Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Workshops at the Center for Innovative Educators

We will be teaching two workshops this summer at The Center for Innovative Educators in Nashville, TN. Both workshops will highlight how educators can use the Great Group Games book - as a foundation for advisory groups and as a primer for service-learning. The advisory workshop also teaches educators to use the Developmental Assets as a framework for student growth. We would love to have you and your colleagues join us for our workshops, or any of the other 14 creative professional development opportunities available throughout the week. The early-bird registration ends May 1, so you have 3 more weeks to get the discounted rate.

Global Foundations: Advisory as a Key Part of Your School Culture
Friday June 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Advisory groups – little time with big results! Come learn how to power-pack your advisory time with tried-and-true tools, techniques and structures to make your advisory time more meaningful and productive. Based on research on the 40 Developmental Assets, we will look at a framework for healthy student development that will help advisers mentor their students. You will be equipped with a toolbox of 200 activities to build character, leadership and personal development. These activities will also strengthen bonds between diverse students and foster the connection between advisers and students. Participants will receive a complimentary copy of Great Group Games: 175 Boredom-busting, Zero-prep Team Builders for All Ages.

Global Foundations: Service Learning as a Key Part of Your School Culture
Thursday June 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
You want to change your school culture. You want people to be committed to serve in meaningful ways. But you’re overwhelmed and stuck. In this workshop, community-minded educators at the middle and high school levels can learn strategies for establishing a common vision for helping others, generating a contagious desire to serve and weaving compassion into the foundation of your campus – from clubs to teams to advisory groups to classrooms. Learn how to assemble a team of students, faculty and community partners to get people excited about meeting community needs. Find secrets for getting your administration excited about service-learning and finding money to fund the projects your students want to do. Discover systems that will make your job easier and help you create a culture of service on campus.

Find more information about these workshops and 14 other creative professional development at Early-bird registration deadline: May 1

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