"Our new online course is designed to help anyone teach – and learn – with a 21st century approach to knowledge and teaching. Lesson 1 of the course shares important evidence we now have about the working of the brain, that is meaningful for all subjects and ages – and lives. We then move to thinking together about the data filled world in which we live, to prepare students for their future in a world of data.
The aim of a data science approach is not to add new standards or content to your teaching, it is about interacting with your content in a data science way – that is fun, interesting and creative. In the course you will experience lessons that you can take and use with your students, and you will see lots of classroom and lesson examples. Whether you are a kindergarten teacher, a high school history or maths teacher, an administrator or parent, or someone just curious about data science, there will be ideas for you.
The course is completely online and self-paced, so you can take it on your own time. It is being released in two versions, with the same content: one version is free, and one version provides 2 Continuing Education Units, verified by a certificate, at a special introductory price. We recommend the certificate for those who would like credit from their school district or school for the time it takes to complete the course and learn the new ideas. The course is taught by Jo Boaler and others on the youcubed team, and is taught through a pedagogy of active engagement. We encourage you to take it with friends and colleagues!" -Youcubed PD Webpage
"Childhood trauma has become sort of a buzzword in educational spheres of late, and in this keynote address, Kristin Souers and Pete Hall clear up the confusion. What is childhood trauma? What are trauma-informed and trauma-invested practices? How does stress impact our brains? What can we do, as educators, parents, and caregivers, to build resilience in ourselves and our kids? What, exactly, is a Culture of Safety? If you're looking for an opportunity to build your team's background knowledge, enhance your team's use of common language, understand the impact of trauma, embrace a slew of strategies designed to support your children, build resilience, and foster a safe space for all to thrive, this keynote should help! In this "course," you'll have an opportunity to view Kristin & Pete's 41-minute keynote and engage in a handful of reflective questions designed to prompt dialogue with your team. This work is too important to leave to chance, so bring the experts to your building/department/district/team to help you guide the work and strengthen your team." -Buffalo State PD Website
"Let's face it, things have been challenging for us all! Our country is under immense stress, and the lack of certainty in terms of education and what our educational future will look like can really impact our sense of safety and trust. This keynote was designed to address this in a manner that we hope will be helpful. If you're looking for an opportunity to motivate your team, celebrate successes, emphasize self-care, practice effective brain-health, view student behaviors through a trauma-invested lens, and reinforce the importance of relationships in a virtual environment...well, this keynote may be just what you need! Inspired by the challenges we face, Kristin Souers and Pete Hall have put together a presentation to bring your team together, to offer words of encouragement, to tell stories of success, and to share strategies and tips for being at our strongest when we're facing tough times. In this "course," you'll have an opportunity to view Kristin & Pete's 47-minute keynote and engage in a handful of reflective questions designed to prompt dialogue with your team. This work is too important to leave to chance, so bring the experts to your building/department/district/team to help you guide the work and strengthen your team." -Buffalo State PD Website
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