Becoming a Certified Google Educator (Level 1)

Monday, February 6, 2023 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Virtual
Please register here. TLC Credit: IS (T) Presenter: Dan Song, ETC Graduate Assistant  Becoming a certified Google Educator (Level 1) is a process that involves passing an exam to demonstrate proficiency in using Google tools and platforms in an educational setting. In this session, the presenter will share her most recent experience of taking the exam, including how to sign up for the exam, where to complete the Google educator Level 1 training, and most importantly, some tips she gained to...

TLC/UI REACH Volunteer Partnership Training

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Virtual
Please register here. TLC Credit: UI REACH Presenter: Jenny McGinn, 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 experience...

Understanding Poverty & Stress in K-12 Students

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Virtual
Please register here. TLC Credit: IS (T), SEBH Presenter: Katharine Broton, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, University of Iowa This introductory session will cover foundational information regarding the scope and depth of poverty in our schools. We will consider the relationship between poverty and stress as well as implications for students and communities. We will conclude with a discussion of how we can support students who are experiencing poverty and related stressors. 

Virtual Reality in the Classroom

Thursday, February 9, 2023 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Lindquist Center
Please register here. TLC Credit: IS (T) Presenter: Cheryl Ferguson, ETC Graduate Assistant This is an introduction to the ETCs new VR (Virtual Reality) headsets. This workshop will include an overview of the headset technology including a demonstration of the hardware and participants use of the headsets setup program. Ways to integrate this technology into curriculum at multiple grade levels with the participants engaging in a group VR experience and time to explore the possible programs on...

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

Thursday, February 9, 2023 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Virtual
Please register here. 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 DBT in the classroom, in one-on-one sessions with students, with small groups, and in her personal life. Participants will leave the session with a working knowledge of DBT...

The Future of Blacks in Iowa (Black History Month Lecture)

Friday, February 10, 2023 12:40pm to 1:40pm
Virtual
TLC Credit: IS(T) Presenters: Stacey Walker, Former Linn County Board of Supervisors; Wayne Ford, Former Iowa State Legislator; Mazahir Salih, Former Iowa City Mayor Pro Tem This panel will be moderated by UICHR Director Adrien K Wing. In celebration of Black History Month, the College of Law, UI Center for Human Rights, and Law DEI Committee welcomes a special virtual panel on Feb. 10 from 12:40 to 1:40 p.m. The lecture is titled "The Future of Blacks in Iowa." Join the event in person at...

Dan + Claudia Zanes

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Lindquist Center
Please register here. TLC Credit: IS (T) Presenter: Dan Zanes, Grammy Award-winner; Claudia Zanes, Haitian-American Vocalist and Music Therapist Teacher Workshop – "Making a More Musical Classroom." In this workshop we help educators—musicians and “non-musicians” alike—discover ways to make the classroom come alive with songs from near and far. This workshop can also include a section about how to collaborate and write songs with students.  Music History Workshops - Dan and Claudia cover a...

Accessible Instruction

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Virtual
Please register here. 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...

Foundations for Establishing Bully-Free Classrooms and Schools

Thursday, February 16, 2023 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Virtual
Please register here. TLC Credit: IS (T), SEBH Presenter: 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. 

Youth Mental Health First Aid (Blended Format)

Saturday, February 18, 2023 8:30am to 3:30pm
Lindquist Center
Please register here. TLC Credit: IS (T), SEBH Presenter: Kenzie Gittings & Robin Murphy 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 disorders, substance use disorders, and self-injury. Youth Mental Health First Aid addresses mental health challenges common among adolescents...

An Overview of PBIS Tier 2 Systems, Data & Practices

Monday, February 20, 2023 5:30pm to 6:45pm
Virtual
Please register here. TLC Credit: IS (T), SEBH Presenter: Dr. Allison Bruhn, Executive Director of the Scanlan Center for School Mental Health and Professor of Special Education - University of Iowa College of Education Although the tendency when focusing on Tier 2 is to discuss interventions, it is equally important to understand the systems and data that support those practices. In this session, we will learn how these three things—systems, data, and practices—work together to effectively...

TLC/EL Certificate Track - Workshop 4

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Virtual
Please register here. TLC Credit: ELL Presenter: Dr. Lia Plakans, Professor of Multilingual Education and Dr. Gomee Park, Post-Doctoral Scholar, Katherine Will, Varied Practice Reading Coordinator This workshop requirement includes exploring, explaining & extending content II = Enhancing Content; Guided Reading; Graphic Organizers; Multimodal Support; Preview Oral Proficiencies and Interaction. Please note: This workshop is ONLY for those students who have chosen to complete the TLC/EL track...

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

Thursday, February 23, 2023 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Virtual
Please register here. 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 DBT concepts from Level 1 and a deeper dive into applying them in practice. How does DBT fit into a trauma informed classroom?  Who benefits from DBT? What might implementation look like? Can I use DBT in my science (or math or English) class? What do youth say about the skills they’ve learned Time will be given to...

Classroom Technologies for English Language Learners

Friday, February 24, 2023 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
Please register here. TLC Credit: IS (T) Presenter: Lexi Chen, ETC Graduate Assistant This workshop focuses on presenting how to use widely available and easy to use technologies to provide support to English Language Learners (ELLs). Questions such as how to make content more accessible and fun to ELLs will be explored.

