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Join any of our Virtual Board Meetings to get to see how we are working to improve outcome for our special education students, educators, and families. Must be a member of the Council for Exceptional Children - Join Now  - to attend board meetings. Attend on Zoom or at 99 E. Virginia Ave. Suite 120, Phoenix, AZ 85004. 


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  • December 11, 2021 from 9:00 - 11:00
  • January 22, 2022 from 9:00 - noon
  • February 23, 2022 Annual General Meeting at end of Virtual State Conference
  • March 5, 2022 from 9:00 - 11:00
  • May 14, 2022 from 9:00 - noon
  • June 4, 2022 Strategic Planning from 9:00 - noon





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Regulating the Dysregulated in the Classroom: 
Practical Strategies to Support our Students

When we think of “regulating the dysregulated”, our minds immediately go to students past and present. How do we solve that mystery? Rarely do systems see that it is the adults in the room who should get first dibs on regulation. We will start there. 

This conference is scheduled over two days: $49
Day 1: Tuesday, October 26 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Day 2: Wednesday, October 27 3:30 pm -5:30 pm

Day 1 (October 26) will be spent learning about the “why” of regulation for both adults and kids. We’ll explore the Neurosequential Model of Dr. Bruce Perry and begin to look through the lens of neurodevelopment as a key component to solving the personal and classroom mysteries that vex us. We’ll focus on two core concepts: 1. brain organization: how it develops and functions in a sequential fashion. 2. state dependent functioning: how stress affects that development and organization. Those two concepts will be the foundation of understanding regulation and dysregulation.

Day 2 (October 27) will be much more practical application of these concepts with thoughts and practice on lesson design and rhythmic interventions that are creatively regulating. Dress to move a bit as we ask you to get involved with us in a tangible way. 

Presenter: Steve Graner
Steve Graner is the Neurosequential Networks' NME Project Director as well as a Child Trauma Academy Fellow. He grew up in Bismarck, ND, received his B.A.. from the University of Sioux Falls and M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction at Minnesota State University Mankato. With thirty-three years teaching English at Erik Ramstad Middle School in Minot, North Dakota, Mr. Graner has also coached cross country and track and field, receiving Coach of the Year honors in ND for both high school and middle school cross country. Mr. Graner is best known for his creative approaches to teaching and coaching and combines a love of the arts and sports with the passion for pedagogy.

Learning Outcomes: Over the course of this workshop, participants will: 
1.    Understand the concept of sequential brain development and organization.
2.    Learn about state dependence or how the brain functions under stress.
3.    Relate the neurosequential lens to regulation practices in schools.
4.    Practice regulation strategies together and think creatively about how we can apply them. 

Target Audience: Principals, Assistant Principals, School Psychologists, School Social Workers, Counselors, General Education/Special Education Teachers, Special Education Administrators, Members of MSST Teams, Speech/Language Professionals 

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