Independent Study (traditional) Track

Past events Fall 2022

Welcoming and Supporting Refugees and Immigrants: Making the Case for an Intentionally Inclusive Iowa

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Virtual
TLC Credit: IS (T), SEBH Presenters: Dr. Peter Gerlach and Kathryn Wittneben  To begin our fall 2022 lineup of programs, project director and board member Dr. Peter Gerlach and executive director Kathryn Wittneben will discuss the inspiration for the series, its intended impact across the state, as well what it represents for the nature of Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) programming going forward. If you need assistance joining the event or want more information contact Kathryn...

OpenStax: The Teacher’s Free Open Source Super Textbook

Monday, September 12, 2022 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Virtual
Please register here. TLC Credit: IS Presenter: Daniel Valentín, ETC Graduate Assistant “Academic Freedom, No Catch.” It’s no wonder that free open source textbooks have only grown in number these past few years. The American Yawp is an example that’s widely used in introductory level American history courses. But must an open source website be so limited in scope? Introducing: OpenStax. This online source includes a wide array of textbooks across nearly every traditional school subject. Math...

Human Rights and Gun Violence: Reframing the Issue

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
This is being advertised by the BTLC! Please view the description for how to register. BTLC credits: IS Join us for the first webinar in our fall series, “Human Rights and Gun Violence: Reframing the Issue.” Subsequent webinars in this series will explore the human rights implications of endemic gun violence while considering the opportunities and challenges a human rights framework might provide in the quest for solutions. The series coincides with our One Community, One Book selection An...

Introduction to Gifted and Talented Education

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Virtual
Please register online. TLC Credit: IS (T), GT Presenter: Dr. Laurie Croft, Clinical Professor of Gifted Education, Associate Director for Professional Development, Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education. This session will engage students in a discussion of their perceptions about gifted education, look at Iowa Code as an example of state requirements for school districts to serve advanced learners, and look at the endorsement process, comparing states such as Iowa, Illinois, and Nebraska...

Jackie's story-Why Person and Family Centered Care Matters

Thursday, September 15, 2022 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
This is being advertised by the BTLC! Please view the description for how to register. BTLC credits: IS (T), UI REACH Presenter: Jackie Nau, Parents as Mentors (PAM) Coordinator   All are welcome to attend; prior registration is not required. If you are interested in this event, please contact Lori Vander Velden for the Zoom link at lori-vandervelden@uiowa.edu

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...

Title V, Underserved Populations and Rural Health Care

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
This is being advertised by the BTLC! Please view the description for how to register. TLC Credit: IS (T), UI REACH Presenter: Cheryll Jones, ARNP, CPNP, FAANP, LEND Title V Coordinator All are welcome to attend; prior registration is not required. If you are interested in this event, please contact Lori Vander Velden for the Zoom link at lori-vandervelden@uiowa.edu

Pear Deck 101

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Virtual
Please Register Online. TLC Credit: IS (T) Presenter: Lexi Chen, ETC Graduate Assistant Everything you need to know about Pear Deck! This webinar will teach you how to create interactive Pear Deck slides, present lessons in Instructor-Paced mode and Student-Paced mode, give formative assessments, evaluate students' responses, and more. This comprehensive session is for those who already have some familiarity with Pear Deck, and/or are comfortable with digital learning tools. You'll also see...

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...

Jake Shimabukuro: Think Ukulele

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Voxman Music Building
This is being advertised by the BTLC! This is a free event! TLC Credit: IS (T) Presenter: Jake Shimabukuro (ukulele virtuoso and composer) Jake Shimabukuro, ukulele virtuoso and composer, will be conducting a workshop/lecture entitled “Think Ukulele” prior to his concert at the Englert. The event is free to all students, faculty, staff, and community members (no ukulele required!). He will talk about his journey through music, how the ukulele helps him navigate life, and answer questions from...

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...

TLC/EL Certificate Track - Workshop 1

Thursday, September 22, 2022 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Virtual
Please Register Online. TLC Credit: IS (T), ELL Presenter(s): Dr. Lia Plakans, Professor of Multilingual Education; Dr. Gomee Park, Post-Doctoral Scholar; Katherine Will, Varied Practice Reading Coordinator Workshop 1: Introduction to EL engagement, Opportunity-focused EL instruction; Home language support; Cross-cultural simulation. This workshop is open to everyone.  

ASD Workshop Series: The Importance of Sensory Validation and How Sensory Processing Impacts Behavior and Learning

Saturday, September 24, 2022 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Virtual
Please Register Online. TLC Credit: IS (T), UI REACH Presenter/s: Greg Santucci, Founding Director, Pediatric Occupational Therapist @Power Play Pediatric Therapy We are demanding more from our kids than ever before in school. While the academic demands have changed, what hasn’t changed is the course of human development. Current advances in neuroscience have taught us so much about how the brain works and what kids need so they can feel safe, regulated and ready to participate. In order to...

