SAP District Council Conference

2021 Virtual Mini-Sessions

FREE to attend

Act 48 Credits available

NASW CEUs available (extra fee through NASW)

Mini-Session 1: SAP Referrals in a Virtual Environment

Wednesday, Jan. 27th, 3-4pm

This is an online event.

This will be recorded. Please register to attend live or to receive link for the recorded session.

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Maegan Bregenser, M. A. Ed. ~Service Coordinator- Insight PA Cyber Charter School

  • This session will discuss:
  • Recognizing behaviors that could be a concern from a virtual platform.
  • Key focus on recognizing behaviors that could be a concern from a virtual platform
  • Team’s ability to meet virtually - guidance and tips
  • Confidentiality when meeting virtually
  • Collection of behavior observation forms from teachers and getting parent consent

Maegan Bregenser, M. A. Ed

Professional development educator with extensive experience in problem solving and crisis management, coordination with agencies and state regulations, McKinney-Vento and Foster Care supports, classroom instruction, curriculum design, development and implementation. Demonstrated success in staff management and program direction, professional development training, cyber education and e-learning environments. Resourceful team leader with commitment to mentoring and developing teams, most often remotely. Thirty years of instructional experience in secondary and post-secondary education, Educational Boards, and social service work with 16 directly in supporting cyber.

Mini Session 2: Cyber Bullying

Tuesday, Feb. 23rd, 8-9am

This is an online event.

This will be recorded. Please register to attend live or to receive link for the recorded session.

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Mary Dolan - Bullying Prevention Consultant, Office for Safe Schools, PDE and

Geraldine Johnson - Olweus Bullying Prevention Technical Support Consultant, Olweus Bullying Prevention Program

This session will discuss:

  • An update on Bullying/Cyberbullying in 2020 with a focus on virtual and hybrid learning environments.
  • PA LEA Bullying Prevention Policies and
  • A review and updates on 2008 mandates
  • A review of the Office for Safe Schools Cyberbullying Resource (PDE)
  • Engaging youth in prevention

Mary Dolan, M.A.

Mary currently serves as the Bullying Prevention Consultant for the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Office for Safe Schools. She comes to this position with experience as a state-level Safe Schools Coordinator and public school counselor. She authored the Pennsylvania Bullying Prevention Support Plan and coordinates the PA Bullying Prevention Partnership. She assisted with the creation and implementation of the PA Bullying Prevention Consultation Line and provides support to parents and schools for unresolved bullying situations. Mary has written and contributed to the creation of bullying prevention tools and resources designed for parents, students and educators. She is currently the project coordinator for the newly launched PDE, Office for Safe Schools Intermediate Unit Bullying Prevention Professional Development initiative.

Geraldine Johnson

Geraldine serves as an Olweus Technical Assistance Consultant for the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. She is currently providing trainings and consultation as an Educational Consultant. Geraldine comes to this position with over thirty-six years of experience in education. During her thirteen years as a Behavior Support Consultant and Bullying Prevention Coordinator at Cumberland Valley School District, she earned her national certification as an Olweus Bullying Prevention Trainer and Consultant. At Cumberland Valley High School, Geraldine was also the creator and advisor of “It Takes One” (ITO), a bullying prevention/school climate club. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Bullying Prevention Network and the PA Bullying Prevention Workgroup. With a Masters’ of Science Degree and certification in Special Education and Deaf Education, Geraldine provided training and consultation in behavior support for the Capital Area Intermediate Unit. She was also a Special Education Teacher at Carlisle Area School District and Northern York School District. During her fifteen years of employment at the Carlisle Area School District Geraldine served as an Emotional Support Teacher, Instructional Support Teacher, and an Instructional Advisor.

Mini Session 3: Equity in Schools

Wednesday, March 31st, 3-4pm

This is an online event.

This will be recorded. Please register to attend live or to receive link for the recorded session.

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Dr. Nikole Hollins-Sims ~ Educational Consultant, Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN)

Session description:

Equity is a word that is heard frequently in academic and political spheres, as stakeholders continue the process of examining our communities to eliminate the barriers inherent to our systems. However, a thorough examination of current and historical events reveals that there is much more work to be done in this field.

This session will discuss the PDE Equity Pillars of Practice: (1) General Equity Practices (2) Self-Awareness (3) Data Practices (4) Family/Community Engagement (5) Academic Equity and (6) Disciplinary Equity.-

Nikole Y. Hollins-Sims, Ed.D.

Nikole is an educational consultant for the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN)-Harrisburg Office. She currently serves as the co-statewide lead for the Behavior initiative, as well as an active member of the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) initiative. In addition, she is a Special Advisor for Equity for the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). Dr. Hollins-Sims is also involved in the State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) with a focus on increasing the graduation rates of students with disabilities. Finally, Dr. Hollins-Sims is a Pennsylvania certified school psychologist with a specific interest in social justice. She has also conducted research around caregivers of children of incarcerated parents and their motivation to engage in family-school partnerships.

Mini Session 4: Resilience and Self-Care

Wednesday, April 21st, 8-9am

This is an online event.

This will be recorded. Please register to attend live or to receive link for the recorded session.

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Carli Harrell and Rosemary Lamparella - Resiliency Teachers from the Carbon Lehigh IU#21 Resiliency Team.

We are both members of the Resiliency Team at Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21 (CLIU21). The goals of the Resiliency Team are to promote trauma-informed practices throughout the CLIU21 community as well as the 14 districts that we serve. We provide professional development and district support in the areas of trauma awareness, trauma-sensitivity, and self-care.

Session Description: The 2020/21 school year continues to provide challenge all of us in our roles supporting students and families. We all need to take the time for ourselves to engage in self-care. This is critical to ensuring we have 'full cups' to bring to our daily lives (professionally or personal).

Carli Ferris Harrell

University of Delaware BS Elementary and Special Education, University of Georgia MEd Special Education with a focus in Autism Studies

Part of the Resiliency Team at CLIU21. Prior experience in teaching all grades K-5 across 8 years in Atlanta, Charlotte, and northern NJ in the inclusion, resource, and Learning Support setting. Designated as a Trauma-Competent Professional by Lakeside Global Institute after completing coursework in a 75-hour cohort. Professional interests include trauma-informed practices, high-incidence disabilities, and fostering inclusive attitudes. Current projects include development of a handbook for teachers to support incorporation of calming and alerting tools and strategies into their classroom and a workshop on trauma-informed classroom practices.

Rosemary Lamparella

DeSales University - Masters in Special Education

Member of the Resiliency Team at Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21 (CLIU21) and a trainer of trainer in Trauma-Informed Care (TIC). Current projects include the development and implementation of a trauma-informed cohort study group entitled, "26 Weeks of Trauma-Informed Practice" within the CLIU21 to help increase awareness and integration of trauma-informed practices in the classroom. Provides presentations and support to districts, as well as various CLIU departments in trauma-informed practices. Assisted in developing teacher induction modules as well as ACT 18 compliant training for our district. Collaborated in developing a guide in response to our districts' needs for Covid-19 resources. Designated as a trauma-competent professional by Lakeside Global Institute after completing coursework in a 75-hour cohort. Member of the Resilient Lehigh Valley (RLV). Taught middle and high school Emotional Support through the CLIU21 and holds certifications in mid-level math and mid-level ELA. Professional interests include trauma-informed practices, social-emotional support practices and strategies, science, and Bitmoji for education.