The Emotionally Responsive Schools Conference

Information and Registration

  • General Information

    Check back for the date for the 2020 Conference!

    2019 Conference Date/Time:

    Friday, November 8, 2019
    8:45 AM–4:30 PM

    Location:

    Bank Street College
    610 West 112th Street
    New York, NY 10025

    Keynote Presentation:

    Opening A Window: A Peek at the Secret Life of Classrooms
    By Lesley Koplow, LCSW

    Early Bird Registration Fee (through September 30, 2019 EXTENDED through October 11!):

    • School community (4–5 staff people): $1,200
    • Enhanced school community (4–5 staff people plus two on-site visits): $3,200
    • Individual: $250
    • Attending as part of “Beginning the Year with ERP” Collaboration

    Extended Registration Period Fee (October 12 through November 6, 2019):

    • School community (4–5 staff people): $1,300
    • Enhanced school community (4–5 staff people plus two on-site visits): $3,400
    • Individual: $275
    • Attending as part of “Beginning the Year with ERP” Collaboration

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  • Schedule
    4:00 PM – 4:30 PM Closing Remarks
    TIME ACTIVITY
    8:45 AM Check-in and refreshments
    9:30 AM – 10:15 AM Keynote Presentation
    10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Breakout Session #1
    12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch Break
    1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Breakout Session #2
  • Workshop Details

    Below is a list of workshop topics for 2019.

    Morning Workshops:

    1. Essentials of Emotionally Responsive Practice
    2. Teddy Bears Come to School: Using Transitional Objects in the Classroom
    3. Hearing Trauma’s Voice in the Classroom
    4. Advisory & Student Voice: A Middle School Process
    5. Emotionally Responsive Literacy as a Reflective Technique

    Afternoon Workshops:

    1. Inviting Self-Expression: Containing Anxiety & Negativity in the Classroom
    2. Teddy Bears Come to School: Using Transitional Objects in the Classroom
    3. Promoting Empathy and Resiliency: Creating an Emotionally Responsive Infant, Toddler, and 2s Classroom
    4. Big and small Feelings In The Classroom: Thinking About, Making, and Using Feelings Charts for All Ages
    5. Teaching Immigration in Our Time: Creating Curriculum and Community
    6. Quilting Our Collective Story

Additional Resources

Emotionally Responsive Practice at Bank Street, which hosts the Emotionally Responsive Schools Conference, builds on the well-documented connection between emotional well-being, learning, and positive peer relationships. Check out the Emotionally Responsive Practice Page for additional resources on fostering safe and nurturing school communities.
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