Trainings and Workshops

Educational Interventions Seminar

The Counseling and Guidance Center at the Ministry of Education enjoyed four awareness seminars given by professors Dr. Tonia Crane, Dr. Dennis Eastman, and Dr. David Finn, about Response to Intervention (RTI) and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).
SKILD specialists Siham Fakhreddine and Mireille Abi Khalil shared the effectiveness of the multi-sensory approach in teaching at these seminars.

Educational and Behavioral Tools Seminar

Inclusive Classrooms

Enthusiastic teachers joined together to learn more about inclusive classrooms, Response to Intervention (RTI), and positive reinforcement.

Inclusive Classrooms

Training on Corrective Programs

Dr. Susan Whitcomb, a dyslexia specialist from William Carey University, trained SKILD staff on corrective programs.

Corrective Programs Training

English Language Instruction Pedagogy

The enthusiastic English department of Beirut Evangelical School, Rabieh, joined SKILD specialists to learn more about the secrets of English language instruction.

English Language Instruction Pedagogy

Understanding Refugee Students

The SKILD Center team had another opportunity to grow in their ministry, sharing their expertise with a group of teachers from the Synod’s Churches. The training day, entitled “Understanding the Needs of Refugee Students,” included a series of workshops aimed at empowering the teachers, specifically in understanding the social and emotional development of children, recognizing alarming signs of distress, and learning behavior management techniques and ways of differentiation in learning/teaching.

Understanding the Needs of Refugee Students

Children’s Rights

There was no better way to start off the new school year than coming together as staff for our workshop on child protection. It’s the right of every child to be treated with professionalism, dignity, and respect in attitude, language, and action. This introduction was insightful and beneficial for all.

Children’s Rights

Non-Cognitive Skills & Growth Mindset

A workshop was provided to teachers on non-cognitive skills and the importance of fostering a growth mindset through instructional methodology to help children overcome challenges and persevere both academically and personally.

Non-Cognitive Skills & Growth Mindset

Emojis

Emojis can be very useful in helping preschoolers understand and express their emotions, such as anger, fear, happiness, and sadness. An awareness-raising session was organized for parents at Shouf National College on the importance of emotional identification and expression.

Understanding Emotions

SMART Goals, Smart Students

KBWH College support staff learned the importance of SMART, the organizing acronym for Individualized Education Plan (IEP) goals.

S = Specific

M= Measurable

A= Action-oriented

R= Realistic

T= Timely

SMART IEP Goals at KBWH

Activity Day: Building Empathy

Challenging experiences was the theme of this activity day at one of our partner schools. Teachers engaged in an empathy-building experience by placing themselves in their students’ shoes to remember what it was like to be so young.

Building Empathy

Connecting and Bonding

“Parenting is not an innate trait, it’s a taught behavior.”
Understanding and connecting with our children on an emotional level is a necessity before a parent can begin to adequately manage their behavior. Parents learned how to successfully bond with their children in this workshop provided by a SKILD psychologist.

Parenting Workshop on Bonding

Violence-Free Families Campaign

Parents have an important role to play in the creation of a safe and secure environment, within which their children can grow and learn. SKILD Center staff held a parent awareness campaign at various public schools to stress the importance of violence-free environments for student learning. SKILD special educators also gave valuable tips to parents on how to help their kids handle their homework.

Awareness Campaign: Ridding Our Homes of Violence