Facilitator(s): Kathleen McClay, CPDT, & Teresa LaSala, CPDLT
Dates and Times:
02/22/2022 - 03/10/2022
3:15 pm - 5:30 pm (EST) - Tuesday and Thursday
ONLINE via Zoom - Morristown, New Jersey
Language: This workshop is facilitated in English.
Cost: $399 Early Registration, available until 01/21/2022. $450 Regular Registration. 4 or more registering together take $50 off total. Limit 23.
Kathleen McClay, a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer and Co-Founder of Positive Discipline New Jersey, has enjoyed facilitating workshops for parents and educators since 2010. Her many years of experience in the field of early childhood education as preschool director and teacher, along with her degree in special education, have inspired in Kathleen a passion to help children develop the skills necessary to become capable, contributing members of their kindergarten classrooms and beyond.
As a Consultant with the School Culture and Climate Initiative, based at the Saint Elizabeth University and a member of the United Way Success By 6 Social Emotional Learning Team, Kathleen has the opportunity to work with adults and students as they focus upon cultivating healthy, safe, respectful and engaging school climates. She has worked with international audiences and is honored to be helping forward the Positive Discipline movement as it spreads across the globe and throughout the United States.
Teresa LaSala, a Certified Positive Discipline Lead Trainer and co-author of the Positive Discipline in the School and Classroom Manual. She has been a member of the Positive Discipline Association for 21 years and served 8 years on the International Board of Directors. Teresa provides high level training, consultation and ongoing supportive services in public, private, charter and parochial schools throughout the United States and internationally. She has facilitated trainings/workshops drawing school leader participants from around the world i.e., Iceland, Egypt, China, Canada, Mexico, Columbia, to name a few. She also provides parent workshops and trainings for schools and communities.
Teresa is a Whole Child Faculty Member - Regional Specialist for ASCD (an educational leadership organization, www.ascd.org). She serves as a School Culture and Climate Specialist with the Saint Elizabeth University/Rutgers University School Culture and Climate Initiative; and has received an award from the NJ State Department of Education, as part of a team, for implementing a "Social Emotional Learning Whole School Curriculum" (based on the Positive Discipline Whole School Model). Teresa is also a licensed nurse with 23 years of experience in the areas of Family and Pediatric Care, Child Development, and General Medicine. She resides in Denville, NJ with her husband Jim and has 2 daughters, Meaghan and Lauren, who have been her greatest joy and teachers.
Workshop Description: This interactive on-line live and streamed video workshop is designed for teachers, counselors, school staff and administrators who want an effective discipline approach that integrates social and emotional learning while reducing challenging student behaviors. Attendees will earn recognition as a Certified Positive Discipline Classroom Educator and will learn to:
- Develop a large teaching toolbox of kind and firm discipline approaches.
- Establish explicit classroom structures and procedures.
- Create an equitable classroom community based on mutual respect.
- Understand the motivation behind students' misbehavior and how to encourage positive change.
- Facilitate effective class meetings teaching social skills and problem-solving.
- Learn Positive Discipline/Adlerian Psychology for use in the classroom and school community.
Contact: Kathleen McClay, firstname.lastname@example.org, 2017386948
Teresa LaSala, email@example.com, 9737134295
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The Positive Discipline Association is pleased to provide the opportunity for educators to earn graduate-level university credit. Whether you attend one of our live workshops or participate in an online workshop, you may choose to earn 1 to 4 non-degree credits. These credits are for licensure renewal and salary step increases only. The cost of graduate-level credit is separate from the workshop registration fee. Click Here for more information.
Positive Discipline Association courses approved for Graduate-Level Semester Credits through University of the Pacific will appear on an Official Transcript with a letter grade.
CES: The Positive Discipline Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No. 6723.
Cancellation/Refund Policy: Workshop Registrations: A full refund (minus a $35 processing fee) will be given when the request for a refund is made up to 30 days prior to the first day of a workshop. Refunds are not available for cancellations less than 30 days before a workshop. However, paid registrants can transfer to another workshop within one year at no additional cost. Refunds are not available after a transfer is made or if you do not provide advanced notice that you will not be attending the workshop.
In the event of cancellation, participants will be notified by email.