2018 Speakers and Resources/Presentations
Human Trafficking 101 for Educators
Newcomer… Stacey Sills’ whose area of expertise is the topic of Human Trafficking. a topic that every teacher (unfortunately) needs to be aware of.
Education for the Real World
Looking for digital tools to reinforce financial literacy, career exploration, and character development concepts you're already teaching in class? EVERFI presenter, Samantha du Preez will discuss resources such as free online lessons that are interactive, fun for students, data-driven, and evidence-based. Session participants will be able to explore these programs, gain access to teacher accounts, curriculum planning support, additional offline lesson plans and labs, and ongoing support from local experts.
Nutrition and Your Brain
Dorothy West, well renowned textbook author (https://www.g-w.com/nutrition-wellness-for-life-2019) will focus this session on a discussion of the relationship between food eating patterns and the effects on healthy brain functioning over the life span. Newer research on how diet can moderate the risks of developing brain related disorders will be discussed. Learning strategies will be shared to help students connect the relationship between their dietary choices and the potential effects on emotions, behavior, learning, longevity and other long term health consequences.
Proposing Courses and The Art of Baking
A description of how Nichole Dykstra proposes courses to her district and has them approved. Along with the proposed course The Art of Baking. The focus will be on the art of baking and how I teach it, recipes I use and resources that I used to teach it as well.
Google Classroom and Doctopus
Elizabeth Akers is well versed in Google Classroom, using Google Slides as a cookbook/reflection/portfolio for students, Doctopus for collecting data to show growth and Goobric to imbed a rubric when scoring assignments. She is excited to make your technology integration smarter, not harder!
Who's smoking what, and why?
Ken Dail (PAM (Prevention Network) Executive Director) will provide a 60 minute overview of some of the latest substance use and abuse trends will be discussed, including information on Electronic Nicotine Delivery Devices (ENDS) (vaping) and increases in heroine and marijuana use in Michigan.
Preventing Sexual and Domestic Violence Through Pro-Social Youth Development
Contrary to popular belief, preventing sexual and domestic violence does not require us to focus on educating young women to be less victim-like, but calls us to question why so often young men and boys perpetrate these acts against others. Mara Furlich will discuss the importance of maintaining trauma-informed and equitable environments for young people both within the classroom and the home, shining a light on root causes for the perpetration of sexual and domestic violence. We will discuss evidenced-based approaches to prevention and how we can put an end to sexual and domestic violence through awareness, education, and support for families.