RISE: Resiliency in Students & Educators
The Saginaw Valley State University RISE framework is a multidisciplinary training and coaching model designed to strengthen school-wide resiliency. Participants will increase both knowledge and application techniques in supporting student and educator well-being, learning and growth; directly increasing academic scores and decreasing behavior referrals and suspensions.
Classrooms report increases in the severity and frequency of challenging behavior. School systems grapple with high rates of teacher attrition. It’s a difficult time in Education.
The Resiliency in Students and Educators (RISE) Summit addresses these issues and the needs shared by local schools with SVSU. RISE Summit sessions are designed to guide understanding around the complexities of toxic stress and trauma exposure while providing strategies to improve outcomes. The RISE Summit is built on a multi-disciplinary system that weaves together education, health, and community partnerships.
We encourage teachers and administrators to attend in groups or individually. The application of the information presented will be supported in both classroom environments and school-wide systems. Come explore how to address your unique school needs.
Resources Through Coaching
- Instructional Coaching: A RISE team member will come alongside you in order to better understand how the professional learning information can be applied within your classroom or service, support you in applying strategies that you feel your students would benefit from and collaborate with you on student-specific needs or resources.
- Well-Bean Classroom Mindfulness: We can’t change what we aren’t aware of. Once a week, for 20 minutes a day for 8 weeks, a Well-Bean instructor will lead mindfulness for you and your students. Together, you and your students will be practicing the power of attunement, breath, and self-regulation by understanding how the brain works.
- Structured Reflection: We understand that you are more than your work, and therefore, this work can begin to influence personal well-being. In small groups, you will have the opportunity to reflect, dissect, and connect in a safe, non-judgmental format regarding the issues you face daily. This practice of processing the many aspects of your work and how to prioritize your own well-being is proven to improve professional resiliency and job satisfaction. Your reflections will be led by an experienced professional and will be kept confidential.
Foundations for Resilience in Students and Educators
- Science: This is brain-driven. The statistics are profound: trauma and toxic stress literally change our brains, bodies and biology, even when we don’t recognize or remember the events or influences.
- Systems: This is a complete network. Enduring resiliency must be founded in a whole-person approach that understands the connectedness of the well-being of physical, emotional, relational, spiritual and mental health.
- Relationships: This is not another thing to do; this is who we are. Genuine, healthy connections are foundational in supporting positive social-emotional development in children, are critical in lowering educator burnout rates, and are key for the teaching and learning dynamic.
- Self-care: We can’t give what we don’t have. The constant demands within the high-paced environment of schools make the practice of being attuned to yourself nearly impossible. If educators are consistently supporting students of trauma and toxic stress backgrounds, they will quickly become at risk for secondary traumatic stress disorder, compassion fatigue and burnout.
- Policy and Advocacy: This is a call to action. Participants will gain clarity in areas such as seclusion and restraint laws, be briefed on current initiatives occurring at state and federal levels and have opportunities to share experiences with others
Participants in the RISE Summit will increase both knowledge and application techniques in addressing the academic, social, and behavioral issues brought about from exposure to toxic stress. The Summit aims to offer an evidence-based framework and a guide to practical approaches that are all guided by the RISE Schoolwide Assessment. Interested educators, administrators, community agencies, and teacher educators are all welcome to register.
2020 Summit Outcomes
- Examine multi-disciplinary perspectives that shape resiliency for today’s schools
- Unpack Evidence-based Practices (EBPs) that guide trauma-informed approaches
- Employ the RISE Schoolwide Assessment to identify and build upon district strengths and areas for growth within a Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS)
- Discover the neuroscience-based approach Calm, Connect, Teach for guiding decisions
- Explore school resources for developing protective factors for students and staff
DAY ONE - Friday, March 20, 2020
||Arrival, Registration, and Snack
||Welcome and Overview of the RISE Approach
||Science Foundation: Trauma and toxic stress changes our brains, bodies and biology
||Science Foundation: Trauma and toxic stress changes our brains, bodies and biology (continued)
||Reflect and Preview
DAY TWO - Saturday, March 21, 2020
||Welcome and Goal Setting
A Multi-tiered System of Support
- Evidence-based Practices for Mindfulness and Attunement
- The Calm, Connect, Teach Model for Creating Safety (Physical, Emotional, and Psychological)
A Multi-tiered System of Support
- Structured Reflection to Strengthen Educator Resilience
- Systems-based Interventions and Capacity Building
||Completion of RISE School-wide Assessment
||Working Break, Snack, and Completion of RISE Tiers 2 and 3 Assessment
Strategic Planning for Implementation with Fidelity
- Measurable Goals
- Funding Sources
Price includes event registration, materials, Friday dinner, light breakfast, afternoon snack, and full lunch Saturday. Early Bird discount of $50 per person if received by February 20th. School Teams of four or more registering together receive discounts. This offer can be combined with the Early Bird Discount.
PRICES ARE SHOWN BELOW, INCLUDING DISCOUNTS:
- $350 before 20th February 2020
- $400 after 20th February 2020
GROUP OF FOUR OR MORE
- $325 before 20th February 2020
- $350 after 20th February 2020
RISE Program Coordinator
Gilbertson Hall, University Center
Dr. Colleen D’Arcy,
Department Chair of SVSU Teacher Education
Gilbertson Hall, North Wing 245
Dr. Jill Brown,
Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
Health & Human Services 213