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Responsive Classroom Courses - Summer 2020

June 30th – July 7th, 2020

Edvance is pleased to offer the following Responsive Classroom Courses as summer professional development opportunities. Responsive Classroom is an evidence-based approach to teaching and discipline that’s deeply rooted in social-emotional learning (SEL) and focused on engaging academics, positive community, effective management, and developmental awareness.


Four Day Courses


Responsive Classroom Course for Elementary Educators (K-4)

Tuesday, June 30 - Friday, July 3, 2020 (8:30 am - 3:30 pm) 

Learn to create safe and joyful learning communities where every student can thrive—while helping your students develop strong social and academic skills. In four engaging and interactive days, you’ll discover how to:

  • Begin and end the day positively with Morning Meeting and closing circle 
  • Integrate energizers and interactive learning structures throughout the school day 
  • Teach students how to complete academic tasks, interact with classmates, and maintain routines with Interactive Modeling 
  • Establish rules with your students and provide positive structures to support success 
  • And much more

No prerequisite. Suitable for educators teaching grades K – 4.
Resources include: Resource Book, First Six Weeks of School, and Yardsticks


Responsive Classroom Course for Elementary Educators (5-8)

Tuesday, June 30 - Friday, July 3, 2020 (8:30 am - 3:30 pm) 

In this interactive and engaging four-day course, you’ll learn how to design and implement a middle school experience that’s responsive to the developmental strengths and needs of young adolescents—while helping your students develop the academic and social skills they need to be successful. Topics will include:

  • Creating a safe, positive, and inclusive community with the Responsive Classroom approach to discipline
  • Holding Responsive Advisory Meetings—a core practice for middle school
  • Using teacher language to encourage student engagement and help them become more responsible and respectful
  • Applying new strategies for effective classroom management
  • And much more

No prerequisite. Suitable for educators teaching grades 5 – 8.
Resources include: Resource Book, Building an Academic Community, and Yardsticks


Additional Single Day Workshops


Sustaining Responsive Classroom Momentum

Monday, July 6, 2020 (8:30 am - 3:30 pm) 

Sustaining momentum and change can be a challenge. Teachers may start out strong but lose steam during both the school day and the school year. In this workshop, deepen your understanding of Responsive Classroom practices—like Morning Meeting, quiet time, and closing circle—that support change throughout the day and the year and learn strategies that help both you and students stay motivated and focused during especially challenging or tricky times.

Prerequisite: Responsive Classroom Course for Elementary Educators (the course taken during June 30 - July 3, 2020 or any previous completion of the 4-day course qualifies).


Strategies to Prevent Bullying

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 (8:30 am - 3:30 pm) 

Bullying creeps into our classrooms like a weed. Learn how to spot it, stop it, and build a classroom rooted in community. Gain a deeper understanding of how key Responsive Classroom strategies create an inclusive environment to prevent bullying and dive into new strategies that support students working together.

  • Identify, understand, and respond to bullying, cyberbullying, and gateway behaviors
  • Prevent bullying by fostering community, cooperation, and inclusivity through the Responsive Classroom approach to teaching
  • Examine and create lesson plans to specifically teach about aspects of bullying

No prerequisite. Suitable for educators teaching grades K – 6.

Resources include: Strategies to Prevent Bullying Resource Book, How to Bullyproof Your Classroom

DETAILS

Location

All courses and workshops will be held at Halton Hills Christian School, 11643 Trafalgar Rd, Georgetown, ON (map)

Cost*

Responsive Classroom Course for Elementary Educators (K-4) - Affiliates: $1,200; Non-Affiliates: $1,500

Responsive Classroom Course for Elementary Educators (5-8) - Affiliates: $1,200; Non-Affiliates: $1,500 

Sustaining Momentum - Affiliates: $125; Non-Affiliates: $200
A $50 discount will be given to educators who enrol in the 4-day course and this workshop.

Strategies to Prevent Bullying - Affiliates: $125; Non-Affiliates: $200
A $50 discount will be given to educators who enrol in the 4-day course and this workshop.

* all prices are subject to HST. 


Cancellation and Refund Policy

Please note due to the high cost of these workshops, there will be NO REFUNDS. Substitutions will be allowed.  

Registration closes May 1, 2020.

Please contact justin.cook@edvance.ca if you have any questions.