Monday, September 14


FFA Enrichment Center, Ankeny

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View the conference presentation schedule.

Session Topics Include:

  • Who Do We Expect Our Students To Be?
  • When Our Teachers Thrive, Our Kids Thrive Too: Creating and Sustaining Thriving School Systems
  • All Learning is Social & Emotional: Integrating SEL into Tier 1
  • PBIS: Creating a Supportive Environment for All Students
  • Ending the Silence
  • You, Classroom Teachers, Are The Most Important Tool in the Trauma Sensitive Practices Toolbox
  • Relationship Building Strategies
  • Self-Care for Individuals and Organizations
  • Build Their Mental Health Without Losing Yours
  • Becoming a Trauma-Informed District
  • Teaching the Social Emotional Standards through Play
  • Tipping the Scales: Building Resilience Through Research-Based Practices
  • And More!

Lunch Keynote

Joan Becker – Author of Sentenced to Life – The Mark Becker Story – Mental Illness, Tragedy, and Transformation

“In June 2009, Joan Becker’s son shot one of their community’s most beloved figures, but the tragedy really began years before — with a mental health system that failed her family.”*

Hear how Joan’s personal experience served as the catalyst for her becoming an advocate for individuals with mental illness.

Additional Featured Speakers:

  • Jennifer Ulie-Wells – Executive Director – Please Pass the Love
  • Jeff Herzberg – Chief Administrator – Prairie Lakes AEA
  • Tonya Hotchkin – Associate VP of Programming/Therapist – Tanager Place
  • Nina Richtman – Program Manager – National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Iowa
  • Liz Cox – Executive Director – Polk County Health Services
  • And More!

*Hinga Klein, A. (2016, March 28). My Son Killed the Town Hero. Retrieved from

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MISIC Members: $100/person/day.

Register 4 people and the 5th person is free!***

Non-MISIC Members: $195/person/day***

***Cancellation Policy: If received at least one week before the event, 100% of the registration will be refunded. No refund will be made if cancellation is received within one week of the workshop or conference.

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Social and Emotional Learning: Making a Difference – Course Details

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MISIC Spring Conference – Social-Emotional Learning: Making a Difference – POSTPONED

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