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This digital program is for all things DL2023! Sched is open! You may select your sessions starting March 14th at 11am PST.

Be sure to select one Workshop Round 1 or Den Talk series [for Day 1], one Deep Dive session [for Day 2], and one Workshop Round 2 or Den Talk series [for Day 3]. These sessions have capacity limits and will fill up.

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Thursday, March 30 • 9:45am - 11:15am
Combatting Confrontation with Illumination

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Apathy, lethargy, and a lack of empathy plague our society and are mirrored in our schools, forcing educators to switch from their roles as teachers to referees in the classroom and finding themselves ill-equipped to address conflicts before witnessing them reach a fever pitch. In light of the current climate, addressing this issue will require an understanding of the underlying concerns motivating the conflicts. Students must be equipped with the knowledge of both self and others, as well as the impact of sustained conflict on the brain and learning. In this session, participants will leave with a school-based conflict management tool that can be used in the classroom and/or district level to teach students how to de-escalate conflict by considering the needs of the other party.  Participants will simulate conflicts and practice de-escalation techniques through the use of the DISC Personal Style Assessment and the READ Conflict Protocol tool.

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Nichelle Wallace

Teacher/AVID Coordinator/Collegial Coach Instructor, Rockwall High School
As an educator, coach, and mentor for the past 23 years, I have concluded that the whole of education is demonstrated through three principles:  "what we know", "what we don’t know", and "what we are not aware we need to know", and a common thread found in effective educators is... Read More →
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Sarah Blake

American Sign Language Teacher, Rockwall High School

Thursday March 30, 2023 9:45am - 11:15am PDT
HTe 204