Session 1 - Promoting Engagement and Motivation in The Middle School Classroom Series

Promoting Engagement and Motivation in The Middle School Classroom 4 Part Series

Session 1- Making the Case for Evidence-Based Practices


Date & Times

Wednesday, August 25, 2021
02:00 pm – 03:30 pm Alaska
03:00 pm – 04:30 pm Pacific
04:00 pm – 05:30 pm Mountain

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Series Description

Promoting engagement and motivation in the middle school classroom can be challenging, even more so as students are returning to the classroom in person. This four-part webinar series will describe a set of simple yet powerful practices that, when used consistently by teachers, can enhance engagement and motivation in middle school. Teachers and staff will learn simple practices to activate the Social Development Strategy, a proven approach to promoting healthy outcomes, in a school setting. This series will highlight each of the practices described in the practice guide, Promoting Evidence-Based Practices to Promote Agency in Middle School Students: Simple practices to activate the Social Development Strategy in a school setting.


Session 1 - Making the Case for Evidence-Based Practices
Session 2 - Practices that Create Opportunities and Build Skills
Session 3 - Practices that Promote Bonding and Recognition
Session 4 - Practices that Support Healthy Beliefs



Teachers, prevention practitioners and staff who are working directly with middle school students in HHS Region 10 (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington).



Sally Chapman M.Ed.

Sally Chapman M.Ed., is an educational consultant, working with the SDRG for the past 15 years on evidence-based programs for schools. Formerly, she was the executive director of an education company, a director of new product development for the education association ASCD, a curriculum and staff development director for a public school district, and a teacher in elementary and middle school classrooms. She holds a certificate in nonprofit management from Georgetown University, a master’s degree in educational policy and administration from the University of Kansas, and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Buena Vista University.




Kevin Haggerty, MSW, PhD.

Kevin Haggerty, MSW, PhD., is a Professor in the UW School of Social Work and the Co-Director of the NW PTTC. He has directed the school-based intervention, the Raising Healthy Children study. Along with colleges in the UW College of Education and the Washington Office of Public Instruction, he has assembled a series of evidence-based practices to promote positive social and emotional development in middle school. Dr. Haggerty is the Director of the Social Development Research Group where he has conducted training for parents, teachers and community members and has focused on interventions to promote well-being and prevent substance misuse for the past 36 years.





Register for Session 1 - Making the Case for Evidence-Based Practices


Continuing Education

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance for 1.5 hours for this live webinar event.



Please contact Karen Totten ([email protected]) for any questions related to registration.  For any other questions, please contact Michelle Frye-Spray ([email protected]


Starts: Aug. 25, 2021 3:00 pm
Ends: Aug. 25, 2021 4:30 pm
Registration Deadline
August 25, 2021
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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