2021 National Conference

PDSI 9940, "Whole Education: Mental, Physical & Emotional Learning"
A Full five day experience now On Demand

About this conference

Summer Institute’s flagship offering. A five-day immersive journey focused on supporting the whole teacher. Learn from world-renowned presenters and be treated to a highly effective, stress-free, and rejuvenating experience.

Course Requirements:

3 credits (45 hours) – Passing grade: Attendance & journaling.
Letter grade: Passing requirements, plus written report on presenters

4 credits (60 hours) – Passing grade & letter grades same as 3 credits, plus one independent study book reading/report on Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis’Book, Choosing Hope.

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Course Information
Course title: PDSI 9940
Whole Education: Mental, Physical, and Emotional Learning
Location: Online



4 Credits - $700

3 Credits - $525

Conference Only - $405


Kaitlin M. Roig-DeBellis, Sandy Hook Teacher and Hero, is the Founder & Executive Director of Classes 4 Classes, Inc., a 501(c)3 organization. Classes 4 Classes is a social networking tool, for every student in the United States to learn: compassion, caring, kindness, empathy, consideration, through active engagement.

Kaitlin travels all over the world speaking to School Boards, Administrators, Teachers, Students, Non-Profit organizations, Corporations, and Conferences as a key note and commencement speaker. Kaitlin is the author of ‘Choosing Hope: Moving Forward From Life’s Darkest Hours’ published by G.P. Putnam & Penguin. In January of 2016, Kaitlin will be teaching 2 undergraduate Education courses at Bay Path University as an Adjunct Professor. Kaitlin serves on the NEAG Alumni Association Board of Directors. Kaitlin writes educational blog posts for the Huffington Post weekly. In May 2016 Kaitlin received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for her work with Classes 4 Classes.

Mary Louise Romero’s Professional Objective: To explore a new challenge with an organization that places priorities on integrity, initiative and quality practices in the field of prevention, restorative justice, and building healthy communities.

Summer Institutes Oceanside with Rick Miller

Rick Miller is aProfessor of Practice and Clinical Director, Arizona State University, Center for the Advanced Study and Practice of HOPE, the world’s first academic, research and community outreach center committed to the science and practice of HOPE.  Rick is also the founder and CEO of Kids at Hope, an international child, and youth development organization that studies family, school, and community cultures to understand better the dynamics of success and failure. Rick has spent 49 years in the field of child and youth development as a practitioner, researcher, teacher, public policy expert, and author.dipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

Coach Golden Pat Ruel

Do You Control Your Mind or Doest Your Mind Control You?  Coach Golden Pat Ruel has 37 years of college and National Football League coaching experience.

Laura Mooiman, LCSW is an American based in The Netherlands who specializes in international educational consulting.  She provides keynote addresses, professional development training, coaching, and consultation to educators and professionals wanting to improve school culture, safety, and student behavior. She is an adjunct faculty member at Saint Mary’s College of California and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).  Most recently she was the Project Director for the Wellness Program and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) at Napa Valley Unified School District. Laura is a leading expert on how to implement evidence-based approaches to school discipline and classroom management in schools that lead to real results. Services are focused on the areas of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS/MTSS), Restorative Practices, Wellness Centers, school safety and violence prevention, and bullying and harassment prevention.  Laura works collaboratively with administrators and teachers to implement school-wide restorative practices including community building circles, conflict resolution circles, and bullying intervention.