GCRTC Core Connection

Fall 2018

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46 REGISTRATION Participants should register online at GCRTC's Frontline page: http://bit.ly/14SWmJ9. Registration is on a first come, first served basis for GCRTC constituents. If space is available after all GCRTC constituents are served, other educators are welcome to attend. As a professional courtesy, if you are unable to attend an event for which you have registered, please "drop" the course in Frontline as soon as possible. This will allow another educator on the waitlist to participate. PARTICIPATION DOCUMENTATION Many school districts require that prior approval for salary credit be obtained as per the local collective bargaining agreement. Please verify requirements with your own school system or local teacher union. Graduate credit is awarded by GCRTC's higher education partners. For in- service activities, certificates will be provided in accordance with the new Continuing Teacher and Leader Education requirements. INCLEMENT WEATHER & EMERGENCIES Safety is our top priority. If the school or institution hosting a GCRTC activity closes due to inclement weather or emergency, the activity will be rescheduled. Please check online school closings for the most current delay and cancelation information. CULTIVATING AWARENESS AND RESILIENCE IN EDUCATION (CARE) FOR TEACHERS CARE (Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education) is a unique professional development program that supports teachers in responding more proactively in the classroom by promoting awareness, presence, compassion, reflection, and inspiration - the inner resources they need to help students flourish, socially, emotionally, and academically. Based upon current research on the neuroscience of emotion, CARE introduces skills that promote understanding, recognition and self-regulation. CARE introduces basic mindfulness activities such as short periods of silent reflection, and progresses to more complex activities that demonstrate strategies for addressing many of the challenging situations teachers often encounter. Teachers learn to bring greater calm, mindfulness and awareness into the classroom to enhance their relationships with their students, improve classroom management, and facilitate curriculum implementation. CARE has been carefully studied in a series of randomized trials showing its effectiveness in boosting teacher's mental capacities, performance, and social and emotional functioning which results in more rewarding personal and professional experiences. CARE workshops for teachers can be provided in a variety of ways to meet the needs of different educator audiences. For more on how this program impacts students in the classroom, please see "CARE Impact" and watch this excellent video. GCRTC is pleased to have two CARE certified trainers to support regional educators. Please contact valerie@teachers-center.org to find out how you can bring this experience to your school.

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