Agenda -- Monday, October 14, 2013
Sessions at a Glance
Empowering Student Leaders to Prevent and Stop Bullying, Cyberbullying and Harassment
Bullying, harassment and cyber-bullying incidents are persistent and costly to our schools. This workshop will present the Safe School Ambassadors program (SSA), a proven model that engages and empowers student bystander leaders to safely and effectively speak up when they encounter bullying in all its forms.
Overcoming Bullying in the Digital Classroom: Preparing Our Students for Success
This session will explore how media and technology impact the way teens play, learn, and develop, with a focus on cyberbullying, and how this affects schools. Learn about practical (and free!) programs, including a classroom curriculum for K-12 students, from Common Sense Media that engage educators, parents and teens to ensure that students are using digital media responsibly, avoiding its potential pitfalls, and benefiting from its many opportunities.
“I Was Following Your Footsteps!”
This workshop will include a quick overview of the recent research into the identification of bullying and other exhibitions of challenging behaviors in early childhood education settings. Models for classroom management will be proposed with the primary intent of averting the evolution of such behaviors within at-risk populations
“Real-Time” Solutions for Bullying in Our Schools
Bullying has become a true epidemic and concern for schools. This workshop will address how iPads and other mobile devices being adopted by schools throughout the country will serve to assist as a preventive platform. “Stop Bullies-anti-bullying” app is a “real-time” deterrent that empowers schools to take a stand
Creating Safe and Inclusive Schools: Gender Identity/Expression, Sexual Orientation and Family Configuration
This seminar will provide an introduction to a range of professional, school-wide, instructional, and positive discipline practices that help create safe and inclusive schools for ALL K-12 grade students inclusive of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender youth and those who love and care for them.
Multi-Tiered System to Reduce Bullying:
Prevention, Intervention, and Protection (PIP) Framework
This workshop will provide information of how a school district is building a district-wide bullying prevention initiative to comply with state law and include other exsisting initiatives such as PBIS (Positive Behavioral Intervention Support); SEL (Social Emotional Learning) and Restorative Justice (RJ)
Student Listening Circles and Bullying Prevention
The goals of the SLC are to provide a meaningful opportunity for youth to: 1) Share their ideas about student resilience, well-being, bullying and school climate 2) Create an action plan with committed adults to prevent bullying and improve student well-being. This workshop will take participants through a mini-mock SLC and provide information about conducting SLC’s in/at a school site.
Comprehensive Safe School Planning: Pulling It All Together
Participants will learn the 7-step planning process in creating a comprehensive sage school plan focused on bullying prevention and incorporating current anti-bullying legislation.
Empowering Our Students to Respect Each Other
This workshop will be an overview of Project Cornerstone and the student workshop Expect Respect. This workshop empowers students to “own” their own school climate – to develop action plans to improve the climate and to implement those plans.
Milpitas Room – 2nd Floor North Building
Print version of Bullying Agenda and Sessions.pdf