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Teaching for Engaged Learning—Virtual Care Package

Course Coordinator:

Melanie Hobbs

About the course

Participant-Only Mini; Virtual-Synchronous

Schools, educators, families and communities are facing many unprecedented challenges today that impact how and where learning takes place, who is allowed to teach and what is allowed to be taught. Through these storms, educators maintain focus on three broad goals: creating safe havens for learning, raising performance levels of all students and preparing students for life beyond the classroom. This virtual package provides participants with a series of 90-minute virtual snippets derived from a larger body of research integrating both cognitive and social learning theories to optimize the classroom environment and support teaching and learning.

The Classroom Management Puzzle: Putting the Pieces Together: Using time efficiently and supporting students’ academic and behavioral needs are essential. Join this two-part session to explore and share multiple approaches for establishing and maintaining routines, coregulating student behavior and reflecting upon how classroom management affects student progress. Participants will also learn strategies to reflect upon their own practices and set goals to effect change.

Every Child Needs a Champion: Unlock Your Ability to Build Caring Relationships: Are you looking for ways to refresh and renew relationships with your students? Cultivating positive teacher-student relationships is key. This course explores ways to unlock the power of care in building and sustaining safe and supportive learning communities and attending to individual students’ academic and emotional well-being.

What You Get Is What You Expect: How do teacher expectations influence student performance, attitudes and behaviors? What messages are communicated to individuals or groups of students through our instructional practices, the way in which feedback is provided, and the quality and quantity of teacher-student interactions? This session will take you on an introspective journey to examine how the self-fulfilling prophecy may be unintentionally leading to negative expectation effects.

Real Talk: Expressing ideas, valuing diverse views and communicating respectfully are all skills necessary for success in life and career. This course provides attendees with a mix of strategies to promote meaningful discussion across content areas, elevate student voice and input, and welcome multiple perspectives and opinions.

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