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HEART Summit

HEART Summit

Registration Extended - Register by January 26th at Noon!

In an era marked by increasing demands and challenges, educator stress has never been higher. The "Healing Educators and Responding to Trauma" (HEART) online conference explores the profound impact of trauma on both students and educators. Participants will engage in dynamic interactive sessions, with both local and national thought leaders on well-being and balance.  

Drawing on research, best practices, and personal narratives, this conference equips attendees with the knowledge and tools necessary to build resilience and prioritize their well-being to be the best version of themselves for their families AND their students.. Join us at this conference to reignite your passion for education and begin a journey of healing, reflection, and personal growth.

Featuring keynote speaker Mandy Froehlich, Divergent EDU CEO and author, and endnote by Carla Tantillo Philibert, founder of Mindful Practices and creator of Class Catalyst. Other speakers include Dr. Heather Baker, Dr. Devon LaRosa, Jason Smith, Dr. Mandolen Mull, Eboni Rucker, and Kevin Polky. 


  1. Understanding Trauma in Educational Settings: Explore the effects of trauma on educators and students, recognize signs of distress, and learn trauma-informed strategies to create a safe and inclusive learning environment.
  2. Self-Care and Resilience Building: Develop practical techniques and self-care practices that support personal well-being, foster resilience, and prevent burnout.
  3. Cultivating Empathy and Connection: Discover strategies for fostering authentic connections with students, colleagues, and the community, and explore the transformative power of empathy in healing relationships.


Event Properties

Event Date 02-01-2024 8:30 am
Event End Date 02-01-2024 3:00 pm
Cutoff date 01-26-2024 12:00 pm
Capacity 250
Individual Price Free
Contact Hours 6.5
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC), College Credits Available
Location Online

We are no longer accepting registrations for this event.

Scholarship Applications Available

The Winnebago County Retired Teachers Association is currently accepting applications for the Blanche J. Martin Scholarship, the Fred Kunz Memorial Scholarship, and WCRTA Secondary Education Scholarships. Please visit their website at www.winnebagocountyrta.org and click "Unit Info" or stop into the Regional Office of Education to pick up an application or for more information.