BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//wp-events-plugin.com//5.99912//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:359@allbelong.org DTSTART;TZID=America/Detroit:20220427T130000 DTEND;TZID=America/Detroit:20220427T150000 DTSTAMP:20210902T031233Z URL:https://allbelong.org/events/creating-school-communities/ SUMMARY:Creating School Communities That Promote Learning Growth and Social Connection for Adopted Students DESCRIPTION:\nCreating School Communities That Promote Learning Growth and Social Connection for Adopted Students\nDate/Time: Wednesday\, April 27\, 2022\, 1 - 3 pm EST\nAudience: ESS teachers\, general education teachers\, paraprofessionals\, and counselors \nFacilitators: – \nDr. Emily Helder : Dr. Emily Helder is a licensed clinical neuropsychologist\, adoption res earcher\, and professor at Calvin University. She is co-editor of the Rout ledge Handbook of Adoption and host of the Adoption Roundtable podcast\, w hich brings together adoption researchers and practitioners to discuss the latest in adoption policy and practice in an accessible way.\n\nJackie Fr ens: K4 Tech Integration Specialist and GROW Program Instructor\, Ada Chri stian School (6 years) Prior to her current role at Ada Christian School\, Jackie taught 5th grade (Paterson\, NJ)\, 2nd and 3rd grades (Zeeland Pub lic Schools) and middle school technology and English literature (Jakarta\ , Indonesia). In her teaching experiences in West Michigan\, as a Korean A merican\, she has been one of the only teachers of color on staff. As a Ch ristian school teacher\, Jackie’s interactions with children of color ha ve included a majority of transracially adopted students. Growing up\, Jac kie attended Christian schools starting in first grade and did not have a teacher of color or a teacher who identified as having been adopted. As an adult\, she is continuously learning and unlearning the role that her rac ial identity and adoption experience has to offer my students\, both adopt ed and not adopted. As she gains more of a voice\, Jackie accepted the inv itation to share this journey with fellow educators\, in the hopes of bein g a good ancestor.\n\nKristin Groom: 6th Grade Language Arts/Social Studie s/Bible Teacher\, Grand Rapids Christian Middle School Kristin has taught in an array of classroom and school settings\, including teaching in self- contained classrooms for first through third grades and teaching language arts\, social studies\, and Bible for fourth through sixth grades. She has taught in Christian schools in Okemos\, MI\; Chicago\, IL\; and Grand Rap ids. Kristin is passionate about teaching because of the opportunities she is given to work with children. She loves being able to help her students discover their gifts and use those gifts to be successful in their own be autiful ways. Growing up\, Kristin attended Christian schools and was the only African American adoptee in her school system. There were many challe nges and periods of isolation as she tried to find her identity and figure out where she fit in. Kristin sees many of her students who are adopted s truggling with these same issues. They are often misunderstood and relucta nt to be the child God has created them to be. It is Kristin’s hope that her understanding as an adoptee\, as well as her experiences working with students of all backgrounds\, will benefit other educators as they strive to meet the individual needs of their students.\nFormat: In Person and Vi rtual \nSCECHS: 2 \n\n\n\nDescription:\nEvery child comes into the classro om with their own learning package\, which is influenced by a number of fa ctors\, both past and present. School personnel seeking to support the cog nitive and social growth of adopted students\, in particular\, may need ad ditional tools to increase their adoption competence.\n\nA series of prese ntations followed by a panel discussion will address (1) the relative role of pre- and postadoptive experiences in creating an individual student’ s learning package\, (2) the role that adoptive and racial/ethnic identity development can play in a student’s learning and relationships\, and (3 ) suggestions for educators about the role they can have in supporting hea lthy identity and faith development among adopted students and providing o pportunities to celebrate the diversity of family types for all students. CATEGORIES:School Training Event LOCATION:All Belong Center for Inclusive Education\, 4340 Burlingame Ave. S W\, Wyoming\, Michigan\, 49509\, United States X-APPLE-STRUCTURED-LOCATION;VALUE=URI;X-ADDRESS=4340 Burlingame Ave. SW\, W yoming\, Michigan\, 49509\, United States;X-APPLE-RADIUS=100;X-TITLE=All B elong Center for Inclusive Education:geo:0,0 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:America/Detroit X-LIC-LOCATION:America/Detroit BEGIN:DAYLIGHT DTSTART:20220313T030000 TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0400 TZNAME:EDT END:DAYLIGHT END:VTIMEZONE END:VCALENDAR