Mindful Educators Summit
February 24, 2024
11:00 AM — 3:00 PM CST
UTRGV Center for Innovation and Commercialization (CIC)
307 E Railroad St
Weslaco, Texas 78596
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This free summit is open to all educators across the Rio Grande Valley who are interested in connecting with other educators and re-connecting with their "why" in order to more sustainably serve in their communities. Participants will attend two enriching workshops and hear an inspiring keynote while enjoying coffee and lunch, as well as a few extra perks.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Esmeralda Adame
Leading with Your Heart
This is easier said than done. This implies letting go of the old to make room for the new. This involves leading with passion, compassion, y corazon. Just moving forward regardless of differences, difficulties and darkness. Let go, lead with your heart, and let your light shine. You might be the only positive in someone’s life, make it count!
Workshop #1: Dr. Barbara Baggerly-Hinojosa
Organize Your Way to Success!
Research shows that good organizational skills are necessary in today's competitive world. Training in organizational skills is an investment that will provide efficiency and positive results for years. For today's leaders, being successful means being organized. Organizational skills can carry over into many aspects of life and can facilitate goal attainment. Participants of this training will be given the tools necessary in developing better organization skills that will lead to setting great goals.
Workshop #2: Gus and Yvette Fowler, Luna y Río
Quiet the Mind, Open the Heart, and Listen Deeply
Join Luna y Río for a fully immersive sound experience promoting self-care and personal awareness to every moment. Discover and apply specific techniques to create balance and tranquility in your everyday life.
Workshop #3: Christina Vasquez
A Holistic Approach to Teaching Starts with Me
Social and emotional learning must now go hand-in-hand with academics. Students of all ages need awareness of their emotions and opportunities to express themselves. We, as educators, need to be part of their "inner" world. It all starts with us being vulnerable and open to digging a bit deeper within ourselves. Come see how you can integrate social and emotional messages within the curriculum already in place.
Workshop #4: Amanda Sasser
Playing with Stress and Burnout: An Expressive Arts Therapy Session for Educators
Stress and burnout can affect any of us and impact those around us. In this expressive arts therapy session, we’ll share our mutual experiences, strategize how to prevent and combat stress and burnout, reconnect to our “why,” and have fun, all while using proven techniques backed by neuroscience. In addition to the experience, you’ll also leave with tips and a game plan of your own.