LLI New England will bring educators together June 19-20, 2017 to explore the important aspect of social and emotional learning in our schools. Focusing on professional development and teacher wellness, LLI New England will become a premiere collaboration to insure...
The full conference schedule will be published in April, offering 8-10 strands of sessions. Check back often for updates on expert courses as they are approved and published.
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) programs provide a foundation for the core competencies that humans need to feel successful at every level of human interaction. However, to teach SEL requires skills of your own. These experiential workshops introduce you to the need for, and benefits of, SEL, and will prepare you for implementation success. You will learn the key components of a strong SEL foundation and be able to apply those to your teaching strategies.
Make Personalized Learning Great Again – In these course sessions, we will leave politics behind and focus on defining and delivering personalized learning for social and emotional wellness and student success. Join us for one of the personalized learning strandsfor targeted information and practice or for all of the sessions for an exceptional and complete dive into deeper learning.
Tegan Reeves, director of Aum Factor, and Greg Graber, director of Mindful Memphis and Head of Middle School at Lausanne Collegiate School, will help educators understand how to incorporate mindfulness into the classroom to help students achieve better self-awareness and better performance. Sessions will provide a demystification of mindful patterns, providing authentic skills for creating healthier classrooms.
From building a learning community with adventure education theory to building emotional literacy, the series of sessions from High 5 Adventure will help educators uncover and understand their students. Sessions include focus on clear communication, understanding trust and trustworthiness, and how to reflect, process and transfer experience into important learning. Six sessions over two days and a special Playnote during the evening reception on Sunday, June 18th.
Featuring SEL strategies that explore middle and high school levels, the Leaders & Learners one day course will help educators understand how to approach and work with teenagers with research-based strategies. Special focus on collaborative activities and planning, brain-based learning, and how to create valuable advisories. Come prepared to change the way your teenagers are supported in school.
Focused on the importance of relationship and communication, Personalize Learning delivers a one day series that will provide educators with step-by-step processes to transform your classroom and help your students develop authentic voices. By helping teachers understand patterns of thinking in traditional classrooms vs. classrooms supported by Universal Design, the sessions will help develop a toolkit for personalized learning.
Integrating social and emotional learning through deep exploration of expression through performing arts, Charles Holt brings years of experience in such Broadway productions such as Jesus Christ Superstar and The Lion King and his passion for coaching students. This course will help all teachers understand that many mediums can inform and develop student’s in their development of social emotional learning skills.
Cambridge Network provides a three-part course that focuses on the social and emotional intelligence and well-being of international students coming to America for educational opportunities. By improving students’ understanding of the American education system and culture, this course will help schools who are hosting international students from all around the globe.
Translate The Brain – A Teacher’s Guide to the Learning Brain: Practical Classroom Strategies from Neuroscience and Psychology
Recent decades of brain research have revealed surprising findings about the mental processes necessary for rich and enduring learning. This series sorts that research into three categories – working memory, long-term memory, and attention – and introduces the key ideas in each field. We will consider not only the brain science behind these findings, but also the day-to-day classroom strategies that help students concentrate, think, and learn. Combining current research with an emphatic focus on the practical, these workshops are also lively, humorous, and fun.