Learning through Dialogue

#TexansThrive Digital Conversation Series


Giving voice to a variety of perspectives on health and thriving—both in the present moment and as we look to the future.
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#TexansThrive

About the Series


The #TexansThrive digital conversation series is designed to give voice to a variety of perspectives on health and thriving—both in the present moment and as we look to the future.

Through virtual discussion panels and in-depth conversations, we’ll hear from people, organizations, and communities across Texas about how they are coping with, responding to, and supporting one another as we adjust to new norms and uncertainties brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.

By engaging in an open dialogue, we hope to learn from, teach, and inspire one other. Ultimately, we hope to create new pathways to thriving for our families, our communities, and state.

Virtual Conversation: Teaching during COVID-10
Facing the Frontline

Caring for Others, Caring for Ourselves


Friday, May 29 | 12pm

Nurses and other frontline health workers have exhibited tremendous self-sacrifice in the fight against COVID-19, often risking their own physical and mental health to provide essential care. Yet, even as they work tirelessly to care for others, it is critical that first responders be able to identify their own needs, and take steps to meet them. In this session, we’ll confront the challenges and necessities of practicing self-care in these unprecedented times.

Panelists:
We will be joined by Kate Taylor, DNP, FNP-C, SaferCare Texas; Evan Thoman, MS, PMP, CWP, MD Anderson; Tammy Walker, RN, Austin Public Health; Eliana Gill, RN, Seton Healthcare Family; and Elizabeth Del Rio, MS, RDN, It's Time Texas, Moderator.

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TEACHING DURING COVID-19

Empowering Students


Original Date: Tuesday, May 19 | 12pm

With so much change and uncertainty today, kids need the skills to manage their mental, emotional and physical health more than ever. Online teaching platforms can be a great tool to empower kids to self-manage. TAHPERD, Dell Center for Healthy Living, and It’s Time Texas are joining together as Generation Healthier Texas to raise the healthiest generation in Texas. Join us for an open and honest discussion about teaching during the time of COVID-19.

We were joined by Irene van der Zande, founder and Executive Director, Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International; Dr. Guy C. Le Masurier, Fitness for Life; Dr. Robert Pangrazi, Educational Specialist, Gopher; and Dolly Lambdin, EdD, Moderator.

TEACHING DURING COVID-19

Health & Fitness Instructional Resources


Original Date: Tuesday, May 12 | 12pm

Keeping kids healthy and moving is more important now than ever. But teaching these skills virtually poses significant changes for teachers, parents, and students. TAHPERD, Dell Center for Healthy Living, and It’s Time Texas are joining together as Generation Healthier Texas to raise the healthiest generation in Texas. Join us, as we explore the opportunities and challenges of teaching health and fitness through the virtual classroom.

We were joined by Michelle Carter, Director of Educational Content and Programs, SHAPE America, Aaron Hart, Founder and Executive Director of OPEN, Duncan Van Dusen, Executive Director of CATCH, and Rose Haggerty, Executive Director at Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (TAHPERD) as moderator.

TEACHING DURING COVID-19

Nurturing the Nurturers


Original Date: Thursday, May 7 | 5pm

You had just hit the sweet spot of spring semester, and everything changed. Educators, you are not alone. Join It’s Time Texas for an open and honest discussion about teaching during the time of COVID-19.

We were joined by Dr. Debbie Rhea, Ed.D. of Texas Christian University, Andrea Rosario, MPH, CHES, of It’s Time Texas, and Joycelyn Jurado, MA, of It’s Time Texas also as moderator.

Responding to COVID-19

What Texas Communities are Getting Right


Original Date: Thursday, April 30 | 9:30am

These uniquely challenging times call for novel approaches to meeting the needs of individuals, families, and communities across Texas.

From expanding the reach of TeleCounseling services, to implementing utility shutoff protections for vulnerable populations, to mobilizing the service and transportation industries to fight hunger, this discussion topic highlights Responding to COVID-19: What Texas Communities are Getting Right.

We were joined by Rebecca Rey Zapata of West Texas Counseling & Guidance, Keegan Warren-Clem, J.D., LL.M. of Texas Legal Services Center, and Traci Wickett of United Way of Southern Cameron County.

Parenting during a pandemic

New Roles, Challenges, and Opportunities


Original Date: Friday, April 24 | 12pm

Speakers: Heidi Gollub of Marathon Kids and Amanda Crowley-Rios of National Kidney Foundation Serving Texas!

Hosted and accompanied by: Joycelyn Jurado and Natalie Richardson of IT'S TIME TEXAS

Watch the live open discussion with speakers Heidi Gollub of Marathon Kids and Amanda Crowley-Rios of National Kidney Foundation Serving Texas! Hosted and accompanied by Joycelyn Jurado and Natalie Richardson of IT'S TIME TEXAS. Here you’ll find the best practices and advice on Parenting During a Pandemic.

Part of the #TexansThrive Conversation Series Powered by It's Time Texas

Finding Your New Normal

Digital Q&A with Mila Clarke Buckley (@thehangrywoman)


Original Date: Friday, April 17 | 12pm

Facilitator: Andrea Rosario, Telehealth Coaching Director, It’s Time Texas

It’s Time Texas hosted a live Q&A with Mila Clarke Buckley, type 2 diabetes patient advocate and author of the popular food and lifestyle blog hangrywoman.com. Mila was recently featured in the New York Times, where she shared her perspective on living with a chronic health condition during the coronavirus pandemic. Here you’ll find the the recorded open discussion on redefining our expectations and learning to thrive in a new normal.

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