Engaging Continuing Education and Professional Development
for Teachers and Administrators
The best teachers are life-long students themselves. As an educator, it’s important to pursue your own professional development, so that you can provide the highest level of support to your students and enhance your career.
Kim Langley, M.Ed. offers engaging, interactive continuing education sessions for teachers and administrators. You and your colleagues will gain CEUs and practical information, while discovering the latest techniques and valuable resources for:
- Applying Emotional Intelligence in the classroom
- Assisting children with learning disabilities
- Understanding the ADHD child in the classroom
- Managing difficult conversations
- Improving attitude and increasing happiness
Contact us to schedule an on-site session that fits your staff’s needs and timeframe. Sessions can be customized as breakfast meetings, lunch and learns, half day or full day workshops.
Building Skilled and Effective Teams
“The entire course from the content to the instructor was amazing. Kim did a great job of making EI relevant to both personal and professional aspects of life.”
“We were able to discuss some rather sensitive topics with humor and openness. It opened my eyes to how Gen X and Y’ers may be different in the way they express things, but we CAN all work together.”
“The staff at Rocky River Public Library found Kim Langley’s training on customer service informative and entertaining. Her anecdotes struck just the right chord, leaving us laughing and considering our own work with the public. Her videos and visual aids created a picture of the work she was discussing. The staff really liked her breaks for trivia that lightened the tone and gave our brains a rest. She was able to weave into her training specific items we had asked for and still complete her presentation right on time. Everyone left smiling!”
– Nancy Levin, Deputy Director, Rocky River Public Library
“The concept of adapting my communication style to that of my listener, I believe, will be beneficial in effectively communicating in the future. The “words to avoid in communication” will help prevent conflict and deflect defensiveness in conversations.”
“The class helped me immensely as many of my conversations can be difficult due to my job responsibilities. I found Kim to be very knowledgable, as well as a skilled speaker. Her presentation was captivating.”
“Enjoyed the class tremendously. Gave me new insight into looking at conflict.”
“The course was excellent. I have so many take-aways and am looking forward to utilizing the skills I’ve learned. I would absolutely recommend the course and facilitator.”
“I loved the speaker’s positive presentation with practical examples of how to consciously approach interpersonal relationships.”
Developing a Respectful and Resilient Workforce
“Kim did an excellent job of presenting her information and ideas. I learned a lot and was encouraged for my future in optimism.”
“Thank you again for the FABULOUS presentation at our Training Institute on Friday. The staff who attended just loved it and the staff who didn’t are checking out your website and reading recommendations. It was just wonderful. We truly can’t thank you enough! Looking forward to working together again in the future!”
“The training really opened my eyes on issues I have in both my personal and work lives. I found positive solutions in this training.”
“I thought the workshop promoted very healthy coping mechanisms to deal with stress and difficult situations.”
“Kim is delightful and comprehensive in her presentation. She has lots of books to share and ideas about how to ‘do’ holidays without stress.”
Working with Students and Parents
“Great real life information, not just boring theoretical talk. Funny stories, good case examples. I really enjoyed the day.”
“I’ve never been to another class where I’ve learned as much about being an effective parent of a child with a learning disability. Good information. Great job Kim!”
“I found the class was very useful and empowering. Thank you!”
Providing Renewal and Mission-Centered Training for Faculty and Students
Margaret Vogel, M.Ed, specializes in faith-based education. The rewards and challenges of faith-based education are unique. How do administrators and teachers work together to create a faith-based learning community for students and families? How is mission to be integrated throughout school culture? These questions are particular to faith-based educators.
Margaret offers faculty retreat experiences that re-focus educators on their vocational call as teachers. Retreats are designed with a mixture of prayer, resourcing, dialogue, reflection and community building. Thematic topics include:
- Building a Strengths-based Teaching Team. The retreat utilizes the Clifton Strengths-Finder assessment tool as faculty members identify their personal and team strengths.
- Connecting School Mission with Classroom Dynamics. This retreat offers an opportunity for faculty members to reflect upon the school’s mission statement with an eye for how that mission becomes animated in the classroom. Creative tools for teaching to the mission will be shared.
- Partnering with Parents. This retreat focuses on the vital relationship between teachers and parents as partners in education and faith development. Tools for communication will be shared with time for dialogue around issues and opportunities as felt by current faculty members.
- Fostering Peace-Able Students. This retreat examines school culture as the landscape for peace and justice education. Using current events and best practices, faculty members will leave with a toolbox to foster peacemaking in the classroom and beyond.
- Pray Always. This retreat invites faculty members to enjoy a day of prayer and quiet contemplation. Practices of mindfulness and theological reflection serve to refresh and renew.
Margaret also provides a full range of age-appropriate, interactive workshops for students on topics of faith, vocation and faith-based service.
Contact her directly to discuss your needs and to explore possibilities, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 440-506-8343.