Social Emotional Training

Current and Upcoming Events

These workshops are a can’t-miss for educators! We provide tangible, proven strategies on implementing social emotional learning to enhance children’s academic and social success. We offer a variety of virtual or in-person training sessions. Choose a category below to see the session names and dates:

Social Emotional Learning Training

UPCOMING DATES AND
REGISTRATION:

  • Feb 28, 2023 :

    The Adolescent Brain: From Risky to Responsible

The Adolescent Brain:

From Risky to Responsible

Event Date: Feb 28, 2023

Event Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM America/Chicago

Audience: Educators

Event Price: Free

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This session is for anyone who has ever walked away from an encounter with a teenager and thought, “What are they thinking?” Behavior in the teen years is often unpredictable, confusing, and difficult to manage. This session unpacks the neuroscience behind the developing brain, offering insights into teenage thinking.  Protective factors that support teens through typical social emotional challenges will be addressed.

Session objectives:

1. Explain the unique phase of brain development during adolescence.
2. Discuss social emotional challenges often experienced during adolescence.
3. Explore classroom friendly strategies that support adolescents’ needs.

About the Speakers

Méroudjie Denis, Ph.D., LP, LMSW

Méroudjie is a licensed psychologist, licensed social worker, and trained school psychologist, with over 13 years of experience in the mental health field. She provides clinical services to children and families impacted by trauma. Previously, she spent a decade working as an early childhood educator, serving children receiving special education. She earned her Bachelor of Art in psychology from the University of Dallas, her master’s degree in social work from the University of Texas-Arlington and her Ph.D. in psychology from Texas women's University.

Rhonda Vincent, Ph.D.

Rhonda Vincent joined Momentous Institute in December 2013. Her previous experience includes over 25 years of work in education. Along with a Bachelor of Science, Rhonda earned elementary and early childhood teaching certificates from the University of Texas Permian Basin. She received a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from New Mexico State University and a Ph.D. in Child Development from Texas Woman’s University.

Trauma, Mental Health & Wellness

UPCOMING DATES AND
REGISTRATION:

  • Mar 1, 2023 :

    Your Questions Answered: Trauma & Resilience

  • Mar 30, 2023 :

    Educator Grief: When School is More than You Signed Up For

Your Questions Answered:

Trauma & Resilience

Event Date: Mar 1, 2023

Event Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM America/Chicago

Audience: Educators

Event Price: Free

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The impact of trauma in schools resulting from the pandemic has caused all of us to lean in differently and learn more carefully about supporting students in a way that continues to maximize their educational experience. The research is clear that children who develop resilience adjust more quickly to changes and are more equipped to face disappointments and challenges with a sense of hope and optimism. Now more than ever before, schools need to understand, prioritize and implement trauma-sensitive strategies that help buffer the effects of stress and build resilience in the school setting. This free webinar will center participants’ questions about trauma and resilience in children and will offer answers and consultation to help them think through the most appropriate strategies for their classrooms and campuses.

1. What is most challenging for you in supporting students who are facing the trauma of the pandemic and other life events?
2. How has resilience in children shown up in your classroom and campus?
3. What would you most want to know about building resilience in children?

About the Speakers

Jennifer Hartmann, M.Ed.

Jennifer Hartmann has worked in education for over 13 years. She has worked as a teacher at Momentous School and as an SEL coach on the Fort Worth and Dallas ISD projects for Momentous Institute. Using the knowledge gained from classroom experience and coaching, she teaches other professionals’ best practices for social emotional health in the classroom. Jennifer graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Oklahoma City University.

Educator Grief:

When School is More than You Signed Up For

Event Date: Mar 30, 2023

Event Time: 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM America/Chicago

Audience: Educators

Event Price: Free

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Less than a quarter of surveyed educators report that they would not recommend the teaching field to a colleague (TPT Report, 2022). The pandemic, learning loss, challenging student behavior and the social-political climate has clearly impacted how educators are experiencing their work. Educators have faced significant amounts of grief and loss that have challenged their capacity to sustain and succeed. In this session, we’ll unpack how current stressors have uniquely impacted educators and how they can manage grief in a time of chaos.

