The Iowa 1:1 Institute exists to:
  • Help the Midwest’s 1:1 districts learn from each other about innovative teaching, learning, and administrative practices that are occurring in their districts;
  • Build excitement and ‘buzz’ around 1:1 laptop computing initiatives in the Midwest; and
  • Help others who are interested in 1:1 computing learn more about how to get started and be successful.
The institute is open to anyone interested in 1:1 laptop computing initiatives in P-12 schools, whether they currently are working in such a program or just want to learn more.  
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Wednesday, April 4 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
S.E.L. - Using Technology to Take the Challenge Out of Challenging Behaviors

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"Using Technology to Take the Challenge out of Challenging Behaviors....a Closer Look at Social Emotional Learning." 

Terese Jurgensen & Kelly Sorenson will be presenting on strategic ways to support all students through Building Social Emotional Learning through 4 Lenses: District-Wide; Classroom Settings K-12; Special Education & At-Risk Classrooms K-12 and Individual Student Supports. By attending the presentation, you will be given the opportunity to learn about cognitive brain functions for learning and for self-regulation, why students' brains our changing due to cultural and social factors and a wide-variety of technological supports to take back to your students, your classrooms and your school districts. Terese Jurgensen has 30 years experience working with challenging students and families across multiple seetings, and has been providing professional development on Social Emotional Learning and Challenging Behaviors for over 10 years to a wide-variety of audiences. Kelly Sorenson is an instructional coach and educational leader supporting teachers and students on a wide-variety of subjects, one of her educational passisions is to improve student achievement and motivation through technology supports and strategies. Partnering together, Mrs. Jurgensen and Mrs. Sorenson are honored to share at Iowa's 1:1 Institute. 

PRIOR TO THE EVENT - Please go to Todays Meet & Share: 1.)Questions you may have 2.) Why you chose this session or 3.)Something you would like to learn

Howard-Winneshiek CSD was recognized in 2017 for its outstanding work in Social Emotional Learning by the Iowa Department of Education. Through these district-wide efforts, office referrals have decreased over 50% and positive school attendance has increased over 50%. 
To read more please visit https://www.educateiowa.gov/sites/files/ed/documents/Each and Every Child Feb 2017.pdf


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Kelly Sorensen

Instructional Coach - Presenter, Howard-Winneshiek Community Schools
After 17 years in the elementary world of 5th graders and special education, I jumped onto the Teacher Leadership Compensation bus and haven't looked back! Well, that's not quite true. I'm 1 of 3 instructional coaches in our district. Each day I'm learning something new about content... Read More →

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Terese Jurgensen

Director of Special Education & Student Services PK-12, Howard Winneshiek Community School District
My name is Terese Jurgensen, and the presentation for the 1:1 Conference is a compilation of years of experience in working with challenging students in our communities and school systems who are from various ages, grades, races, classrooms, schools and cultures. These students... Read More →

Wednesday April 4, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm CDT