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Courageous Conversations: Every Heart Mattters Teacher of the Year, Kristine Holstine

When:  March 6 from 6 to 7:30 pm

MN 2018-19 Teacher of the Year Presentation by Kelly Holstine

The Education Department at St. Catherine University cordially invites you to attend two energizing events designed to support your growth and sense of well-being in the classroom.  Both events are scheduled on March 6 and are free of charge. Feel free to forward this email to any educators you feel would be interested in attending.

 Courageous Connections: Every Heart Matters

Kelly Holstine will highlight the importance of owning flaws and prioritizing one’s own mental health in order to make more authentic connections with others. She will reveal the roles vulnerability and courageous connections play in creating equity for every heart – along with insights borne of personal struggles that helped her become a better teacher and healthier human being. Lastly, Holstine will share her journey as a gender non-conforming, lesbian teacher and how it has helped her be an advocate for at-risk students.

Bio: Kelly Holstine is an English teacher at Tokata Learning Center in Shakopee – an alternative high school that she helped to design and open in 2012 that serves students in grades 9 through 12 in the Shakopee district and surrounding areas. Her professional experiences in media, team building, social work, and education have helped to shape both her teaching philosophy and practice. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts and a master’s degree from Augsburg College.

             2004 Randolph Ave.

             President’s Dining Room in Coeur de Catherine, Room 372

             St. Paul, MN 55105 – Map & directions  

Parking: O’Shaughnessy Parking LotPlease click here to RSVP.RSVP Deadline: 11:59 pm on February 25, 2019
Certificates of participation will be provided that can be used for CEU’s.

ENVoY Training

When:  March 6 from noon to 4:00 pm

ENVoY TrainingHow can you develop a classroom environment that focuses on students’ developmental needs and maximizes learning time?
ENVoY is a well-regarded classroom management system focused on the principles of non-verbal management. Attending this training will add to your knowledge of effective management practices and strengthen your understanding of the connection between a well-managed classroom and improved teaching and learning. You can read more here about the history of ENVoY (including what the letters in the acronym mean).

The ENVoY training session is free, but because space is limited, you must RSVP by the end of the day on February 25 to reserve your spot. We will confirm your reservation on or before March 1.

Please click here to RSVP.RSVP Deadline: 11:59 pm on February 25, 2019

Where: St. Catherine University

             2004 Randolph Ave.

             President’s Dining Room in Coeur de Catherine, Room 372

Where: St. Catherine University

             St. Paul, MN 55105 – Map & directions 

Parking: O’Shaughnessy Parking Lot
Certificates of participation will be provided that can be used for CEUs.  

Kind Regards, Dr. Kevin Mackin, Education Department Chair

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