LAC-O Student Engagement Committee

March 10, 2015

A Working and Sharing Committee


Building Visit Opportunities

  • Wolf Packs at Wass Elementary: Troy Braiding PBIS, Character Education and Cultures of Thinking. For more information and to "sign-up" follow this link
  • Cultures of Thinking site visits: Sign up here

Considering Cultures of Thinking?

Consider having a conversation about the Cultures of Thinking movement in Oakland County. Attend their Design Studio on April 16th at 4:00pm to learn how this framework may move your learning culture to a deeper place! Contact Mary Perfitt-Nelson for more information. By the way: These cultural forces are always present. How are we creating the culture we want?
Preparations underway! We will be defining and recruiting facilitators for student engagement related sessions! stay tuned! Link to apply can be found here: WE NEED 5-10 MORE SESSIONS!

In Case You Were Unable To Attend!

Notes from March 10th were attached to member email)

Powerpoint from the morning

We will optimize student engagement in support of high levels of learning.

2014-2015 LAC-O Student Committee meeting dates

October 24, 2014 OS Room 245

November 12, 2014 OS Room 245

December 10, 2014 OS Summit Campus Room 126

January 20, 2015 OS Room 245

February 24, 2015 OS Summit Campus Room 126

March 10, 2015 OS Room 250

April 14, 2015 OS Room 250

May 12, 2015 OS Room 235

June 18, 2015 Retreat – 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

E.L. Johnson Nature Center (Bloomfield Schools)

3325 Franklin Road

Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

Important Reminders for April 14th

  • We meet in Room 250 at Oakland Schools
  • Resource share: Novi's GSA Students, Cindy Henderson (PeerToPeer, Berkley)

Professional Learning Opportunities!

Dr. Mark Brackett: Creating Emotionally Intelligent Schools

Wednesday, March 25th, 8:30am-3pm

2111 Pontiac Lake Road

Waterford charter Township, MI

Creating Emotionally Intelligent Schools is an innovative and highly interactive workshop rooted in a "hard science" approach to what has historically been called "soft skills." Participants will learn how emotions impact attention, memory, decision making, performance, and one’s overall wellbeing. Participants leave with new knowledge and skills, and practical tools like the Mood Meter to build both self-awareness and a more sophisticated emotion vocabulary and the Meta-Moment to both prolong and effectively manage that crucial "space" between our emotional triggers and responses. These tools can be used immediately at school to achieve greater personal and professional success.

For more information and to register, click here

Peers Making Peace: Facilitator Training

Thursday, April 30th, 9pm

2111 Pontiac Lake Road

Waterford charter Township, MI

Peers Making Peace (PMP) is an award winning and widely recognized school based peer mediation program. Oakland Mediation Center is the only entity in Michigan credentialed to train school staff in Peers Making Peace.

Peer mediation programs train identified students as neutral third parties to intervene and assist other students in the resolution and management of interpersonal disputes.

Peer mediation gives students an opportunity to resolve the conflict at hand and strategies to handle similar problems in the future without having an adult solve their problems for them.

Includes three sessions: April 30, May 7th and May 14th, 2015.

For more information, click here.