What are your students doing when they're going from one activity to the next? What do your students need to learn before they transfer into another classroom?
This workshop explores the expectations and outcomes as children move through various classrooms. Providing opportunities to supporting social skills and emotional competencies, his workshop will review daily structures and routines to determine appropriate transitions within the classroom.
Why is creativity important?
Research has shown that the cultivation of creativity is a key component of schools/programs and strategies to produce positive outcomes for youth. Schools/Programs that teach children creative problem-solving skills help them to become successful adults who can question the accuracy of information and put information to constructive use. (National 4H 2012) This workshop explores the methods of sparking creativity in youth and adults. Participants will engage in activities that foster creative thinking, group problem solving, critical thinking, and suspending judgment.
Outside of the immediate family, teachers are the most influential people in a child’s life. Children need the support of both teachers and parents in order to succeed academically, physically, and emotionally.
This workshop explores the importance of building positive parent-teacher relationships. Participants will investigate the benefit and challenges in maintaining these relationships. Attendees will have the opportunity to share personal experiences and participate in hands-on activities.
Resiliency is the ability to cope with adversity and has been described as the human capacity to face, overcome and be strengthened by the adversities of life.
This workshop will explore where resiliency comes from, how to build resiliency, and how to apply strength based programming in a classroom setting. Participants will also enhance skills in reaching stressed and anxious children and youth.
It is a fact that adults and youth learn in fundamentally different ways. The Educere Institute delivers training in a simple, open-ended method for dealing with learner diversity and for engaging all learners.
This workshop will introduce participants to creative academics. How can you integrate literature with math and science? Can you create research projects that are interactive and interesting? Become actively involved in developing curriculum materials that are academic and experiential.
This hands-on interactive training teaches activities that require little or no materials.
This workshop keep children and youth engaged, and foster teamwork and collaboration. It is a simple, open-ended method for dealing with learner diversity while engaging all learners. Participants will learn a variety of games to be used with groups of varying abilities. Each game has a specific purpose: to get acquainted, to raise energy, or to provoke thought. These games require minimal props and can be used in most settings.
This hands-on interactive training that takes Grab Bag I to a new level.
The activities in this workshop are a simple, open-ended method for dealing with learner diversity while engaging all learners. Participants will learn a variety of games to be used with groups of varying abilities. Each game has a specific purpose: to get acquainted, to raise energy, or to provoke thought. These games require minimal props and can be used in most settings.
How can you integrate literature with math and science? Can you create research projects that are interactive and interesting?
This workshop encourages participants to design cross-curricular activities for early care or non-school programs. Academic and experiential, the tasks fit seamlessly into existing syllabuses.
Positive behavior management is assessing patterns in children and making proactive changes to prevent challenging circumstances.
This workshop will examine all aspects of programming to provide a setting where children are interacting in positive and meaningful ways. Participants will practice effective praise and positive reinforcement. The workshop will also include hands-on tools to work with children as well as provide information on building resources. Positive behavior management is a community based approach that involves learning about the environment of the program, working collaboratively with everyone in that setting to design strategies for promoting positive social and communication skills in children.
I hear, and I forget I see, and I remember I do, and I understand -Ancient Chinese proverb
In this workshop, the participants will increase their knowledge of experiential learning through small and large group work, print materials, and hands on activities. Attendees will have the opportunity to reflect on current practice, as well as learn more about best practices in the field. The experiential approach to education and group work is based on the idea that change and growth take place when people are actively (physically, socially, intellectually, emotionally) involved in their learning rather than just being receivers of information.