Tuesday, November 2, 8:00 a.m. - Wednesday, November 3, 3:00 p.m.,
Iowa Events Center (730 3rd Street Des Moines, IA 50309

Please register online. TLC Credit: Traditional, SEL

The Iowa BEST Summit is designed to highlight our collective need to bolster support and care across our educational system, and to build our shared capacity to get there. This two-day event will provide attendees with valuable information, resources, and practical solutions around social-emotional-behavioral health. This event is sponsored by the Iowa Department of Education and the University of Iowa's Center for School Mental Health.

Focus areas for Iowa BEST:

1. Social-Emotional-Behavioral Health. This strand is focused on providing strategies and evidence-based practices around social-emotional-behavioral health (SEBH) for all learners and stakeholders in an MTSS Framework. Sessions include trauma-informed care, suicide prevention, building resiliency, well-being and quality of life and more!

2. Family and Student Voice. This strand is focused on providing rich learning in order to improve and sustain family and community engagement to benefit all learners, birth-21, and engage student voice within an MTSS framework. Sessions include student/school panels around what works/what doesn’t to engage students/families, family/student engagement practices - and role in suicide prevention and bullying/harassment prevention and more!

3. Accelerating Learning. This smaller strand is focused on providing strategies and evidence-based practices around accelerating learning and closing achievement gaps for all learners in an MTSS framework. Sessions include equitable instruction, accessing learner needs, TNTP, accelerating learning, microteaching strategies and more!

Teacher candidates who attend both days of the conference can count 6 TLC workshop credits. 

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Baker Teacher Leader Center, 319-335-5623, in advance.