Seminar Detail

Revolutionize Your Learning Space for Student Success
Revolutionize Your Learning Space for Student Success

Where:   TARRYTOWN, NY

When:  Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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For more information: Call (800) 844-8260
Course Description:

What does the physical and emotional climate of your classroom look like?

Do your students complain about being tired? Is it hard for them to sit-up straight after hours of seated instruction? Is there enough clutter in the classroom to cause a panic attack? Does daydreaming and fidgeting replace attentive and ready-to-learn behaviors?

Attend this seminar to assess the state of your school today and the different environments of learning to better address the needs of students.

You’ll earn how neuroplasticity, our sensory system and ergonomics work together to advance learning and academic success! You’ll discover how universal design concepts, in both learning and architecture, will foster the right educational climate for all students!

Then we dive right into:
  • Managing common interfering behaviors, like low or high arousal, fidgeting, low self-esteem and sensory defensive behaviors
  • Tons of out-of-the-box movement and sensory-based activities/strategies to improve reading, handwriting, social, emotional and executive functioning skills
  • Handouts and checklists to assess your various school environments
  • Practical, low-budget ways to alter your classroom into a sensory-rich, movement-motivating space to support learning, self-regulation and personal health and wellness
  • Tackling stress, under-aroused or dysregulated behaviors in students through mindfulness
  • Using the power of language and other sensory-motor therapeutic activities to improve mood, mindset and the personal environment of the student
Walk away feeling confident in your ability to create neuro-friendly spaces to meet the academic and emotional needs of your students.
Objectives:
  1. Implement the latest evidence-based research on neuroplasticity and articulate the factors that support increased learning and growth.
  2. Identify the 8 sensory systems through hands-on sensory learning labs, and utilize sensory strategies that meet students’ academic and emotional needs for increased school participation and improved learning outcomes.
  3. Assess and modify various learning environments, by identifying environmental barriers in the space you work in and establish at least 10 environmental modifications that help support neuroplasticity and more efficient students.
  4. Determine which physical factors hinder or support learning and uncover strategies/activities that will promote movement and neuroplasticity as a result of these factors.
  5. Promote wellness in the classroom by pinpointing which educational tools or work behaviors can cause repetitive stress injuries and incorporate exercise routines and environmental modifications which can reduce or prevent injury.
  6. Examine the role of stress (both physical and mental) on learning and neuroplasticity and identify treatment or classroom activities that reduce stress and promote neuroplasticity.
OUTLINE

Assess the State of Your School Environment Today
  • Defining the environments of learning
  • Movement and neuroplasticity – identify the crucial connection to learning
  • Technology in the schools – the pros and cons
  • Universal Design and ergonomics in the classroom
  • Surveying the workspace/class space – Checklists and handouts
Setting the Stage to Optimize a Multi-Sensory Experience
  • Video demonstration and Learning Lab
  • Recognizing the 8 senses in action
  • Real-time assessment of the classroom
  • Impact of technology
  • Stressors of learning

STRATEGIES AND THE “HOW-TO”

Ergonomic Solutions for Optimal Learning Environments
  • Simple DIY tricks for the classroom
  • Seating solutions – tall vs. short, wiggle seats, and more!
  • Reduce clutter and other classroom organization hacks
  • Classroom design ideas that promote executive functioning skills
  • How to incorporate light and color to promote learning
  • The “20/20/20 Rule” and other ergonomic tips for better endurance and attention
  • ”Common scents” – aromatherapy pointers for the class or student
”Get Moving”: Strategies to Support Active Bodies in the Classroom
  • ”No need to interrupt instruction time”
  • Put the hands back into “hands-on” learning – leave the computer out of this!
  • ”Go-to exercises” for the whole classroom to:
    • Preserve health and wellness
    • Incorporate fun into the day
    • Increase endurance and efficiency
    • Foster movement and reduce dysregulation
    • And more!
Sensory-Motor Techniques to Improve Classroom Skills: Hands-on Lab
  • Multisensory approach for skill retention
  • Proprioceptive strategies – letter recognition, formation, sizing and spacing
  • Vestibular and visual connection – reading and note-taking outcomes
  • Sensory suggestions – executive functioning skills (alerts and visual reminders)
  • Sensory-based tools to get students engaged – gum chewing, mini-sensory stations and therapy balls …
  • Visual-motor games and strategies – vision-based school tasks
  • Group activities to build social learning skills and classroom connection
  • Low-tech strategies (you don’t need an app for everything!)
Redesigning the Emotional Culture of the Class: What is the Language of Your Classroom
  • Fostering a “growth mindset”
  • Breathing and muscle relaxation techniques
  • Address the stress: “Go-to” mindfulness activities and guided imagery
  • Language hints and tricks to manage challenging behaviors
Target Audience

  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Educators
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • School Psychologists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists

JUSTIN LYONS, MS, OTR/L

Justin Lyons, MS OTR/L, has had over a decade of experience working with children of all ages and all abilities, in school, home, camp and community settings. As an occupational therapist, he has served a multitude of pediatric populations, especially the learning disabled, emotionally disturbed and autistic spectrum populations. He currently works at a premiere special needs school in NYC, where he developed a life-coaching program for pre-teens and teens. Justin has been a presenter at the AOTA conference and both an adjunct professor and guest lecturer for a master’s occupational therapy program. Justin mentors other aspiring occupational therapists, by encouraging evidence-based practice and compassion for the human experience. He has provided seminars in the community to help parents and students understand the brain and the senses. He has provided services as an expert witness in child occupational performance in a school setting. Justin has practiced as a certified Irlen screener.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Justin Lyons has an employment relationship with The Summit School. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Justin Lyons is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, or questions on home study credit availability, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

PESI, Inc. offers continuing education programs and products under the brand names PESI, PESI Healthcare, PESI Rehab and Psychotherapy Networker.




Counselors
This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

New Jersey Counselors: This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.

New York Counselors: CE credit is available. PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Educators/Teachers
This course is designed to qualify toward your professional development requirement. The program is 6.25 clock hours in length.

New Jersey Educators, Administrators & Education Services Personnel: This activity will offer 6.0 Actual Professional Development Hours. PESI, Inc., powered by MEDS-PDN, is a registered New Jersey Professional Development Provider with the NJ Dept. of Education.

New York Educators: PESI, Inc. is an approved sponsor of CTLE with the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) Office of Teaching Initiatives. Provider #23567. This activity will qualify for 6.25 Approved Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) Hour(s), in the area of Pedagogy. Hours are based on full attendance. Board required certificates will be sent after the program.


Marriage & Family Therapists
This activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

New York Marriage & Family Therapists: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0024. This activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
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PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary per state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

New Jersey Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: This course has been approved by the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 6.25 credits. Board Course Number: 1908-24.

New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This course qualifies for 7.6 Contact Hours.

Psychologists/School Psychologists: PESI, Inc. is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer professional development for school psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for the program. Provider #1140. PESI is offering this activity for 6.25 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Speech-Language Pathologists
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This course is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).


Social Workers
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PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 Clinical Practice continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.

New Jersey Social Workers: Revolutionize Your Learning Space for Student Success, Course #2693, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by PESI, Inc. as an individual course. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 09/19/2019 - 09/19/2021. Social workers completing this course receive 6.25 Clinical Practice continuing education credits. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

New York Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 380 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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