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Live Workshops

There are 4 live workshops for the spring cohort starting in late January. Each workshop will include time for a Q & A with the expert presenters. All participants must attend each live workshop to complete the program. Recordings will be made available for those who cannot attend live. 

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Live Workshops 

Spring Cohort Session Date Title/Description Presenters
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
5-6:30 pm ET

Kick-Off Session: You've Got This

This kick-off session will start with a brief JumpStart program overview including suggested roadmap, introduction to workshop topics, how to use CEC’s Learning Library for maximum gain, etc. Then, Dr. Kovach will provide a motivational kick off (teacher-to-teacher), provide professional guidance—including a few things she wished she’d known or done in her first few years as a special educator. Dr. Thompson (from the administrator perspective) and Dr. Kovach (from the teacher perspective) will host a discussion about critical special education hot topics and expected challenges in the wake of students returning to the classroom for this school year (ex: learning loss/slide, likely social/emotional and behavioral challenges to expect, etc.).

Danielle Kovach, Ed.D.

Kareem Thompson, Ed.D.

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023
5-6:30 pm ET

Working with Colleagues: The Complexities of Collaboration

Effectively collaborating with colleagues and other professionals is an essential part of being a teacher, but it isn’t always easy. This workshop will help you refine your soft skills and leadership style for managing professional relationships by learning how to communicate effectively during challenging interactions, navigate courageous conversations, and lead or participate in productive meetings, all in order to foster your students’ educational success.

Marilyn Friend, Ph.D.

Wednesday, February 15, 2023
5-6:30 pm ET

Mental Health, Trauma, and Resilience in BIPOC Youth: Strategies for Educators

This session will focus on promoting the resilience and well-being of diverse students in schools. Participants will learn how stress and trauma impact the learning capabilities of youth in school. Attendees will understand the concept of resilience in a cultural context and will be able to recognize the silent struggles of Black, Indigenous, and other youth of color (BIPOC) as threats to resilience. Educators will learn how resilience can be cultivated and unlock the potential of historically marginalized learners. Research-based approaches and effective strategies for school personnel will be presented.

Janine M. Jones, PhD, NCSP, LP
Tuesday, March 21, 2023
6-7:30 pm ET

Developing Lesson Plans for Delivery of Explicit Instruction

This workshop will be geared toward data-driven lesson plan writing and implementation. Goals include how to design lesson plans to engage and assess students through the Universal Design for Learning and the Universal Design for Transition framework. Learn about expectations and approaches to lesson planning to support effective and explicit instruction aligned with common core and state standards.

Regina Frazier, M.Ed.


Last Updated:  2 August, 2022

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