S-C Virtual Institute July 2020

The School-Connect Institute directly prepares participants to implement School-Connect in their classrooms and provide staff training in their school or district. If you’re unable to attend one of our live Institutes, our online Summer Institute offers much of the same information and interaction as our in- person Institutes. Facilitator Keeth Matheny has been leading online trainings frequently since COVID-19 school closures. Keeth has a great way of bringing online trainings to life with interactive discussions, breakout groups and time for self-reflection and application. Online Institutes have the advantage of being accessible to all communities and less expensive than an in-person Institute.

Pricing: The three-day online Summer Institute is $250 per person. Participants need access to Zoom.us and a computer with audio and video capacities.

Institute Facilitator: R. Keeth Matheny

Facilitator R. Keeth Matheny, M.S., is a national award-winning teacher and School-Connect co- author. He was the 2015 recipient of the National Dropout Prevention Center’s Crystal Star Award for Excellence in supporting student success. He teaches an innovative course, MAPS (Methods for Academic and Personal Success), which has helped reduce freshman failures by 41% and discipline referrals by 71% at Austin High School over a four-year period.

Keeth is a frequent public speaker and keynote on social and emotional learning (SEL), student engagement, and relationship supports for educators. He has presented at two U.S. Capitol Hill briefings in Washington DC and more than a dozen national education conferences.

His work has been featured in national webinars, magazine articles, and journals of best practices. As a member of the Aspen Institute’s Council of Distinguished Educators, he is directly connected with SEL leaders and practitioners, current research, and best practices in the field. In the past four years, Keeth has helped launch SEL programs at over 250 schools.