Introduction to SEBH

Monday, September 26, 2022 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
Please Register Online. TLC Credit: IS (T), SEBH Presenters: Mary Ball, MA, LPSC, Couple and Family Therapy PhD Student; Ashley Banta, MA, LPSC, Counseling Psychology PhD Student  This session is required for all teacher candidates who have registered for the TLC/SEBH track, however all students are welcome to attend. It is recommended that you complete this session prior to completing other SEBH credit PD sessions for your certificate, as it will give you important foundational knowledge...

QPR for Educators

Monday, September 26, 2022 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Virtual
Please Register Online. TLC Credit: IS (T), SEBH Presenter: Dr. Laura Gallo, Assistant Professor, Department of Counselor Education University of Iowa Education professionals will learn an evidence-based practice (question-persuade-refer) to help recognize crises including warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide. Opportunities to role play will be provided to help you feel more confident with this practice.

Family Professional Partnership Tool

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
This is being advertised by the BTLC! Please view the description for how to register. TLC Credit: IS (T), UI REACH Presenter: Diane Brenneman CF Family, Training Director CHSC Kelly Von Lehmden, LEND Training Director  All are welcome to attend; prior registration is not required. If you are interested in this event, please contact Lori Vander Velden for the Zoom link at lori-vandervelden@uiowa.edu

Free Film Screening and Discussion: MIJA

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 7:00pm to 9:00pm
FilmScene (Chauncey)
This is being advertised by the BTLC! TLC Credit: IS (T) Please visit the Multicultural & International Student Support & Engagement homepage for more information. Presenter(s): Hosted by Latino Native American Cultural Center  Description: Join us in a FREE movie screening of the documentary MIJA, at FilmScene at the Chanucey. After the film we will engage in a brief conversation about the pressures of first gen Latinx/a/o people in the U.S. and how to navigate these pieces. 

Iowa Waivers & Other Associated Government Systems & Programs

Thursday, September 29, 2022 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
This is being advertised by the BTLC! Please view the description for how to register. TLC Credit: IS (T), UI REACH Presenter: Caitlin Owens, licensed master social worker (LMSW), CF- Social Work, University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) Operations Manager All are welcome to attend; prior registration is not required. If you are interested in this event, please contact Lori Vander Velden for the Zoom link at lori-vandervelden@uiowa.edu

Interdisciplinary Elementary Activities for a Sustainable and Just World

Thursday, September 29, 2022 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Virtual
Please Register Online. TLC Credit: IS (T) This is a HYBRID event: in-person in the TLC PDA (110 NC) or Online (Zoom) Presenter: Laura Short, Senior Education Associate for Population Education  Our global family is expected to reach 8 billion people this November. What does this mean for the health of our planet? Our communities? Use hands-on elementary lessons to integrate math, social studies, and science into thinking about our place in a very big and very crowded world. Receive free...

Hands-On Secondary Activities for Global Citizenship: People, Food, Energy, and Sustainability

Thursday, September 29, 2022 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Virtual
Please Register Online. TLC Credit: IS (T) This is a HYBRID event: in-person in the TLC PDA (110 NC) or Online (Zoom) Presenter: Laura Short, Senior Education Associate for Population Education  From environmental justice to climate change, our growing population makes global challenges more challenging. Use real-world data, models, and simulations in your secondary class to explore themes of equity and sustainability, and how they connect to a growing world. Receive free access to a library...

Accessible Instruction

Monday, October 3, 2022 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Virtual
Please Register Online. TLC Credit: IS (T), UI REACH Presenter: Nathan DePuy, ETC Graduate Assistant How do we make learning accessible for all students, including those with special needs? During this session, we will discuss various approaches to instruction that focus on serving students requiring various special needs. This session aims to provide teachers with basic knowledge of Assistive Technology options that can be integrated into classroom instruction. We will also identify and...

My Curls, My Roots: A Conversation About Hair

Monday, October 3, 2022 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Latino Native American Cultural Center
This is being advertised by the BTLC! TLC Credit: IS (T) Please visit the Multicultural & International Student Support & Engagement homepage for more information. Presenter(s): Hosted by Latino Native American Cultural Center  Description: Come join in conversation about hair in the Latinx community. We will talk about navigating the world as a person with curly hair, tying in conversations about Anti-Blackness in the Latinx community regarding curly hair, and working to understand the...

