Category Archives: Learning Division programs
Coming this fall to EducationPlus is Adaptive Schools: Developing & Facilitating Collaborative Groups.
This is a four-day workshop- participants must attend all the sessions- and is two days in September and two days in October:
Day 1: Wednesday, 9/24; Day 2: Thursday, 9/25;
Day 3: Wednesday, 10/22; Day 4: Thursday, 10/23.
Adaptive Schools is about facilitating groups, and helping to develop those groups with which you work to their highest capacity. Join other educators as we learn:
• two different ways of talking on groups
• why we need to be “adaptive”
• meeting norms that work
• how to deal with conflict in a community
• the skills of an excellent facilitator
• how to be a presenter that is credible
• the tools of an engaged and valuable group member
Session leader Toni Prickett is the owner and founder of Region Insights, an educational entity whose primary focus is helping educators build internal capacity. She facilitates individuals and groups who desire a deeper understanding of constructivist learning, group development, group facilitation and coaching. As a National Training Associate for the Center for Cognitive Coaching and the Center for Adaptive Schools, she has worked with state departments of education, superintendents, principals, staff developers, instructional coaches and teachers to enhance their own capacity to be self-reflective and self-governing.
To learn more about this four-day session, including times, fees and how to register, please visit this link. For questions regarding Adaptive Schools workshops at EducationPlus, contact Tiffiny Creech via email or by phone at 314-692-1256.
If you have attended this four-day series in the past and would like to learn more about a follow-up session on Deepening Capacity as Collaborators and Inquirers, save the dates of October 20-21 and look for a future blog post from the Learning Team on this blog!
In the next half-day seminar on instructional practices, get answers to questions such as how do culturally responsive practices align with best practices in instruction? What are best practices in classroom management? What are you already doing that aligns with culturally responsive pedagogy? What data points paint the best picture of whether a teacher, or a classroom, is culturally responsive? Building upon the individual awareness form the essential principles training, participants will examine classroom practice with Dr. Charles Pearson (pictured). Dr. Pearson is a resource consultant with EducationPlus. He focuses on the areas of culturally responsive instructional practices and effective parental engagement. Charles has been a Missouri educator for over 30 years, teaching at the secondary level.
Instructional Practice in the Culturally Responsive Classroom: What It Is and How It Works is Thursday, May 15, 2014, 9am – 12pm. Registration closes May 1.