Directions 2023: SEL, TRAUMA, & SCHool
connecting you to the experts
Each expert will be here for the day, presenting a longer, 85-minute session and two 55-minute sessions so you can either sample them all or soak up one for the whole time. The day will be worth 5 Illinois PD Hours.
It's free to attend again this year, thanks to the Hub 5 SEL Grant from the Illinois State Board of Education. Due to space constraints, we'll be limiting registration, so be sure to get your name on the list (or the wait list!)
Keynote: Kristin Souers
For over three decades, Kristin Van Marter Souers, MA LMHC, has dedicated herself to the improvement of people’s lives. She is an award-winning author of Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for creating a trauma-sensitive classroom environment (ASCD, 2016) and Relationship, Responsibility, and Regulation: Trauma-Invested Practices for Fostering Resilient Learners (ASCD, 2019) as well as many other publications and articles.
“I have attended 3 of these conferences now and love them every time. Thank you!” ~Brandi H.
“Thank you so much for this conference! I learned so much and really enjoyed myself. What I love the most about Directions Conferences is that I ALWAYS leave with tools that I will actually use in my classroom.” ~Holly S.
“The conference was exceptional. I feel more ready to take on the challenges of a new school year.” ~Monica L.