Mental Health Help For Students and Educators | 12/13/2023
Date: Wednesday December 13, 2023
This event presented by our generous supporters and host:
- Speaker Supporters: Magellan Health (contact Aubrey Proud. Director Communications and Community Relations, email@example.com
- Panel Supporters: Vesper Energy (contact EJ Fyke, Manager. Community Affairs Emmanuel.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Host Facility: Grove City Intermediate Unit IV
Location: Virtual or In Person
In Person Location: Intermediate Unit IV, 453 Maple Street, Grove City, PA 16127
Time: Sign in begins at 12:45 PM Wrap up 3: 15 PM
NO REGISTRATION FEE
This event is designed to meet the needs of Superintendents, Counselors, Administrators, Teachers, Students, College Professors, and everyone who is interested in students being successful.
John G. Lees, MSW, LSW, Member & Family Advocate for Magellan Behavioral Health of Pennsylvania
John has been the Member & Family Advocate at Magellan of PA since 2016. In this role, John serves the Lehigh and Northampton counties as a point of connection between Magellan and members, their families, and other support individuals. John can also help to educate members about Magellan, advocate to meet their treatment needs, and help them navigate services. As a licensed social worker for over 23 years, John has experience working in a variety of settings, including outpatient behavioral health, residential treatment facilities, crisis intervention, juvenile detention, and schools. This experience provides him with a well-rounded approach to members’ and providers’ needs. John has been with Magellan of PA since 2004 working in a variety of roles including Clinical Care Management Supervisor and Director of Training. John is also the Chairman of the Magellan Autism Action Committee and Host of the new “Behavioral Health Matters Podcast” by Magellan of PA.
Presentation: The Behavioral Health Matters Podcast
During this session John will provide an overview of the new Behavioral Health Matters Podcast and some of the topics covered. The Podcast’s Purpose:
- Promote positive mental health.
- Increase your understanding of behavioral health topics and services.
- Reduce stigma of behavioral health issues
Bryda L. Drumm LSW, H&SV, School Social Worker PK--12
Bryda Drumm is a Licensed Social Worker and Certified School Social Worker. Additionally, Bryda is certified as a National Social Emotional Learning Trainer through LionsQuest Inc. For over 17 years, Bryda has utilized her social worker degree, training, and knowledge while working for Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV. During her career at MIU IV, she has supported numerous children from ages 3-21 within a wide variety of educational settings with even wider educational, social, and emotional needs. Not only has she worked directly with students in the 27 school districts within Butler, Lawrence, and Mercer counties, but also with the students’ families, educational staff, and outside agency support staff.
At Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV, Bryda also has the role of a regional trainer in the areas of social emotional learning, suicide prevention, recognizing and reporting child abuse, returning to school following a brain injury, safety care, and de-escalation.
Presentation Title-- A Brief Overview of Mental Health in the Classroom
This session provides a brief overview of common childhood mental health diagnoses. Participants will learn signs and symptoms of common mental health conditions and explore strategies to support students in the classroom.
- Learn common childhood mental health diagnoses and statistics
- Recognize signs and symptoms of some mental health behaviors within the classroom
- Explore and identify strategies to support all student in the classroom
The final part of the event will be an ALL-STAR Panel discussion.
Participants are encouraged to submit questions in advance. Questions must be submitted no later than December 5. Email them to email@example.com By submitting questions you will help design the agenda. We want to meet your needs.
When you register, please tell me if you are attending in person or virtually. Simply write virtual or in person on the registration form under Special Needs or Requests. Meeting links will be sent prior to the event for those who indicate they will join virtually.
If you have difficulty registering online simply answer the questions and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Herb Hunt at 724.494.0968 Register early the number of participants may be limited. You will be notified that your registration has been received.
This is a timely topic and is designed to be participant friendly. One of the goals of all events is to “Build Partnerships for Student Success”.
The Pros and Cons of Artificial Intelligence in Schools | 09/13/2023
The Pros and Cons of Artificial Intelligence in Schools
September 13, 2023
Hosted by The College of Education Slippery Rock University
8:00---Registration/ Coffee, Bagels/Visit Supporters/ Social Time
8:20---Welcome/Dr. Karen Riley, President, SRU/ Dr. Keith Dils Dean, College of Ed
8:45---Brian M. Stamford, Ed.D. Program Director Allegheny Intermediate Unit
Three Reasons Why Teachers Should Embrace AI Tools
9:20---Dan DiDesiderio, Ed.D. Renaissance Manager/ Melissa Krenzer, Teacher
Artificial Intelligence in PA Schools—Benefits, Challenges, and the Unknowns
9:55---Announcements/ Act 48 Credit/ Visit with the Supporters
10:15—Comments Dr. Dils SRU
10:25---Comments Michael Vatter, CEO First Choice Federal Credit Union
10:35---Comments Dr. Dan DiDesiderio Renaissance
10:45---All Star Panel
Dr. DiDesiderio/ Dr. Stamford/ Dr. Dils/ Mr. Vatter/ Melissa Krenzer/Russ Lucas, Attorney, Solicitor
Thank you, Slippery Rock University for your support.
Thank you, Renaissance, for your support.
Thank you, First Choice Federal Credit Union for your support.
Thank you to all presenters and members of the ALL-STAR Panel
Thank you, David/Laura Hunt and Michaelene Gentsy for your help.
Thank you to everyone who attended.
Comments about the event
I received feedback on yesterday's session on AI. I sent one of my principals and faculty members. They said it was fantastic!!
I also received feedback from one of the neighboring superintendents who is a good friend of mine also said the same thing!
Sorry I missed it, but I know how much you put into these sessions, so I wanted to give you some positive feedback!!!
Matthew W. Bennett, Superintendent of Schools, Union City Area School District
Thanks Herb, great job!
