Virtual Fall Into Place 2021



Virtual Fall Into Place 2021:

Tuesday, October 19 - Thursday, October 21


In the past, the Fall into Place Conference has brought together more than 350 OST staff and advocates together in person to learn, network, and expand equitable learning opportunities for NM youth. In 2020, Fall into Place went virtual with 600 registrants! This year, we're excited to provide another virtual learning opportunity for OST and teaching staff in the state of New Mexico. 




This is a two-step registration.


1. Register on External Registration Site HERE


2. Create an Event Profile on the Virtual Platform HERE using

the same email that the registration ticket was purchased with. 


If you have questions related to registration, please contact:
MgR & Associates
(505) 508-2999



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Keynote Speakers


Roni Habib

Roni Habib is an expert in helping leaders, educators, and parents become happier, more resilient, more connected to their purpose, and more playful. The founder of EQ Schools, he leads workshops and speaks in organizations nationally and abroad. Early in his career, Roni struggled with the high stresses and demands of teaching, even losing touch with why he wanted to be a teacher in the first place. It was so painful that he finally discovered the power of integrating mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and positive psychology in his own life as well as in his classroom and felt called to share this new approach with the world. In the first four years of establishing EQ Schools, Roni has taught and inspired thousands of Teachers, Principals, Superintendents, and Parents. Prior to earning his Masters of Education and teaching credential at Harvard University, he lived in Israel and Belgium. Most importantly though, Roni has a huge heart and loves helping people.






Josh Shipp

Statistically, Josh Shipp should be dead, in jail, or homeless. But his success as a preeminent author, speaker, and global youth empowerment expert is living proof of the power of one caring adult. A former at-risk foster kid turned youth advocate, Josh is renowned for the documentary TV series on A&E that followed his groundbreaking work with youth and families.

He has written two national bestsellers to date, "The Grown-Up's Guide to Teenage Humans"winner of the Nautilus Gold Award for Parenting & Family – and The Teen’s Guide to World Domination.”


As part of this conference, you will be granted access to SEL curriculum with 100+ engaging videos for educators, staff, and providers working with youth grades 5-12!





Women in STEM Panel Discussion

With all the problems we've faced together over the last two years, there's never been a clearer need for creative and innovative solutions from the world of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). To deal with future pandemics, the effects of climate change, ransomware and other cyber threats, we need all hands on deck. We also need to include as many people as possible with differing perspectives and life experiences who may see these issues in a different light and see new approaches to developing solutions. Join today's panel as they discuss the importance of STEM, the need to include more women and people of color in the STEM fields, and how we can overcome the challenges that stand in the way.


The panel will be facilitated by New Mexico's Lieutenant Governor, Howie Morales and guest speakers will include: Elizabeth Randolph, NMOST Advancing Young Women in STEM Scholarship recipient and a Student at Grand Canyon University; Sandra Begay, Sandia National Laboratories; Lilia Lobato Martinez, Intel; Dr. Anjali Mulchandani, University of New Mexico; and Yomara Rios-Laurenzana, Empowerment Congress of Doña Ana County.






Conference tracks include: Social Emotional Learning (SEL); Trauma Informed Practices; Family Engagement and Community Partnerships; 

STEM; Program Design, Administration, and Staff Development; Youth Voice and Culturally Responsive Practices



Featured Workshop Presenter: Lisa Bravo

Lisa Bravo aka “teen whisperer” is a highly acclaimed psychotherapist, speaker, author, and teacher. She holds a doctoral degree in behavioral health from Arizona State University and maintains a thriving practice in Scottsdale, Arizona, as an expert in family dynamics and adolescent behavior.

Workshop Description: Connecting with teens is like trying to wrestle with an octopus! Are you a teacher, caregiver, educator, or parent who is responsible for a teen or tween in your life? Are you trying to reach, connect, and understand them but feel ill-equipped? Chances are, the teen/tween in your life is exhibiting erratic, difficult, or disheartening behaviors that make you instinctively want to retreat from them and leave them alone. However, what if I were to tell you that the opposite is true? They are communicating and connecting through their negative behaviors in a futile attempt to connect and communicate. This workshop will focus on identifying and understanding the underlying dynamic that influences what and how we communicate. We will discuss and practice strategies that will create stability and healthy connection. Learn how to apply these strategies to the toughest situations and remain a resilient, consistent, and effective provider.



Community Schools 101: Partnering for Impact and Transformation

Jeff Andersen and Deanna Creighton Cook

Workshop Description: New  Mexico  has  over  100  community  schools  state  wide.  Join  this  workshop  to l earn  what  a  community  school  is  and  how  your  organization  and  program  can benefit  and  contribute  to  the  strategy.  This  includes  how  to  contribute  to  the site  level  decision  making,  accessing  data  and  aligning  goals,  leveraging existing  community  assessment  processes  to  inform  your  program  design.

Workshop presentation slides

To view the current tentative schedule, go here.


To access workshop materials, go here



How you can engage with NMOST prior to the conference: 


DONATE to the Advancing Young Women in STEM Scholarship Fund

Interact with our OST Story Maps and Infographics and put your STEM program on our STEM Crowd Source map!

Help end Childhood Hunger through Afterschool Programs

Explore the many resources available on the NMOST website



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