Thursday, March 7th • 9am-3:30pm • Communities in Schools of Central Texas
3000 S. IH 35 Ste. 200 Austin, TX 78704
Experiential Brain-Based Approaches to Actively Engage, Promote Social-Emotional Learning, and Create Lasting Lessons
Join this interactive workshop and fill your teaching, group facilitation or counseling toolbox with experiential, brain-based techniques to inspire, motivate and promote engagement and buy-in. Take away novel methods to get your groups moving, talking and reflecting. Empower participants to take ownership of learning, practice social-emotional skills, and build a positive, and supportive group environment. Teach and reinforce academic and SEL lessons in dynamic ways to differentiate instruction and enhance learning. Leave with creative inspiration and new perspectives on your role as an educator.
We will explore:
• Experiential, brain-based strategies to actively engage participants physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually in group development, academic and social-emotional learning
• 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
• Techniques for developing responsive and nurturing relationships teacher to student and peer to peer
• Novel and dynamic techniques to teach, review and reinforce both academic content and social and emotional learning that help learners apply material in meaningful, relevant ways.
• Strategies for increasing involvement, buy-in, and ownership of learning
• Research from the field of educational neuroscience and its impact on learning, teaching, and social-emotional skills development
• Reflective tools to help learners find meaning, increase depth of understanding, and application to future learning