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Finding Calm in Chaos
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Finding Calm in Chaos

Course Description: Each of us feels personal and professional stress that impacts our home and work lives. The good news is that there are things we can do to help us find calm in chaos, cultivate compassion, and engage in compassionate self-care to protect our brains and bodies from the negative health effects of stress and uncertainty. In this class, participants are introduced to mindfulness practices and the basic science behind their impact on our bodies. These healthy life skills and knowledge can help each of us thrive personally and help our students find calm, too. This class is part of PSEA's ongoing commitment to provide supports to members for personal and professional success. 

Course Hours: Members who complete this course receive 2 HOURS of Act 48 and/or a certificate that may apply for Chapter 14 hours. Your employer has sole discretion to determine if this course qualifies for Chapter 14 hours.

  • 2 Hours

Practicing Self-Compassion
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Practicing Self-Compassion

Course Description: Does your "inner critic" leave you feeling down sometimes? Practicing self-compassion is an important wellness excercise that helps us stand up to our inner critica and also develop emotional resilience, a more accurate self-concept, and more caring relationships. It also can foster less narcissism and lower levels of reactive anger. All of this can help us become more effective and more grounded in our personal and professional lives. Learning to practice self compassion in our own lives also can give us insight in how to encourage it in our students.  The three primary objectives for this course are as follows: You will learn the definition of self-compassion and how it manifests in your own life. You will understand the research that has been conducted on self-compassion. You will have an opportunity to explore your own ability to cultivate self-compassion.   

Course Hours: Members who complete this course receive 3 HOURS of Act 48 and/or a certificate that may apply for Chapter 14 hours. Your employer has sole discretion to determine if this course qualifies for Chapter 14 hours.

  • 3 Hours

Re-imagining Challenges
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Re-imagining Challenges

Course Description: As educators, we face lots of circumstances, both anticipated and surprising, that require us to reimagine what is possible. Let’s also reimagine our response to challenging situations! This class is a recording of a session held with PSEA members during the COVID-19 pandemic. Although that year of stress and change may be behind us, many of us experiencing personal and professional stress that can feel overwhelming and tumultuous. The good news is that there are things we can do to find calm in chaos, cultivate compassion, and engage in self-care to protect our brains and bodies from the negative effects of stress and uncertainty. Join us to learn more! 

Course Hours: Members who complete this course receive 4 HOURS of Act 48 and/or a certificate that may apply for Chapter 14 hours. Your employer has sole discretion to determine if this course qualifies for Chapter 14 hours.

  • 4 Hours

Social and Emotional Learning is for Us, Too!
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Social and Emotional Learning is for Us, Too!

Course Description: This course introduces members to some basic tools to regulate our emotions and provides a framework for educators to consider social and emotional learning for ourselves and our students.

Course Hours: Members who complete this course receive 4 HOURS of Act 48 and/or a certificate that may apply for Chapter 14 hours. Your employer has sole discretion to determine if this course qualifies for Chapter 14 hours.

  • 4 Hours

Taking Care of the Teacher Self: Addressing the Daily Life Stressors
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Taking Care of the Teacher Self: Addressing the Daily Life Stressors

Course Description: Self-care is often the first thing that gets ignored when life becomes stressful. Taking care of yourself will help you to better care for those you teach. This webinar will help you define and better understand the importance of self-care and become a self-care advocate for yourself and others. NEA's Judith O'Loughlin and Brenda Custudio presented this webinar to PSEA members on August 17, 2021.

Course Hours: Members who complete this course receive 2 HOURS of Act 48 and/or a certificate that may apply for Chapter 14 hours. Your employer has sole discretion to determine if this course qualifies for Chapter 14 hours.

  • 2 Hours

Understanding Students and Anger
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Understanding Students and Anger

Course Description: Discover how to better serve students in a more positive way, to de-escalate anger, and foster a more constructive relationship with the student.

Course Hours:
Members who complete this course receive 2 HOURS of Act 48 and/or a certificate that may apply for Chapter 14 hours. Your employer has sole discretion to determine if this course qualifies for Chapter 14 hours.

  • 2 Hours

Understanding Students and Trauma
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Understanding Students and Trauma

Course Description: This session, taken from a live PSEA Center for Professional Learning Webinar event held on Oct 5, 2021 investigates the impact that trauma has on students in our classrooms. The presenters analyze and explain different forms of trauma and interventions to help mitigate the impacts of this trauma on learning. The session will help prepare educators on how to develop and sustain a trauma-sensitive classroom that is compassionate and nurturing for all students.

Course Hours: Members who complete this course receive 2 HOURS of Act 48 and/or a certificate that may apply for Chapter 14 hours. Your employer has sole discretion to determine if this course qualifies for Chapter 14 hours.

  • 2 Hours

NEA's Trauma-Informed Remote Learning
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NEA's Trauma-Informed Remote Learning

Course Description: This course examines how to become a trauma-informed educator, with special application to to the COVID-19 pandemic. The course helps participants solidify concepts about trauma-informed teaching and process —and how they can be useful in an online or physical classroom, learn about trauma and the impact it can have on students in a school setting, identify trauma specifically related to COVID-19 and be introduced to activities, apps, and tools to support students.

Course Hours:
Members who complete this course receive 3 HOURS of Act 48 and/or a certificate that may apply for Chapter 14 hours. Your employer has sole discretion to determine if this course qualifies for Chapter 14 hours.

  • 3 Hours

Social Emotional Learning in a Virtual Space
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Social Emotional Learning in a Virtual Space

Course Description: How can you create meaningful relationships with and between students in a safe virtual space? This webinar seeks to answer this question with "already tried it" practices. Learn about different strategies, exercises, and activities that put SEL at the forefront in an intentional and transparent way. 

Course Hours: Members who complete this course receive 2 HOURS of Act 48 and/or a certificate that may apply for Chapter 14 hours. Your employer has sole discretion to determine if this course qualifies for Chapter 14 hours.

  • 2 Hours

Time Management and Organization for Online Learning
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Time Management and Organization for Online Learning

Course Description: The boundaries between work and home are blurrier than ever. This webinar explores strategies and tools that will help you take care of yourself first so that you may take care of others.

Course Hours: Members who complete this course receive 1.5 HOURS of Act 48 and/or a certificate that may apply for Chapter 14 hours. Your employer has sole discretion to determine if this course qualifies for Chapter 14 hours.

  • 1.5 Hours

Connection Before Curriculum
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Connection Before Curriculum

Course Description: Explore research-based programs that you can use yourself or with your students to set the tone of the classroom. The idea will roughly follow Maslow's idea that we need to all feel safe to be in the proper mindset to teach and learn.

Course Hours: Members who complete this course receive 2 HOURS of Act 48 and/or a certificate that may apply for Chapter 14 hours. Your employer has sole discretion to determine if this course qualifies for Chapter 14 hour

  • 2 Hours