The Final Cry for Help: Bullying Related Suicides and Other Acts of Desperation
August 29, 2017
4pm & 7pm
What are the warning signs a student may be suicidal? When and how should you intervene? What is the typical profile of the bullied student and why are certain bullied students more vulnerable to suicide than others? What is the biggest mistake that some adults make when dealing with bullying that can often lead to bullying related suicide? What about bullies taking their own lives? How you do you identify the bullies in your classroom that are not only dangerous to others, but to themselves? When is bullying a cry for help and how do you answer that cry before any child dies, be it the bully, the victim or the bystander? Survivor, author and activist Jodee Blanco will answer these questions and more. She will take you inside the heart and mind of the troubled student and give you a guided tour of their hopes and fears. She will provide simple, practical intervention techniques, scripted verbiage, crisis management strategies, and other tools to avert despair and prevent tragedy.
Practice and the Game: Using Sports Language to Teach the USCCB Curriculum Framework
September 6, 2017
4pm or 7pm EST
This webinar is for high school theology teachers who are interested in activities to engage adolescents in the USCCB Curriculum Framework using sports language. Bloom’s Taxonomy, Erikson’s Psychosocial Stages of Development, and Media Literacy will be emphasized in conjunction with course one and two of the curriculum framework.
The State of Catholic Education
September 12, 2017
Join the National Catholic Educational Association for an overview of the current state of Catholic school education and learn about highlights from NCEA’s Annual Statistical Report from the 2016-2017 academic year. Gain a national perspective on issues related to Catholic education and take advantage of this unique opportunity for Q&A with NCEA President/CEO, Dr. Thomas Burnford.
Getting Started with Makerspace!
September 14, 2017
4pm or 7pm EST
Makerspaces are the 21st century classroom. They can be designed to accommodate any learning style, ability, or age group. Being able to gear your school’s makerspace to a specific age group will allow the students to get the most out of the space. When kids go to the makerspace to learn, they aren’t just going through a drill and practice lesson that is seen too often in the classroom, they are using the hands to build, create, and imagine things never possible in a traditional classroom.
Smarter Assessment: How to Assess for Careers that Don't Exist Yet
September 27, 2017
4pm & 7pm
We hear it over and over again- we are preparing students for jobs that don't even exist yet, therefore we have to change the way we teach. If we change the way we think about teaching, shouldn't we change the way we think about assessment? Should we be asking the same questions we always have? Why can't students use Google- or even Twitter or Wikipedia- to find answers? This webinar will focus how and why we create assessments in 2017. We will examine the end goal of assessment and the nuances of academic integrity as assessment increasingly moves online.