ECHO-DU networks or partnerships are opportunities for educators, mental health professionals, social justice advocates, and other professionals to connect and collaborate effective best practices. These networks provide support and professional development for ECHO participants through engaging and interactive learning.
Benefits of Joining
- Collaborative problem-solving amongst other professionals statewide.
- Professional development and training from any location using a smartphone, tablet, or computer at no cost.
- Build your support network statewide.
- Support, training, and empowerment to implement best practices.
- Interactive case study discussion and recommendations from fellow colleagues.
- Potential for CEU or other professional credits.
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Early Childhood Education
The purpose of this ECHO, hosted by the Positive Early Learning Experience Center, was to help early care and education practitioners reduce the challenging behaviors of young children by using Prevent Teach Reinforce for Young Children (PTR-YC) protocol. After meeting for 8 weeks, participants implemented the Prevent Teach Reinforce for Young Children (PTR-YC) process to reduce the challenging behaviors of young children in their classrooms and programs.
Schedule & Topics
|04/09/19||Let’s Start at the Beginning|
|04/16/19||Teaming & Goal Setting|
|05/07/19||Functional Behavior Assessment|
|05/14/19||Behavior Intervention Plan|
|05/21/19||Using Data and Next steps|
|05/28/19||Group Problem Solving|
|06/04/19||Group Problem Solving|
Meeting Time: Wednesdays 4:00pm – 5:00 pm (MST)
Includes: The Prevent-Teach-
Facilitator: Jackie Joseph, PhD, BCBA, Research Assistant Professor, Morgridge College of Education, Positive Early Learning Experiences Center
Supporting Children with Disabilities in Early Childhood Environments ECHO is based on best practices for working with young children with disabilities in early childhood environments (preschools, child care centers, home child care environments). Every environment is a learning environment for a young child with and without disabilities. This ECHO will bring practitioners together to discuss positive inclusion practices and potential problems of practice related to working with young children with disabilities and their families in early childhood environments.
Schedule & Topics
|05/05/20||Managing Powerful Emotions: Social & Emotional Skills|
|05/12/20||ECE Teacher’s Role in Special Education|
|05/19/20||Partnering with families that have children with developmental delays|
|05/26/20||Assessing young children in EC environments|
Meeting Time: Tuesdays at 4:30 – 5:45 pm (MT)
Includes: Certificate of Completion.
Facilitator: Dr. Jeanine Coleman, PhD, University of Denver, Early Childhood Special Education Program
This Social-Emotional Learning ECHO, hosted by mindSpark Learning, explored best-practices surrounding conflict resolution strategies, preventing and addressing bullying, self-care, and relationship-building strategies through empathy in schools. They met every other Wednesday from 4:30pm-6:00pm to complete eight total sessions. The series was open to Colorado rural school professionals such as school counselors, psychologists, social workers, librarians and athletic & after-school coordinators.
Schedule and Topics
|11/20/19||Empathetic accuracy, active listening, and perspective-taking|
|12/04/19||Positive self-talk, self-regulation, and self-care techniques|
|12/18/19||Empathizing and building agency through local and societal problems|
|01/08/20||Healthy relationship-building and inclusion across lines of differences|
|01/22/20||Empathy as the foundation of conflict resolution and frustration management|
|02/05/20||Empathy to address bullying prevention and response|
|02/19/20||TBD based on participant requests and case study submissions|
|03/19/20||TBD based on participant requests and case study submissions|
Facilitator: Ashford Duffy, Director of Education Opportunity, mindSpark Learnin
This BHSRS ECHO series, hosted by the Center for Rural School Health & Education, looked to increase rural school mental health professionals’ knowledge, skills, and evidence-based practices to better meet students’ emotional needs through Multi-Tiered System of Supports framework.
This ECHO was open to all school mental health professionals including school psychologists, counselors, social workers, and other school professionals in rural Colorado. Participants were able to choose to attend on Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday from 10:00am – 11:00am (MST).
Schedule & Topics
|09/09/19||Trauma Informed Care|
|09/30/19||Depression & Anxiety|
|10/07/20||Cultivating Strong School Community Mental Health Agency Partnerships|
|10/21/19||School Disengagement & Resilience|
|10/28/19||Review, Discussion, and Resources|
Meeting Time: 10:00am – 11:00 am
Includes: An opportunity for CE credit and a Certificate of Completion
Facilitator: Elaine Belansky, Ph.D., Center Director and Research Associate Professor, Center for Rural School Health & Education, Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver
The Wellness Coordinators Make It Happen! ECHO series, hosted by the Center for Rural School Health and Education, is designed to support the work of wellness coordinators in rural school districts as they implement best practices in the following areas of their comprehensive health and wellness plans: general health policies and practices; nutrition; physical education and activity; health education; family, community, and student involvement; and staff health promotion. Benefits of participation in this ECHO series include: 1) regular participation in a network of other rural wellness coordinators without having to travel, 2) learning about implementation successes and challenges from content experts and peers, and 3) the increased ability to promote health and wellness in their districts through the exchange of ideas and knowledge and skill development.
By the end of this Wellness Coordinators Make It Happen! ECHO series, wellness coordinators will be able to:
- Compare and contrast districts’ efforts to implement the following areas of their CHWPs: general health policies and practices; nutrition; physical education and activity; health education; family, community, and student involvement; and staff health promotion
- Apply and/or adapt implementation methods or tactics that other school districts have used
- Analyze implementation barriers districts have encountered, and learn about or offer advice about how to overcome those barriers
- Analyze supports for implementation at other districts, and learn how to get these supports in place
Identify and access resources that might help with the implementation of evidence-based practices
Schedule & Topics
|01/24/20||Coordinating District Health Advisory Committee meetings and work|
|01/31/20||Addressing Food Scarcity and Promoting Healthy Eating|
|02/07/20||Practices and policies that promote and protect physical activity|
|02/14/20||Engaging Families and Communities in School Health Programs and Activities|
|02/21/20||Promoting Staff Health and Wellness|
|02/28/20||Coordinating Comprehensive Health Education Implementation – Part 1|
|03/06/20||Coordinating Comprehensive Health Education Implementation – Part 2|
|03/13/20||Comprehensive Sexual Education in a Rural School District|
Meeting Time: Fridays, 10:00 am to 11:00 am (MST)
Includes: Certificate of Completion
Facilitator: Shannon Allen, PhD, Director of Community Services & Resources, Center for Rural School Health & Education, Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver
This Emotional Intelligence ECHO series, hosted mindSpark Learning, will address how to equitably and sustainably strengthen teachers’, students’ and parents’ emotional intelligence to ensure everyone has the emotional skills and strategies needed to thrive in personal, academic and professional relationships.
Schedule and Topics
|04/08/20||Emotions as Information|
|04/15/20||Emotional Intelligence + Resiliency|
|04/22/20||Theatre Arts as Therapy|
|04/29/20||Connection between Creativity & Emotions|
|05/06/20||RULER as a SEL program|
|05/13/20||Emotional Intelligence + Bullying|
|05/20/20||Embracing Emotional Intelligence School-Wide|
|05/27/20||TBD – Based on participant needs|
Meeting Time: Wednesdays, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. (MST)
Includes: Certificate of Completion – Completion of ECHO counts toward 8 teacher recertification hours
Facilitator: Victoria, MSEd – Johns Hopkins University, Virtual