Online Professional Development: Things You Can Do in April!

Leaders of Learning: This course on learning theories is offered by EdX: HarvardX. Faculty from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education facilitate this course until mid-June. It is free; work load 4-6 hours per week; a certificate can be purchased. Starts today.

Staying Connected: How to Foster Student SEL Growth Through Remote Learning: Youth Communications will offer this interactive seminar on Thursday, April 2, 3:00-4:00. The seminar will explore the methods and strategies educators are using to stay connected with students and foster SEL growth during this time.

2020 National Service-Learning Conference: The National Youth Leadership Council is sponsoring this free, virtual conference April 16-17Register by April 13. Session topics range from youth voice and civic engagement to education equity and reflection.

Motivational Interviewing – Enhancing Engagement & Improving Conversations: This is a two-part webinar, taking place on Monday, April 20 & Wednesday, April 22. You must register separately for each event. This interactive, online training will review and make relevant the key concepts of Motivational Interviewing. Participants will explore how and when to employ this evidence-based practice to support behavior change. Tailored case scenarios will be used to provide hands on, in real time, practice opportunities focusing on substance-misuse-prevention conversations.

Have fun! Stay tuned for more opportunities!

Jutta Dotterweich smiling

~ Jutta

Welcome to The Commons!

The Commons–our brand new blog for SRAE providers–is intended as a gathering place for you all. We are launching it now, during the time of COVID-19, to strengthen our collective ability to connect with each other online.

We plan to post information and resources here, and we invite you to join in by commenting and writing guest posts. Consider The Commons a tool for sharing your expertise, ideas, and questions with your colleagues throughout the SRAE initiative.

Please post a hello in the comments to get us started! Posts will be moderated (that’s just to prevent spam). Subsequent posts should appear right away.

Stay safe, healthy, and creative–and remember we’re in this with you.

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~ Jutta