VCSEA Professional Development Events

                   VCSEA WORKDAY #3: Addressing Emotional Disturbance

                     Successful Strategies & Supports 

                            May 15, 2019 - Lake Morey Conference Center, Fairlee, Vermont 

                                                                12:00 to 4:00

Vermont has the highest rate of identifying students with emotional disturbance in the country and at the same time, is shifting practice in schools with the passage of Act 173.  Learn more about current research and the role of empathy, and hear from a panel of educators and others from across the state about implementing best practice, maximizing mental health partnerships, promising interventions and more.  

        12:00 to 1:00 - Lunch

        1:00 to 2:00 - Keynote: Empathy and Needed Relationships., Dr. Bill Ketterer

2:00 to 4:00 - Panel - Successful Strategies and Approaches in Vermont Schools, facilitated by Dr. Ketterer

Audience - Special Education Administrators, Principals, Superintendents, and others.

Dr. Ketterer specializes in working with children and with schools. He has experience working in residential treatment centers, alternative schools, and Kindergarten to 12th grade public schools. His book, Healing the Self: An Evidence-Based Approach to Reduce Violence and Anger in Schools synthesizes decades of psychological thought about human psychology and well-being into understandable concepts designed to help children grow and healing.

Cost (lunch included):

VCSEA Members: $90

Non-members:   $100

To register, please click here.

                             Adverse Effect Webinar
Shannon Newell - Assistant Professor of Psychological Services Castleton State College
Donarae Dawson - Director of Student Services Washington West Supervisory Union

$50.00 per SU/SD to download

                New Leader Academy

Full Day Sessions July 16th & 17th 
Montpelier High School Library
Followed by half day sessions at VCSEA on the following dates:  
  •             September 13th
  •             October 11th
  •             November 8th
  •             January 10th
  •             February 14th
  •             March 14th
  •             April 11th
  •             May 9th

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