Keynotes, Speeches & Webinars
Virtual --- April 28-29, 2022
Kristen speaks at the 2022 annual EdActive Summit about screening all students for Adverse Childhood Experiences every year. To see her presentation, click here.
Fortune School of Education --- February 7, 2022
Kristen speaks at the Fortune School of Education webinar to new teachers about how to incorporate Social-Emotional Learning to help students be successful.
Anaheim, CA --- November 17, 2021
Kristen speaks at the 2021 annual California Educational Research Association (CERA) conference about teaching less math and more SEL to boost student achievement.
Social-Emotional Learning: Trauma-Informed Practices and Restorative Strategies
Brandman University Webinar: CLICK HERE for the replay --- November 9, 2021
After the tremendous success of the first Social-Emotional Learning webinar, Kristen was asked to return to give another webinar expanding upon Social-Emotional Learning concepts, specifically Trauma-Informed Practices and Restorative Strategies.
TEDx - Three Well-Intentioned Systems That Breed Disconnection
Brandman University TEDx Igniting ConneXion --- May 11, 2021
This informative TEDx talk discusses three well-intentioned systems that breed disconnection, and what we can do about them, including: our brains, technology and social media, and the high-stakes testing system taking over public education. To watch the TEDx talk, please click here.
Panel: Returning to In-Person Instruction: Challenges and Opportunities for Teachers
Fortune School of Education --- April 19, 2021
This panel offers specific strategies for returning to in-person instruction after strictly virtual instruction during the COVID pandemic.
SEL Strategies Extravaganza
National University #SELday --- March 24, 2021
Adding a new strategy could change your entire program! This panel offers important SEL strategies and how to incorporate them. Our panel of experts will guide you through some key take-aways for SEL.
The World Needs SEL (Keynote)
National University #SELday Kickoff --- March 22, 2021
We invite you to join us as we discuss why the world needs Social Emotional Learning (SEL). A global pandemic has physically distanced us but also brought us closer. Discover current research that examines SEL both nationally and internationally to start off the week!
Strategies to Promote Social-Emotional Learning Online and In-Person
Brandman University Webinar: CLICK HERE for the Replay --- February 16, 2021
Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), often referred to as “soft skills,” is essential to 21st-century learners. In this webinar, participants will learn SEL interventions, tools and strategies that can be used in-person and online. Gain a variety of tools to implement immediately, including explicit SEL lessons, and activities to promote student learning and achievement.
Q10 Education in Equity Conference
Virtual Conference --- December 8-10, 2020
Join Kristen Miller, former teacher and vice principal, for an insightful panel discussion with her former students, on how utilizing elements of the Q10 framework with her 7th grade math students helped them grow academically 79% in CCSS mathematics. Specific focus will be given to how combining Maslow's Hierarchy, Trauma-Informed Practices (TIP), Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), Restorative Practices (RP), Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS), as interwoven in daily math lessons and Wellness Wednesdays, helped yield previously unreachable levels of academic and social-emotional growth.
Innovative Schools Summit
Las Vegas, NV --- November 6 - 8, 2020
Kristen speaks at the 2020 Innovative Schools Summit, "School Climate and Culture Forum," about how to combine PBIS, SEL, RP, and Trauma-Informed Practices to yield previously unreachable levels of student success.
California Association of School Psychologists (CASP) Convention
Palm Springs, CA --- October 29 - 31, 2020
Kristen speaks at the 2020 CASP Convention about
how to combine PBIS, SEL, RP, and Trauma-Informed
Practices to prevent school shootings.
Learning and the Brain Conference
San Francisco, CA --- February 14, 2020
Kristen presents data at the 2020 Learning and the Brain Conference, "Educating Anxious Brains," about her groundbreaking research led to a dramatic decrease in student behavior infractions and increase in academic achievement among high-poverty middle school students in Northern California during the 2018-19 school year.
California Association of School Psychologists
Long Beach, CA --- October 24, 2019
Kristen speaks at the 2019 Annual CASP Convention, "Integrating Systems of Support," about how to combine PBIS, SEL, RP, and Trauma-Informed Practices to yield previously unreachable levels of student success.
International Institute of Restorative Practices
Bethlehem, PA --- October 23, 2019
Kristen speaks at the 2019 IIRP World Conference, "Community Leadership," about how to combine PBIS, SEL, RP, and Trauma-Informed Practices to yield previously unreachable levels of student success.
Del Oro High School
Loomis, CA --- September 17, 2019
Kristen speaks to members of the Del Oro High School Parents' Club about ways to best support their teens throughout the turbulent time of high school and adolescence.
Placer Union High School District
Auburn, CA --- June 19, 2018
Kristen speaks to superintendents at Placer Union High School District about the school shooting crisis and positive, proactive ways to intervene before it's too late.
Orangevale Rotary Club
Orangevale, CA --- June 22, 2018
Kristen speaks to members of the Orangevale Rotary Club about the school shooting crisis and ways members can help intervene before it's too late, including raising awareness with local school districts.
Del Oro High School
Loomis, CA --- May 30, 2018
Kristen speaks to support staff at Del Oro High School about the school shooting crisis and positive, proactive ways to intervene before it's too late.