Faculty In-Service Training
Available in 4 format options: Traditional, Online, Faculty & Parent, and 30 minute "Refresher"
Available Faculty Training topics:
Bullying & Cyberbullying Programs
Social conflict, bullying, and cyberbullying remain common challenges in any school environment today. This training focuses on clarifying what faculty should look for, how gateway behaviors contribute, and practical, concrete approaches in responding. Everything covered is research-based and the data is explored. Directly related topics such as social media use are also covered.
May be coordinated with school In-Service days
Topics include bullying and cyberbullying, screens and social media use, or both
Adapted for educators OR other professionals
Digital Behaviors Programs
Social media and technology use aren’t tangential to behavior and mental health in kids today – this is a central issue. This training focuses more specifically on digital problems (such as cyberbullying or sexting), the research on these problems, and concrete approaches to addressing these challenges.
Bias & Diversity Programs
This new program for faculty provides a training that is designed to help raise awareness of bias and diversity challenges in education, and provide tips and strategies that educators can use to improve their teaching or the administration of their schools. At present, this program is being evaluated and thus schools may opt to participate as part of the pilot program. There is a student curriculum that accompanies this training.
Coordinated with student curricula
Currently IN PILOT. Click HERE to participate.
Pandemic SEL & Mental Health Training
Feedback from recent Pandemic SEL Program...
The past year has had an unprecedented impact upon children's mental health. Factors that promote strong social and emotional functioning for children, such as play with peers, social interactions in school, connections with friends and teachers, daily routines, and close relationships with extended family members were all cast aside for many months in the national effort to control the coronavirus pandemic. In addition, new stressors, such as elevated levels of bias-related bullying and fighting, have presented a more difficult world for many children to navigate. Research at MARC, as well as in other universities, has found large and significant increases in anxiety and depression among children. While it is probable that many children will adjust well, some children will bring these challenges to school with them as we return to a post-pandemic life, and the purpose of this training is to help give educators practical and concrete tools they can use to help children re-adjust to school, camp, and other traditional settings.
Research conducted here at MARC, as well as other research on the pandemic and previous studies examining children's needs in the wake of natural disasters, will be applied to help classroom teachers, school counselors, school administrators, and parents support children during this recovery period.
Focus on social & emotional adjustment
Pandemic research, adjusting to post-pandemic society & school
Preparing professionals to use children’s book
"I thought the data and info about the trends of the pandemic was so interesting-- from a parent & teacher perspective."
Advisory Training for Educators
Advisory can be a tricky program to implement. Educators may resist, students may not participate, and the purpose of Advisory can become vague and poorly defined. This training helps educators understand the purpose of Advisory (not therapy!), how to frame it for students, and the research that clearly indicates what elements help Advisory succeed and what approaches are much less successful.
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