Patient Provider Communication Part 1

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
This is being advertised by the BTLC! Please view the description for how to register. TLC Credit: IS (T), UI REACH Presenter: Debora Downey, PhD,  Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP), Clinical Fellowship in Speech-Language Pathology (CF-SLP) All are welcome to attend; prior registration is not required. If you are interested in this event, please contact Lori Vander Velden for the Zoom link at lori-vandervelden@uiowa.edu

What All Teachers Should Know About Gifted Learners, Standard 1

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Virtual
Please Register Online. TLC Credit: IS (T), GT Presenter: Dr. Laurie Croft, Clinical Professor of Gifted Education, Associate Director for Professional Development, Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education  The National Association for Gifted Children has a set of knowledge and skill standards for ALL teachers, not just those who choose to work with advanced learners in specialized programs. What is different about gifted students; why should all teachers recognize “the learning differences...

One Community, One Book Author Keynote with Alex Kotlowski

Friday, October 7, 2022 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Pappajohn Business Building
This is being advertised by the BTLC! Please view the description for how to register. TLC Credit: IS (T) Our 2022 One Community, One Book is An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago by best selling author, journalist, and documentary filmmaker Alex Kotlowitz.  This is a captivating collection of stories that will transform the way readers think about gun violence in America. Over the past 20 years in Chicago, 14,033 people have been killed and another 60,000 wounded by gunfire. The...

Celebrate Your Inner Authority: An InterPlay Playshop!

Saturday, October 8, 2022 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Public Space One
This is being advertised by the BTLC! Please view the description for how to registerTEP Students: To count this event for TLC Certificate Credit, you must also Register Here. TLC Credit: IS (T) Presenters: Dr. Mary Cohen, associate professor of music education, certified InterPlay leaders; Dr. Matt Cohen, PhD, MSW, certified InterPlay leaders  InterPlay is a global social movement using storytelling, movement, and our voices for self-expression and community-building. There are no wrong...

Tools for Virtual Teaching

Monday, October 10, 2022 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Virtual
Please Register Online. TLC Credit: IS (T), UI REACH Presenter: Nathan DePuy, ETC Graduate Assistant Have you been wondering which online tools exist to supplement your teaching? Are you looking for free virtual resources to supplement your instruction? In this session, we will discuss free online resources you can use in your classrooms to enhance student engagement and have some fun along the way! Tools covered include Kahoot!, Mentimeter, and others.

Appa y Papa: Latinx Asian Fusion

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Asian Pacific American Cultural Center
This is being advertised by the BTLC! Please view the description for how to register.   TEP Students: To count this event for TLC Certificate Credit, you must also Register Here. TLC Credit: IS (T)  Please visit the Multicultural & International Student Support & Engagement homepage for more information.  Presenter(s): Hosted by Latino Native American Cultural Center  & Asian Pacific American Cultural Center Description: In collaboration with the Asian Pacific American Cultural Center, we...

Powtoons Overview: Making Videos to Fit Your Teaching Objectives

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Please Register Online. TLC Credit: IS (T) Presenter: Cheryl Ferguson, ETC Graduate Assistant Making your own content video is easier than you expect. Instead of searching YouTube for content, you can use Powtoons to create videos that align with your learning goals and objectives. During this workshop you will be introduced to Powtoons and the features included in the free application. We will practice using this tool by creating a video about you that can be shared on an “about me” webpage...

Iowa Literary Legends: Lan Samantha Chang in Conversation with Charity Nebbe

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 7:30pm to 8:30pm
The Englert
This is being advertised by the BTLC! If you are interested in this event, register here. TEP Students: To count this event for TLC Certificate Credit, you must also Register Here. TLC Credit: IS (T)  Presenter: Hosted by University of Iowa Lecture Committee, Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature, Iowa Writers' Workshop, UI Center for Advancement  Sit in on a one-of-a-kind conversation with Iowa Writers' Workshop director and renowned novelist Lan Samantha Chang (93MFA), who will chat with host...

Queer Latinidad

Thursday, October 13, 2022 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Latino Native American Cultural Center
This is being advertised by the BTLC! Please view the description for how to register.   TEP Students: To count this event for TLC Certificate Credit, you must also Register Here. TLC Credit: IS (T)  Please visit the Multicultural & International Student Support & Engagement homepage for more information.  Presenter(s): Hosted by Latino Native American Cultural Center & Pride Alliance Center for LGBTQ+ Description: In collaboration with the Pride Alliance Center for LGBTQ+ History Month, we...

The Providers: Film Screening and Discussion, featuring Chris and Ann Ruge

Thursday, October 13, 2022 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
This is being advertised by the BTLC! No registration required, this event is free and open to the public.  TEP Students: To count this event for TLC Certificate Credit, you must also Register Here. TLC Credit: IS (T)  Presenter: In partnership with: Carver College of Medicine - CRISP Program, College of Nursing, College or Public Health - RUPRI, Department of Health and Human Physiology, Free Medical and Dental Clinic of Iowa City, UI Mobile Clinic, UIHC - Upstream Clinic  Screening of the...

