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January 2019 - All Things Keystone

 

Reports for Dubuque Administrators


 

Important Dates & Information

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Effective Behavior Management
with Tricia McKale Skyles


Keystone's Premier Education Conference
June 22-23, 2021 – Grand River Center, Dubuque + Virtual*

Back to Basics

In all the turmoil of the past year, it's easy to get distracted from best practice. This breakout session offers a look at a comprehensive set of variables on which to build an effective behavior management approach. Whatever your model for classroom management, come prepared to assess your current plan, identify the highest leverage strategies within it, and guard against that which makes consistent implementation difficult. 

Here for the Ride – Engaging in Traditional Instruction After a Year of Ups and Downs

After a year of uncertainty and shifts in learning environments, teachers and students are being asked to connect and engage with instruction more than ever. Whether students are hesitant about a full return or simply disengaged in our traditional brick and mortar classrooms, this keynote will look at barriers that must be addressed and provide practical strategies to get students into the classroom and motivate them once they're there.

register for just $99

Whether attending in-person, from home, or from a school satellite location with peers* you'll be able to direct your own learning by choosing from a variety of content area breakout sessions and......drumroll please..... you won't have to miss any of them because recordings will be available to attendees after the conference!  Using the free Whova app you'll be able to network, have meet-ups, and dialogue with other attendees – no matter their location. If you need recertification credit, we have you covered as well. Attend IN PERSON or VIRTUALLY.   


*In an effort to provide a safe event for in-person attendees at the Grand River Center, onsite registration is limited to 350 participants with priority given to educators from the Keystone AEA region.  An unlimited number of attendees can attend virtually.

kpec


 Keystone's Premier Education Conference
June 22-23, 2021
Grand River Center, Dubuque + Virtual*
 

It's been a _________ of a school year!  Some might say it was a "rollercoaster" of a school year – we'll let you fill in the blank. KPEC 2021 will be an opportunity to catch your breath and reflect, but also a time to engage in learning and plan for next year. We think you'll find our KPEC 2021 keynote line-up of nationally-recognized speakers to be a breath of fresh air. 

A rich summer conference experience will be availed to all KPEC 2021 attendees whether attending in-person, from home, or from a school satellite location with peers.*  You'll be able to direct your own learning by choosing from a variety of content area breakout sessions and......drumroll please..... you won't have to miss any of them because recordings will be available to attendees after the conference!  Using the free Whova app you'll be able to network, have meet-ups, and dialogue with other attendees – no matter their location. If you need recertification credit, we have you covered as well. Attend IN PERSON or VIRTUALLY.   
 

register for just $99


*In an effort to provide a safe event for in-person attendees at the Grand River Center, onsite registration is limited to 350 participants with priority given to educators from the Keystone AEA region.  An unlimited number of attendees can attend virtually.

Iowa's AEAs logo


Mental health professionals from Iowa’s nine AEAs recently collaborated to create a website for Iowans who are searching for mental health assistance. The website at www.IowaAEAMentalHealth.org came from a request by the state legislature to help educators, parents, and students navigate resources related to mental health and well-being in Iowa. In addition to AEA contacts for the schools, the site provides contacts for the home setting from Iowa’s Mental Health and Disability Services (MHDS).

The website features vetted sources to educate visitors about addiction and substance abuse; anxiety and stress disorders; attention deficit disorder; depression; eating disorders; and self-harm.

AEA Mental Health website screenshot

 

“A call was put out by educational committee legislators last year to offer support to Iowa families and educators in the area of mental health,” said Tom Lane, a lobbyist for Iowa’s AEAs. “The site was designed to alleviate the frustration of finding contacts for services. When educators visit the site, they will find a point of contact at their respective AEA and family members can reach out to mental health regions of MHDS.”

A listing of Iowa groups and agencies that advocate for children and families is part of an education component of the site, as well as reducing the stigma associated with mental health.

The site also provides information about proactive measures people can take for self-care.

“People who pay attention to their own physical and emotional health are better able to handle the challenges of supporting someone with mental health issues,” said Lane.

School employees are encouraged to check out the site, especially the “Find Support” page, in order to demonstrate how to navigate the resources. Schools should contact their local AEA for assistance with students who need mental health supports.   Visit www.iowaaeamentalhealth.org

Iowa's AEAs logo


Mental health professionals from Iowa’s nine AEAs recently collaborated to create a website for Iowans who are searching for mental health assistance. The website at www.IowaAEAMentalHealth.org came from a request by the state legislature to help educators, parents, and students navigate resources related to mental health and well-being in Iowa. In addition to AEA contacts for the schools, the site provides contacts for the home setting from Iowa’s Mental Health and Disability Services (MHDS).

The website features vetted sources to educate visitors about addiction and substance abuse; anxiety and stress disorders; attention deficit disorder; depression; eating disorders; and self-harm.

AEA Mental Health website screenshot

 

“A call was put out by educational committee legislators last year to offer support to Iowa families and educators in the area of mental health,” said Tom Lane, a lobbyist for Iowa’s AEAs. “The site was designed to alleviate the frustration of finding contacts for services. When educators visit the site, they will find a point of contact at their respective AEA and family members can reach out to mental health regions of MHDS.”

A listing of Iowa groups and agencies that advocate for children and families is part of an education component of the site, as well as reducing the stigma associated with mental health.

The site also provides information about proactive measures people can take for self-care.

“People who pay attention to their own physical and emotional health are better able to handle the challenges of supporting someone with mental health issues,” said Lane.

School employees are encouraged to check out the site, especially the “Find Support” page, in order to demonstrate how to navigate the resources. Schools should contact their local AEA for assistance with students who need mental health supports.   Visit www.iowaaeamentalhealth.org

kpec

 Keystone's Premier Education Conference
June 22-23, 2021
Grand River Center, Dubuque (+ Virtual)

 

Registration will open soon for KPEC 2021.  An agenda with breakout sessions and networking opportunities will be released soon. 

Choose an all access IN PERSON or VIRTUAL pass!   

 

KPEC 2021 VIRTUAL PARA PASS

 

New for 2021

Each access pass purchased for an educator or administrator qualifies for a free virtual pass for a paraeducator at your school!

 
About KPEC
Keystone's Premier Education Conference attendees will connect with peers, hear keynote addresses from nationally-recognized speakers, and choose from dozens of breakout sessions.  The conference will feature hands-on sessions on leadership, technology, curriculum content, special education, and social-emotional behavioral health. Recertification credit will be available.