Iowa BEST Summit 2021

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Registration for Iowa BEST: Behavioral, Equitable, Social-Emotional, Trauma-Informed Health in Schools Summit is closed. We are at capacity. We have a selection of sessions that will be offered virtually. Registration is not required to join the live streamed sessions. The available sessions can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/dc2b6mkf Thank you for your interest.

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Be part of solutions to creating a safe, healthy and supportive learning environment that promotes the success of all Iowa learners.

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Iowa BEST: Behavioral, Equitable, Social-Emotional, Trauma-Informed Health in Schools Summit - November 2-3, 2021

The Iowa BEST Summit is designed to highlight our collective need to bolster support and care across our educational system, and to build our shared capacity to get there. This two-day event will provide attendees with valuable information, resources, and practical solutions around social-emotional-behavioral health. This event is sponsored by the Iowa Department of Education and the University of Iowa's Center for School Mental Health.

Focus areas for Iowa BEST:

  • Social-Emotional-Behavioral Health. This strand is focused on providing strategies and evidence-based practices around social-emotional-behavioral health (SEBH) for all learners and stakeholders in an MTSS Framework. Sessions include trauma-informed care, suicide prevention, building resiliency, well-being and quality of life and more!
  • Family and Student Voice. This strand is focused on providing rich learning in order to improve and sustain family and community engagement to benefit all learners, birth-21, and engage student voice within an MTSS framework. Sessions include student/school panels around what works/what doesn’t to engage students/families, family/student engagement practices - and role in suicide prevention and bullying/harassment prevention and more!
  • Accelerating Learning. This smaller strand is focused on providing strategies and evidence-based practices around accelerating learning and closing achievement gaps for all learners in an MTSS framework. Sessions include equitable instruction, accessing learner needs, TNTP, accelerating learning, microteaching strategies and more!

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License Renewal Credit:

Participants can receive one Iowa Licensure Renewal Unit for attending the summit and completing all readings and discussions via the online course platform through the Baker Teacher Leader Center. To receive ILRU credit, complete the additional registration and click "Enroll".

Intended Audience:

University faculty who support preservice educators;

Policy-makers;

Administrators;

Building leadership teams;

PK-12 educators/providers (birth-3, preschool, elementary, and high school);

AEA personnel supporting SEBH and accelerating learning;

AEA personnel supporting specific subgroups (e.g., special education, preschool, English learners);

Teachers, school counselors, paraeducators; and

Community partners including mental health providers, primary care physicians, Children’s Behavioral Health System Board members, and state medical association members.

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Des Moines, IA 50309

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