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Conference Dates: June 5-7, 2023
Conference Location: Hyatt Regency, Savannah, GA
Deadline to Submit Proposal: December 1, 2022

About the Conference

The Southeast Conference on School Climate (SeCSC) is a two and a half day conference that provides research-based resources for improving school culture, climate, and safety. Administrators, counselors, and teachers participate in sessions packed with practical, evidence-based strategies aimed at creating learning environments to improve every student’s mental, behavioral, and academic performance. The SeCSC primary strands include Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, Mental Health, School Safety, Social Emotional Learning, Restorative Practices, and Mindfulness and Wellbeing. In addition, each conference session supports topics related to strategies that can be used for School Improvement Plans (SIP).

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Six Strands of Training

The Southeast Conference on School Climate is inviting presentation proposals for the following conference strands:

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports - Promote evidence-based practices from the three-tiered framework.

  1. Create and implement a positive school climate through school-wide PBIS.
  2. Develop sustainable PBIS practices in schools including methods to increase the effectiveness of school-wide PBIS at the classroom level and strategies for building school-level and district-level capacity/leadership.
  3. Develop interventions to be deployed in schools for students who need more intense interventions, including students with disabilities or students considered to be at risk.
  4. Identify areas to increase communication with parents and community partners for shared leadership and school improvement.

Mental Health - Infuse behavioral and mental health into a tiered PBIS system.

  1. Identify students with behavioral and mental health needs and develop evidence-based practices within an ISF.
  2. Understand the teacher's role in addressing students’ behavioral and mental health needs.
  3. Utilize the expertise of clinicians to improve student outcomes.
  4. Identify areas to increase communication with parents and community partners to improve mental health intervention delivery.

School Safety - Understand school safety planning categorized by prevention/mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.

  1. Identify sustainable school safety strategies that create safe, stable, and supportive environments for all staff and students.
  2. Apply data integration strategies to guide in the program planning of universal interventions that impact school safety.
  3. Utilize an effective stakeholders network that includes students, staff, parents and community members.

Social-Emotional Learning - Promote evidence-based practices for teaching students self-awareness, self-control, and interpersonal skills that are critical to success in school.

  1. Increase social and emotional skills to help improve student's overall mental health, social interactions and academic performance.
  2. Identify strategies for self-management, self-awareness, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making.
  3. Identify areas to increase communication with parents and community partners to improve social emotional intervention delivery.

Restorative Practices - Promote practices that promote respect, dignity, and mutual concern.

  1. Identify the 5 Rs of restorative practice; relationship, respect, responsibility, repair, and reintegration.
  2. Develop interventions to address restorative practices for individual and school-wide interventions.

Mindfulness and Wellbeing - Infuse mindfulness and wellbeing principles, theories and practices into daily curriculum.

  1. Increase staff awareness of reducing stress and anxiety in the educational environment, increasing attention and focus, and improving self-care for both students and teachers.
  2. Increase mindful awareness of teachers and students.

Additional information on the Southeast Conference on School Climate is available at https://academics.georgiasouthern.edu/ce/conferences/secsc/

Presenters accepted for the Southeast Conference on School Climate are invited and encouraged to permanently store their presentation materials in the conference site. Please submit your materials to digitalcommons@georgiasouthern.edu and they will post within three business days.

E-mail Presentation Materials

Why Submit Your Presentation? More exposure for your work! Presentations are searchable through Google, and you will receive reports showing how many people have downloaded your presentation. You can also apply a Creative Commons License to your presentation, which controls how people can use your presentation materials.

What can you upload? PowerPoint Slides, papers, handouts, video, audio, and any other documents you used during your presentation.

Need Help? Email for help on submitting proposals and presentations. If you have questions about the conference (ex. registration), please visit the Conference Homepage for further information including contact numbers and emails.

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