Deaf Gain: How Being Different Can Be a Benefit

Thursday, October 13, 2022 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
This is being advertised by the BTLC! No registration required, this event is free and open to the public.  TEP Students: To count this event for TLC Certificate Credit, you must also Register Here. TLC Credit: IS (T)  Presenter: Dr. Joseph Murray, Professor of Deaf Studies at Gallaudet University  Dr. Joseph J. Murray is co-editor of Deaf Gain: Raising the Stakes for Human Diversity; and The Legal Recognition of Sign Languages: Advocacy and Outcomes Around the World, and currently serves as...

Law, Politics and Educator Ethics

Monday, October 17, 2022 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Virtual
Please Register Online. TLC Credit: IS (T) Presenters: Chace Ramey, Deputy Superintendent, Iowa City Community Schools; Lisa Haverkamp, Clinical Instructor, Educational Leadership, UI This session will discuss recent legislative changes and court decisions that impact educational leaders. It will also cover ethical challenges faced in schools and how the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners Code of Professional Conduct and Responsivity can assist leaders in navigating ethical (and legal)...

Overview of Developmental Disabilities

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
This is being advertised by the BTLC! Please view the description for how to register. TLC Credit: IS (T), UI REACH Presenter: Dianne McBrien, MD, Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Program Director  All are welcome to attend; prior registration is not required. If you are interested in this event, please contact Lori Vander Velden for the Zoom link at lori-vandervelden@uiowa.edu

Episode 1: What is Wellness? Identity, Your 8-Dimensions of Wellness, and Creating a System to Support Your Well-Being

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)...

Applying Programming Skills into your Curriculum

Thursday, October 20, 2022 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Virtual
Please Register Online. TLC Credit: IS (T) Presenter: Dan Song, ETC Graduate Assistant Programming is becoming a more and more important skill to have. Learning programming also helps to develop computational thinking, creativity, and problem-solving skills. In this session, the presenter will show you how to program in Scratch and how to apply the skills into your curriculum. The presenter will also demonstrate using diverse examples, including subjects such as English, Math, World Languages...

Introduction to DBT, Level 1: What is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and What are the Implications for the Secondary Classroom?

Thursday, October 20, 2022 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Virtual
Please Register Online. TLC Credit: IS (T), SEBH Presenter: Amy Kahle, Director of Intervention Programs for the United Action for Youth  This introductory session will be an overview of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. What is it? How is it used? What does the research say?     One practitioner shares her experience with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) in the classroom, in one-on-one sessions with students, with small groups, and in her personal life. Participants will leave the session...

Distress Tolerance Workshop 1: Defining Mindfulness, Wise Mind, and Distress Tolerance, Self-soothing, coping skills plan

Friday, October 21, 2022 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
This is being advertised by the BTLC! Please view the description for how to register. TEP Students: To count this event for TLC Certificate Credit, you must also Register Here. TLC Credit: IS (T), SEBH Presenter: Hosted by University Counseling Service This is a 60-minute workshop focused on learning distress tolerance skills. Distress tolerance is the ability to manage distressing emotions and effectively move through stressful situations in an effective manner. This is a Dialectical...

Foundations for Establishing Bully-Free Classrooms and Schools 

Monday, October 24, 2022 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Virtual
Please Register Online. TLC Credit: IS (T), SEBH Presenters: Chad A. Rose, Ph.D. Associate Professor, University of Missouri In this online presentation, we will learn about the foundations for establishing bully-free classrooms and schools. Topics introduced will include defining bullying and associated roles, predictive and protective factors, warning signs, and intervention recommendations.

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
This is being advertised by the BTLC! Please view the description for how to register. TLC Credit: IS (T), UI REACH Presenter: Todd Kopelman, PhD,  Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Core Faculty Psychology  All are welcome to attend; prior registration is not required. If you are interested in this event, please contact Lori Vander Velden for the Zoom link at lori-vandervelden@uiowa.edu

ASD Screenings and Assessments

Thursday, October 27, 2022 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
This is being advertised by the BTLC! Please view the description for how to register. TLC Credit: IS (T), UI REACH Presenter: Dianne McBrien, MD, LEND Program Director & Todd Kopelman, PhD, BCBA, Core Faculty Psychology All are welcome to attend; prior registration is not required. If you are interested in this event, please contact Lori Vander Velden for the Zoom link at lori-vandervelden@uiowa.edu

Critical Indigenous Literacy in the Minnesota Classroom

Thursday, October 27, 2022 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Virtual
This is being advertised by the BTLC! Please Register Here.   TEP Students: To count this event for TLC Certificate Credit, you must also Register Here. TLC Credit: IS (T)  Presenter: Debbie Reese, Indigenous literacy scholar Providing accurate and inclusive instruction in your classrooms means understanding that Native Americans are more than peoples with unique cultures. It means being able to critique misrepresentations of them across content areas. In this session, Debbie Reese will...

