Washington, D.C. (February 1, 2018) – On Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET, iNACOL will host a Teacher Talk webinar to explore how teachers are incorporating positive youth development into their personalized learning environments.
Research from the learning sciences indicates that the search for identity and autonomy is a primary aspiration of all young people. Schools and teachers are pivotal in supporting students on this journey, helping them build competencies that connect to purpose, providing opportunities for meaningful contribution, and ensuring that they know their contributions and perspectives are valued. Adults must intentionally create thriving ecosystems of learning that provide the right balance of supports and autonomy to help all students reach their potential.
This webinar will explore Springpoint’s five tenets of positive youth development and share how they are incorporated into personalized learning models:
- Caring, trusting, and supportive relationships
- High expectations
- Voice, choice, and contribution
- Intentionally engaging learning experiences
Join this webinar to hear teachers share examples and promising practices for implementing positive youth development into their student-centered designs. They will share insights on how these tenets of positive youth development can help prepare all students for successful futures.
iNACOL CEO Susan Patrick said, “Educators across the country are shifting toward highly personalized, intentionally designed models, grounded in the learning sciences research and youth development theory, which spark the development of important skills and dispositions that are critical to future success.”
This webinar is free to attend — participants are invited to register here for final details and login information.
- Xochitl Garcia, Manager of School Design and Instruction, Springpoint
- Shannon Trimble, Social Justice Teacher, Rhodes College and Career Academy
- Stephanie Price, English Language Arts Teacher, Denver School of Innovation and Sustainable Design
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