MASE TURN continues to seek opportunities to support association-district partnerships in designing and implementing programs and practices that help all students succeed. Guilford County-NCAE brought together a joint team representing administrators, teacher leaders and community leaders to the Regional TURN Summer Conference in 2016. Their team gained significant knowledge and insight into the issue of developing schools that were sensitive to the needs traumatized students. With funding provided by the NEA Great Public Schools, SEL program specialists from CEC and networking support from MASE TURN, Guilford County implemented a week-long summer training experience on July 31-August 3 focused on development of trauma-informed practices for educators and schools.
This team training blended research, theory, and practical application of whole child practices in schools. Nearly 70 teachers and administrators were exposed to critical content on ACEs, trauma-sensitive schools, social emotional learning, resilience, executive function, primary care and wellness, and families and communities as partners. Participants left with action steps to utilize in their school settings.
Florida TURN - Strategies to Address the SEL Needs of All Students
The horrific hurricanes in the Atlantic also caused havoc with the fall Florida TURN Meeting that was to occur in Tampa, FL in October. Florida TURN rescheduled the meeting for April 14. The Florida Panhandle should be a lovely place for our TURN colleagues to convene in the spring. This Saturday drive-in conference will endeavour to provide participants with the techniques and theories that support building a successful education program for SEL students.