Online Trainings

Much like our in-person trainings, the Healthy and Ready to Learn online trainings focused on our core areas of Health Barriers to Learning, Trauma, and Attendance. These self-paced online workshops provide introductory information on each topic and include strategies that can be implemented in schools. You can learn more about each session and access the online trainings by using the links below.

For educators in New York State, all of our trainings are Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) eligible.

This professional development training introduces the effects of trauma on students and school-wide strategies that can be implemented. Building a trauma-sensitive environment helps children feel safe and supported. Providing a warm and positive environment can make make it easier for children to achieve and grow. Our most popular training, it has been delivered to over 800 trainees and has been tailored to connect with the lens of various roles in schools, while ensuring that all learning objectives of the training are met.

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss ways that trauma affects the body, brain, and behavior
  2. Demonstrate the ability to use trauma-sensitive strategies
  3. Participate in self-reflection to identify triggers and coping skills

Click here to enroll in Trauma-Sensitivity: What Works for Kids?

This workshop provides a comprehensive toolkit for school staff to utilize in referring families to health services available in the community via methods that increase referral follow-through. This interactive workshop allows participants to explore resource lists available online and through local health departments, begin mapping resources in their community, and practice referring families to local health services.

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Define HBLs and their impact on student learning
  2. Define Medical Home and importance of primary care
  3. Describe how to identify resources in the community and create a tailored resource guide
  4. Discuss strategies for collaborating with school staff to help refer families to community-based health resources
  5. Apply strategies for referring a family to community-based health resources

Click here to enroll in Connecting Families to Health Resources in Your Community

Educators play a critical role in creating a culture of positive attendance at school. Too many absences can make learning hard and cause students to fall behind. Chronic absence - missing 10 percent of the school year, or just 2-3 days every month - can ead to lower grades and test scores. It is also related to lower reading and math skills, and high school graduation rates.

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Define Chronic Absence and its impact on student success
  2. Identify underlying factors that could be impacting a student’s attendance
  3. Outline a tiered attendance plan for your classroom and school
  4. Apply knowledge of tiered intervention to student scenarios

Click here to enroll in Addressing Attendance: Every School Day Counts!