Reset for Readiness: Safe and Healthy In-Person Learning Series
The pandemic has had a profound impact on all of us, and its effect is radically re-shaping how we envision school life. That’s why we’ve joined with several leading school health organizations to develop this special webinar series focused on the critical intersection of health and education, a subject that has become increasingly relevant due to the COVID-19 pandemic. By providing support and resources in the short-term, together we can create systemic change for the long-term.
Join us as we explore what the pandemic has taught us about our education system, how to care for ourselves during this time of change, and how to build better and stronger education-health connections that prepare us for learning in this new normal. Each webinar will offer insights and ideas for leaders, teachers, staff, and families, resources to help you take action, and real-life examples to support safe and healthy in-person learning.
District Policies and Programs to Support Student, Staff, and Teacher Health
April 28, 2021, 12:00 p.m. PT | Hosted By: Kaiser Permanente, Alliance for a Healthier Generation, and Action for Healthy Kids
Despite the challenging year, educators continue to find creative solutions to support the health and well-being of their students and staff. Come join Rob Bisceglie (CEO, Action for Health Kids) and Elizabeth Cook (Senior Director, Alliance for a Healthier Generation) in conversation highlighting innovative policies and practices from real districts across the nation. Participants will have an opportunity to gain ideas, ask questions, and share their own innovations with other district leaders.
This session is targeted towards educators in leadership positions as well as board members.
Building Strong Family-School Partnerships to Improve Student Health
May 12, 2021, 12:00 p.m. PT | Hosted By: Kaiser Permanente and Action for Healthy Kids
Join us as we dive into what makes an effective family-school partnership and why, especially now, there is a critical need for school staff, parents, and caregivers to collaborate in support of student wellness — including nutrition, physical activity, and social-emotional health. You will learn how to use your voice to advocate for continued collaboration between families and schools to ensure that holistic student health is factored into all returning to in-person learning plans. You will have access to a Collaboration Guide to support that work.
This webinar is designed for parents and caregivers and is relevant to educators too.
Fostering Individual and Collective Well-Being Through Boundaries
May 19, 2021, 12:00 p.m. PT | Hosted By: Kaiser Permanente and Alliance for a Healthier Generation
We all want boundaries, but they can be difficult to hold, especially during challenging times. Join us to learn how to translate your personal values into clear boundaries so that you can effectively maintain them. We’ll share tools and resources that can be applied to all aspects of your life.
This webinar is designed for educators and anyone who cares for others.
Modeling the Path to Self-Regulation for Students Through Me Moments
May 26, 2021, 12:00 p.m. PT | Hosted By: Kaiser Permanente and Alliance for a Healthier Generation
Effective learning requires both students and adults to feel safe, calm, and focused. Join us to walk through our newest toolkit: Me Moments, which teaches adults and young people how to co-create strategies for self-regulation. The toolkit includes a variety of strategies and options for any type of learning environment.
This webinar is designed for educators and caregivers.
Panel: Stories of the Next Normal from our Schools, Districts, and Families
March 31, 2021, 12:00 p.m. PT | Hosted By: Kaiser Permanente
Join us as we hear directly from the education community about reopening buildings for in-person learning. You will learn about what others are doing to prioritize the health of their communities as they remain in or move towards in-person, learning from the perspective of parents, educators, and district leaders. You will also learn about Planning for the Next Normal at School, a playbook designed to help education communities prioritize health.
This webinar is designed for all the education community, including teachers, staff, school and district leaders, and families.
Planning for the Next Normal at School: Key starter plays for prioritizing health when schools reopen
Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. PT | Hosted By: Kaiser Permanente
To assist school and district leaders with specific, evidence-informed guidance and operating procedures for keeping school communities healthy during school reopenings, a number of nationally recognized and trusted school health organizations have come together to develop a playbook for school reopening — “Planning for the Next Normal at School: Keeping students, staff, and families safe and healthy.”
Join us as we take a deep dive into all five chapters of the playbook: COVID-19 prevention, Mental Health & Well-Being, Social Drivers of Health, Physical Education and Physical Activity, and Teacher and Staff Well-Being. Hear from the experts and explore how you can use the playbook to guide your school reopening plans.
Supporting Student Success through School Health Policy
May 6, 2020, 11 – 11:30 a.m. PT | Hosted By: Healthy Schools Campaign
States and school districts across the country are leveraging school health policies to support children’s health and learning during COVID-19. This includes making policy changes to support access to healthy meals, deliver telehealth services and implement programs to support the mental health of students and staff. Successful implementation of state and district policies is a key strategy to ensuring schools have access to the resources and guidance needed to support efforts to implement school health and wellness programs, ensure buy-in from key decision-makers and access funding for school health and wellness programs.
How Schools Can Partner with Families During Distance Learning
April 15, 2020, 11 – 11:30 a.m. PT | Hosted By: Action for Healthy Kids
Families have a powerful role in supporting their children’s health and learning. However, it’s challenging to build relationships in a remote environment. How can your school effectively partner with families during distance learning? Presented in partnership by Kaiser Permanente and Action for Healthy Kids this live, interactive session will provide educators with concrete ways for family engagement during distance learning to support student health and academic success.
COVID-19 Information for the Education Community: Vaccine safety, building confidence, and best practices
March 17, 2021, 12 – 12:30 p.m. PT | Hosted By: Kaiser Permanente
Join us as we explore the science and the latest updates around the COVID-19 vaccine. You will learn about vaccine safety, best practices before and after vaccination, and how to keep yourself, your school, and your community healthy and safe for in-person learning.
Note: This webinar will not cover vaccine distribution for school districts and employees.
Supporting Mental Health and Well-Being During School Reopening
Friday, June 26, 2020, 11 – 11:30 a.m. PT | Hosted By: Kaiser Permanente and Alliance for a Healthier Generation
To assist school and district leaders with specific, evidence-informed guidance and operating procedures for keeping school communities mentally and physically safe during school reopenings, a number of nationally recognized and trusted school health organizations have come together to develop a playbook for school reopening — “Planning for the Next Normal at School: Keeping students, staff, and families safe and healthy.”
Join us as we take a deep dive into the first chapter of the playbook on mental health and well-being and explore how you can use it to guide your school reopening plans.
Comprehensive Self-Care for Educators
April 24, 2020, 11 – 11:30 a.m. PT | Hosted By: Alliance for a Healthier Generation
For many of us, the term “self-care” evokes images of yoga class, a spa day, or a peaceful meditation. While these may be valuable self-care activities for some, they aren’t the only ways to support your personal well-being. In this session, you’ll learn about “comprehensive self-care,” which centers on five interconnected aspects of well-being: physical, emotion, social, community, and purpose. Join Kaiser Permanente, Sanford Harmony, and Healthier Generation as we explore the science of well-being and give practical tips to nurture your mind and body.
(NOTE: you will be prompted to create a free account or log in to the Alliance for a Healthier Generation Training Center in order to access the recording.)
How Families Can Partner with Schools During Distance Learning
April 8, 2020, 11 – 11:30 a.m. PT | Hosted By: Action for Healthy Kids
Families have a powerful role in supporting their children’s health and learning. However, it’s challenging to build relationships in a remote environment. How can families effectively partner with schools during distance learning? Presented in partnership by Kaiser Permanente and Action for Healthy Kids this live, interactive session will provide parents and caregivers with concrete ways to connect and build relationships with educators during distance learning to support student health and academic success.