MESPA Institute is still on despite the weather! Travel safely and we will see you there! Join us for the professional development event of the year! On February 6-8, 2019, you will be joined by 450+ of your colleagues for an incredible experience. With presentations from EIGHT incredible thought leaders, more than 25 sessions rooted in mental health, innovation, education equity, and leadership development, MESPA Speaks performances by your own colleagues, a Makerspace and Therapy Dog Showcase, an Unconference in which you guide your own learning, and 80+ education-based exhibits, how could you go wrong?

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Wednesday, February 6 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Flipping Behavior Upside Down to Support All Students, Staff, and Families

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The goal of the session to to share some best practices around supporting all students social and emotional skills. We all have students that come to school everyday that are able to meet and exceed our expectations. What are we doing with the students that are struggling to meet our expectations? In the session we will also look at creating a framework that will support your staff, students and families in the process.

Participants will:
  1. Identify Tier 1 interventions that will support all students
  2. Develop and Establish some Tier 2 Interventions that will support students that are not responding to the Tier 1 expectations
  3. Understand how to use some tools and strategies to support students and staff with behaviors
  4. Identify some classroom best practice around supporting students with mental health issues
  5. Develop a school wide process to support families that might be struggling with social and emotional issues

Resources folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1EKL29RKRzS1qUQTt4rXYsOPfAjN43x2c

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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 3:45pm - 4:45pm CST
Bloomington Room