Can speak on numerous topics related to child and adolescent development.
CREATING AND USING COOPERATIVE EDUCATION/INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS. Discover what is involved in creating, filling, and managing cooperative education or internship positions within your organization and the benefits they offer to both employers and students.
Creating highly effective teams whether it is in a PK-12 Classroom or in a corporation are essential for getting the most out of our cooperative potential. Regardless of the context creating high performing cooperative teams requires the same five basic elements and can be done in almost any context with the right preparation and scaffolding of the participants. Sessions might range from what are the 5 key elements of cooperative learning and highly effective teams, to advanced workshops with already intact work teams who are hoping to re-energize themselves. Possibility to work with people and groups ranging from Preschool to Senior Citizens and everyone in between, across almost any context. Potential topics: cooperative learning 101, advanced team building, peacemaking, constructive controversy, conflict resolution, moving from just a group to a high power team, social interdependence across contexts, and much more.
Issues include: developmentally appropriate practice, integrated curriculum, problem-solving based math curriculum, multi-age education, emergent literacy and curriculum writing.
Gaming is a powerful learning strategy. Gaming is not about the games, it is about the gaming. It is about the collaborative process that rewards managing information, decisions and people. This presentation explores how gaming can provide a learner-centered problem-solving experience that educators are identifying as a 21st Century classroom. The audience will leave this presentation with a different perspective on how gaming can benefit learners. a 20-minute version of the presentation along with links to the resources used can be found at http://tinyurl.com/GamingtoLearn
This presentation is targeted to those who educate in formal and non-formal settings.
A discussion regarding Young Leaders in Action, a project and leadership education program for high school students.
How do we create learning environments that connect with all aspects of all students? From the historical and philosophic roots to the innovative new models, holistic education and holistic learning practices offer us many answers. Creating transformational learning opportunities that engage everyone involved in becoming a better person and to always strive to be a life long learner. Potential workshops or topics: Action Teaching/Action Learning, educating for self-actualization, transformational education/learning, historical/philosophical roots of holistic education/learning, innovative practices, project based learning, and many more possible topics.
The social and cultural conditions under which children and adults learn languages.
Presentation can be adapted to a number of topical areas addressing youth, underprivileged youth, working with and developing leadership and esteem in youth. Discussion can lead to appreciation of opportunities and privileges many of us take for granted.
Covers forgiveness in the contexts of deep, personal and unfair hurt. What is forgiveness and how do people forgive? What are the benefits of interpersonal forgiveness? Why are there so many misconceptions associated with forgiveness, and how do those misconceptions get in the way of people's willingness to forgive? A presentation to educate on how forgiveness can be healing for individuals.
Challenges and experiences of a young educator in rural, economically disadvantaged regions of Iowa.
Students in the U.S. are falling behind in student achievement compared to other countries. There are many issues that affect student achievement beyond socioeconomic and cultural competence. Learn the roles schools, teachers, administrators, parents, government and researchers play in improving student achievement.
Discussion on language policy and attitudes toward languages in the United States and worldwide.