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Better Together: The Coaching Relationship, Tech and SEL

Date/Time
November 4
9:50 am - 10:40 am
Strand
Leadership/Professional Development
Audience
Instructional Coaches

Research has shown that implementing the SEL curriculum in the classroom reduces aggressive behavior, increases student performance, builds a more positive school climate, and reduces classroom management and discipline issues. Therefore, SEL is becoming more and more of a priority, and necessity in our schools, yet many teachers have not been given the tools and resources to utilize these practices.

In this session, we will show how we strengthened her SEL practice through coaching cycles and the innovative use of technology. Educators will learn how what started as a fun project that required students to utilize technology to create their own virtual calm space has turned into a school-wide initiative.

School leaders, teachers, and coaches will walk away with classroom-ready materials and new ideas on how coaches and teachers working together can make a significant impact on emotional health and school climate.

Presenter
Stacie Tefft
Stacie Tefft
Instructional Technology Coach, Learning Technology Center

Stacie serves as an instructional technology coach who works to amplify and enrich lessons, trainings, and technology integration support in southern Illinois.

Jane Gillespie
Jane Gillespie
Teacher, Herrin CUSD #4

Jane Gillespie is a fifth grader teacher at Herrin Elementary School in Herrin, IL. Jane is extremely passionate about her students and often refers to her career as her passion and calling. The foundation of her classroom is built on John C. Maxwell’s truth that students do not care about what she knows until they know how much she cares. Mrs. Gillespie’s students know they are part of a team and family and thrive in the trauma-informed classroom that focuses heavily on social-emotional learning. During her sixteen years in the Herrin School District, Jane has poured her heart into her students, believing that strong, trusting relationships are the foundational key to student success. Additionally, she is a strong voice of RSI (Resiliency of Southern Illinois) and a PBIS leader in her district. Jane is also a proud graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where she earned her Bachelor's in Elementary Education and is furthering her journey in Educational Psychology. Jane Gillespie is a fifth grader teacher at Herrin Elementary School in Herrin, IL. Jane is extremely passionate about her students and often refers to her career as her passion and calling. The foundation of her classroom is built on John C. Maxwell’s truth that students do not care about what she knows until they know how much she cares. Mrs. Gillespie’s students know they are part of a team and family and thrive in the trauma-informed classroom that focuses heavily on social-emotional learning. During her sixteen years in the Herrin School District, Jane has poured her heart into her students, believing that strong, trusting relationships are the foundational key to student success. Additionally, she is a strong voice of RSI (Resiliency of Southern Illinois) and a PBIS leader in her district. Jane is also a proud graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where she earned her Bachelor's in Elementary Education and is furthering her journey in Educational Psychology.