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Call for Applications: SchoolTalk JumpStart Internship Specialist

Sunday, June 26 - Friday, August 5, 2022

SchoolTalk is seeking up to three seasonal Internship Specialists to support our 2022 JumpStart Program. This is a great opportunity for Special Educators, Community Rehabilitation Providers, or graduate students in a related field who are looking for summer work in DC. Click here for more information.

SPIRIT Club Healthy Cooking Class

Sunday, June 26, 2022 from 1:00 PM to

Looking to cool off this summer? Join SPIRIT Club for a Healthy Cooking Lesson as we make Green Smoothies!

Join the Class Here

Get the Recipe Here

Watch Previous Classes Here

For more information on Virtual SPIRIT Club 2.0, visit https://virtual.spiritclub.com or email fun@spirit-club.com.

Call for Applications: Restorative DC Whole School & Targeted Technical Assistance

Monday, June 27 - Friday, July 1, 2022

SchoolTalk’s Restorative DC (www.restorativedc.org) is a community-based initiative that provides technical assistance to support DC schools in the integration of restorative justice philosophy and practices into school communities. Our team has a deep knowledge base that spans multiple restorative justice models and practices, as well as complementary expertise in social work, drama therapy, non-violent communication, positive discipline, coaching, trauma-informed practices, special education, and more. Restorative DC is supported by funding from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education.

Is your school interested in receiving Whole School Support or Technical Assistance from Restorative DC? Please complete the application here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeONBhrgsikwgMF5aKnzmiYQZxx9xRqzRWGMG1jV_b8cRnFtg/viewform

Call for Applications: Restorative DC Whole School & Targeted Technical Assistance

Monday, June 27 - Friday, July 1, 2022

SchoolTalk’s Restorative DC (www.restorativedc.org) is a community-based initiative that provides technical assistance to support DC schools in the integration of restorative justice philosophy and practices into school communities. Our team has a deep knowledge base that spans multiple restorative justice models and practices, as well as complementary expertise in social work, drama therapy, non-violent communication, positive discipline, coaching, trauma-informed practices, special education, and more. Restorative DC is supported by funding from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education.

Is your school interested in receiving Whole School Support or Technical Assistance from Restorative DC? Please complete the application here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeONBhrgsikwgMF5aKnzmiYQZxx9xRqzRWGMG1jV_b8cRnFtg/viewform

Call for Participants: Got Transition 2022 TA Feedback Survey

Monday, June 27 - Friday, July 1, 2022

We at Got Transition® are constantly working to improve transition from pediatric to adult health care. To do so, we are seeking feedback on our activities and resources from valued stakeholders like you.

Please fill out the brief survey linked below. Your feedback will be kept strictly confidential. Your opinion is very important to us!

Take the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6WPNMF2

For more information about Got Transition, please visit www.GotTransition.org. For more information about The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health, please visit www.TheNationalAlliance.org.

Call for Applications: EDCJCC Summer of Service Camp

Monday, June 27 - Friday, August 12, 2022

Spend your summer making the world a better place with our inclusive Summer of Service Camps. Teens of all abilities work directly with community non-profits, learning and reflecting on social responsibility. Join us again on the grounds of the Bender JCC in Rockville. This summer, middle, and high school teens will split their week between earning SSL hours through activities like packaging kits for the Ronald McDonald house, assisting the men and women who volunteer at A Wider Circle, and much more. We will follow a hybrid approach: some activities will be done on campus, and others will take place at various sites. Combine that with all the fun of a typical camp day and you have a recipe for a rewarding summer.

Learn more and apply here: https://www.edcjcc.org/children-families/camp/camp-jcc/

Mental Health Helplines

Monday, June 27 - Sunday, May 1, 2022

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call1-800-273-8255 or visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org for online emotional support.

The Crisis Text Line: Text NAMI to 741741 to connect to a trained crisis counselor for free, 24/7 crisis support via text message.

The Disaster Distress Helpline: Dial 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor. More information about this 24/7 national hotline dedicated to immediate crisis counseling can be found at www.nimh.nih.gov/health/find-help.