Distress Tolerance Workshop 2: Coping with challenging emotions: The Wave skill, TIPP Skill, Wise Mind ACCEPTS

Friday, October 28, 2022 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
This is being advertised by the BTLC! Please view the description for how to register. TEP Students: To count this event for TLC Certificate Credit, you must also Register Here. TLC Credit: IS (T), SEBH Presenter: Hosted by University Counseling Service This is a 60-minute workshop focused on learning distress tolerance skills. Distress tolerance is the ability to manage distressing emotions and effectively move through stressful situations in an effective manner. This is a Dialectical...

Interdisciplinary Case Study Presentation Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Tuesday, November 1, 2022 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
This is being advertised by the BTLC! Please view the description for how to register. TLC Credit: IS (T), UI REACH Presenters: Dianne McBrien, MD, LEND Program Director; Debora Downey, PhD, CCC-SLP, CF-SLP; Todd Kopelman, PhD, BCBA; Dawn Graber, Parent and PAM Coordinator  All are welcome to attend; prior registration is not required. If you are interested in this event, please contact Lori Vander Velden for the Zoom link at lori-vandervelden@uiowa.edu

Introduction to DBT, Level 2: A Deeper Dive into Dialectical Behavior Therapy 

Tuesday, November 1, 2022 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Virtual
Please Register Online. TLC Credit: IS (T), SEBH Presenter: Amy Kahle, Director of Intervention Programs for the United Action for Youth This session will be a quick review of the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) concepts from Level 1 and a deeper dive into applying them in practice. How does Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) fit into a trauma informed classroom? Who benefits from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)? What might implementation look like? Can I use Dialectical Behavioral...

Resources and Activities to Stretch Gifted Learners

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Please Register Online. TLC Credit: IS (T), GT Presenter: Dr. Laurie Croft, Clinical Professor of Gifted Education, Associate Director for Professional Development, Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education  Participants will have a chance to explore freely available online resources in gifted education, as well as to try some activities that can stretch students to think in creative ways. You can keep these options in mind and use them with any students who would benefit! 

A History of Navajo Education: A Talk with Dr. Wendy Greyeyes 

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Old Capitol Museum
Please Register Online. TLC Credit: IS (T) Presenter: Dr. Wendy S. Greyeyes (Diné), Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Native American Studies at the University of New Mexico  Join us for a book talk on A History of Navajo Nation Education: Disentangling Our Sovereign Body with author Dr. Wendy S. Greyeyes. The book unravels the tangle of federal and state education programs that have been imposed on Navajo people and illuminates the ongoing efforts by tribal communities to transfer state authority...

Academic Acceleration: An Introduction

Thursday, November 3, 2022 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Please Register Online. TLC Credit: IS (T), GT Presenter: Dr. Ann Lupkowski-Shoplik, Administrator, Acceleration Institute (Belin-Blank Center), Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations  What is academic acceleration and who might benefit? Acceleration is the best-researched educational programming option for academically talented (gifted) students, yet it is not used often because many educators have not had the opportunity to learn about it. We also worry...

Social-Emotional-Behavioral Health (SEBH) Track

Past events Fall 2022

Welcoming and Supporting Refugees and Immigrants: Making the Case for an Intentionally Inclusive Iowa

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Virtual
TLC Credit: IS (T), SEBH Presenters: Dr. Peter Gerlach and Kathryn Wittneben  To begin our fall 2022 lineup of programs, project director and board member Dr. Peter Gerlach and executive director Kathryn Wittneben will discuss the inspiration for the series, its intended impact across the state, as well what it represents for the nature of Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) programming going forward. If you need assistance joining the event or want more information contact Kathryn...

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...

Introduction to SEBH

Monday, September 26, 2022 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
Please Register Online. TLC Credit: IS (T), SEBH Presenters: Mary Ball, MA, LPSC, Couple and Family Therapy PhD Student; Ashley Banta, MA, LPSC, Counseling Psychology PhD Student  This session is required for all teacher candidates who have registered for the TLC/SEBH track, however all students are welcome to attend. It is recommended that you complete this session prior to completing other SEBH credit PD sessions for your certificate, as it will give you important foundational knowledge...

QPR for Educators

Monday, September 26, 2022 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Virtual
Please Register Online. TLC Credit: IS (T), SEBH Presenter: Dr. Laura Gallo, Assistant Professor, Department of Counselor Education University of Iowa Education professionals will learn an evidence-based practice (question-persuade-refer) to help recognize crises including warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide. Opportunities to role play will be provided to help you feel more confident with this practice.

Episode 1: What is Wellness? Identity, Your 8-Dimensions of Wellness, and Creating a System to Support Your Well-Being

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)...

