Discover new perspectives and practices! The following 40-minute workshops will each be offered twice between 10:30 and noon on Friday, June 29. Attend any two — advance sign-up is not necessary.
The Power of Storytelling
This workshop will help you to engage the with value of personal narrative and its usefulness in personal healing and mental health development. You’ll have an opportunity to exchange ideas about the value of personal narrative in a diversity of forms.
Dr. Zain Shamoon completed his PhD in Human Development and Family Studies in Fall 2017 at Michigan State University. He has dedicated his professional life to the creation of spaces where people can tell their personal stories on route to their own growth and wellness. This includes his practicing as an experiential family therapist, and in his non-profit work called the “Narratives of Pain.”
Restorative Circles as Classroom SEL Practice
Have you ever wanted to figure out tools to bring restorative practices to your classroom? Experience a circle and consider ways to integrate this practice as a discussion tool, advisory format, or social-emotional component of your learning space.
Lauren Fardig-Diop is a restorative justice coordinator and educator currently working in the New York City Department of Education. Hailing from Ann Arbor and trained at the U of M’s Secondary MAC teaching program, she is committed to educating about restorative practices to stop the school to prison pipeline and to bring student voice, anti-racism, and positive youth-centered culture to classrooms and schools.
Designing for Comprehension: Building a Better Reading Activity Using Design Thinking
In this workshop, we’ll explore how to use design thinking to build better reading activities that engage students and develop comprehension. Instead of using “canned” reading activities that someone else designed for a theoretical audience, you can use basic theories of reading comprehension, a few key strategies, and design thinking to create adaptable activities that meet the needs of your students!
Darin Stockdill is the Design Coordinator for the Center for Education, Design, Evaluation, and Research (CEDER) at the University of Michigan School of Education. After many years as a secondary social studies and English teacher, he now works at the intersections of teacher education and curriculum design. In particular, he is interested in disciplinary literacy and education for social justice.
Bringing SEL into Instructional Practices
Come join us to listen and learn as faculty and instructors share their plans to integrate social and emotional learning into their courses! In addition, all participants will have an opportunity to explore ways to provide brave spaces for all aspects of teaching and learning with others in higher education.
Dr. Wendy Burke is a professor of Curriculum and Instruction in the Department of Teacher Education and the Director of Student Teaching at Eastern Michigan University. She is the recipient of the 2017-2018 John W. Porter Distinguished Endowed Chair, and she is a contributing member of the EMU Social and Emotional Learning Collaboratory, a co-founder of the EMU Place and Community Based Education Teacher Preparation Program, an executive board member of Learning Forward Michigan, and the program chair of the American Education Research Association’s “School, University, and Community Collaborative Research” Special Interest Group.
Beta Test and Brainstorm Next Steps for Devices Designed to Build Community and Shrink the Digital Divide
You’ll have a chance to apply Design Mindset principles by beta testing two mobile technology prototypes. We’ll examine the user experience through different lenses and frames and brainstorm what next steps could be taken.
Phill Cameron is an instructional designer at the University of Michigan Language Resource Center. Currently, he is digitizing vinyl records and facilitating the implementation of gameful learning practices in world language courses.
Using Social Emotional Learning with Trauma Informed Practice
Find out how social emotional learning skills can be combined with trauma-informed care practices to address the impacts of trauma on learning. This workshop will include activities, concrete examples, and strategies that can help your learning environment become a safer space where students can thrive.
Betsy Stoelt is a practicing clinical licensed social worker who specialized in developmental disorders and trauma. Betsy is a current doctoral fellow with EMU’s Social Emotional Learning Collaboratory at is pursuing her PhD. in Urban Educational Studies. Her research interests include trauma informed care, social emotional learning, and reflective practices for educators.
SEL Quality as a Path to Equity
Explore how embedding quality SEL skills and capacities in the foundation of the school day can be a path to achieving equity and can lead to an overall measurable increase in the benefits of schooling.
Charles Smith is the Owner and Principal Consultant at QTurn. Charles spent the past decade as Founder and Executive Director of the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality and as a Senior Vice President at the Forum for Youth Investment. He has 20 years of experience helping organizations to design, implement, and validate quality improvement systems (QIS) in the education and human services fields.
The Museum Docent Extraordinaire
In the “Museum Docent Extraordinaire” program, students from 7th grade through college gain confidence in public speaking and display academic achievement through learning to lead tours at the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Charles Wright Museum of African and African American History. Find out about the program and how to implement it in your own after-school or summer sessions.
Vicki Shields is a doctoral student in the Eastern Michigan University Urban Education program focusing on curriculum development and programming. She conducts teacher trainings at state and national conferences specializing in integrating art, music, dance and literature using pieces from the Detroit Institute of Arts.