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CWTAC Community of Practice:

Holding It All, Together

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Session 1: November 15th – Balancing the Art and Science of the Work

Session 2: December 13th – Establishing a Foundation of Connection

Session 3: March 7th – Exploring Restorative Practices Through an MTSS Framework

Session 4: May 3rd – Restorative Practice: A Deeper Dive


Ali Hearn (@heyalihearn)
Technical Assistance Director, Midwest PBIS Network, and Keynote Speaker:

Ali Hearn, LCSW is a National keynote speaker, trainer, and coach whose mission is to shift mindsets and ignite fires within others to create sustainable change and impact.  Throughout her career, she has worked with thousands of educators across the country, emphasizing the importance of improving social/emotional skills, promoting the installation of Restorative Practices within school systems, and reinforcing MTSS frameworks to better support the current needs of students, staff, and families.  Ali’s diverse experiences as a school-based social worker first sparked her passion for working with people, and her years working with the Midwest PBIS Network in partnership with the National Center on PBIS, honed her skills in strengthening school systems and culture to positively impact social, emotional, and academic outcomes.

Ali’s balance of energy, humor, candor and heart not only inspires educators to want to make schools better, but empowers them to know they can.  Her unique style and approach make her a sought after leader in educational spaces and a dynamic catalyst for change. 

Ali received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Illinois and her Master’s in Social Work from Loyola University in Chicago, is a certified Restorative Practices trainer, and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  She shares monthly strategies, reflections, and resources with a growing online community through her “SPARKS“.

Sign up for SPARKS at heyalihearn.com


Nov 15, 2022 |  Session 1: Balancing the Art and Science of the Work

Dec 13, 2022 |  Session 2: Establishing a Foundation of Connection

March 7, 2023 |  Session 3: Exploring Restorative Practices Through an MTSS Framework

May 3, 2023 | Session 4: TBA

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