Since we are all working from home and much of our regular
work is suspended for the time being, we have a rare opportunity for
professional development and collaborative work. So at the all-provider
learning community meeting this past Tuesday, the TA Team introduced new
vehicles for moving forward: online work groups and a book/article club.
In the learning
community meeting Heather also went over basics for Zoom meetings from the
perspective of participants (00:53 – 08:07) and Michele reported on the results
of last week’s survey (08:44 – 22:34). Here is the recording,
and here are the
PDF slides – you’ll also find them on the Shared
the SRAE Work Group?
The goal of the SRAE work group is to collaboratively prepare
for future programming. The SRAE work group will meet weekly with Jutta
facilitating. Participants will work on projects in between sessions and
present their work the following week. We are starting with one group for SRAE,
but if there is interest we could split into additional topic areas.
The work group is voluntary, but we hope you’ll actively
join in! If we can judge by the chat response at our recent meeting, folks seem
enthusiastic about taking this on.
What is the Reading Club?
On Fridays we would like to introduce a new professional development opportunity: a book/article discussion group open to SRAE, CAPP, and PREP. We’ll send articles around and facilitate a discussion on the readings. We won’t present on or review the material—we ask you to read the articles first, then we’ll use our time on Friday to discuss how it applies to our work. If you have an article you’d like to share, please let us know! Check back here for links to the first readings.
~ The TA Team: Jutta, Michele, Marisol, and Heather
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.
2020 National Service-Learning Conference: The National Youth Leadership Council is sponsoring this free, virtual conference April 16-17. Register 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.
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