Webinar Series: Teaching and Leading in the Time of COVID-19

 Supporting Teachers and Leaders During COVID-19

Teachers and principals across the country are surprising students, caregivers, and their communities with innovative practices and thoughtful solutions to the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. The Center on Great Teachers and Leaders is collaborating with national partners and leading educators to produce an ongoing webinar series focused on the needs of educators during this unprecedented time. 

Webinar #1: What About You? Strategies for Supporting Educator Resilience and Trauma-Informed Self-Care

Thursday, April 23, 9:30 PT/12:30 ET

This first webinar in a new series sponsored by the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders (GTL Center), the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, and the National Education Association explores how educators can better prepare themselves to face these challenges by using trauma-informed self-care and resilience-building strategies. Participants had an opportunity to learn directly from two teacher leaders and a licensed mental health clinician. Click on the links below to go directly to the recordings, handouts, and resources:

Resources

Presenters

  • Louise Smith, National Board Certified Band Director and Teacher Leadership Institute State Coach in Pascagoula-Gautier, Mississippi
  • José Luis Vilson, National Board Certified Math Teacher, Executive Director, EduColor, New York, New York
  • Kathleen Guarino, Licensed Mental Health Clinician for Trauma-Informed Care at AIR
  • Lisa Lachlan, EdD, Director of Strategic Partnerships, GTL Center at AIR

 

Webinar #2: What About Your Students? Supporting Student Well-Being and Resilience with Trauma-Informed Care

Wednesday, April 29, 9:30 PT/12:30 ET

This second webinar in a new series sponsored by the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, and the National Education Association offers educators concrete strategies for supporting their students’ well-being during distance learning during COVID-19 by using trauma-informed self-care and resilience-building strategies. Resources shared include:

Resources

Presenters

  • David Morales, 2016. New Mexico Teacher of the Year, Las Cruces Public Schools, Executive Director of NEA-Las Cruces’ Educator Leadership & Learning Lab
  • Dr. Brittany Patterson, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine and the National Center for School Mental Health
  • Kathleen Guarino, Licensed Mental Health Clinician and Senior Consultant for Trauma-Informed Care at AIR
  • Lisa Lachlan, Ed.D., Director of Strategic Partnerships, Center on Great Teachers and Leaders at AIR

Webinar #3: What About Your School? Building Trust and Well-Being through Trauma-Informed Communities 

Wednesday, July 8, 3:30-5:00 ET

Despite daunting circumstances and few guidelines, district and school leaders are serving their communities and ensuring the safety and well-being of schools and families nationwide. As we consider reopening schools, building trust in our school communities will be paramount to our shared success.  This webinar will explore how district and school leaders can better prepare themselves for providing trauma-informed leadership to their communities. We will offer a framework and strategies for building optimal school communities and conditions focused on equity, safety, relationships, educator mindset, and emotional well-being and regulation. 

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Questions or Comments? Email us at gtlcenter@air.org