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    • 27 Jan 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual
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    Are you ready to learn how to engage your students online in a FUN way? Join Briona and Leah, NEO Co-Regional Directors, as they host a networking opportunity to get together with other school social workers and engage in online icebreakers that would be perfect to use with your students!

    There will be a FREE online engagement resource sheet for all participants! 

    Event is open to non-members as well.


    Zoom Link: 

    https://cwru.zoom.us/j/94106554379?pwd=WlMvd3ArLzdzQ09EUXRweWtjMEpEUT09

    Meeting ID: 941 0655 4379

    Passcode: 406313


    • 26 Feb 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual
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    Trauma, Grief, Fear & Racism: 

    The Road to Healing by Leading Courageous Conversations in Schools

    Presenters:

    Dr. Octavia ReidPrincipal of Barack Obama Elementary School, Maple Heights, Ohio

    Martha Jones, LISW, School Social Worker, Columbus City Schools

    Help! How do we start to unpack all of this? A working conference is planned to allow participants to take a concentrated look at Trauma, Fear and Racism in Ohio schools. We will challenge you to learn how each issue affects teaching and learning. We will address building an Anti-Racist Climate in schools and how to have courageous conversations within your roles as school social workers or school personnel. 

    Learning Objectives:

    • Participants will gain usable knowledge of the Ohio Resolution to Condemn Racism in Schools
    • Participants will acquire an understanding of Racial Micro Aggressions
    • Participants will develop an understanding of Systemic Racism
    • Participants will work toward a heightened understanding of explicit and implicit bias
    • Participants will be able to identify and address incidents of implicit bias
    • Participants will receive an Overview of an Anti-Racist Culture in schools and what it will take to move toward it.
    • Participants will review Restorative Practice language and learn how to use RP affectively
    • Participants will review Trauma Informed Education Principles and how to apply them when addressing issues of racism


    *Registration is two steps. In your registration confirmation email will be two zoom links, morning and afternoon. Each zoom link requires you to sign in or register with zoom to access the session. Registering with zoom can be done ahead or at the time of the event. This allows us to track attendees for CEU and contact hours approval purposes.

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    • 24 Apr 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • TBD
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    Board business meeting. Agenda to be sent the week of meeting. 

    • 14 Jun 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • TBD
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    Board business meeting. Agenda to be sent the week of meeting. 

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