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Positive Discipline in the Classroom - CE hours available

  • 25 Apr 2020
  • 9:00 AM
  • 26 Apr 2020
  • 5:00 PM
  • Chicago, IL (POSTPONED)


Facilitator(s): Kristin Hovious, CPDT

Dates and Times:
04/25/2020 - 04/26/2020
9:00am - 5:00pm

2751 W Winona St
Chicago, IL, USA

Facilitator Information: 
Kristin Hovious, Founder, SEL Chicago 

Kristin combines a career of teaching and serving with her passion for creating mutually respectful environments for families, children, classrooms and schools. In her collaboration with teachers, administrations and families, this Sandy Hook, CT native's goal is to help facilitate opportunities for adults and students to become compassionate leaders, with the hope that doing so will help build more peaceful community in Chicago and the world. 

Kristin is a committed educator with over a decade of experience in vocational, adult education, using these democratic tools of connection serving Chicago's Cortiva Institute as both Education Director (2007-2008) and Adjunct Faculty Member (2006-2017.) She employed the Positive Discipline Approach to lead her classroom of up to 54 students, with the majority of her students aged 18-25 recent Chicago Public School graduates. Her training as a massage therapist and yoga teacher provides a foundation and love for anatomy and science of human development. Kristin has served on the Positive Discipline Association Board of Directors both as a Director and Consultant from 2016-18. 

Kristin recently authored Our Brain Book, a rhyming children's picture book combining education about anatomy, self-regulation, and how our brains can work in relationships. Kristin received her undergraduate training at Mount Holyoke College and Williams College. A life long learner, she is pursuing her Masters of Science in Psychology at Indiana Institute of Technology (Indiana Tech).

Workshop Description:  This two-day interactive workshop is designed for teachers, counselors, school staff and administrators who want an effective discipline approach that integrates social and emotional learning while reducing challenging student behaviors. Attendees will earn recognition as a Certified Positive Discipline Classroom Educator and will learn to: 

  1. Develop a large teaching toolbox of kind and firm discipline approaches. 
  2. Establish explicit classroom structures and procedures. 
  3. Create an equitable classroom community based on mutual respect. 
  4. Understand the motivation behind students' misbehavior and how to encourage positive change. 
  5. Facilitate effective class meetings teaching social skills and problem-solving. 
  6. Learn Positive Discipline/Adlerian Psychology for use in the classroom and school community. 

Additional Information:

CPDUs are available for IL licensed educators through ISU for a $10 fee. CEs for IL licensed Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists are available for a $25 fee. IEIN or Professional License Number must be provided prior to workshop. 

Cost: $375 Early Registration, available until 03/26/2020. $425 Regular Registration.  SEL Chicago Partnership Registrations (including CPS) available. See registration page for details.. Limit 24.

To Register: https://selchicago.com/pdc-april-2020


Contact: Kristin Hovious, kristin.hovious@selchicago.com, 13128523249

Special needs/accommodations: If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact kristin.hovious@selchicago.com, in advance. 

The Positive Discipline Association is pleased to provide the opportunity for educators to earn graduate-level university credit. Whether you attend one of our live workshops or participate in an online workshop, you may choose to earn 1 to 4 non-degree credits. These credits are for licensure renewal and salary step increases only. The cost of graduate-level credit is separate from the workshop registration fee. Click Here for more information.

Positive Discipline Association courses approved for Graduate-Level Semester Credits through University of the Pacific will appear on an Official Transcript with a letter grade.

CES: The Positive Discipline Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No. 6723. 

Cancellation/Refund Policy: Workshop Registrations: A full refund (minus a $35 processing fee) will be given when the request for a refund is made up to 30 days prior to the first day of a workshop. Refunds are not available for cancellations less than 30 days before a workshop. However, paid registrants can transfer to another workshop within one year at no additional cost. Refunds are not available after a transfer is made or if you do not provide advanced notice that you will not be attending the workshop. 

In the event of cancellation, participants will be notified by email.

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