Join this interactive workshop and fill your group teaching, group facilitation, or counseling toolbox with experiential, brain-based techniques to inspire, connect, and promote engagement and buy-in. Take away innovative methods to get your groups moving, talking and reflecting. Empower participants to take ownership of learning, develop social-emotional skills, and build a positive, and supportive community. Teach and reinforce academic, training, and social-emotional learning content in novel ways to enhance outcomes. Leave with creative inspiration and new perspectives on your role as a facilitator, educator, counselor or leader.
We will explore:
- Experiential, brain-based methods to actively engage learners physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually
- Interactive activities to build community while enlivening academic, training or therapeutic content and differentiating instruction
- Strategies for increasing involvement, buy-in, and ownership of learning and group development experiences
- Ways to cultivate social and emotional skills such as communication, social problem-solving, relationship skills, collaboration, self-regulation, decision-making, self-awareness, emotional expression, conflict resolution, and reflection
- Methods for creating a positive and supportive environment for learning and building supportive and nurturing relationships
- Novel and dynamic techniques to teach, review and reinforce both academic content and therapeutic or social and emotional learning that help learners apply material in meaningful, relevant ways
- Research from the field of educational neuroscience and its impact on learning, group-work, and social-emotional skills development
- Innovative reflection tools and techniques including movement, metaphor, reflective games, art to increase relevancy, meaning, depth of understanding, and connection to future learning situations
- The role of the educator/facilitator as guide, and the importance of flexibility, attitude, adaptation, and awareness of group and individual needs and differences
Attendees will take away practical, brain-based approaches to increase engagement and ownership in learning and group experiences and the group management strategies and structures needed to make them a success. These activities can be facilitated in any size space with simple materials. They can be adapted to varying ages, settings, and abilities. Participants will gain strategies that will help them build a positive environment for learning, develop social-emotional skills, actively involve learners in academics or training content, and promote a positive culture in their group sessions, school or workplace.
9:00-3:30 • Lunch and your choice of the Inspired Educator, Inspired Learner or Tips & Tools for the Art of Experiential Group Facilitation book included.
Hosted by Eagle Pointe Recreation Center | Commerce City Parks & Recreation
6060 E. Parkway Drive | Commerce City, CO 80022