Course Description: One of the major challenges that teachers face is dealing with students who are struggling with major life tragedies that happen outside of school. As educators, we are not mental health experts but are vital members of a collective team that are needed to connect students to the help they need while creating proper environments for those students in our classrooms. This dynamic and interactive seminar class will address the myriad of problems students encounter and the best practices for us to address these issues.
Presenter: Thomas M. Royal
Bio: Tom Royal is an experienced counselor and administrator in the Syracuse City School District with a MS in Counseling Education/School Counseling Services from SUNY Oswego with a BA in Communication and Broadcasting at Mansfield University in Pennsylvania. Prior to his time he worked at both Hamilton College and Syracuse University as an Admissions Representative, Dean of Students, Dean of Multicultural Affairs, Residential Life, Academic Support Service Counselor and Advisor and Director of Higher Education Opportunity Programs. In addition to his work as counselor, Tom is the head coach of the Girls Softball Team at Bishop Ludden and coaches football at Corcoran High School.
Target Audience: All Educators
Course Length: 5 Hours = 5 CTLEs (NYSED CTLE Sponsored #23776)
Date and Location: Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at Redhouse Arts Center
8:00-8:30 Sign-in, coffee, bagels etc.
8:30-10:00 Examples of grief and trauma and tactics to use in the classroom
10:00-11:30 Breakout Session: Discussion of situations you have encountered
11:30-12:30 Lunch on your own
12:30-1:30 Case study: One way the process should work
1:30-2:30 Panel discussion-- Where do we go from here?