2020 Tri-State Summit: Creating Thriving Learning Environments for ALL Students

2020 Tri-State Summit: Creating Thriving Learning Environments for ALL Students

Mar 5th

Sponsored in collaboration with:
Iowa State Education Association (ISEA)
Nebraska State Education Association (NSEA)
South Dakota Education Association (SDEA)
Iowa Northwest Area Education Agency (NWAEA)

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Iowa Northwest AEA
1520 Morningside Avenue
Sioux City, IA 51106

Registration Fee:
$25.00 – Education Association Members
$50.00 – Non-Members

Staff & Presenters – No Cost

Iowa Educators – Optional Extended Online Learning Options:

  • $5.00 for 1 Iowa License Renewal Credit
  • $85.00 for 1 Drake University (Des Moines, IA) Graduate Credit

Nebraska & South Dakota Educators – Optional Extended Learning Online Options:

  • NE and SD educators will receive information from SDEA and NSEA about a certificate for continuing education hours.
  • (PENDING OPPORTUNITY!) Graduate credit through University Sioux Falls, a separate link to register will be provided at the workshop.

**Continental Breakfast, Snacks & Lunch will be provided**


Description of Event

Educators are struggling to help students learn the social emotional skills of self-awareness, self-management, decision making, and relationship management. The development of these competencies is compounded by a growing number of students that are exposed to traumatic stress that threatens their life or bodily integrity, and invoke intense feelings of helplessness, powerlessness, and terror. This summit will help educators to strengthen their knowledge and skill base to address severe behavior challenges in their classroom so students may acquire a broad array of skills, attitudes, character traits, and values to succeed in school, careers and life.

The Tri-State Summit extended online learning opportunity for Iowa license renewal or graduate credit will focus on how to build structures that support relationships, create school-wide cultures that encourage student voice and agency through practices, and affirm the cultural backgrounds of diverse students that schools serve.


I. Breakout Sessions will include 4 themes:

  1. Creating Trauma-informed environments (Foundational & Advanced sessions)
  2. Intervention & Strategies for Challenging Behaviors
  3. Equity in Education: What is it & Why it Matters
  4. Action Steps in Building the Foundation for Thriving Learning Environments

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