Keith Dils, Ed.D., Dean, College of Education, Slippery Rock University
Thanks, Herb! It was another great event and I learned a lot!
David McDeavitt, Superintendent Allegheny Clarion Valley School District
All presenters were well prepared and well paced—Very informative and engaging
Nicole Columbus, K-12 Assistant Principal Laurel School District
Time was Great—Length was Great—Information was very useful
Mark Frengel, Administrator, Mohawk Area School District
It was very informative. I am able to take information and resources immediately back to my teachers
Melissa Heasley Principal Moon School District
This was an excellent Program
Shane Murry, Superintendent, Iroquois School District
Outstanding, Timely. Well Designed. Loved the Resources
Dan Keefer Principal Union City School District
Great information on this topic, I learned a great deal. Both presenters were excellent. This might be the best event you have organized. Nice work!
Dr. Josh Weaver, Assistant Superintendent Grove City Area School District
Happy Trails to You Until we meet Again--Herb
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Teaching Financial Literacy from People Who Live It | 04/19/2023
Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Location: Midwestern Intermediate Unit 4, Grove City, PA
Hosted by Midwestern Intermediate Unit 4
NO REGISTRATION FEE/ Certificate of attendance if requested.
This event is supported by First Choice Federal Credit Union and PennWest University
This event is designed to meet the needs of Curriculum Directors, Counselors, Administrators, Teachers, Students, College Professors, and everyone who is interested in students being successful.
Participants are encouraged to attend In-Person if possible. Just as with our schools there is so much to be gained by being together and exchanging information. If this does not meet your needs, then you may attend virtually.
Michael Vatter is the CEO of First Choice Federal Credit Union of Lawrence County. Having spent most of his career in personal finance he has helped many people to align their goals with their resources to live their best lives. Over the years he has been recognized with many awards and distinctions, but they all pale in comparison to his greatest honor of raising his two boys, Matthew (12) and Caden (8). He currently holds several Board seats including one at his former alma mater at Neshannock School District.
Things you wished YOU knew at 18: Helping you prepare them for Adulting.
Christian Ola is a full-time finance professor at PennWest University and also the founding partner of Centsability, LLC, a financial literacy and software company. With 30 years of practical application in banking, lending, and financial literacy, along with 15 years of teaching full time, he understands the challenges that educators face to create engaging curriculum while also meeting mandated outcomes. By coupling technology with hands on, learner-based programs, students take ownership of their success and educators embrace the role of facilitator, not just 'teacher.' He lives in Mars with his wife and two great kids, Alex and Mia.
Shaun Pfeiffer, Ph.D., CFP(R) is an associate professor of finance and personal financial planning in the Department of Finance, Accounting, and Economics at PennWest Edinboro. He has a Ph.D. in Personal Financial Planning and an M.S. in Finance from Texas Tech University. His research on investing and personal financial planning topics has been published in various journals, including the Journal of Investing and the Journal of Financial Planning.
The All-Star Focus Group
Dr. Melanie O. Anderson is Professor of Accounting at Slippery Rock University. Dr. Anderson earned a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska, an MBA from Pennsylvania State University, and a B.S. in Business Administration from Clarion University. She currently teaches audit, forensic accounting, intermediate accounting, managerial and financial accounting. Dr. Anderson’s business career includes 13 years at Quaker State Corporation as the general ledger systems manager, information systems auditor, and senior internal auditor; and two years at Werner Company as a business analyst in information systems. She has been teaching accounting, information systems and business courses for over 30 years.
Dave Hollenbaugh believes that Education is a key to overcoming the challenges facing our world today. Dave spent the first 12 years of his career in industry with roles in sales, marketing, and management. For the past 18 year, Dave has served in Advancement and Development Leadership in college and university settings as well as consulted nationally with non-profit institutions to help each organization succeed in pursuit of their mission. He considers it a privilege to serve the Slippery Rock University Foundation as a steward of its resources and impact for Slippery Rock University and its Students.
Mark Walzer, is a full-time real estate agent with Keller Williams Realty in New Castle PA. Specializing in residential and commercial real estate, working with buyers, sellers and investors in Western PA, and referral agent helping people across the United States.
Dr. John Sarandrea recently retired Superintendent of the New Castle Area School District. He spent 37 years as an educator and coach, the last 11 of which he was the Superintendent ( CEO ) of the New Castle and Sharon schools., He has been exploring entrepreneurial options for his family. He believes in the entrepreneurial spirit and would like his children to be self-employed business owners. After a long process of due diligence, he decided on opening a Rita’s Italian Ice & Custard Shop.
Some examples of topics to be discussed by the Presenters and Focus Group:
- Why knowledge and awareness of non-profit Foundations is important in financial literacy.
- Financial Wellness is important to success – and the tools needed to achieve wellness include an understanding of budgeting, borrowing, the responsible use of credit and being prepared for the future.
- The demand for accountants and accounting careers.
- Career opportunities in real estate, and what is required to obtain a real estate license?
- The importance of credit ratings and what should and should not be done to make it positive.
- What will the financial landscape look like in 2035?
- We are now being told it is not necessary to get a college degree---your thoughts.
Participants are encouraged to submit questions in advance. Questions must be submitted no later than April 10. Email them to email@example.com By submitting questions you will help design the agenda. We want to meet your needs.
When you register, please tell me if you are attending in-person or virtually. Simply write it on the registration form under Special Needs or Requests. Please give serious consideration to attending In-Person; there is great benefit gained from the in-person networking opportunities of the event.
If you have difficulty registering on line simply answer the questions and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Herb Hunt at 724.494.0968 Register early the number of participants may be limited. You will be notified that your registration has been received.
This is a timely topic and is designed to be participant friendly. One of the goals of all events is to “Build Partnerships for Student Success.”