For us, summer usually means hitting the road, attending a variety of conferences, and connecting with our community of educator’s face to face.
This year our conference experience looked and felt quite different, yet our commitment to connecting with you remained the same. Virtually, you all showed up and showed out and we are so glad that we were able to bring you our FREE resources right in the comfort of your home.
ASCA – At Home With School Counselors
This year, we went virtual with the American School Counselor Association (ASCA). It was the first time Ask, Listen, Learn hosted a virtual booth and we were able to chat with school counselors from all over the U.S. in our virtual chat room and enjoyed seeing all of your great feedback on our program.
DENSVI – Discovery Education Network Summer Virtual Institute
We are proud to partner with Discovery Education to bring science-based lesson plans on how alcohol can affect kids’ brains, bodies, and behaviors to educators and parents. This summer, Discovery Education hosted educators in their highly engaged network virtually for a three-day conference where attendees were able to learn more about Discovery Education’s partnerships and materials. This year, our Discover Brain, Body, Behavior resources—including our digital exploration—were featured to all educators in attendance as a flagship program. If you would like to see the Q&A session on our materials you can find it here.
AMLE – Hiking With Middle-Level Educators
To round out our virtual conference experience, we went “hiking” with middle-level educators during the Association of Middle-Level Educators Back to School summer camp. For three days, our team was able to sit in on sessions about SEL, plans to re-open schools, and resources to help facilitate online learning. We were proud to be a sponsor of this event and happy to see so many educators inspired and eager to pass on their knowledge to other educators! We hope that we will be able to reconnect with these educators in the fall at AMLE’s national conference.
While we missed talking to everyone in person, we enjoyed learning from you about how you plan to continue to inspire your students as they return to school, be it in person or virtually, in the fall. We learned so much about what goes into running a classroom, the importance of focusing on the “whole child” through social-emotional learning, and how programs including ours can fill the gap in digital education.
We cannot wait until we can meet in person again. It was so nice to see new faces and connect in a time where we all may feel a bit isolated. Stay healthy, safe, and we will see you on the road next year!