Experiential Approaches to Group Facilitation, Teaching, and Social-Emotional Learning
9:00-3:00• Cypress Hall • Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission
Tuition includes lunch and a copy of your choice of the Inspired Educator, Inspired Learner or Tips & Tools for the Art of Experiential Group Facilitation books. Scholarships and group rates available, email email@example.com for more information.
Description: Join this interactive workshop and fill your toolbox with dynamic brain-based techniques to promote engagement, buy-in, social-emotional learning and meaningful reflection. Empower participants of all ages to take ownership of learning and create a positive and supportive group environment. We will focus on ways to thoughtfully design and sequence experiences to increase engagement, meet specific group development, educational, counseling and social-emotional learning goals. Take away experiential methods to get your groups moving, talking, and reflecting, and new perspectives on your role as an educator, facilitator, or leader.
We will explore:
- Experiential, brain-based approaches to actively engage learners physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually in social-emotional learning, academic, training, or therapeutic content
- Interactive activities to build community and promote social and emotional learning while enlivening lessons and differentiating instruction
- Ways to cultivate SEL skills such as communication, social problem-solving, relationship skills, collaboration, self-regulation, decision-making, self-awareness, emotional expression, conflict resolution, and reflection
- Experiential facilitation/teaching fundamentals used to design, sequence, and adapt experiential activities to take advantage of “teachable moments” and create lasting meaningful lessons
- Techniques for increasing participant involvement, buy-in, voice, choice, and ownership in learning experiences
- Compelling research from the neuroscience field that informs facilitation, engagement, and social-emotional skills development
- Engaging reflection tools and techniques to increase relevancy, meaning, depth of understanding, and connection to future learning
- The role of the facilitator/educator as guide, and the importance of flexibility, attitude, adaptation, and awareness of group and individual needs and differences
Tuition includes lunch and a copy of one of Jen Stanchfield's latest books: Tips & Tools for the Art of Experiential Group Facilitation or Inspired Educator, Inspired Learner: Experiential, Brain-Based Activities and Strategies to Engage, Motivate, Build Community and Create Lasting Lessons.