EVENT SCHEDULE & AGENDA:
SESSION 1 AGENDA: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 – 11:00am-12:30pm Eastern
– Introduction to Padlet – a place where participants can continue to grow this body of knowledge and possibilities and share stories of what works.
– Presentation: The Idea of Invitations in Schools and Kindergartens.
– Small Group Discussion: In groups of 4, participants will co-create ideas in Padlet.
– Plenary Discussion: Share ideas with the whole group.
SESSION 2 AGENDA: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 – 11:00am-12:30pm Eastern
– Presentation: Positioning and Repositioning
– Small Group Discussion: In groups of 4, participants will co-create ideas for repositioning
– Plenary Discussion: Share ideas for repositioning with the whole group.
– Moving Forward: How to Use Padlet Moving Forward to Continue Collaboration and Sharing of Ideas.
Please note: ALL virtual sessions will be recorded and saved for participants who are unable to attend a scheduled session. Links to the recordings will be provided so that participants can view/listen to the recording at a time that works best for them.
VIRTUAL SERIES OVERVIEW:
Interactions between students and educators (teachers, counselors, administrators and staff) are embedded with non-verbal messages that convey different positions in the learning environment as well as countless invitations (to see intentions behind behavior and preferred relationships). As educators, we may believe our assumptions are accurate, unaware that we co-construct our relationship with the students in many ways, which embed certain positions in the classroom. How do we position or reposition the students in ways that invite possibility? How might we vitalize our students’ ability to learn and thrive in our classrooms and schools, especially those who struggle?
Professor René Kristensen is committed to challenging the diagnosis model and instead has been developing new possibilities for ways educators might cope and relate with children struggling to join the communities in the classroom. He draws upon Appreciative Inquiry and the field of social constructionism to reimagine ways to support our most vulnerable and challenging students. His graduate students are discovering a great deal more potential among their students who’ve been labeled learning or behavior disabled.
René is interested in sharing his ideas with teachers, principals, counselors, consultants and others who want to develop possibilities for their students to flourish. René will share some success stories, provide information about “invitation and position” and then participants will engage in conversations about application. He hopes everyone will share stories of what is working for them in order to ignite cross-cultural learning to support children everywhere.
After this event, you will walk away with:
- New ways to invite relationship, learning, and engagement with struggling students;
- New ways to position students that create possibilities;
- Stories that illustrate different ways to support student flourishing;
- Practical plans to take new knowledge and information forward; and
- Ability to use an online platform to share ideas across contexts.
METHOD OF DELIVERY:
Webinar series will be delivered and recorded using Zoom. You can participate in the webinar series using any device: computer, tablet, or mobile. Please participate using the dial-in method you feel most comfortable with. You can find the virtual log-in information below:
Meeting ID: 925 6096 4847 / Password: 008198
Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/92560964847?pwd=QWp4TnQvT203Z2JpcFQ2RmI4TzAwUT09
One tap mobile: +13017158592,,92560964847#,,1#,008198# US (Germantown) OR +13126266799,,92560964847#,,1#,008198# US (Chicago)
If you have any questions about this event or experience difficulty connecting in Zoom, please contact Cheri Torres.
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