1. Describe the sources of grief that educators are currently experiencing.
2. Understand how grief impacts the educator’s space.
3. Learn how to manage grief while doing your job.
4. Understand how to support your fellow educators who are grieving.

About the Speakers

MÉROUDJIE DENIS, PH.D, LP, LMSW

Méroudjie is a licensed psychologist, licensed social worker and trained school psychologist, with over 13 years of experience in the mental health field. She provides clinical services to children and families impacted by trauma. Previously, she spent a decade working as an early childhood educator, serving children receiving special education. She earned her Bachelor of Art in psychology from the University of Dallas, her master’s degree in social work from the University of Texas-Arlington and her Ph.D. in psychology from Texas women's University.

RHONDA VINCENT, PH.D

Rhonda joined Momentous Institute in December 2013. Her previous experience includes over 25 years of work in education. Along with a Bachelor of Science, Rhonda earned elementary and early childhood teaching certificates from the University of Texas Permian Basin. She received a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from New Mexico State University and a Ph.D. in Child Development from Texas Woman’s University.

Coaching For Momentum

UPCOMING DATES AND
REGISTRATION:

  • Jan 20, 2023 :

    Coaching for Momentum: A Social Emotional Approach to Coaching (SPRING B 2023 cohort)

  • Apr 6, 2023 :

    Coaching for Momentum: A Social Emotional Approach to Coaching (SPRING D 2023 cohort)

Coaching for Momentum:

A Social Emotional Approach to Coaching - SPRING B 2023 cohort

Event Date: Jan 20, 2023

Event Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM America/Chicago

Audience: Educators

Event Price: $849.99

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Research shows that in-classroom coaching is a powerful tool for impacting a teacher’s skill but few campus professionals claim expertise in social emotional learning. Coaching for Momentum is a multi-day learning session designed to address this gap.

Join our 6-part workshop series on Coaching for Momentum: A Social Emotional Approach to Classroom Coaching. We will work through five categories of awareness to enhance the coach-to-teacher relationship, learning how to deepen the reflective practice of teachers. Ultimately, participants will develop a strong social emotional lens to inform the process of coaching and build a network of collaboration for sustainability.

By learning to coach with an SEL lens, coaches, counselors, principals, assistant principals, school leaders, staff developers, mentors, department chairs and others become better equipped to get traction for momentous outcomes and inspire transformational change and increase their ability to provide strong sustainable support.


Dates - Tuesday cohort

  • Session 1: Jan. 20, 2023
  • Session 2: Jan. 27, 2023
  • Session 3: Feb. 3, 2023
  • Session 4: Feb. 10, 2023
  • Session 5: Feb 17, 2023
  • Session 6: Feb 24, 2023
  • Visit the link below for additional course information, pricing and enrollment.

    Limited partial scholarships available, apply here.

    Coaching for Momentum:

    A Social Emotional Approach to Coaching - SPRING D 2023 cohort

    Event Date: Apr 6, 2023

    Event Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM America/Chicago

    Audience: Educators

    Event Price: $849.99

    REGISTER NOW

    Registration will open up Feb 27, 2023


    Research shows that in-classroom coaching is a powerful tool for impacting a teacher’s skill but few campus professionals claim expertise in social emotional learning. Coaching for Momentum is a multi-day learning session designed to address this gap.

    Join our 6-part workshop series on Coaching for Momentum: A Social Emotional Approach to Classroom Coaching. We will work through five categories of awareness to enhance the coach-to-teacher relationship, learning how to deepen the reflective practice of teachers. Ultimately, participants will develop a strong social emotional lens to inform the process of coaching and build a network of collaboration for sustainability.

    By learning to coach with an SEL lens, coaches, counselors, principals, assistant principals, school leaders, staff developers, mentors, department chairs and others become better equipped to get traction for momentous outcomes and inspire transformational change and increase their ability to provide strong sustainable support.


    Dates - Thursday cohort

  • Session 1: Apr. 6, 2023
  • Session 2: Apr. 13, 2023
  • Session 3: Apr. 20, 2023
  • Session 4: Apr. 27, 2023
  • Session 5: May 4, 2023
  • Session 6: May 11, 2023

  • Visit the link below for additional course information, pricing and enrollment. (Registration will open up Feb 27, 2023)

    Limited partial scholarships available, apply here.