The research is compelling—students’ academic achievement is highly dependent on cognitive, physical, and emotional well-being. In this gathering for educators, administrators, parents, and education policymakers, we will explore the emerging science and the practices that can ensure we’re adequately addressing all of these aspects for our students. We will examine emotional intelligence and how it is linked to academic achievement, delve into the neuroscience of learning and executive functions, unpack the impact of adversity and trauma on learning, and explore the neurobiology of adolescents.
Sessions facilitated by PassageWorks Institute faculty Vivian Elliott and Mark Wilding.
Introduction to Engaged Teaching and Learning
Integrating Mindfulness, Cultural Responsiveness, and Social and Emotional Learning
“A child’s background should not determine what they’re able to do in life…” ~ Dr. Pedro Noguera
It is essential that we create relationship-based learning environments and experiences that engage students with different identities and cultural backgrounds. This highly experiential 2-hour session will explore how SEL, cultural responsiveness, and mindfulness can weave together to help us develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions which unleash the power of learner centered education. The interactive sessions will include powerful principles and practices that employ collaborative approaches to teaching, learning, and transforming school culture.
(Offered twice during the conference)
PM Session – Saturday, January 13, 2018
AM Session – Sunday, January 14, 2018
Who Should Attend
School teams including: District Leaders, Principals, Assistant Principals, Deans, Teacher Leaders, Instructional Coaches, and Professional Learning Community (PLC ) leaders will find this session extremely valuable.
This 3-night residential conference will be held at the 1440 Multiversity campus in Santa Cruz, California. The beautiful 75-acre campus with picturesque trails and towering redwoods is the perfect place to immerse yourself in nature while you connect with yourself, your school team, and other professionals in your field.
Conference Dates & Tuition
January 12 – 15, 2018. Friday – Monday, 3 nights
$495 Tuition +accommodations