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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Thursday, February 7 • 10:10am - 11:10am
Comprehensive Tier 1 Supports for All

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The foundation of MTSS is the universal level of support, which entails integrating and delivering evidence-based practices to all students with the goal of preventing escalation of problems and enhancing success-promoting factors. This breakout session will focus on Tier 1 trauma-informed practices that can be integrated with other universal supports to provide a more comprehensive system of supports.  Specifically, this session will cover: (1) relationship practices that teachers can implement to cultivate a greater sense of belonging and trust among students, (2) proactive classroom management strategies to create more predictable and stable learning environments that enable students to better regulate their emotions and behavior, (3) social-emotional learning curriculum that teach students self-regulation skills and how to be resilient in the face of adversity, and (4) positive behavior supports that help create greater consistency among the adults to promote desired student behavior.

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Clay Cook

Dr. Clay Cook is the John and Nancy Peyton Faculty Fellow in Child and Adolescent Wellbeing at the University of Minnesota and Associate Professor in the School Psychology Program. He has extensive research and practical experiences involving the implementation of multi-tiered systems... Read More →

Thursday February 7, 2019 10:10am - 11:10am CST
Edina Room