Education professionals gathered the weekend of January 5 in San Jose, California, to participate in the annual Extra Yard for Teachers Summit. In continued partnership with the College Football Playoff Foundation (CFP Foundation), School Specialty experts shared information and experiences centered around creating a 21st Century Safe School environment. Check out the following images and tweets from the event and learn more about the Extra Yard Classroom Makeover Project.
Creating a 21st Century Safe School Environment
The focus of the 21st Century Safe School is on supporting students’ mental, physical, social and emotional safety and security. School Specialty believes that given the right environment, every student can flourish.
Extra Yard Classroom Makeover Project
As the partner of the CFP Foundation’s Extra Yard Classroom Makeover Project, School Specialty’s CEO, Joe Yorio, announced the winner of two 21st Century Safe School media room makeovers.
2019 Extra Yard for Teachers Summit: Workshops, Technology & More
Attendees of the Extra Yard for Teachers Summit also had the opportunity to visit the School Specialty booth and interact with new STEAM activities. Products like Cubulets robot blocks and Energy Quest, featuring augmented reality, showcase exciting tools for teaching STEAM concepts like problem-solving, creative thinking, technology literacy, and social skills.
School Specialty Booth: STEAM Learning & Teacher Supply Kit
Educators who attended the conference and visited the School Specialty booth had the opportunity to speak with 21st Century Safe School experts and received a School Smart Supply Kit that contained a variety of teacher’s desk must-have tools and supplies.
Expert Workshops on Student Engagement & Educator Mental Health:
Many attendees also participated in workshops hosted by Clinical psychologist, Dr. Peggy Mitchell Clarke and Dr. Kenneth Wesson on the importance educator self-care and ways to engage students in STEAM learning.
A Special Thanks to All Who Attended:
Find Out More: Extra Yard Classroom Makeover Project
Be sure to check back and stay up-to-date on the latest Extra Yard Classroom Makeover Projects and how the 21st Century Safe School is transforming the educational environment and experience for students and teachers.