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Cultivate & Collaborate Video Calls

We miss chatter in the hallways, snarky comments that make meetings a little better, random high-fives at dismissal, moments that only other teachers know – all of it. We don’t know exactly how to recreate that, but free, regular, open, video workshops are a good way to start. There are two types of calls:

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Thursdays at 7:30pm CT: We have so much to learn! Lucky for us, teachers are amazing and we know so much already! Zoom calls, YouTube channels, Instagram stories-as-instruction, Desmos, offline lessons, and more. An EdCo teacher will host instructional sessions where you can ask, try, practice, fail, and try again!

Date Link Description & information
Thursday 8/27LinkCultivate
Topic: BeWell: Self-Care, Student-Care, & Creating Sustainable Routines
Guest: Riki Ratner Founder and Director of BeWell in Schools
Host: Greg O’Loughlin
Thursday 9/3LinkCultivate
Topic: EdCo Exceptional Educators
Guests: Elizabeth Depta, Jennifer Ferguson, Nevella McGrady, Rebekah Reisner, and Natalie Vadas
Host: Greg O’Loughlin
Thursday 9/10LinkCultivate
Topic: EdCo EL Educators
Guests: Addison Barrack, Lauren Binkley, Jenna Davis, and Lindsey Roe
Host: Greg O’Loughlin
Thursday 9/17LinkCultivate
Topic: EdCo School Psychologists
Guest: Taylor Biondi, Leah Pritchett,
and Melanie Smith
Host: Greg O’Loughlin
Thursday 9/24LinkCultivate
Topic: EdCo Math Educators
Guest: Joel Bezaire, Madison Knowe, and Amber Thienel

Host: Greg O’Loughlin
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Tuesdays at 7:30pm CT : Mini unconferences with a specific topic or question at the center of the conversation. No experts, all learners – some will have more to share and some will join in with nothing but questions and that’s a perfect mix! If you’ve been to an EdCampNash, it’ll be like walking into one of those rooms with an EdCo teacher facilitating.

Date Link Description & information
Tuesday 9/1LinkCollaborate
Topic: Student-Student Relationships 1: Building Connections
Facilitator: Amy Nystrand
Tuesday 9/8LinkCollaborate
Topic: Student-Student Relationships: 2 Nurturing Connections
Facilitator: Amy Nystrand
Tuesday 9/15 LinkCollaborate 
Topic: Honoring the Space of Students and Families while Teaching Virtual
Facilitator: Amy Nystrand
Tuesday 9/22LinkCollaborate
Topic: Trauma Informed Considerations Virtually
Facilitator: Amy Nystrand
Tuesday 9/29LinkCollaborate
Topic: Connecting General Ed Classrooms with Related Arts
Facilitator: Amy Nystrand
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