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From Purpose to Practice: Crafting Your Educational Compass (Mission, Vision, Values) - Held Virtually

This workshop equips educators with the tools and strategies to develop a clear and compelling educational compass – their Mission, Vision, and Values (MVV).

From Purpose to Practice: Crafting Your Educational Compass  (Mission, Vision, Values) - Held Virtually
From Purpose to Practice: Crafting Your Educational Compass  (Mission, Vision, Values) - Held Virtually

Time & Location

May 22, 2024, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Zoom

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About the Event

From Purpose to Practice: Crafting Your Educational Compass (Mission, Vision, Values)

HELD VIRTUALLY

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

A 30 minute lunch break will be provided

$30 for Support Staff

$50 for NASA Members

$75 for Non-NASA Members

Workshop Summary:

This workshop equips educators with the tools and strategies to develop a clear and compelling educational compass – their Mission, Vision, and Values (MVV). By aligning individual goals with the school's MVV, educators can work together to improve student achievement, behavior, and overall wellbeing. A clearly defined MVV fosters a sense of purpose and direction for both educators and students. This shared understanding leads to improved collaboration, more effective instruction, and ultimately, higher student achievement. Additionally, a culture that values growth and inclusivity can help close achievement gaps by providing targeted support for all learners.

Through interactive exercises and thought-provoking discussions, participants will explore the importance of these core elements, identify their own educational purpose, and translate that purpose into actionable practices for building a successful learning environment. Educators will explore effective strategies for developing or refining a school MVV.  They will then delve into translating the MVV into actionable steps for their individual classrooms, fostering a sense of ownership and shared responsibility for student success.

Session Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will articulate the distinct roles of Mission, Vision, and Values in shaping a successful educational experience.
  • Educators will gain a deeper understanding of the importance of a shared mission, vision, and values in a learning environment.
  • Educators will engage in self-reflection to identify their personal educational purpose.
  • Participants will develop a clear vision statement that outlines their ideal learning environment.
  • Educators will translate identified core values into practical strategies for classroom management, instruction, and student engagement.
  • Educators will be able to critically analyze their school's MVV and identify areas for improvement or alignment within their own classrooms.
  • Educators will develop strategies to foster collaboration and growth mindset within their classrooms, aligned with the school's MVV.

Session Outline, Background, Details:

  • Setting the Course: Understanding the Significance of Mission, Vision, and Values.
  • Charting Your Purpose: Exploring Personal Educational Philosophy.
  • Envisioning Success: Developing a Compelling Vision for Your Learning Environment.
  • Values in Action: Translating Core Values into Effective Practices.
  • Sharing the Journey: Collaborative Strategies for Implementing Your Educational Compass.

A strong educational compass provides direction, focus, and a sense of shared purpose for educators and students.  This workshop acknowledges the importance of clearly defined Mission, Vision, and Values in guiding educators as they create a thriving learning environment.  By reflecting on their core beliefs and translating them into actionable strategies, educators can foster a successful and fulfilling educational experience for themselves and their students.

This workshop is designed for educators of all grade levels and subject areas.  Through a blend of individual reflection, collaborative activities, and facilitated discussions, participants will gain valuable insights and practical tools to craft their own educational compass and implement it effectively in their classrooms.

A strong MVV creates a cohesive learning environment where expectations are clear, and educators work collaboratively to support student success. This fosters a sense of belonging and purpose in students, leading to increased motivation, engagement, and ultimately, improved academic achievement.

Biographies of Presenters

Dr. Stacie Herrera

As Founder/CEO of Herrera Psychology and Co-Founder of HumanizEDU, Dr. Stacie Herrera is on a mission to ensure psychologically safe learning communities through prevention and psychoeducation, facilitating environments in which children can flourish. Dr. Herrera, a licensed school psychologist, is a strong advocate for a systems level approach to the youth mental health crisis. Herrera Psychology, 2023 Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce Minority Owned Small Business of the Year, provides private therapy and evaluations. HumanizEDU is on a mission to shift educational culture and focus on mental wellbeing to foster learning environments that serve all humans while igniting a love of learning. Dr. Herrera is a certified Genius Educator and currently serving on the board of JFCS. She has engaged audiences of all ages in conversations about youth mental health, being differently wired, and the path to our unique purpose while focusing on our strengths.

Sandi Herrera

As Co-Founder and CEO of HumanizEDU, Sandi Herrera is leading the movement to bring the human back to the center of education. Her work in the U.S. and abroad is fostering strong school cultures and igniting the genius in both educators and students. She is helping schools everyday become happy, empowered and engaging places to work and learn!

Sandi discovered her passion for developing strong workplace cultures and igniting the genius in educators and students while working as COO for Delivering Happiness, established by the late Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh.  She has spent her entire career working with diverse populations to amplify the value of the unique amazing humans we all are and believes that when we ignite that inner genius we open the door to opportunities bigger than we could have ever imagined!

Sandi grew up in the small town of Big Bear Lake, CA and is mom to an amazing son.  She is a Global Partner with the Genius Group, an Accredited Genius Educator, a Certified Organizational & Relationship Systems Coach, and an active member of Renegade Global.

ALL are welcome, including anyone in a non-administrative position!

NASA IS NOT A UNION. NASA is Nevada's PreK-12 Professional Development Organization for ALL Nevada Educators!

Participants will earn .5 credit (7.5 hours) toward license renewal!

This workshop ALSO counts for step advancement in Clark and most Nevada School Districts!

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In CCSD, those in non-administrative licensed positions may count this workshop for license renewal AND ALSO 2.5 CUs - THOSE IN NON-ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS EARN BOTH!

(unlimited CUs in this category for those in non-administrative positions)

In CCSD, administrators and professional-technical administrators may count this workshop for license renewal OR 2.5 hours toward step-advancement - not both for administrators.

(maximum of 30 hours per advancement cycle for administrators in this category)!

Washoe County participants will be required to also register for this course in "MyPGS" in order to receive in-service credit toward salary advancement.

Washoe County School District (WCSD) participants are required to submit a 300-word essay on how they will implement this professional learning to increase student achievement before a certificate is issued.

Tickets

  • Support Staff - Non-Licensed

    This ticket price is for support staff professionals only - that is non-licensed personnel like teacher aides, and non-licensed employees in educational support roles. Employment status will be verified after purchase.

    $30.00
    +$0.75 service fee
  • NASA Member

    This ticket price is for anyone that is a NASA member. ANYONE, including teachers and those in non-administrative positions can become a NASA Member and save on registration rates. It pays to become a NASA Member. Go to: NASANV.org to become a NASA Member immediately and register at the Lower Rate "NASA Member" rate! NASA membership will be verified after purchase.

    $50.00
    +$1.25 service fee
  • Non-NASA Member

    This ticket price is for anyone that is a Non-NASA member and/or any individual that wishes to attend this workshop. ANYONE, including teachers and those in non-administrative positions can become a NASA Member and save on registration rates. It pays to become a NASA Member. Go to: NASANV.org to become a NASA Member immediately and register at the Lower Rate!

    $75.00
    +$1.88 service fee

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