Office of Out-of-School Time Programs: Resources from the Field

Monday, June 27 - Wednesday, June 1, 2022

The OST Office is deeply saddened and hurt by the recent mass shootings in Buffalo, New York and Uvalde, Texas. The entire Learn24 network mourns with the victims’ families. During this tough time, it may be difficult for youth, families, teachers, volunteers, and staff to process these tragic events. Below you will find a few resources to help navigate these difficult conversations and situations:

6 Guiding Principles To A Trauma-Informed Approach (CDC)

Anxiety Over School Shootings (Child Mind Institute)

Community & Gun Violence (Sesame Street)

Helping Children and Adolescents Cope With Traumatic Events (NIMH)

Helping Children Cope with Emergencies (CDC)

Helping Children Cope and Adjust After a Disaster (AAP)

Helping Your Children Manage Distress in the Aftermath of a Shooting (American Psychological Association)

How to Talk To Kids About School Shootings (Common Sense Media)

How to Talk To Your Kids About School Shootings (Scholastic)

In Support of Super Heroic Grieving Children & Teens (NAGC)

Talking With Children About Disasters (AAP)

Talking to Children About Terrorist Attacks and School and Community Shootings in the News (NCSCB)

Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers (National Association of School Psychologists)

What To Say To Kids When The News Is Scary (NPR)

When Scary News Shakes Her World (Girl Scouts)

AccessLEAD Webinar: Creating Accessible Handouts Part 2

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Are you unsure of how to create a PDF that is screen reader accessible? Please join Amber Pearcy, Freelance Access Consultant | Lead Braille Proofreader, National Braille Press, Inc. as she will answer your questions. She will start with the questions asked in Part 1 and move on to new questions as time allows.

CART and ASL interpretation will be provided. Registration is FREE!

Please register here to join us!

Note: We encourage everyone to review the Part 1 recording and slides in preparation for Part 2. The recording of the first session and supplemental materials can be found HERE.

Project Redirect Family Support Meeting

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 from 11:00 AM to

Family Support Group of Project Re Direct is jointly hosting informational sessions in the following areas (see below). We welcome you to log on and gain further perspective for your family.

Presenters:

  • Family Ties of DC (Rhonda White)
  • DC Sibs (Lisa Matthews)
  • Next Chapter Book Club (Alison Whyte & Representative)
  • DC Special Olympics (Phillip Williams)

Please use the link below to access the Zoom meeting:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88080104358?pwd=cG5xQzBsZ3FrOWtTcnh0VlVsemN4UT09#success

Please contact Ms. Denize Stanton-Williams with any questions at (240) 839-7333 (w) or (240) 855-5874 (c).

DC Public Schools' Family Guide to Summer Learning 2022

Tuesday, July 5 - Friday, August 5, 2022

Every summer, DCPS provides extended summer learning opportunities such as literacy enrichment for elementary students and credit recovery for secondary students. Students who participate in summer programming have opportunities to form new friendships, strengthen academic skills, and prepare for the year ahead. There is no cost to attend a DCPS summer program and participation is optional. Most programs will start on July 5, 2022 and run through August 5, 2022.

For summer programming details, including registration information, review the Family Guide at https://dcpsreopenstrong.com/summer/.

Call for Applications: A. G. Bell Learning Experience and Adventure Program (LEAP)

Friday, July 8 - Saturday, September 24, 2022

WHERE: VIRTUAL

LEAP is a fun, FREE virtual program that will help teens gain confidence in virtual environments, develop stronger self-advocacy skills, and connect them with new friends from across the globe.

Teens will learn more about themselves and their strengths from the Clifton Strengths Assessment, an assessment tool that has been used by more than 26 million people worldwide!

Space is limited to 50 teens per session and sessions fill up fast, so don’t wait!

SESSION DATES:

Session 4: July 8-9, 2022
Session 5: September 23-24, 2022

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

VISIT WWW.AGBELLLEAP.COM FOR PROGRAM AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION.

Call for Public Comments: Proposed Changes to DC’s ESSA State Plan for Accountability

Friday, July 8, 2022

For the last several months, OSSE has engaged with school leaders, teachers, families and stakeholders about updating our Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) state plan for measuring and reporting school performance and accountability. In response to the extensive feedback we received, OSSE has published a draft of new school accountability system and is now opening it up to public comment from June 1 through July 8. In order to present a full picture of schools in our city, we encourage you to share your perspective through public comment and to share this opportunity with other stakeholders in your networks.

You can view the proposed ESSA state plan amendment on OSSE’s website at https://osse.dc.gov/essa.

Please send all public comments to dcschoolreportcard@dc.gov.

