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Professional Learning Series

NEA-NM's Center for Community School's welcomes NEA-NM members and Community School practitioners to join us at no cost for the following professional learning offerings this year.
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23/24 Professional Learning Series: Nourishing a Culture of Safety, Care and Belonging

Psychological Safety as a Tool for Risk Taking | Oct. 25, 6:00-7:30 PM MST

When students and educators feel psychologically safe, they are more likely to explore new ideas, take creative risks, and engage in transformative learning experiences. Join us to learn how and what creates spaces that honor risk-taking through establishing emotional safety.

Download the Psychological Safety as a Tool for Risk Taking Professional Learning Tool Kit

Meeting Students Where They Are Through UDL | Dec. 6, 6:00-7:30 PM

By embracing Universal Design for Learning (UDL), we can ensure that our instructional practices are accessible, engaging, and tailored to the diverse needs of our students, promoting their success and well-being. This session covers the basics of UDL and practical ways it can be integrated into learning environments.

Download the Meeting Students Where They Are Through UDL Professional Learning Tool Kit

Taking Care of Our Whole Selves | Jan. 31, 6:00-7:30 PM

By caring for ourselves, we can better support our students and create an environment fostering growth and resilience. Learn strategies and tools empowering you to show up as your best self in the classroom while finding joy in your life outside of the profession. 

Download the Taking Care of Our Whole Selves Professional Learning Tool Kit


In this session, we encourage all participants to embark on a journey of self-discovery, reflecting on who they are and envisioning their future growth and development. Understanding ourselves better can cultivate authenticity and purpose in our work, leading to greater fulfillment and impact. Come reflect back to plan forward for the next steps in your career journey.

Download the Who I Am? And Where I Go Next? Professional Learning Tool Kit

Elevate Your Professional Development Plan (PDP)

By participating in all four sessions of the Professional Learning Series 2023-2024, a participant can use the following SMART Goal blueprints and the accompanying SMART goal Artifact templates to support beginning, mid, and end of year professional development at the local level.

Smart Goals