Coffee with Counselors

Our CRAEA School Counseling Advisory Team has determined it is important to continue with providing opportunities for us to join each other virtually.  We have planned monthly sessions of “Coffee with Counselors” where conversations are counselor inspired and counselor driven in a casual conversation format.

Our purpose is to create a safe place to come together and build upon the mindset that we are all in the trenches together.  We hope to build upon our sharing and supportive environments as we work through the fluidity of the moments we are experiencing.  We are also hoping to find ways to tap into our individual gifts of being the light for others. 

These sessions are totally voluntary and optional, and we welcome you to participate in any of our upcoming sessions. This year we are planning on having these monthly sessions focus on a topic and connect that topic to some learning and also provide collaborative/conversational times.  Depending on our group size during these sessions, we could potentially go into breakout rooms via the following groups: Elementary, Middle School and High School focuses. 

9:00 – 9:45 a.m.

  • December 15, 2021 (Crisis Team Support)
  • January 12, 2022 (Burnout)
  • February 9, 2022 (1st Gen Students)
  • March 16, 2022 (Equity Lens)
  • April 20, 2022 (Crisis Support)
  • May 18, 2022 (Legislative Update)

2:00 – 2:45 p.m.

  • December 16, 2021 (Crisis Team Support)
  • January 13, 2022 (Burnout)
  • February 10, 2022 (1st Gen Students)
  • March 17, 2022 (Equity Lens)
  • April 21, 2022 (Crisis Support)
  • May 19, 2022 (Legislative Update)

Thanks to our CRAEA Counselor Advisory Team for their commitment to supporting each other and helping organize these connecting opportunities.

Thanks again for being bright shining lights of hope for others.  If you have any questions, please let contact Jo Prusha.

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TLC Networking Day December 7, 2021

The Central Rivers AEA Teacher Leadership and Compensation Advisory Team is hosting their second TLC Networking session of the 2021-22 school year on December 7, 2021.  If you haven’t registered yet for these networking opportunities, please use this link

Per our draft agenda please notice the first afternoon session is a mini-EdCamp.  We will plan for this right before we go to lunch.  If you’ve never participated in an EdCamp, you might want to view one of these short videos to help you have a better understanding of how this will work: 

These networking sessions are designed to prepare teacher leaders to serve as facilitators and activators of instructional practices in PK-12 school settings.

For more information, view the TLC Networking document, or contact Jo Prusha, Keith Halverson or Bradi Johnson.

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Wednesday’s With Amy

Amy Knupp’s weekly Wednesday meetings has new updates from November 17.

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, there will not be a Wednesday’s with Amy on November 24.

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Eligibility and Evaluation Standards 9 and 10 To Be Completed By December 21

Special Ed Staff:

Please see the following slide deck for Eligibility & Evaluation Standards 9 and 10, a continuation of our first two days together.  This will need to be completed by Tuesday, December 21, and should take less than an hour so schedule when it works best for you.  Thanks for the engagement we have had while diving into the ten eligibility & evaluation standards!

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Assistive Technology Wishlist

In order to keep our AT lending library up-to-date and with the resources most needed, we are requesting information using this AT Wishlist. We appreciate your input prior to Thanksgiving break.

Questions? Contact our Media Department.

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Wednesdays with Amy

Due to meetings that Amy Knupp will be attending outside the agency she will need to cancel the Wednesday, November 10, meeting with staff.  

Questions? Contact Marcia Brolsma.

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Standards Based Evaluation Information

The Standards Based Evaluation Team has combined the literacy and math resource sheets into a single spreadsheet that can be searched by content, skill, gradeband, or SDI feature.   In addition to the tools that have always been available, learning progression documents have been added to support observation, interview, and plans for goal writing.   Additional tools will be added as they become available, including resources for behavior, mental health and social and emotional learning.  The previous literacy and math documents will no longer be updated.

Check out the following links to learn more:

Questions or suggestions – contact Kortney Owen.

 

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Wednesdays with Amy

Due to meetings that Amy Knupp will be attending outside the agency she needs to cancel the next two Wednesday meetings with staff.  So there will be no Wednesday meetings on November 3 and November 10.

Questions? Contact Marcia Brolsma

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Counselor Networking Session

The Central Rivers AEA Counselor Advisory Team will be hosting our third counselor networking session of the 2021-22 school year on Feb. 25, 2022. This session will discuss:

  • Selecting evidence-based SEL curriculum and tools.
  • How to use data to serve all our students in a more intentional way.

For more information, view the Professional Counselor Networking document, or contact Jo Prusha.

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TLC Networking Session

The Central Rivers AEA Teacher Leadership and Compensation Advisory Team is hosting their second TLC Networking session of the 2021-22 school year on Dec. 7, 2021.

These sessions will discuss how to:

  • Prepare teacher leaders through role definition.
  • Learn about personal goal-setting and reflective practices.
  • Provide a unique opportunity to explore collaborative processes, instructional frameworks, protocols, adult learning theory and the instructional strategies necessary to build intentional capacity in teachers and teacher leaders involved in these processes.

These sessions are designed to prepare teacher leaders to serve as facilitators and activators of instructional practices in PK-12 school settings.

For more information, view the TLC Networking document, or contact Jo Prusha, Keith Halverson or Bradi Johnson.

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