These webinars pertain to important subjects including personal wellness, student instruction, and professional learning.
The iSOSY Student Portal was introduced in Summer 2022 to offer a dynamic, interactive site designed just for migratory students. This introductory webinar shows participants how to access the portal, train their students to use it together or on their own, and enjoy the new resources including live lessons, Google Classroom tools, and other great student-centric materials.
New to the iSOSY website? The Tour Our Updated osymigrant.org Webinar walks participants through the updated version of the site and highlight the important materials available. Service providers and recruiters will find professional development materials, instructional tools, webinar archives, contact information, the student portal, audio resources, and other useful resources. Take the time to familiarize yourself in order to use the website with ease.
Interview with Dr. Mona Johnson - Part 1 follows the well-received webinar on the important topic of self-care for service providers. The research behind personal wellness/mental health shows clearly that taking care of ourselves is imperative if we are to succeed in caring for others. It is very difficult for most of us to incorporate the concept of self-care into our busy lives and can too often be something that we put off until tomorrow. Mona, a leader in the field of social emotional wellness in academic environments, is the author of The Heart of Learning and Teaching: Compassion, Resiliency and Academic Success; Supporting and Educating Traumatized Students: A Guide for School-Based Professionals.
Interview with Dr. Mona Johnson - Part 2 follows the well-received webinar on the important topic of self-care for service providers. The research behind personal wellness/mental health shows clearly that taking care of ourselves is imperative if we are to succeed in caring for others. It is very difficult for most of us to incorporate the concept of self-care into our busy lives and can too often be something that we put off until tomorrow. Mona, a leader in the field of social emotional wellness in academic environments, is the author of The Heart of Learning and Teaching: Compassion, Resiliency and Academic Success; Supporting and Educating Traumatized Students: A Guide for School-Based Professionals.
The Personal Wellness Training Package Webinar provides an overview of substantive concepts and resources to assist service providers, planners, and trainers in developing the practice of mental health/personal wellness awareness. The goal is for both providers and students to achieve better personal mental health and well-being in order to increase happiness and potential. This training package is also designed to encourage participation in the broader community effort to promote emotional and personal well-being. It is the intention that the full participation of service providers in student/family personal wellness promotion will lead to more fulfilling and productive lives for all migratory students and their families.
Dr. Mona Johnson presents the Professional Self-Care: The Antidote to Combating Compassion Fatigue & Secondary Traumatic Stress Webinar. With continued pressures and ever-increasing demands in the workplace, fostering our own resilience and social emotional wellness often takes a back seat. This presentation addresses the importance of these practices and their direct connection to workplace success. Participants will review current methods for coping with career stress, compassion fatigue, and potential secondary traumatic stress which can result from continuous exposure to school-based and/or other student trauma(s). In addition, they will reflect on their social emotional competence, explore comprehensive areas of professional wellness, and be introduced to a framework to create an individualized self-care plan to support positive resilience and personal growth.
The Introducing the OSY Relationship Building Manual Webinar introduces an important resource for all migrant education service providers: the OSY Relationship Building Manual. OSY Engagement and Relationship Building Work Group members Emily Hoffman and Joyce Bishop walk you through 10 best practices identified as important keys to strengthening your initial engagement with OSY and maintaining a successful relationship. There is a lot of diversity within the migrant student community, but essential to every success with OSY is establishing a strong relationship with them and determining how to motivate and mentor each as necessary.
The Supporting Migrant Education Students and Families During COVID-19 Webinar features personal wellness consultant Lora Thomas leading a virtual discussion about the effects of COVID-19 on the nation, our educational institutions, and the migratory community. The presentation addresses helping migratory students and their families deal with the stress of the COVID-19 crisis and the uncertainty of what the future holds. The discussion also includes strategies for self-care and maintaining your own personal wellness so that you may best be a strong support for others during this time.
In the Working Remotely with Students Webinar, Pennsylvania MEP service providers Deke Showman and Josiah Long present useful ways for service providers to reach and teach their students remotely. The webinar walked through the steps to design a viable lesson deliverable through Zoom, GoToMeeting, and similar platforms. The presenters show what it looks like to teach remotely and legitimately engage students for quality learning. Highlighted are iSOSY materials that are already designed for virtual use so participants leave the webinar equipped with the tools and skills they needed to begin successfully working remotely with their students.
In the Introduction to New English for Daily Life Lesson – SHOPPING Webinar, consultant Michelle Bastiani leads an overview of the English for Daily Life lesson all about SHOPPING. The presentation explains the ideology behind the lesson and the many digital tools designed to enhance this lesson for English Language Learners. Participants walk through the lesson itself and may watch the follow-up webinar English for Daily Life: An In Depth Look at Specific Strategies that details the online tools available to enhance the lesson, whether in person or virtually.
The English for Daily Life: An In Depth Look at Specific Strategies Webinar is a follow up to Introduction to new EFDL Lesson – SHOPPING and will help participants get familiar and comfortable with important online tools, EdPuzzle, Quia, and Quizlet, used to engage students in new and exciting ways. Consultant Michelle Bastiani walks through creating your accounts, as well as account for your students, and how to use the tools with confidence.
The Using the GOSOSY Goal Setting/Learning Plan Materials in a Virtual Format Webinar highlights the successful Goal Setting and Learning Plan project that has been revamped and improved for virtual use during the time of the pandemic. Join the work group leaders as they walk through how to use the program successfully even when you cannot meet face-to-face with your students. The brand-new Goal Setting Rubric is also introduced and explained.
In this Four-CIG Resource Sharing Webinar, all four Office of Migrant Education-funded consortia share resources from GOSOSY, MiraCORE, Pre-School Initiative (PI), and the IRRC Consortium. The focus is to share those ideas and resources that are currently available to help provide high quality services for all MEP students. Realizing the pandemic is a time of modifying the approach to working with migratory families and youth, the consortia directors share resources to help in the process of reaching out and providing needed services to students during this challenging time.
The webinar Suicide Prevention: Introduction to Module 8 introduces participants to the important discussion of what service providers can do when confronted with a student who may be exhibiting suicidal thoughts or plans. The module includes information from National Suicide Prevention Lifeline's #bethe1to campaign.