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Click HERE to Register for the event

  • Thursday, April 15, 2021 ONLY - $100.00
  • Thursday, April 15, 2021  AND  Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - $150.00
  • Thursday, April 15, 2021, Wednesday, April 21, 2021 & Thursday, April 22, 2021 - $200.00 

Welcome to the 2021 MCEC/MCASE Joint Virtual Conference Landing Page!

Thank you for attending the 2021 MCEC/MCASE Joint Virtual Conference!   Session recordings are posted below and will be available until May 15, 2021.

Be sure to complete the evaluation by clicking on this link:   MCASE/MCEC Virtual Conference and Awards Presentation 2021 Evaluation.  We value your feedback! And, if you attended to earn OPI Renewal Unit credits, completing the survey will generate your certificate.  

Visit the Award Spotlight webpage to see all of the award presentations from the conference.  

Check out what's happening with your National Affiliate!!   
                     *CEC

Interested in learning who represents your affiliate?? Take a look..... 
                    *MCASE Board of Directors

If you have questions or are experiencing technical difficulties, email Gary ([email protected]), Kim ([email protected]), or Kirk ([email protected]),

April 15, 2021

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  • Persevering in the midst of stress is not an easy task. Many of us are faced with challenges that can affect our ability to “be our best selves.” In this engaging, relevant, and enlightening keynote, learn from childhood trauma expert Kristin Souers (lead author of the best-selling and award-winning Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for creating a trauma-sensitive classroom – ASCD, 2016 and Relationship, Responsibility and Regulation: Trauma Invested Practices for Fostering Resilient Learners; 2019) about the importance of celebrating our successes and honoring our resilience.
  • She will ground us back in what we need to know about the impact of stress on development and will remind us of the things we can do every day to ensure our own health and wellness. She will revisit some regulation strategies and help us to reset our focus on what we can control and ways we can excel despite the stress. There are so many amazing successes that should be celebrated! If we’re going to be good to others, first and foremost we’ve got to be good to ourselves. This session is rich with strategies and approaches to do just that...so we can foster and celebrate our resilient learners.

OPI Hot Topics           ***OPI Presentation.pdf***

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Join Kristin for 2 ADDITIONAL hour-long presentations next week.
April 21st, 2021 - 8:30-9:30 - Trauma Invested Communication - Active Zoom Link.

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  • Effective communication approaches are critical to establishing and maintaining relationships. And when dysregulation or disconnection occurs and someone goes - or both of you go - to the downstairs brain, effective communication, grounded in self-regulation, purpose, and connection, might be the only thing that can save you!

    Intentional Communication is essential when trying to create a culture of safety for your staff and students and families. Communication struggles and breakdowns are often the key culprits of impact on the creation of the nest and often key focuses of our consultation with buildings, districts, and settings.

    We will review our mindsets and ways to work with the mindsets of those we serve and how those can impact connection and safety. We will explore our roles and ways we can help reframe and support repair following a disruption or a break in communication. We will talk through the steps to trauma invested communication and provide some strategies for support.

    This hour-long “live” virtual training will provide 45 minutes of content with time at the end for discussion and reflection.

    Join award winning author Kristin Souers as she leads you through a training on best practices for Trauma Invested Communication.

April 22nd, 2021 - 8:30-9:30 - Fostering Resilience & Giving Grace

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  • Childhood trauma is real, and it is more prevalent than we might believe, especially now. We recognize that our staff are struggling and that we can’t be good for others if we aren’t good to ourselves. In this engaging, relevant, and practical session, learn from childhood trauma expert Kristin Souers (lead author of the best- selling and award-winning Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for creating a trauma-sensitive classroom – ASCD, 2016 and Relationship, Responsibility and Regulation: Trauma Invested Practices for Fostering Resilient Learners; 2019) about the importance of incorporating trauma-invested practices into the work we do with each other, caregivers and our youth.

    In this training, staff will be invited to reflect on their current states, and what they are doing to ensure their own regulation. We will acknowledge the reality of trauma and be reminded to build empathy for ourselves and for those we serve. We will explore our triggers and our mindsets as well as what can impact our ability to be regulated and present. Because we’re in a service-oriented profession and continuously look outward to help others, we’ll turn our lenses around to build self-awareness and embrace the concept of grace as we collaboratively build a Culture of Safety for our youth, families, staffs, and communities. If we’re going to be good to others, first and foremost we’ve got to be good to ourselves.

    Kristin's presentations will be recorded and available to view for registered participants for a limited time.


 

Thank You to Our Conference Sponsors!

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Allison Stotler, School Partnership Director -- [email protected]
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Goalbook - Oscar Aviles - [email protected] (512) 939-6754
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