Hosted by King Middle School • Portland, Maine • 9:00 - 3:30
Workshop tuition includes lunch and your choice of one of Jen Stanchfield's latest books.
Join this interactive workshop and fill your teaching, counseling, group facilitation or training toolbox with experiential, brain-based techniques to inspire, motivate, 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, practice social-emotional skills, and build a positive, productive environment. Leave with creative inspiration and new perspectives on your role as an educator or facilitator.
We will explore:
•Experiential, brain-based strategies to actively engage learners physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually in academic, social-emotional learning, training, or therapeutic content
•New research from the field of educational neuroscience that supports and informs experiential education, facilitation, group development and social-emotional learning
•Novel and dynamic techniques to teach, review and reinforce training and academic content that help learners apply material in meaningful, relevant ways.
•Strategies for increasing involvement, buy-in, and ownership of learning and group development experiences
•Interactive activities to build community and promote social and emotional learning while enlivening lessons and differentiating instruction
•A variety of group-building strategies to develop rapport, respect, positive communication, problem-solving, collaboration, and creativity
•Methods to help educators and facilitators design, sequence, facilitate and adapt activities to enhance learning outcomes and take advantage of “teachable moments”
•Innovative reflection tools and techniques to increase relevancy, meaning, depth of understanding, and connection to future learning situations
•The role of the 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 books Inspired Educator, Inspired Learner or Tips & Tools for the Art of Experiential Group Facilitation