, asthma, and respiratory illness are key drivers of student and absence. In this research-based webinar, we review emerging technologies – from NASA-developed strategies to nanotechnology – that bring medical-grade environmental protection to the school learning environment.

Soul Füd
7/22 at 5pm EST

Come join us for the next Soul Füd session! Soul Fud is a platform for educators to engage with thought leaders from around the country. The next episode of Soul Füd is on July 22nd at 5pm. We will discuss issues around education, immigration, law, and supporting students from poverty.

Bridging the Gap between Student Engagement and Post Traumatic Growth
7/27 at 3pm EST

Educators around the country are concerned that their students (and teachers) are feeling the stress and anxiety around COVID-19 and its toll on student learning, behaviors and expectations. Research has shown the “trauma” of this pandemic will alter students learning trajectory if not assessed and addressed, and ultimately create disengaged students!

No matter how dark the situation may be for our students and educators, there is always hope for healing and growth. Trauma can either be a source of devastation or an opportunity to develop strength and resiliency.

This presentation will take a deep dive into how to engage the disengaged by bridging the gap between student engagement and post-traumatic growth. Part of this webinar will provide key strategies educators can take to help students’ transform their lives and become stronger after living through a crisis.

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Educators around the country are concerned that their students (and teachers) are feeling the stress and anxiety around COVID-19 and it is having a toll on student learning, behaviors, and expectations. Research has shown the “trauma” of this pandemic will alter students learning trajectory if not assessed and addressed.

Ruth Brus, Executive Director, Center for College & Career Readiness, shares with you how you can move your school/district from being Trauma Aware to Trauma Skilled and ultimately Trauma Ready, as your students begin the second half of the 2020-2021 school year.

Like hospitals, schools are under increasing pressure to ensure an environment as free from airborne illnesses as possible. What is a “safe and healthy environment”? While the Corona Virus crisis is a current “hot topic”, asthma and cold / flu related absences represent the primary reasons for students and staff to miss school. In this 30 minute research briefing, Kevin Baird – Chairman at the non-profit Center for College & Career Readiness – covers key elements for new Indoor Air Quality technology as well a nano-powered infection control.

What is one secret that school districts use to ensure that they save money and at the same create equity throughout their spaces? The answer is simple! By focusing on furniture standards, schools are able to consolidate and prioritize their needs.

What does this mean? Through a deliberate and thoughtful approach to furniture acquisition, school districts are able to take advantage by value engineering, buying in bulk all while saving on shipping costs.

Join Kevin Baird, Chairman of the nonprofit Center for College and Career Readiness, as we explore:

Factors to consider when evaluating furniture for various students’ needs
Durability and Functionality by age group
Modernization for all school buildings
Planning over time
Scalable Environments
Purchasing Agreements and Money Saving Contracts

Are you concerned that your students are falling behind academically and socially? How do we know when students are truly engaged and learning?

Join Ruth Brus, Executive Director, Center for College & Career Readiness, as she takes a deeper dive into what student engagement is and how educators might ‘hit a brick wall’ by simply not focusing on all the components of Student Engagement.

This webinar will focus on:

Student Engagement Research Components of Student Engagement Tools for Measuring Student Engagement

Research has demonstrated that engaging students in the learning process, whether learning remotely or in person, increases their attention and focus, motivates them to practice higher-level critical thinking skills, and promotes meaningful learning experiences.

As a School Administrator, once a bond has passed you will certainly be expected to communicate effectively about:

1. The exact school district bond details.
2. Assist with conflict management at an individual school(s) that may not be getting any of the bond proceeds
3. Outline timelines for the bond projects along with locations, costs and plans for students while construction is happening
4. Develop community and media releases; execute and many more PR-related activities to show pictures of the projects during construction and then as finalized

Join Dr, Richard Beausher as he guides you through these steps.

In this Leader to Leader discussion with Kevin Baird, Chairman at the Center for College & Career Readiness, he discusses the emerging best practices for Hybrid Learning Environments and equips you with the tools you need to succeed.

Re-opening schools means re-imagining the spaces in our school buildings and our approach to teaching and learning.
Kevin Baird, Chairman at the Center for College & Career Readiness, Dr. Page Dettmann, Chief Education Evangelist at MeTEOR and an accredited learning environment planner, and Russ Nagel, Executive Vice President of Corporate Operations for MeTEOR Education, review the research – the intersection of environmental science and pedagogy – as we consider how we open schools safely while preserving collaborative, effective teaching and learning.

In this research-driven presentation from the author of the new book Whole: What Teachers Need to Help Students Succeed, Kevin Baird, Chairman at the non-profit Center for College & Career Readiness, presents provocative data from the FBI on real-world crisis response, examines school preparedness which begins with social emotional literacy, and provides practical and pragmatic solutions that are budget-friendly and inspire confidence.

As Districts across America begin opening schools or considering distance learning for their students, they must consider their approach to teaching and learning. Schools need to recognize that today’s Generation Z/ iGen think and feel differently than past generations in order to maintain student engagement! You are invited to attend an hour session that will unlock the power of authentic student engagement in order to break the mold of traditional learning experiences. Join Sue Ann Highland, PhD, as she helps you to understand the characteristics of Generation Z and strategies associated with their unique needs.

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