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Wednesday, February 6 • 10:00am - 11:30am
Preconference Session: Supporting Social-Emotional Learning Through Literacy

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Note: All are welcome to attend this session, but space is limited and registering in advance is needed. You can add this session to your Institute registration for just $20.
Presented by 2018 National Distinguished Principal Curtis Slater and Dr. Steven Geis, this pre-conference session will focus on useful tools for integrating social-emotional learning into literacy in your school! Schools are an excellent setting through which to promote mental health and well-being, and educators are well-positioned to provide related instruction and support in our schools. However, educators often report that they lack the knowledge, skills, and confidence to deliver social-emotional learning instruction and to support students who struggle with mental health challenges. At this pre-conference session, we are going to share strategies that are working around the state and work together to collaborate around how literacy can help support social-emotional learning for your students, staff, and families. Free books and resources will be provided by Scholastic, and 1 additional CEU will be granted to participants.

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Curtis Slater

Mr. Curtis Slater is the Proud Principal of the “Wildcats” at Wyoming Elementary School in Forest Lake School District. He has worked in the U.S public school system for 25 years. Over the past 10 years Mr. Slater has had the chance to train over 400 school around creating a positive... Read More →

Wednesday February 6, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am CST
Bloomington Room