Early Career Educator PD Series 2022

The PD sessions in this series are tailored to the needs of Early Career Educators in their first five years of teaching. Members can sign up for one, two or all three sessions. Zoom links provided after registration.

Session 1: How to Survive THRIVE as a New Teacher 

Thursday, March 24, 2022

This session will explore time management, on a personal and professional level, as an early career educator. We know there is no such thing as a ‘work-life balance’ in teaching (or, let’s be honest, in any career, and especially not in a pandemic!) but we absolutely can be intentional in setting up a strong foundation to thrive in this profession. Join Erin Healey, Instructional Systems Coach and CEO of the Young Educators Society of Rhode Island, on March 24th to set yourself and your career up for success!

Presenter: Erin Healey, Portsmouth

Register for Session 1


Session 2: De-Escalation in the Classroom 

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Learn the basics of De-escalation. Participants will learn about the signs of an escalated individual, strategies to effectively de-escalate individuals within the school setting, and receive an overview of state guidance regarding crisis interventions. This course is recommended for beginning and experienced educators and related service providers interested in learning more about how to effectively respond to crises within school and classroom settings.

Presenter: Melynda Antunes, M.Ed., Fort Barton School, Tiverton, RI

Register for Session 2


Session 3: Social Emotional Considerations for students

Thursday, April 7, 2022

This session will provide an overview of social emotional learning, and how it is relevant to your role as an educator. A range of age appropriate strategies, class check-ins and mindfulness based exercises will be reviewed. The goal of this session will be to develop a toolbox to address your students’ social emotional needs and establish a safe and trauma informed environment to support their growth.

Presenter: Sophie Marchioro, LCSW, CGS
Behavioral Health Clinician
Comprehensive Community Action Program


Register for Session 3


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