PDSI 9920 – Increasing Whole Educator Potential to Develop Whole Students (Equity, Mindset, Grit, Body and Character)
This rejuvenating conference includes everything you’ve grown to expect from SI and more.
- Relational Equity
- Relevant Standards-Based Presentations
- Interesting PLC Collaboration Component
- Place Based Education Day Trips
- Effective Implementation of the Common Core
- Important Wellness Activities
- Innovative Technology
- Replenish, Rejuvenate & Remember Why You Teach.
- 50 NCESD Clock Hours in Five Days. Choose conference fee only, an additional $2 per hour fee is paid directly to NCESD.
- 3 – 4 Semester University of the Pacific Graduate Level Credits
- Three-credit class is a forty-five hour week (3 semester units = 4.5 quarter credits). Four credit class is a 60 hour week (4 semester units = 6 quarter units)
- University of the Pacific (non-profit/WASC approved)
- Save money with Early Bird registration and Group Rates! (3 or more from the same school)
Dates: Monday, June 26 2017 - Friday, June 30, 2017 (4:00pm - 6:00pm Wellness Daily)
Start time: 08:00 a.m.
End time: 06:00 p.m.
Venue: West Valley High School
Address: 8301 East Buckeye Spokane, WA 99212
$345.00 – $585.00
Enroll now before prices increase!
There will be a $100 non refundable deposit and no refunds after June 1.
Register for clock hours prior the class. Please visit NCESD
Contact Your Site Coordinator
Amy Johnson & Stacie NeeleySpokane, WA Co-Site Coordinators
Amy graduated from Central Washington University, in Ellensburg, with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Reading. She started her teaching career in 1999 with the Lakeland School District in Rathdrum Idaho. She then took a few years off to stay home with her children. When it was time to return to work, Amy taught at Holy Family Catholic School in Coeur d’Alene Idaho for 10 years and is currently teaching kindergarten for East Valley School District in Spokane, Washington.
When she is not teaching Kindergarten, Amy enjoys family time with her husband and two teenage boys. They enjoy many different sports and outdoor activities together.
Stacie Neely earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Eastern Washington University in 1996. She began teaching fifth and sixth grade at Trinity Catholic School shortly after graduation, and is still teaching in the same location. She was the VFW Educator of the Year in 2016. A native of Spokane, she is an avid fan of her two teenage athletes. Stacie joined the SI team as an assistant to the great Jim Walden when the Spokane site was created, after taking the Kennewick class and meeting Scott Ricardo. She is a lifelong friend of her co-site coordinator, Amy Johnson.
A Word From the President
“Amy and Stacie were participants at our Tri-Cities site. I was impressed with their commitment to travel so far to join our SI family. They were truly a pleasure to be around and so when my former WSU boss, Jim Walden started the SI Spokane site, he hired them as assistants. Now that Jim has retired, we are fortunate to have these two passionate teachers and loyal friends in charge.”
Amy Johnson & Stacie NeeleySpokane, WA Co-Site Coordinators
Title: Bullying, Relational Aggression, and Harassment: How Adults Can Help Students Create Safe School Environments
We will identify different types of overt and covert bullying, including relational aggression and sexual harassment. By defining and learning to identify all kinds of bullying, school staff can become more aware of their impact on students and become more helpful allies. We will explore practical strategies adults can use to help students create safe and respectful school environments.
Gabe Murfitt, an inspiring speaker and author who challenges his audiences to live with courage in the face of life’s greatest challenges and adversities. Gabe is a young man with an amazing story but he feels his story is not that different than yours. Sure, he was born with a unique body. But if you think about it, you have a unique design too. It just so happens that his design is a little on the unusual side.
Title: Nothing is out of Reach
This training is designed to help inspire you to achieve any goal that you have set. Whether it is something small or the biggest idea you have ever come up with I will help you find different ways to reach them. I will also talk about how to create a community within your school. Not just for your students but for the teachers that you work with. It is important that students know that they are apart of a community when they go to school. I believe that when students feel that they have a place in their school they will succeed more not only in school but in life.
Ingrid Ricks is an author, writing consultant and founder of Write it Out Loud, a program that fosters healing and empowerment through personal narrative. Her memoirs include The New York Times bestseller Hippie Boy and Focus, a memoir about her journey with the blinding eye disease Retinitis Pigmentosa. For more information, visit: www.writeitoutloud.org.
Ingrid is a New York Times bestselling author, professional keynote speaker, eye health warrior and founder of Write It Out Loud. Over the past five years, Ingrid has used her story and lessons learned to inspire audiences across the country to Embrace the Now and create the life they want for themselves. She also shares the secrets she’s learned about turning adversity into an asset and has inspired thousands of high school students to face down their struggles and go after their dreams. In addition to the narrative writing workshops she offers for schools and organizations, she has worked individually with nearly 1,000 students to help them find their voice and power by writing their story and has helped facilitate the publication of six student story anthologies.
Title: Unleashing the Power of Personal Storytelling
- How to Release Stress/Promote Healing through Personal Storytelling
- How to Identify Your Story
- How to Structure Your Story
- How to Create Story Openings that Grab
- How to Develop Character and Setting
- How to Bring Emotions to Life
- The Secrets to Effective Dialogue
- Dos and Don’ts for teaching this program
Wally Endicott is the Executive Director and “Head Hopeologist” for the Kids at Hope Northwest Resource and Training Center. He offices out of the Gary & Carol Milgard Family Hope Center. In the last five years Mr. Endicott has empowered over 3000 “Treasure Hunters” in the northwest region. Kids at Hope NW now has practitioners in twelve school districts, Boys and Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound, and all Hope Center tenants to name just some of the 60+ partners. The City of Bremerton also passed a resolution to become a “Kids at Hope City”.
Title: Adding Common Care to the Common Core Practices
Learn to engage staff and students in transforming your organizational culture to an asset-based environment. Based on decades of research developed by Kids at Hope and Arizona State University, we will take the next steps to provide you with clearly articulated practices and rituals that directly impact culture and success.
Title: Say Anything: How Leaders Inspire Ideas, Cultivate Candor, and Forge Fearless Cultures
The question, “Why are Kindergarteners so unafraid to speak up?” leads off this half-day interactive workshop, which stems from the recently released and critically acclaimed book, “Say Anything: How Leaders Inspire Ideas, Cultivate Candor, and Forge Fearless Cultures.” Participates reflect on their own classroom cultures and the conversational dynamics that characterize them, and in an engaging manner build a proven methodology to creating a classroom where nobody is afraid to speak up.