Head & Heart: The Basis for School Success (Grand Rapids, MI)

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12/02/2021 - 12/03/2021
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cathedral Square Center


Head & Heart: The Basis for School Success


Parts 1 and 2: Grand Rapids. MI: December 2-3, 2021, 8:30 am – 4 pm EST (lunch provided) at Cathedral Square Center, Roman Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids (360 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, MI 49503)

Part 3 (for all participants): Virtual Wednesday, February 23, 2022, 10:30 am – 4 pm EST / 7:30 am – 1 pm PST 

Audience: All Staff • Facilitators: Pam Maat, Marji Voetberg, and Betsy Winkle (Grand Rapids); and Pam Maat (Virtual Part 3)

Format: – Parts 1 and 2: In Person– Part 3: Virtual (Zoom)


Description: This three-part workshop will equip educational support services, general education teachers, and administration with a deeper understanding of the neurodevelopmental neurodevelopmental, social, and emotional learning frameworks that impact a student’s school success. All Belong’s See-Think-Do process links strengths and challenges to a student’s unique neurodevelopmental learning and SEL profile.

With this understanding, school staff and students are more equipped to select instructional strategies that leverage the student’s strengths and develop tools to adjust for learning challenges. When we share this information with our students, it provides a solid foundation for understanding, addressing, and responding to areas of challenge. By leading with strengths, students are enabled to leverage their abilities, set goals, organize strategies, and advocate for themselves.

Through interactive discussions, case studies, reflection, and content, participants will develop skills to identify students’ strengths and challenges in learning. Together, we desire to help each learner grow their God-given strengths and encourage the acceptance and celebration of differences.

Parts 1 and 2: What do we see? What do we think? Exploring the head and heart systems

Part 3: What do we do? Exploring demystification and developing action plans.


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Andrea Middleton Ragsdale

I just learned of this conference (November 29th). Is there any way to view any of the sessions virtually?
Thank you,

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