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Iowa BEST: Behavioral, Equitable, Social-Emotional, Trauma-Informed Health in Schools Summit
The Iowa BEST Summit is designed to highlight educators’ collective need to bolster support and care across the educational system, and to build shared capacity to get there. The sessions will deliver resources and practical solutions around social-emotional-behavioral health. #IowaBEST2021

The summit is co-sponsored by the Iowa Department of Education and the University of Iowa College of Education.

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Tuesday, November 2 • 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Finding the "Fuel" for Learning and Emotional Well-Being – “What” We Can Do to Enhance Social-Emotional Engagement (Part 2)

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In this session, participants will explore the “what” of enhancing engagement by sharing and exploring strategies that enhance social emotional engagement and a sense of belonging in the classroom setting.  Consistent with a Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework, Social Emotional Engagement - Knowledge and Skills (SEE-KS) provides freely accessible tools that participants will be able to use for designing instruction to get the hook, present information in different ways, and foster different modes of expression.  Participants will learn about the freely accessible tool, the SEE-KS Quick Reference tool, as a reference for identifying strategies for enhancing engagement. 
Participants will:
  1. Identify three domains of essential instructional strategies that promote active student engagement and positive outcomes in learning and emotional well-being, and
  2. Apply a checklist of instructional strategies for fostering the emotional “hook,” providing information in different ways, and fostering student expression within academic activities. 



Speakers
avatar for Jen Townsend

Jen Townsend

Owner, Universal Access Consulting, LLC
Jen Townsend, M.Ed. is an educational consultant with expertise in social emotional learning differences, including autism spectrum disorders. She is also the owner of Universal Access Consulting, LLC, a company that specializes in professional development and collaborative consultation... Read More →
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Emily Rubin

Director, Communication Crossroads, Inc.
Emily Rubin, MS, CCC-SLP is the Director of Communication Crossroads, Inc. in Atlanta, GA. She is a speech-language pathologist specializing in social emotional development and the importance of creating the conditions for learner engagement so that all learners can thrive. Rubin... Read More →



Tuesday November 2, 2021 1:00pm - 2:15pm CDT
Hy-Vee Hall Room 108