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Resilience Now
Healing Collective Trauma in the Time of COVID-19
July 16 -17, 2020

ESSDACK is excited to host a national virtual conference focusing on best practices for addressing the impact of trauma and poverty on our schools and communities.

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Featured Speakers
include Jim Sporleder, author of The Trauma Informed School and former principal highlighted in the award winning documentary Paper Tigers.

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and Carmen Zeisler, award winning elementary teacher and current director of seven high school degree completion centers, all committed to creating a trauma informed culture.

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Stream or Download latest Inside Redesign Webinar

In the latest episode of Inside Redesign, Dr. Mike Cook and Dr. Steve Wyckoff talk with Kansas Teacher of the Year finalist and Halstead social studies teacher TJ Warsnack. The three discuss a wide range of topics including individual plans of study, personalized learning, and student mentoring programs as well as Halstead’s Continuous Learning Plan experience this last spring.

Inside Redesign is designed to lead stakeholder groups through an exploration of the current K-12 educational system and the power of the Redesign project. Our hope is that these conversations can support an intense focus on the success of each student.

Stream or download all of the Inside Redesign webinars on our Vimeo page.


COVID-19 Updates

We know you’re concerned about your students, your schools, your communities, and the world.

We are too.

And just like you, our offices are closed and we’re working remotely. But we are ready to help you address those concerns in any way we can. 

We Got This. Together.

Three ways we can help each other:

Thank you for all you’re doing to provide the best possible education for your students. Together we got this!


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Professional Learning Opportunities.

ESSDACK content specialists have been providing high-quality professional learning opportunities for over 30 years. Our in-house workshops range from literacy to numeracy to G Suite integration to PBL best practices. 

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Or Jaime. Or Michelle. Maybe even Mike. It doesn’t really matter. When you call us, you don’t get a crazy long phone menu.
You get a real person.

When you send us an email, it won’t end up in some internet abyss.
We’ll actually write back.


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