Presenters: Jennifer Knudson, NSSED Autism Coach & Robert Hanson, NSSED Autism Coach
Intended Audience: Educators and parents who have applied experience in the use of the Social Thinking© methodology to support improved social and emotional learning outcomes for students of all ages/grades. It is encouraged that attendees have a basic understanding of Social Thinking© vocabulary and strategies to meaningfully participate in the learning labs.
Workshop Description: Join us for an exciting opportunity to connect, discover, create, and share! Our 2-part “learning lab” series will provide you with an opportunity to take a deeper dive into some of the critical concepts of the Social Thinking© methodology. Connect with colleagues and providers to develop a deeper understanding of the current and valuable Social Thinking© concepts and frameworks. Engage in robust discussion around key concepts and application.
Prerequisite Reading: Please read the following article prior to the learning lab to benefit fully from this workshop: https://www.socialthinking.com/Articles?name=Anxiety%20and%20Social%20Competencies
Suggested Reading: This article, related to a specific strategy that will be presented, can be read before or after the learning lab: https://www.socialthinking.com/Articles?name=5%20Teaching%20Ideas%20Connected%20to%20Pixars%20Movie%20Inside%20Out
- Define the connection between the self-concept, self awareness, and self esteem and how lagging skills in any of these areas can result in mental health issues for students
- Describe strategies to help students learn how problem solving involves self regulation and executive function
- Using one or more of the strategies explored, describe what you can do differently tomorrow
PD Hours: 1.5
Registration/Coffee: 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm; Session: 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm