Explore a variety of our continuing education programs in the White Mountains Region of New Hampshire. We've recently expanded our reach to offer a number of on-site business, leadership, human resources, and education workshops in Conway and North Conway. Take a look below at some of our upcoming workshops!
The National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence found that over 60% of children surveyed experienced some form of trauma, crime, or abuse in the prior year, with some experiencing multiple traumas. That's more than half of students in our average classroom, and while many educators are aware of the negative implications trauma has on learners, current teaching preparation programs include very little training in what to do about it. Trauma informed practices benefits all students and can be a universal approach that's easier to implement than you think. This workshop will provide the latest research on how trauma affects the brain and learning/behaviors so we can shift our mindset in how we're perceiving challenges, how to create a safe and trauma sensitive classroom environment to prevent triggers, and how to implement trauma informed instruction so we can best respond when challenges may arise. This is a hands-on, collaborative, and activity based workshop so come ready to move, talk, and take home strategies you can implement tomorrow.
Social media use among children and adolescents is at an all-time high, with more than 75% of American teens actively using social networking sites and apps. Many adults are concerned about this phenomenon, fearing the negative impact on children’s mental, physical and emotional health; some feel that social media can be a positive tool for young people today; while many others are simply resigned to the fact that this has become the primary way that teens communicate with peers. This workshop will explore social media use through the lens of adolescent development, examining the research on the positive and negative impacts on social development, cognitive growth, and emotional and physical health. In addition, participants will gain tools to educate young people on the topic and to assist them in developing a mindful approach to media use.