Professional Development Opportunity: Register for social emotional learning presentation March 26

Social Emotional Learning: Not just one more thing to add to the plate; it IS the plate.

SEL presentation invite for Tuesday March 26 featuring TOY Robert Hand and Ryan Healy. All registration information is in accompanying article.Director of Teaching and Learning Anne Gallagher shares the following information about a presentation March 26 at the Knox Administrative Center by 2019 Washington State Teacher of the Year Robert Hand (Mount Vernon) and 2019 Regional Teacher of the Year Ryan Healy (Yelm).

Education is pivoting away from an exclusive focus on test results in reading and math to a more balanced approach that acknowledges the whole child and helps students learn how to build skills, relationships and community. Social emotional learning is no longer just something else to add to the plate; it is the plate. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore with Teachers of the Year Robert Hand (Mount Vernon) and Ryan Healy (Yelm) how we can weave SEL throughout the day and into every classroom. You’ll leave energized and with practical tips and activities for your building and classroom!

When: Tuesday, March 26th from 4-5:30 p.m.
Where: Knox Administrative Center Board Room
Who Should Attend: Anyone in the Olympia School District who works with students!
RegistrationpdEnroller event #86815

Summer professional development opportunities

Project WET (1)Throughout the year, the district receives notification of a number of professional development classes and workshops for educators and other employees. As we learn of educational opportunities such as this, we will post them in this staff blog. Remember, you can always return to the blog any day of the week to see the latest workshops and classes. They will be grouped together in the “Professional Development” listing under the categories heading on the right side of the main blog page.

Here are some upcoming classes and workshops (click the hot link to see the flier or be directed to the organization’s website):

“Dive Into Spanish,” enrolling now for beginning, intermediate, advanced intermediate, and advanced classes in July and August in Olympia. Clock hours available through ESD 113.

“Project Water Education for Teachers (WET),” a workshop for educators held in various locations including Olympia in July, with clock hours available. Activities are designed to complement existing curricula and fulfill objectives and educational standards in the sciences, as well as other disciplines.