Resilience Education Regional Professional Learning Cooperative
Connect & Learn
The Resilience Education Regional Professional Learning Cooperative (PLC) for the greater KC metro area
Hosted by Beth Sarver of Breathing Room KC in partnership with the Professional Team at the Host School
This series of events will set up in a different school location throughout the region each time we meet.**
Our first event in 2019 at Procter Elementary in Independence, MO. Co-hosted by Principal Amy Hawley and her amazing staff. 9 am Meet and Greet with Coffee/ Tea and lite refreshments. 9:15 am Tour the Procter Elementary Trauma Sensitive School Program
Meet Milli, Principal Amy Hawley's professional therapy dog and trusty sidekick. Check out the variety of classroom calming spots
Learn more about the Power Plan: universal stress management plans for all staff and students
Check out the Care Room and learn about how students are getting their brain health needs met during the school day
Ask questions and learn from teachers and staff from Procter
10:30 am Resilience Unconference style "Show and Steal" Tool Share 3/ 20-minute round
Check out the following presenters for our three 20 minute tool share mini-lesson.
Dr. Kia Turner Ed.D, Associate Professor of Urban education at Park University, will present: Enabling vs. EmpowermentIn this session, participants will get a parents perspective on empowering high needs students in schools. Each person will leave with an empowerment checklist to help inform their day to day interaction with children and parents. Lisa Benson, Diversity and Inclusion Advocate, will lead participants to a deeper understanding of the nature of bias. "Like it or not, teachers are human and have unconscious biases that affect their instruction and interactions with students in the classroom. This session will detail what parents are looking for in an inclusive classroom and give practical steps teachers can use to achieve that goal."
Andy Campbell, Principal at Summit Ridge Academy in Lee's Summit, will share his Trauma-informed conversation/ interview questionnaire that you can take back, adapt and use right away.
Rebekah Varvel, Principal at Nettie Hartnett Education Center in Leavenworth, will present: Chill Squares: Creating Decompression In and Out of the Classroom-Within this session, attendees will learn how to utilize 'chill squares' as a classroom intervention, as well as outside of the classroom as a means to decrease power struggles and increase compliance.
Beth Sarver of Breathing Room KC and REPLC's chief instigator will do a rapid share of the Power Plan Tool and give you time to make one of your own. The original power plan curriculum will be provided to you digitally. Michelle Graff of Building Human Resiliency will explore compassion fatigue from the point of view of the brain. This includes how our brain and body responds to secondary trauma and chronic stress We will also discuss ideas for renewing your capacity for compassion for others and for yourself.
Laura Gilchrist, longtime KC educator and current Parentcamp consultant will share stories from Parentcamp events in the region. Learn a process for engaging parents in deep conversation, self-organizing and activism on behalf of the school community.
Walk away with multiple tangible tools for supporting your resilience and your ability to guide others into growing their own. 11:55 am Closing circle and Fare Well.
**Leavenworth School District will be hosting our next elementary Resilience Education Regional PLC in April.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Carpool. As this is a regional event, bring your crew with you from Lawrence, Parkville and Leavenworth.
What can I bring into the event?
Journal, writing utensils, reusable beverage container for coffee/ tea or water, $ for donating to the food fund, dress comfortably and in layers...
schools can run chilly, especially in the winter.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
email Beth Sarver at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, don't worry about that. The registration is key for numbers associated with snacks and contact information in case of inclement weather.
Can I update my registration information?
Sure. Please update the attendee name and contact info if that changes. And please let us know if you decide not to come. .