Nov 06, 2017 8:00 AM

 REGISTERING WITH A PURCHASE ORDER? To submit a registration form along with a purchase order, click here. We also accept registration forms and school purchase orders by fax, mail or email ([email protected]). Order processing fee does not apply to purchase orders. All prices are quoted in US Dollars. Boys are held back in school twice as often as girls. Boys also get expelled from preschool nearly five times more often than girls, and they are diagnosed with learning disorders and attention problems at nearly four times the rate of girls. Boys are more likely to drop out of school, and make up only 43 percent of college students. Millions of boys are being lost along the path to academic success and career achievement in today’s knowledge economy. Teacher bias regarding behavior, rather than academic performance, penalizes boys as early as kindergarten. On average, boys receive lower behavioral assessment scores, and those scores affect teachers' overall perceptions of boys' intelligence and achievement. Rather than penalize boys' high energy - as traditional classroom methods often do - successful teachers are learning to take advantage of male liveliness, curiosity and thirst for competition. Unless educators stop to consider whether traditional methods are working for both genders, boys will continue to get the short end of the educational stick. This powerful one-day seminar helps educators understand the structural, chemical and processing differences between boys' and girls’ brains. It helps educators support boys’ developmental needs, while teaching them social /emotional competencies. Attendees will discover innovative strategies, as well as group and individual interventions, to help boys achieve their highest academic potential. Teachers, counselors, administrators and other educators will leave with practical tools to support developmental needs and specific activities to get boys learning while reducing their risk for academic failure, dropping out and underachievement. LEARNING OBJECTIVES In this seminar you will learn to: Explain how boys’ brains work including the chemistry and structure. Identify the differences in the ways girls and boys focus. Recognize the role of hormones, specifically testosterone and dopamine Demonstrate classroom strategies to support boys’ developmental needs Contrast the difference between natural aggression and bullying. ABOUT THE PRESENTER   Stephanie Jensen, MS Steph has held positions as classroom teacher, team leader, administrator, trainer, education consultant and national speaker. She also holds a master's degree in clinical counseling focusing on her efforts on adolescent and family issues. In recent years Steph has applied her passion for adolescents to focus on the dynamics of relational aggression, cyberbullying and sexualized bullying. She has spoken at national conferences and school districts across the country - combining research, practical strategies, prevention planning, parent education, crisis intervention, and curriculum implementation in her presentations. She is the author of Thrive in the Hive and Princess Priscilla and the Bully-Bee Day. AGENDA View the Lost Boys Seminar agenda here.     DOWNLOAD A BROCHURE    WHO SHOULD ATTEND Classroom Teachers Principals Other Administrators Special Education Personnel Media Specialists School Counselors & Psychologists Social Workers (all levels) Law Enforcement/SRO Counselors & Therapists

Oct 22, 2017 11:00 AM

THE RAID PARTY BUS IS READY FOR ACTION! ENTEI, HERE WE COME. We're stoked to be back raiding for legendaries with y'all on the party bus!  We have a ton of Entei to raid and need all the help we can get to keep the party rocking! Get HYPE, San Antonio!! PARTY OVERVIEW For anyone worried about not getting enough premiere balls to catch these elusive 'mon, your designated team leaders are here to match up teams into solid 12-20 team groups to give everyone the absolute best odds at catching these beasts. No matter your level or experience, we guarantee you're going to have a blast! Capacity is limited, so book early to reserve your spot! - 50+ Trainers (2-3 solid team-specific raid groups)- Wall/USB Chargers in every seat- Collaborative Party DJ'ing (Discord or YouTube)- Free waters (sometimes other fun stuff too)- On-board bathroom for less stops ;)- 5hrs of raiding- BYOB TICKETS $20 – EARLY BIRD ($5 off) – Exp. 10/13 @ 11:30pm$25 – REGULAR BIRD – Exp. 10/18 @ 11:30pm $30 – LATE BIRD (+$5 late fee) – No Expiration WHAT TO BRING - Wall charger and/or Portable charger- Food / Beverages- Personal cooler (optional)- RAID PASSES (8-12)- LUCKY EGGS for maximum XP damage!! Disclaimer: We need to hit at least to 50% capacity each day to run these events. If minimum capacity is not met 48hrs prior to start time, we will cancel and refund all tickets. We're doing everything we can to keep this thing fun and affordable, so thanks in advance for your understanding! – The MGMT

Nov 06, 2017 8:30 AM

Why You Should AttendToday, many homeowners experience problems that HVAC equipment cannot solve. A contractor who understands the “House as a System” approach, has a “leg up” on the competition. Participants in this class leave with a better understanding of how problems can be diagnosed and what they can do to repair them. This class covers a great deal of technical information, but attendees will also learn basic lead generating and lead converting techniques. This three-day intensive technical class focuses on the problems and opportunities created by duct leakage, poor design and installation. In addition, this class covers other duct system challenges: e.g. high static pressure, low air flow, poor insulation, poor terminal selection, closed door pressure imbalances. The participant will have an understanding of airflow, how to design/size and install a duct system, how too properly use a ductulater for sizing and back engineering and why it is important to have a proper size duct. All attendees will receive a Comfort Institute Duct Performance Certification by completing and receiving a passing grade on our certification exam. All attendees will also have the option to take the Retrotec DTC exam for an additional $75. What You Will Learn • Impacts of duct leakage on system efficiency and comfort in layman’s terms  • Why high efficiency variable speed & 2 stage equipment is most affected by bad ducts • Impacts of duct leakage on dust, IAQ and combustion safety  • Why “basement ducts” inside the house still need repair  • How to present your findings positively as “opportunities” not “problems”  • Six ways to demonstrate and measure duct leakage compared  • Manual duct sealing materials and techniques  • Aeroseal duct sealing process explained  • How to seal building cavity returns  • Quality control duct sealing testing-out options compared  • Impacts of low airflow & poor duct insulation on system efficiency and comfort  • How to measure and interpret external staticpressure & drop across filters and coils  • Effects of duct sealing on static pressure and airflow  • Basics of replacement duct design and common mistakes to avoid What You Will EarnThis class offers continuing education units (CEUs) for BPI and for NATE. When you provide us with your identification number for either organization, you can receive 12 BPI CEUs and/or 24 NATE CEUs (associated specialties). You can also earn a Comfort Institute Duct Performance Certification designation and/or Retrotec DTC when you receive a passing grade for the exam.

Oct 23, 2017 6:30 PM

Join Us | Monday, October 23, 2017 | 6:30 - 8:00 PM Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education Alumni ReceptionYou're invited to join fellow Harvard Kennedy School alumni for a networking reception at Agave Bar in San Antonio, TX.  Reunite with your peers, meet new contacts, and connect with members of the Executive Education staff. We encourage you to bring friends and colleagues who may be interested in learning more about HKS Executive Education. Hors d'oeuvres will be served and a cash bar will be available. For questions, please contact [email protected] We hope to see you there!

Aug 12, 2018 8:00 AM

On Sunday, August 12th, 2018 from 8am-5:30pm there will be an opportunity to test for Level One Instructor Certification for Satori Alliance Members. This is for members that have completed their background check, CPR and First Aid Certification, and Stages 1-4 of the Level One Instructor Certification Curriculum. We highly recommend this certification to individuals that have started the online training course by mid-June to give you enough time to master the skills and set yourself up for success.