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ESSER III Professional Development of Closing the SEL Gap
Supporting Our Students in the Post-Pandemic Era

The ESC ESSER III Technical Assistance Grant will provide the required technical assistance and training to LEAs.


Campus Administrator
Community in Schools
Foster Care Liaison
McKinney Vento Liaison
School Security
Special Education Staff

Important Session Information:

It's no secret that the pandemic has created huge shifts in the way our students interact with their teachers, each other, and the world. Based on his new book (co-authored with Alex Kajitani), You're A Teacher Now! What's Next? join acclaimed author Tom Hierck for a highly engaging day of professional development that gives educators immediately implementable tools and strategies to close the opportunity gap, and get students engaged, empowered and learning. Specific topics include:

1. Building powerful relationships with students and colleagues. This is critical as schools rebound from the pandemic and it’s necessary to build foundational connections with and between all students including low-income children, children with disabilities, English learners, racial and ethnic minorities, students experiencing homelessness, foster care youth, and gifted and talented .

2. Managing our classrooms in a way that empowers students and minimizes behavior issues.

3. Designing lessons that are engaging and memorable including implementing evidence-based activities to meet the comprehensive needs of all student groups delineated above.

4. Ensuring that students are learning at the highest levels. This would include using high-quality assessments that are valid and reliable, to accurately assess students’ academic progress and assist educators in meeting students’ academic needs, including through differentiating instruction;

5. How educators can take care of themselves and reduce burnout.

Registration ends at 12:00 AM on Wednesday, July 31, 2024
Session ID:
Credits Available:
(6) CPE
(6) Contact Hours
Seats Available:
Contact Person:
Carolina Flores
Barbara Amaya
Kimberly Guerrero
Tom Hierck
Date Time Location
7/31/2024 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM REGION 19 ESC - Paso del Norte 1, 2 & 3
6611 Boeing Drive, El Paso, 79925

Education Service Center-Region 19 ~ 6611 Boeing Drive ~ El Paso, Texas 79925 ~ Tel (915) 780-5055 ~ Fax (915) 780-5034

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