9:00-3:00 • Austin, TX • Hosted by Communities in Schools of Central Texas
3000 S. IH 35, Suite 200, Austin, TX 78704 • Tuition includes lunch and book.
Join this interactive workshop and fill your group facilitation, teaching, or counseling toolbox with experiential, brain-based techniques to create lasting, meaningful lessons. Build a joyful, connected community with learners of all ages. Explore tangible ways to bring learning to life and facilitate reflection and belonging. Cultivate voice, choice, and ownership. Integrate academics or training content with social and emotional learning.
Enliven the traditional sharing circle with active methods to increase emotional connection and depth of understanding. Inspire strong beginnings and optimistic endings.
Whether you are new to facilitation and teaching or a seasoned educator, join us for this workshop and take away creative inspiration and practical tools for engaging learners and weaving reflection throughout your program.
We will explore:
- Experiential, brain-based strategies to engage learners of all ages
- Dynamic techniques to teach, review, and apply content and help learners find meaning
- Collaborative, learner-centered ways to create and maintain inclusive, supportive communities
- Activities to enhance circles, morning meetings, counseling, advisory, and other group work
- Reflection tools to enhance learning outcomes and take advantage of "teachable moments"
- Ways to cultivate social and emotional skills such as communication, problem-solving, collaboration, self-awareness, and creativity
- Practices for becoming an intentional and reflective educator/facilitator
Tuition includes lunch and a copy of your choice of Jen's books Inspired Educator, Inspired Learner or, Tips & Tools for the Art of Experiential Group Facilitation.
What participants are saying:
"Jen Stanchfield's warm, authentic, gentle, and engaging style makes everyone feel welcome and supported - even online. Jen creates an atmosphere where participants feel like they are partners in the learning experience. I have attended multiple sessions with Jen over the last decade and always take away something new that I can use right away in my teaching and counseling."