The Scanlan Center for School Mental Health and the Baker Teacher Leader Center are proud to partner in offering the 2022-2023 Educator Wellness Video Podcast Series. 

The 8-part series is designed to enrich personal wellness practices that translate into healthier social-emotional-behavioral health practices in the PreK-12 classroom/school environment. Nationally-recognized wellness experts will help us explore and reflect on various dimensions of wellness, empowering us to prioritize ourselves so we can show up better for our students. Earn one free Iowa Licensure Renewal Credit if you attend all eight!

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify the 8-dimensions of wellness (SAMHSA) and discuss how these interconnected dimensions impact your well-being. 
  2. Explore wellness skills and strategies to practice in your daily life as a means of self-care to improve your well-being.
  3. Understand the connection between prioritizing educator wellness and centering the needs of students and families.
  4. Learn strategies and methods to transcend wellness knowledge and practices into classrooms/schools with students.
  5. Investigate your values and align those values with behaviors to live into your purpose.

Iowa Licensure Renewal Credits

Educators who register for, attend, and complete all readings and discussions via the online course platform for all 8 episodes of the 2023-2023 Educator Wellness Podcast Series video podcast series will earn one free teacher license renewal credit. 

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Event Details

Suicide Prevention and Working with Military Families

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 10:00am to 11:30am
Virtual
This is being advertised by the BTLC! Please view the description for how to register. TLC Credit: IS (T), SEBH Presenter: Dr. Elizabeth "Gizzy" Gray, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Addictions Counselor, a Credentialed Advocate, Associate Director of Policy and Legislation with the Defense Suicide Prevention Office (DSPO) Become more informed on current military suicide data including trends and common risk factors. Join this free professional development opportunity to explore...

Disability and Mental Health in the Military

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 10:00am to 11:00am
Virtual
This is being advertised by the BTLC! Please view the description for how to register. TLC Credit: IS (T), SEBH Presenter: Laura G. Buckner, M.Ed., LPC, M.O.M., Program Manager, Community Education, Texas Center for Disability Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, Mentor Trainer, The Learning Community for Person Centered Practices, Charting the LifeCourse Ambassador; Joanna Goodwin, LPC, Executive Director and Founder, Operation True North Military service is both honorable and...

The Impact of Schools on Mental Health: An Obermann Conversation

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Virtual
This is being advertised by the BTLC! Please view the description for how to register. TLC Credit: IS (T), SEBH Presenters: Allison Bruhn, Executive Director, Scanlan Center for School Mental Health; Maithreyi Gopalan, Assistant Professor, Education & Public Policy, Penn State University; Lindsey Schluckebier, Curriculum Coordinator: K-12 Counseling & Health, Iowa City Community Schools; Shannon Lea Watkins, Assistant Professor, Community & Behavioral Health. Schools play a crucial role in...

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Wednesday, October 19, 2022 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Virtual
This is being advertised by the BTLC! Please view the description for how to register. TLC Credit: IS (T), SEBH Presenter: Dr. Peggy Swarbrick, Associate Director of the Center of Alcohol & Substance Use Studies and a Research Professor in the Applied Department of Graduate School Applied and Professional Psychology Join Dr. Peggy Swarbrick in a conversation about her own wellness journey and how that journey led her to the development of the 8-dimensions of wellness framework (wellness in 8D)...

Episode 2: Creating Healthy Habits and Changing Behavior to Support Your Physical and Mental Health

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Virtual
This is being advertised by the BTLC! Please view the description for how to register. TLC Credit: IS (T), SEBH Presenter: Dr. Jennifer J. Heisz, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University  Join this episode to learn from Dr. Jennifer Heisz, an expert in brain health, about the effects of physical activity on brain function to promote mental health and cognition. Dr. Heisz will share fascinating discoveries connecting physical wellness (movement and sleep) to...

Episode 3: Connecting with Others in Difficult Times: Tending to Our Social and Emotional Dimensions of Wellness to Build and Sustain Healthy Relationships

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Virtual
This is being advertised by the BTLC! Please view the description for how to register. TLC Credit: IS (T), SEBH Presenter: Dr. Jacob Priest, Associate Professor and Director, Couple and Family Therapy program; Director – LGBTQ Counseling Clinic This episode is meant to give you tools for managing your emotions to better connect with others in a meaningful way during stressful times...such as the holidays. In this discussion we will address relationship questions and offer advice on how to set...