As a Senior Consultant with Collaborative Learning Solutions, Joelle brings over 20 years of educational experience to our clients. As a former "Teacher of the Year" and "Principal of the Year", Joelle brings energy and passion to helping all educators thrive. She has served as a Principal for Riverside County Office of Education’s Alternative Education programs, and was an Assistant Principal and a teacher for districts in San Bernardino County. She is a Certified Life Coach, a graduate of the UC Berkeley Greater Good Summer Institute for Educators, and a doctoral candidate in Organizational Change and Leadership at USC. Additionally, she has an SEL Leadership Certification from Rutger's University, and is a graduate of the Year-Long Mindful Schools program. She provides coaching, mindfulness instruction, professional development, and positive youth development activities to educational, human services, and corporate organizations throughout the nation. Her areas of expertise include Social Emotional Learning and School Culture Transformation, including Neuroscience, Mindfulness for both Educators and Students, Growth Mindset, Restorative Practices, Employee Engagement, and Social Emotional Wellness/Resiliency for Educators.
District-Wide Social Emotional Learning: Cultivating Champions to Build Capacity and Sustainability
Studies show that when Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is implemented district-wide and the focus starts with adults first, the outcomes for success and sustainability are much more likely. Last year, Collaborative Learning Solutions and Kern High School District partnered in a new Professional Learning/Internal Champion Coaching model called "Social Emotional Learning 2.0." A team from each of the 23 high schools in the district gathered together monthly. In these monthly meetings, they participated in a full day of highly interactive and engaging Professional Learning with the expectation that they would take this new learning back to their classrooms and sites and come back with stories of best practices and challenges to overcome. These SEL Internal Champions also participated in an online Professional Learning network supporting each other with ideas, questions, resources, and inspiration. Learn how to use SEL and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports to become catalysts for positive change!
Past AAPF Sessions:
Social Emotional Wellness for Educators-- How it Takes a Whole Adult to Serve the Whole Child Our own Social Emotional Wellness is the best prevention/intervention tool that we can offer our students and colleagues, yet stress among teachers is on the rise. Over half of teachers in the United States, report severe stress in the workplace. Research shows that this stress often leads to high absenteeism and turnover, and lowered efficacy in the classroom and longevity in the profession. In this highly engaging workshop, the facilitator will explain the latest research on the neuroscience supporting Social Emotional Wellness and Mindfulness for educators, and take participants on an experiential journey to see how awakening their own attention and self-reflection will enhance their ability to create positive change within themselves, influence positive change on their school/district climate and culture, and enhance their ability to serve the whole child needs of each student.
the annual alternative accountability policy forum is a Education policy conference from:
Alternative Accountability Policy Forum 2605 Temple Heights Dr Suite F., Oceanside, CA 92056 (916) 712-9087