HSC Kids in Action's Youth Adaptive Sports Camp

Monday, July 11 - Friday, July 15, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Join us at Turkey Thicket Recreational Center (1100 Michigan Ave NE) for some adaptive sport fun! Activities will include wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis, adaptive fitness, cycling, boccia ball, crafts, and MORE! Capacity is limited. Click here to apply.

Call for Applications: Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program at Georgetown University (GULEND)

Friday, July 15, 2022

The GULEND program emphasizes:

  • The characteristics, etiology, and life course of children with neurodevelopmental and related disabilities
  • Providing interdisciplinary services within the child’s natural environment, including the family, community, school
  • Cultural competency and family-centered services;
  • Life course and social determinants of health;
  • Team-based systems of care delivery;
  • Leadership and communication skills

Application deadline: Friday, July 15

Learn more and apply here: https://gucchd.georgetown.edu/fall2022-cohorts.php

Project ACTION! Healthy Cooking Classes

Sunday, July 17 - Sunday, August 21, 2022 from 1:00 PM to

Project ACTION! Healthy Cooking Classes are being offered in conjunction with Lifeline Partnership and will be held on Sundays at 1 pm from July 17 through August 21. Participants will receive a cooking package with an apron, measuring tools, and gift cards to purchase some of the food items.

To register for or ask questions about these classes: Please contact Phyllis Holton at pholton@dcqualitytrust.org or call her at 202-448-1458.

Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability Conference

Monday, August 1 - Friday, August 5, 2022

As an integral part of the Kennedy Center’s Access/VSA International Network, the Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD) program advances the full inclusion of people with disabilities in arts and culture. With a focus on expanding the breadth and scope of accessible programming, LEAD provides an opportunity for professionals in the field to develop best practices and resources; engage in conversations with colleagues and experts from around the world; and learn practical methods for designing inclusive arts experiences and environments.

Learn more and register here: https://web.cvent.com/event/fdc2896a-42b1-48a9-b15f-6aad379c5251/summary

Call for Applications: Georgetown University Certificate in Early Intervention Program

Monday, August 15, 2022

The GUCEI prepares early prevention providers in contemporary practices:

  • Family-Centered Care
  • Routines-Based Intervention
  • Intraprofessional Teaming
  • Natural Environment
  • Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health
  • Inclusion

Participate in online courses, hybrid workshops, and an in-person conference. Earn 20 CEUs!

Application deadline: Friday, August 15

Learn more and apply here: https://gucchd.georgetown.edu/fall2022-cohorts.php

SchoolTalk's Summer 2022 Restorative Approaches to Student Behavior (RASB)

Tuesday, August 16 - Wednesday, August 17, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Are you an Assistant Principal, Dean, Restorative Justice Coordinator, Behavior Staff or school staff member who is responsible for student behavior and discipline?

You are invited to join us for the Summer 2022 Restorative Approaches to Student Behavior!

As a part of this cohort, you will have access to a 2-day in person training, ongoing virtual professional development sessions, ongoing individualized coaching and modeling, and ongoing practice learning group sessions with other behavior staff in the district.

Hone your skills, deepen your understanding & get to know other behavior staff in the district.

All SchoolTalk professional development sessions use a trauma-informed approach and teach skills and practices that you can implement immediately.

Register for RASB Here

Access the RASB Flyer Here

Explore Additional Summer 2022 Restorative Justice Professional Development Opportunities Here

Call for Applications: DC Futures & Mayor's Scholars

Friday, August 19, 2022 from 3:00 PM to

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education's (OSSE) Postsecondary and Career Education division manages financial assistance programs for District residents who are enrolling in college. Financial assistance such as scholarships and grants help students enroll in college and pay for educational expenses.

Learn more and apply to featured programs here: https://osse.dc.gov/page/scholarships-and-grants-students

Call for Applications: DC Tuition Assistance Grant (DCTAG)

Friday, August 19, 2022 from 3:00 PM to

Hey, Class of 2022, DCTAG has money for college!

Complete your DCTAG application at dconeapp.dc.gov.

The deadline to apply is Friday, August 19, 2022 at 3 p.m.

For more information, visit osse.dc.gov/dctag.

HSC Kids in Action 14th Annual Charity Crab Feast

Sunday, August 28, 2022 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Our annual Charity Crab Feast benefits The HSC Pediatric Center’s Kids in Action community program. Kids in Action provides opportunities for children with disabilities and their families to enjoy adaptive sports and recreational activities within an inclusive and diverse environment.

Learn more and purchase tickets here: https://tinyurl.com/kidsinactioncrabfeast2022


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