Introduction to DBT, Level 1: What is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and What are the Implications for the Secondary Classroom?

Thursday, October 20, 2022 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Virtual
Please Register Online. TLC Credit: IS (T), SEBH Presenter: Amy Kahle, Director of Intervention Programs for the United Action for Youth  This introductory session will be an overview of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. What is it? How is it used? What does the research say?     One practitioner shares her experience with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) in the classroom, in one-on-one sessions with students, with small groups, and in her personal life. Participants will leave the session...

Distress Tolerance Workshop 1: Defining Mindfulness, Wise Mind, and Distress Tolerance, Self-soothing, coping skills plan

Friday, October 21, 2022 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
This is being advertised by the BTLC! Please view the description for how to register. TEP Students: To count this event for TLC Certificate Credit, you must also Register Here. TLC Credit: IS (T), SEBH Presenter: Hosted by University Counseling Service This is a 60-minute workshop focused on learning distress tolerance skills. Distress tolerance is the ability to manage distressing emotions and effectively move through stressful situations in an effective manner. This is a Dialectical...

Foundations for Establishing Bully-Free Classrooms and Schools 

Monday, October 24, 2022 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Virtual
Please Register Online. TLC Credit: IS (T), SEBH Presenters: Chad A. Rose, Ph.D. Associate Professor, University of Missouri In this online presentation, we will learn about the foundations for establishing bully-free classrooms and schools. Topics introduced will include defining bullying and associated roles, predictive and protective factors, warning signs, and intervention recommendations.

Distress Tolerance Workshop 2: Coping with challenging emotions: The Wave skill, TIPP Skill, Wise Mind ACCEPTS

Friday, October 28, 2022 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
This is being advertised by the BTLC! Please view the description for how to register. TEP Students: To count this event for TLC Certificate Credit, you must also Register Here. TLC Credit: IS (T), SEBH Presenter: Hosted by University Counseling Service This is a 60-minute workshop focused on learning distress tolerance skills. Distress tolerance is the ability to manage distressing emotions and effectively move through stressful situations in an effective manner. This is a Dialectical...

Introduction to DBT, Level 2: A Deeper Dive into Dialectical Behavior Therapy 

Tuesday, November 1, 2022 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Virtual
Please Register Online. TLC Credit: IS (T), SEBH Presenter: Amy Kahle, Director of Intervention Programs for the United Action for Youth This session will be a quick review of the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) concepts from Level 1 and a deeper dive into applying them in practice. How does Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) fit into a trauma informed classroom? Who benefits from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)? What might implementation look like? Can I use Dialectical Behavioral...

Distress Tolerance Workshop 3: Coping Ahead: Pro/Cons, Improve the Moment skill, Opposite Action to Change Emotions, coping skills plan

Friday, November 4, 2022 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
This is being advertised by the BTLC! Please view the description for how to register. TEP Students: To count this event for TLC Certificate Credit, you must also Register Here. TLC Credit: IS (T), SEBH Presenter: Hosted by University Counseling Service This is a 60-minute workshop focused on learning distress tolerance skills. Distress tolerance is the ability to manage distressing emotions and effectively move through stressful situations in an effective manner. This is a Dialectical...

Tier 1: Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

Monday, November 7, 2022 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Virtual
This is being advertised by the BTLC! Please view the description for how to register. TEP Students: To count this event for TLC Certificate Credit, you must also Register Here. TLC Credit: IS (T), SEBH Presenter: Rhonda Nese, Ph.D. Mental Health First Aid certification, which must be renewed every three years, teaches participants to: Recognize the potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, including: depression, anxiety/trauma, psychosis and psychotic...

QPR for Educators

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Virtual
Please Register Online. TLC Credit: IS (T), SEBH Presenter: Dr. Laura Gallo, Assistant Professor, Department of Counselor Education University of Iowa Education professionals will learn an evidence-based practice (question-persuade-refer) to help recognize crises including warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide. Opportunities to role play will be provided to help you feel more confident with this practice.

Online social interactions: Can meaningful friendships be established in online environments?

Thursday, November 10, 2022 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Virtual
Please Register Online. TLC Credit: IS (T), SEBH Presenter: Chad A. Rose, Ph.D. Associate Prof essor, University of Missouri   In this online presentation, we will discuss how youth interact with peers in an online context, including establishing friendships in an electronic environment. Topics covered will include defining friendship, understanding online social interactions, examining online social network platforms, and exploring the intersection of social interactions in electronic and...

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

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 5:30pm to 7:00pm
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...

