Educator Professional Development: Summer & Fall 2022 
Building Belonging & Supporting Student & Educator Mental Health 

Youth are experiencing a surge of mental health issues amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic, while teachers, often ill-equipped to navigate the rise in behavioral issues and mental health crises, are leaving the field in staggering numbers citing anxiety and burnout. PEAR’s series of educator professional development offerings are designed to help teachers understand and support the mental health needs of their students with practical strategies and referral plans, build a feeling of belonging in the classroom to help reduce behavioral issues and feelings of isolation, and to help administrators and educators to work together to support educator mental health and well-being.

 

These virtual workshops are designed for individual school or program teams to work together to plan. Each has time built in for the group to discuss and plan together.

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Mental Health in Our Times

Three Workshops (2 hours each)

1. Understanding the Present Situation from a Mental Health Perspective

2. How Do We Know What Youth are Going Through?

3. A New Vision of the Three Tiers of Support

Pricing: 

$1,100 per virtual workshop

$3,000 for three workshop series

(Max 50 participants)*

Educator Wellness

2-hour or 1/2 day Workshop

This interactive workshop is designed to elevate the social-emotional development lens and mental well-being of both educators and will involve discussing wellness and healing, learning how to promote one's own wellness, and building a personal wellness toolkit. 

Pricing:

$1,100 for 2-hour workshop

$2,200 for half-day workshop

(Max 50 participants)*

Belonging, Relationships & Structure

Three Workshops (2 hours each)

1. Reimagining Belonging

2. Connection and Reconnection: Structure, Agreements, and Rituals

3. Relationships and Identity

Pricing:

$1,100 per virtual workshop

$3,000 for three workshop series

(Max 50 participants)*

Developmental Resilience

Available Fall 2022

This series focuses on the process of growing from experiences of adversity and crisis while accounting for developmental changes in youth motivations, attitudes, and behaviors. Educators will learn how to help youth recognize and tap into their own resiliencies.

Pricing:

Available Fall 2022

* Contact PEAR for in-person pricing and for groups with more than 50 participants.

PARTICIPATION BENEFITS 

Teams who attend our workshops will leave with:

  • A foundational understanding of social-emotional development (SED) and a focus on relationships 

  • A set of goals to help students and families get engaged and stay engaged in learning

  • A plan to integrate learning and thriving in a year of healing after and during a long period of hardship, even trauma

  • A new understanding of norms that will include students in their establishment and enforcement

  • A set of positive rituals focused on increasing learning engagement and motivation to increase academic catch-up and performance, but with the priority on establishing strong relationships then productive structures and ambitious learning goals, not the other way around