Keynote speaker, interactive breakout sessions, games, brainstorming and ideation Engaging workshop for middle school students Bring back real-world ideas to your campus and students $1,000 grants to be awarded post-conference
Keynote speaker, interactive breakout sessions, games, brainstorming and ideation
- Engaging workshop for middle school students
- Bring back real-world ideas to your campus and students
- $1,000 grants to be awarded post-conference
- Attendance, breakfast, lunch and transportation will be provided
Education can shine a light on the problem of bullying, particularly in regard to technology and social media. This is a community challenge that requires parents, students, educators, business leaders, and legal experts to come together in partnership to address this issue. Although we ALL play a part in prevention, the core of the solution lies in our youth. Who better to drive change than those living it day-to-day?
The student leadership workshop is designed to foster important dialogue and empathy among middle school students. Topics that will be addressed include cyberbullying, digital empathy, peer advocacy, and suicide awareness, as well as online responsibility and laws. Students and educators will finish the day with real ideas they can take back to their schools for implementation. Students and administration/educators (with the input of their students) can also submit a grant proposal, sponsored by Amerigroup, for up to $1,000 in order to execute the ideas formed at the summit. A proposal format and clear criteria will be provided at the event.
Through an application process, eight schools will be selected on a first come, first served basis. Each school will be allotted space for 24 students. We encourage a mix of students including those who have been the target of bullying, bullying instigators, student bystanders, and student leaders.
Students must be accompanied by at least four (4) administrators, educators, and/or counselors. Staff attendance is critical to provide an adequate support system for students. Transportation will be provided for up to 24 students and no more than 4 accompanying adults. Additional adult support team members may attend, however transportation will not be provided. Breakfast and lunch, as well as all materials needed for the workshop, will be provided. Participating schools will be chosen on a first come, first served basis.
STUDENT LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP CONTENT AND TAKEWAYS
All content fits into the social and emotional learning (SEL) education model. During the final afternoon session, UTSA Counseling Department facilitators, middle school students, and school staff will brainstorm creative, impactful initiatives to take back to their school and community in an effort to develop a more positive, inclusive environment. A survey will be given at the end of the day. If this survey needs prior approval by your district, please contact us immediately.
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DEADLINES AND TIMELINES TABLE
|Commitment Forms Completed||June 1, 2019|
|Student Rosters, Educator Rosters, and Parent Permission Forms Due||September 16, 2019|
|REAL Summit||October 2, 2019|
(Wednesday) 9:00 am - 3:00 pm CST
University of Texas - Downtown Campus
501 W César E Chávez Blvd