The New Age of Anxiety – Why Mental Health Matters

Thursday, November 17, 2022 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Virtual
Please Register Online. TLC Credit: IS (T), SEBH Presenter: Whitney Wells, ETC Graduate Assistant It seems like life lately has been filled with nothing but uncertainty. While we are trying to guess what may come next, one thing we may lose sight of is our mental health. In recent years, the rise for mental health needs have skyrocketed. However, the number of individuals who reach out for help is still small. This workshop will provide you with tips and tricks to improve and maintain your...

English Language (EL) Track

Past events Fall 2022

TLC/EL Certificate Track - Workshop 1

Thursday, September 22, 2022 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Virtual
Please Register Online. TLC Credit: IS (T), ELL Presenter(s): Dr. Lia Plakans, Professor of Multilingual Education; Dr. Gomee Park, Post-Doctoral Scholar; Katherine Will, Varied Practice Reading Coordinator Workshop 1: Introduction to EL engagement, Opportunity-focused EL instruction; Home language support; Cross-cultural simulation. This workshop is open to everyone.  

TLC/EL Certificate Track - Workshop 2

Thursday, October 27, 2022 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Virtual
Please Register Online. TLC Credit: ELL Presenter(s): Dr. Lia Plakans, Professor of Multilingual Education; Dr. Gomee Park, Post-Doctoral Scholar; Katherine Will, Varied Practice Reading Coordinator Workshop 2 (synchronous, online): Engaging ELs in interaction Oral proficiency; Interaction; ELs in discussions; Structured pairing; Midpoint review of Certificate program. This workshop is ONLY for TEP students enrolled in the TLC/EL Certificate Track.

UI REACH Track

Past events Fall 2022

TLC/UI REACH Volunteer Partnership Training

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Virtual
Please register here. TLC Credit: UI REACH Presenter: Jordan Immerfall, UI REACH  This workshop is open ONLY to students who have chosen to complete the TLC/REACH Volunteer partnership track for the Teacher Leader Certificate. Take advantage of an amazing opportunity to earn all your TLC volunteer hours, one TLC workshop credit, and get in-classroom experience with our awesome UI REACH students and instructors here in the College of Ed!! This workshop will outline the expectations of the...

Jackie's story-Why Person and Family Centered Care Matters

Thursday, September 15, 2022 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
This is being advertised by the BTLC! Please view the description for how to register. BTLC credits: IS (T), UI REACH Presenter: Jackie Nau, Parents as Mentors (PAM) Coordinator   All are welcome to attend; prior registration is not required. If you are interested in this event, please contact Lori Vander Velden for the Zoom link at lori-vandervelden@uiowa.edu

Title V, Underserved Populations and Rural Health Care

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
This is being advertised by the BTLC! Please view the description for how to register. TLC Credit: IS (T), UI REACH Presenter: Cheryll Jones, ARNP, CPNP, FAANP, LEND Title V Coordinator All are welcome to attend; prior registration is not required. If you are interested in this event, please contact Lori Vander Velden for the Zoom link at lori-vandervelden@uiowa.edu

ASD Workshop Series: The Importance of Sensory Validation and How Sensory Processing Impacts Behavior and Learning

Saturday, September 24, 2022 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Virtual
Please Register Online. TLC Credit: IS (T), UI REACH Presenter/s: Greg Santucci, Founding Director, Pediatric Occupational Therapist @Power Play Pediatric Therapy We are demanding more from our kids than ever before in school. While the academic demands have changed, what hasn’t changed is the course of human development. Current advances in neuroscience have taught us so much about how the brain works and what kids need so they can feel safe, regulated and ready to participate. In order to...

Family Professional Partnership Tool

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
This is being advertised by the BTLC! Please view the description for how to register. TLC Credit: IS (T), UI REACH Presenter: Diane Brenneman CF Family, Training Director CHSC Kelly Von Lehmden, LEND Training Director  All are welcome to attend; prior registration is not required. If you are interested in this event, please contact Lori Vander Velden for the Zoom link at lori-vandervelden@uiowa.edu

Iowa Waivers & Other Associated Government Systems & Programs

Thursday, September 29, 2022 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
This is being advertised by the BTLC! Please view the description for how to register. TLC Credit: IS (T), UI REACH Presenter: Caitlin Owens, licensed master social worker (LMSW), CF- Social Work, University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) Operations Manager All are welcome to attend; prior registration is not required. If you are interested in this event, please contact Lori Vander Velden for the Zoom link at lori-vandervelden@uiowa.edu

Accessible Instruction

Monday, October 3, 2022 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Virtual
Please Register Online. TLC Credit: IS (T), UI REACH Presenter: Nathan DePuy, ETC Graduate Assistant How do we make learning accessible for all students, including those with special needs? During this session, we will discuss various approaches to instruction that focus on serving students requiring various special needs. This session aims to provide teachers with basic knowledge of Assistive Technology options that can be integrated into classroom instruction. We will also identify and...

