FREE safety seminars in partnership with Ashland University

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After last spring's tragedy at Stoneman Douglas High School, and the dramatic increase in threats and incidents of violence in schools, the need for violence prevention and response training has never been greater. Our research indicates that Ohio has led the nation in violent incidents and threats for the past three years.

As a thought leader in teacher and administrator preparation, the Dwight Schar College of Education has partnered with the Educator’s School Safety Network to provide you with the training and resources you need to make your classroom and your school safer. Please join us at one of the three sites in Ohio for this school safety workshop.

* Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at the Ashland University Columbus Center, 1900 E. Dublin Granville Rd., Columbus, 5:30- 8:30 p.m.

* Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at the Great Oaks Center, 3254 East Kemper Rd., Cincinnati, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

* Thursday, March 21, 2019 at the Ashland University Cleveland Center, Essex Place, 6393 Oak Tree Boulevard,  Independence, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Our keynote speakers will be the founders of the Educator's School Safety Network, Dr. Amy Klinger and Amanda Klinger. The Klingers are nationally recognized experts in the area of school safety and authors of the ASCD book, Keeping Students Safe Every Day.

This timely presentation will explore the emerging issues in school safety and some of the critical questions facing educators today:

• How can we prevent violence in schools?

• How do we effectively respond to a variety of crisis events?

• How do we identify, assess, and manage students who pose a threat to themselves or others?

• Is our active shooter response effective and in compliance with the new FEMA and Department of Education recommendations?

The vital areas of crisis response, violence prevention, threat assessment management and technology use in crisis events will be explored in an interactive fashion from an educational perspective using research-based content. More importantly, you will receive a variety of effective, low-cost best practices in these areas that can be implemented in all schools.

If you are planning on taking either EDLS 533 or EDLS 633 in either the 2019 Spring or Summer semester and would like to attend this workshop as partial credit for either class, please contact either myself, Kendra Wisdom, at kwisdom AT ashland DOT edu or (419) 207-5367, or Dr. Amy Klinger at aklinger AT ashland DOT edu. If you are already registered for EDLS 533 for Session B, we will need to switch sections for you.

If you have already taken EDLS 533 and/or EDLS 633 or are not planning to take those courses until the future, you can still attend the workshop free of charge, but unfortunately you will not receive credit.

If you are planning to attend any of these workshops for credit, you must let us know beforehand. If you, or any of your friends and coworkers, are planning to attend to improve your own skills and capabilities in a crisis response at no cost and no obligation, advance registration is encouraged, but walk-ins are also welcome. Please join us and help spread the word!