Using Technology Tools to Create Communicative tasks

Monday, February 27, 2023 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Virtual
Please register here. TLC Credit: IS (T) Presenter: Dan Song, ETC Graduate Assistant In this session, the presenter will show participants what technology tools they can use to create communicative tasks under the standard “Three Modes of Communication.” The presenter will also demonstrate how to use some of the technology tools step by step, and provide hands-on opportunities for participants. In addition, the presenter will showcase some of her students' work, and share feedback from...

Introduction to Social Emotional Behavioral Health (SEBH)

Wednesday, March 1, 2023 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Virtual
Please register here. TLC Credit: IS (T), SEBH Presenter: Mary Ball, MA, LPSC, Couple and Family Therapy PhD student; Alejandra Castillo, MS, 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.   ...

Reflective Teaching-Learning - Case Study of Pre-Service International Students

Thursday, March 2, 2023 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Virtual
Please register here. TLC Credit: IS (T), SEBH Presenter: Syed (Usman) Hashmi, ETC Graduate Assistant  Reflecting on our experiences related to teaching-learning can be very productive in terms of improving, progressing or even sharing, that develops a culture of learning-reflecting-sharing-growing-sharing-reflecting-learning. In this workshop participants will browse through various reflective strategies. They will further reflect on how they can apply in their own classroom settings that may...

Beyond a “One Size Fits All” Approach: PBIS Tier 2 Interventions for Social, Emotional, & Behavioral Risk

Monday, March 6, 2023 5:30pm to 6:45pm
Virtual
Please register here. TLC Credit: IS(T), SEBH Presenter: Dr. Allison Bruhn, Executive Director of the Scanlan Center for School Mental Health and Professor of Special Education - University of Iowa College of Education How do we decide what intervention a student needs? In this session, we will learn about different Tier 2 interventions that can be matched to students’ areas of risk. We will discuss data that indicates a specific social, emotional, or behavioral need and the evidence-based...

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

Thursday, March 9, 2023 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Virtual
Please register here. TLC Credit: IS (T), SEBH Presenter: Chad A. Rose, Ph.D. Associate Professor, 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 physical...

Creating a Fun and Effective Online Course

Monday, March 20, 2023 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Virtual
Please register here. TLC Credit: IS (T) Presenter: Dan Song, ETC Graduate Assistant Creating a fun and effective online session can be a challenging task, but there are a few steps you can take to help ensure success. In this session, the presenter will share what steps participants should consider before planning the lesson, including outline the course, use multimedia, incorporate interactive elements, etc. In addition, the presenter will showcase some of the online activities she created...

The New Age of Anxiety – Why Mental Health Matters

Wednesday, March 22, 2023 10:00am to 11:00am
Virtual
Please register here. 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...

Engaging instructional strategies that target critical and creative thinking

Thursday, March 23, 2023 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Virtual
Please register here. TLC Credit: IS (T), GT Presenter: Dr. Randy Lange, Professional Development & Curriculum, Belin-Blank Center  One of the key elements of classroom differentiation is process. In addition to the learning experiences afforded to the students, teachers need to be proactive with their instruction—especially for high ability learners. Research has suggested the importance of student engagement in school. In this session, a variety of engaging instructional strategies that...

Using Scratch to Help Students Develop Programming Skills

Monday, April 3, 2023 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Virtual
Please register here. 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 share how to program in Scratch and how to apply the skills into your curriculum, including subjects such as English, Math, World Languages, Art, etc. The presenter will also provide hands-on...

Tier 3 Functional Behavior Assessments (Part 1 of 2)

Wednesday, April 5, 2023 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Virtual
Please register here. TLC Credit: IS (T), SEBH Presenter: Shanna E. Hirsch, PhD., BCBA-D This is the first part of a two-part series on how to conduct Tier 3 functional behavior assessments (FBAs) in a school setting. The FBA process involves collecting data to better understand a student’s behavior. This information is used develop strategies to support a student’s behavior behavior at school. In this session, participants will learn about the FBA process, the basic principles of behavior...

TLC/EL Certificate Track - Workshop 6

Thursday, April 6, 2023 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Virtual
Please register here. TLC Credit: EL Presenter: Dr. Lia Plakans, Professor of Multilingual Education and Dr. Gomee Park, Post-Doctoral Scholar, Katherine Will, Varied Practice Reading Coordinator  This last in-person workshop requirement includes: follow up on family & community engagement; Evaluating ELs Formative & summative assessments; Final activity.  Please note: This workshop is ONLY for those students who have chosen to complete the TLC/EL track for the Teacher Leader Certificate.

Tier 3 Functional Behavior Assessments (Part 2 of 2)

Wednesday, April 19, 2023 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Virtual
Please register here. TLC Credit: IS (T), SEBH Presenter: Shanna E. Hirsch, PhD., BCBA-D  This is the second part two-part series on how to conduct Tier 3 functional behavior assessments (FBAs) in a school setting. In this session, participants will learn how to analyze the data gathered during the FBA process to develop function-based supports. We will focus on developing strategies to prevent challenging behavior while at the same time teaching and reinforcing desired behaviors. We will also...