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Vermont-NEA hosts the only ESP Conference in Vermont.  This year’s theme "Safe Schools For All" is a response to a growing number of issues in our schools from students coming to school who have experienced several traumatic events, to staff safety issues resulting from students who have difficulty controlling themselves, to students questioning their sexual identity, and so much more.  We hope that each ESP will look at the sessions (many full day) and determine what session will provide you with information and skills that will support a safer school environment for all.

This conference is for Vermont-NEA ESP members only.

Directions for Registering: If you have come to the ESP Conference in the past two years, you already have an account on Sched.com. Your login is your email. If this is your first ESP Conference, you will need to register for an account and select your sessions. Please note that there are both full day and half day sessions. If you select a full day session, please register for the morning and afternoon session. Once you select your sessions you will be all set. There is not a "submit" button; your selections are automatically recorded.

See you on March 24th!

7:30-8:15 Executive Breakfast
8:15-8:30 Opening Remarks
8:30-11:45 Morning Session
11:45-12:45 Lunch - ESP of the Year Remarks and Table Talks
12:45-4:00 Afternoon Session

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Friday, March 24 • 8:30am - 11:45am
Understanding Your Students: Using Engagement to Promote Emotional Well-Being FILLING

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As  academic requirements rise, so too must students’ willingness to take on increasingly difficult tasks and to  persist through the failures that often precede success. (Headden & McKay, 2015)

Our jobs become harder and harder, the more resistant students are to the work put before them. In this session, we will look at different types of learners, and what makes them tick, understanding that individual needs must be taken into account when working to engage our students.  Engagement in school helps to promote emotional well-being.  Participants will leave with knowledge about and strategies for engaging different types of learners they encounter in their schools.

(Appropriate for all grade levels)

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Karen Heath

Karen Heath is a Vermont educator who has worked with students from preschool through graduate school. She spend the first part of her career working with struggling middle and high school students in Boston and at The Maplehill School in Plainfield. Then she went to Barre City School where she taught English Language Arts to 3rd-6th graders. During this time, she was named 2005 Vermont Teacher of the Year. Karen currently serves as the... Read More →

Friday March 24, 2017 8:30am - 11:45am
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