Patient Provider Communication Part 1

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
This is being advertised by the BTLC! Please view the description for how to register. TLC Credit: IS (T), UI REACH Presenter: Debora Downey, PhD,  Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP), Clinical Fellowship in Speech-Language Pathology (CF-SLP) All are welcome to attend; prior registration is not required. If you are interested in this event, please contact Lori Vander Velden for the Zoom link at lori-vandervelden@uiowa.edu

Tools for Virtual Teaching

Monday, October 10, 2022 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Virtual
Please Register Online. TLC Credit: IS (T), UI REACH Presenter: Nathan DePuy, ETC Graduate Assistant Have you been wondering which online tools exist to supplement your teaching? Are you looking for free virtual resources to supplement your instruction? In this session, we will discuss free online resources you can use in your classrooms to enhance student engagement and have some fun along the way! Tools covered include Kahoot!, Mentimeter, and others.

Overview of Developmental Disabilities

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
This is being advertised by the BTLC! Please view the description for how to register. TLC Credit: IS (T), UI REACH Presenter: Dianne McBrien, MD, Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Program Director  All are welcome to attend; prior registration is not required. If you are interested in this event, please contact Lori Vander Velden for the Zoom link at lori-vandervelden@uiowa.edu

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
This is being advertised by the BTLC! Please view the description for how to register. TLC Credit: IS (T), UI REACH Presenter: Todd Kopelman, PhD,  Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Core Faculty Psychology  All are welcome to attend; prior registration is not required. If you are interested in this event, please contact Lori Vander Velden for the Zoom link at lori-vandervelden@uiowa.edu

ASD Screenings and Assessments

Thursday, October 27, 2022 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
This is being advertised by the BTLC! Please view the description for how to register. TLC Credit: IS (T), UI REACH Presenter: Dianne McBrien, MD, LEND Program Director & Todd Kopelman, PhD, BCBA, Core Faculty Psychology All are welcome to attend; prior registration is not required. If you are interested in this event, please contact Lori Vander Velden for the Zoom link at lori-vandervelden@uiowa.edu

Interdisciplinary Case Study Presentation Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Tuesday, November 1, 2022 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
This is being advertised by the BTLC! Please view the description for how to register. TLC Credit: IS (T), UI REACH Presenters: Dianne McBrien, MD, LEND Program Director; Debora Downey, PhD, CCC-SLP, CF-SLP; Todd Kopelman, PhD, BCBA; Dawn Graber, Parent and PAM Coordinator  All are welcome to attend; prior registration is not required. If you are interested in this event, please contact Lori Vander Velden for the Zoom link at lori-vandervelden@uiowa.edu

Living and Working-The Choice is (Should Be) Yours

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
This is being advertised by the BTLC! Please view the description for how to register. TLC Credit: IS (T), UI REACH Presenters: Judy Warth, BBA, CESP, CF Community, Employment and Transition  All are welcome to attend; prior registration is not required. If you are interested in this event, please contact Lori Vander Velden for the Zoom link at lori-vandervelden@uiowa.edu

Gifted and Talented (GT) Track

Past events Fall 2022

Introduction to Gifted and Talented Education

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Virtual
Please register online. TLC Credit: IS (T), GT Presenter: Dr. Laurie Croft, Clinical Professor of Gifted Education, Associate Director for Professional Development, Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education. This session will engage students in a discussion of their perceptions about gifted education, look at Iowa Code as an example of state requirements for school districts to serve advanced learners, and look at the endorsement process, comparing states such as Iowa, Illinois, and Nebraska...

What All Teachers Should Know About Gifted Learners, Standard 1

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Virtual
Please Register Online. TLC Credit: IS (T), GT Presenter: Dr. Laurie Croft, Clinical Professor of Gifted Education, Associate Director for Professional Development, Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education  The National Association for Gifted Children has a set of knowledge and skill standards for ALL teachers, not just those who choose to work with advanced learners in specialized programs. What is different about gifted students; why should all teachers recognize “the learning differences...

Resources and Activities to Stretch Gifted Learners

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Please Register Online. TLC Credit: IS (T), GT Presenter: Dr. Laurie Croft, Clinical Professor of Gifted Education, Associate Director for Professional Development, Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education  Participants will have a chance to explore freely available online resources in gifted education, as well as to try some activities that can stretch students to think in creative ways. You can keep these options in mind and use them with any students who would benefit! 

Academic Acceleration: An Introduction

Thursday, November 3, 2022 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Please Register Online. TLC Credit: IS (T), GT Presenter: Dr. Ann Lupkowski-Shoplik, Administrator, Acceleration Institute (Belin-Blank Center), Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations  What is academic acceleration and who might benefit? Acceleration is the best-researched educational programming option for academically talented (gifted) students, yet it is not used often because many educators have not had the opportunity to learn about it. We also worry...