Experiential, Brain-Based Approaches to Build Community, Integrate Social and Emotional Learning with Academics, Meaningful Engagement and Reflection
Hosted by Freeport Middle School
Tuition includes lunch and a copy of your choice of the Inspired Educator, Inspired Learner orTips & Tools for the Art of Experiential Group Facilitation books.
9:00-3:30 in-person session with an optional online “application, reflection and tools and techniques” follow-up session to be held in late Fall of 2022 TBD. 8 professional development hours available including online follow-up session.
Join this interactive workshop and fill your teaching or group facilitation toolbox with dynamic brain-based techniques to promote engagement, buy-in, social-emotional learning and meaningful reflection. Empower participants to take ownership of learning and create a positive and supportive community. Enliven academic or training content with active, learner-centered participation methods to enhance involvement and retention.
Harness the power of play and active reflection to increase self and social awareness, inclusiveness, collaboration and communication. 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
- Engaging reflection tools and techniques to increase relevancy, meaning, depth of understanding, and connection to future learning
- 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: 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.