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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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Wednesday, November 3 • 10:30am - 11:45am
Authentically Involving Students with Data & Strategic Change through a Service-Learning Model

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Demonstrating a replicable process based on the evidence-based service-learning process, this session co-presented with students will show how students  can be authentically engaged in analyzing, problem-solving, and implementing strategies to address needs identified by Conditions for Learning side-by-side with the adults in the building and community.

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Kay Augustine

Education Program Consultant, Iowa Department of Education
Kay Augustine is an Education Program Consultant for the Department of Education (DE). As the former Project Director of the School Climate Transformation Grant she coordinated the development of Iowa's SEL Competency documents. She serves as the state liaison with the Collaboration... Read More →
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Student Presenter
Soomin Koh (she/her) is a senior at Iowa City West High School. She serves as Vice-Chair of the State of Iowa Youth Advisory Council. She is also the co-chair of the Volunteer Iowa Youth Outreach subcommittee. In school, Soomin is also an editor for her school newspaper and co-founder... Read More →
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Hannah, (she/her)

Event Manager, Student Presenter Iowa Student Learning Institute
Hannah has served as the Event Manager for IowaSLI since December of 2018. She is a Sophmore at Norwalk High School and currently serves as the Sophmore Class President of the Norwalk Student Council. As the Event Manager, Hannah helps coordinate all of IowaSLI’s regional and statewide... Read More →

Jana Daisy

Youth Service Learning AmeriCorps VISTA, Volunteer Iowa
Volunteer Iowa (The Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service) is part of a network of state service commissions throughout the United States that exist to foster a bi-partisan state-level commitment to advancing service initiatives as well as developing, communicating, and promoting a statewide vision and ethic of service. This state agency is responsible for coordinating programs and activit... Read More →


Student Presenter

Wednesday November 3, 2021 10:30am - 11:45am CDT
Room 318