Educator Blog

Information and inspiration for thought-leaders in mental wellness and education

Our blog features a variety of content from the latest trends and social issues impacting education, to interviews with subject matter experts and clients who are successfully using Kognito products. Additionally, we also feature cutting edge research from our in-house team related to student and athlete mental health, product efficacy and cultivating resiliency after trauma. Check in weekly for the latest blog updates.

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2022 NASPA Annual Conference Highlights

We recently exhibited at the 2022 NASPA Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. Here is a summary of the key speakers and panelists that shared best practices, efficiencies, and innovations in Higher Education as well as Kognito clients we were able to connect with.

Office on Violence Against Women Grants Help Reduce Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking

OVW funding has enabled campuses across the country to leverage Kognito’s digital practice-based experiential learning to address sexual misconduct prevention, bystander intervention, and informed consent. Learn more about the OVW 2022 grants and how they can be used to fund Kognito’s Sexual Misconduct Prevention program.

Funding SEL Curriculum and Professional Development

A variety of federal and local funding can help districts bring the power of Kognito’s experiential learning to their schools. Here is an overview of our Funding Guide where we share specific funding sources that can be used for Kognito’s PK-12 simulations.

Kognito celebrates International Women’s Day and strives to #BreakTheBias

International Women’s Day is a day dedicated to celebrating the social, political, cultural, and historical achievements of women. We asked the Kognito team to share how and why they strive to break the bias and support the movement of creating a completely equal society. Here is what they had to say.

Why using the right gender pronouns matters

Using the right gender pronouns is important to fostering an inclusive, respectful relationship or community. Rosalie M. Rodriguez, Senior Associate Dean of Students for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Director of the Butler Center, Colorado College, and a member of the Kognito DEI Advisory Group spoke with us about the importance of gender pronouns to inform this post.

New PK-12 Suite Takes Whole Child Approach to Supporting Student Mental Health & Well-being

Our new suite, Mental Health & Well-being, takes a whole child approach to building awareness, knowledge, and skills around emotional and mental wellness, including scenarios where adolescents learn to identify signs of  trauma or distress. Learn more about this suite uniquely designed for educators, students and parents/caregivers.

Kognito clients share glimpse into their success

We recently had an illuminating session with a few of our key clients to spotlight their Kognito success stories and how they are leveraging virtual simulation to change lives. Here’s a brief summary of what we heard about why they chose Kognito, what they’ve achieved, and factors that have contributed to their success.

Cultivating Resilience Podcast Summary: Responding to Trauma-impacted Communities

Kognito’s Jennifer Spiegler, SVP of Strategic Partnerships, was joined by Janet Pozmantier, a behavioral health consultant, in a recent episode of the ‘Cultivating Resilience’ podcast series. Here are a few key topics discussed in the episode.

New interactive simulation helps campuses address the “study drug” epidemic

Kognito’s newest online experiential learning simulation, Prescription Drugs, aims to help campuses inform students and equip them with skills to help them better navigate challenging conversations about prescription drugs. Learn more about Kognito’s Prescription Drugs simulation.

2022 NASPA Strategies Conference Highlights

We recently exhibited at the 2022 NASPA Strategies conference in Boston, and heard from leaders in higher education as well as healthcare about a variety of comprehensive and integrative approaches to addressing alcohol and drug abuse prevention, mental health, and sexual violence prevention. Here is a summary of our key takeaways.

Creating Safer Schools for LGBTQ+ Youth: Webinar Recap

Kognito’s Darren Jones had the unique opportunity to engage in a panel discussion led by Alison Griffin and Hillary Knudson from Whiteboard Advisors along with featured guests Colorado state Governor Jared Polis and Levi Erickson from the Denver Public Schools in which they discussed strategies for creating safer schools. Here are some highlights from the discussion.

Empathy vs Empathic Accuracy … What’s the Difference?

Empathy and empathic accuracy are both key techniques included in our approach, but there’s often confusion around these two terms. Learn more about empathy vs empathic accuracy — what these terms mean, why they are different, and why they are both important in our conversation platform.

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