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End of October 2021

HGSS Assessment Help

Featured PD: Emotional Poverty

Volume Purchasing: Costume Clearance Time!

Upcoming Holiday Schedule

Save the Date Reminder: Inspiring Educators Conference



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Looking for Ideas? HGSS Assessment Field Test 2021-2022

Join us for this valuable session on October 25 in Salina!

KSDE is field testing the History, Government, and Social Studies (HGSS) assessment during the 2021-2022 school year, and this session will help you develop ideas and turn them into a curriculum-based assessment for your classroom.

This curriculum-based measure (CBM) will be field tested in grades 4, 7, and 11 this year, and scores will be reported via the KIDS EOYA reporting at the end of the school year. This means you have all year to work on this with your students!

Since it is a CBM, it can be part of your normal coursework. In this session, we will discuss how to develop a compelling question; connect the assessment to HGSS standards and course content; use the rubrics to plan, implement, and provide feedback on the CBM; and manage the CBM process. This will be an interactive session with time for you to work on and develop your ideas.

Visit HERE to register now!

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Featured Professional Development: Emotional Poverty

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) has always been important to consider in education, but it's essential for this generation of students.

Smoky Hill Education Service Center offers a variety of professional development courses that address SEL and Social, Emotional, and Character Development (SECD). One of these is "Emotional Poverty" - led by SHESC Consultant Noalee McDonald-Augustine. It will next be offered on October 18 in Hays or October 20 in Salina.

Based on the work of Dr. Ruby Payne, “Emotional Poverty” uses a brain-based approach to look at the underlying causes of anger, anxiety, and violence - including how they develop and the tools that can be used to change those responses. 

Emotions are processed 200 to 5,000 times faster than thought. Learn about the emotional sources of behavior, what motivates good behavior, and the underlying causes of unsafe and disruptive behavior.

At the end of the course, workshop participants will be able to:

  • Understand the origins of anger, anxiety, and avoidance.
  • Identify language to talk about brain regulation, integration, and emotional competence.
  • Have tools to address and reduce anger, anxiety, and avoidance; and to motivate appropriate behavior.
  • Help build strong inner selves in students through validation.
  • Understand personal emotional realities.
  • Promote the safety and well-being of students. 

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Volume Purchasing: Clearance on Costumes!

October is the perfect month for dress-up role playing! SHESC Volume Purchasing is right on time with clearance on select costumes for children.

Choose from School Specialty's deeply discounted prices on:

  • Brand New World Airline Pilot Career Costume (Pictured): $53.29 Your price: $32.99!
  • Dexter Toys "Teachers Occupation" Costume: $33.49 Your price: $20.09!
  • Brand New World Police Officer Career Costume: $53.29 Your price: $32.99!
  • Dexter Toys Doll and Teddy Bear "Occupation Costumes" - Set of 10: Includes complete costumes to dress up a beloved stuffed animal as a bus driver, server, astronaut, doctor, cook, construction worker, fire fighter, veterinarian, police officer, or postal service worker! $113.99 Your price: $74.09!

There are dozens more items for dress-up, including hats, play equipment, and full costumes at School Specialty's usual 33% discount and free shipping!

To learn more, contact Adam Pracht, Volume Purchasing Coordinator, at vp@smokyhill.org.

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Upcoming Holiday SHESC Office Closures - Save the Dates

Multiple prominent holidays will be here soon, and both the Hays and Salina offices will be closed to allow SHESC employees time off to spend with friends and family.

Mark your calendars today to ensure that when you need help, we will be readily available to assist.

Offices will be closed:

  • November 25-26
  • December 23, 2021 - January 3, 2022

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Second Annual Inspiring Educators Conference Coming in February

The "Inspiring Educators Virtual Conference: Shaping the Classrooms of Tomorrow" opportunity was so popular in February 2021 that we already know we're bringing it back!

This year’s conference on February 21, 2022, will feature sessions provided by education experts from Kansas and across the nation focusing on:

  • Improving Mental Health and Well-Being
  • Implementing STEAM
  • Promoting Equity in the Classroom
  • Innovating Ideas in Education
  • Transforming Learning in the Content Areas 

Make sure you don't miss it!

Just click on the button below and select your preferred calendar (supports Apple, Google, Office 365, Outlook, Outlook.com, and Yahoo calendars).

Add to Calendar 02/21/2022 8:00 02/21/2022 16:30 America/Kansas_City Second Annual Inspiring Educators Virtual Conference: Shaping the Classrooms of Tomorrow This year’s conference will feature sessions provided by education experts from Kansas and across the nation focusing on:
Improving Mental Health and Well-Being
Implementing STEAM
Promoting Equity in the Classroom
Innovating Ideas in Education
Transforming Learning in the Content Areas
*All sessions will be recorded and available on-demand for those unable to attend in person.
Salina OR Online

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