Summer Graduate Course • Brattleboro, Vermont • Hosted by the Vermont Learning Collaborative

$ 675.00
The Inspired Educator, The Inspired Learner: Experiential, Brain-Based Strategies to Engage and Motivate Students, Build a Supportive Learning Environment, and Enhance Social-Emotional and Academic Success
August 1st through 4th with Fall Follow Up Session TBD

Join in this interactive course and learn practical ways to engage and motivate students, inspire a sense of discovery, and create a positive, collaborative and supportive learning community. We will explore a variety of brain-based approaches that involve students emotionally, socially, physically and intellectually. These methods will help you facilitate meaningful dialogue and reflection in the classroom and maximize social-emotional and academic learning outcomes to cultivate 21st Century Learners. Get your students, moving, talking, reflecting and review and reinforce academic content in novel and engaging ways.

This Course Explores:
•Experiential methods to engage learners emotionally, physically, intellectually and socially
•Strategies for creating a positive environment for learning, starting on day one and maintaining it throughout the school year
•New research from the field of educational neuroscience and its impact on learning, teaching and social-emotional skills development
•Practical tools and activities that develop a healthy atmosphere of respect and trust peer to peer and teacher to student
•Strategies for increasing student involvement, buy in, and ownership in learning experiences
•A variety of brain-based teaching approaches and interactive problem-solving activities that will help educators motivate students and promote critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration
•Experiential teaching approaches and interactive activities that will enliven your academic lessons and help you differentiate instruction
•Experiential techniques to help students build positive peer relationships and practice social-emotional skills such as problem-solving, empathy, communication, and conflict-resolution skills
•Reflective tools and techniques to increase relevancy and meaning, depth of understanding and connection to future learning experiences

Leave with creative inspiration, new perspectives on experiential learning and differentiated instruction, and strategies to empower students of all ages and abilities to build an inspiring and supportive classroom and school community. Create lasting lessons and help students develop the important skills they will need to be productive citizens and life long learners.


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