Developmental Designs 2
During this week-long workshop, you will learn:
Practical ways to build community and strengthen academics at the same time
How to teach students the skill and habit of planning and reflecting on the quality of their work
Ways to give students structures to solve their own problems
Prevention of misbehavior through agreed-upon and practiced protocols to guide students through the day
Pacing a class period for maximum attention and retention
Structures for teaching content that maximize engagement
How to use an audience of peers to spark interest in learning and deepen understanding
Bridging structures that support student endorsement
How to teach by learning to plan and playing to learn
A structure for introducing materials and equipment that heightens student interest and skill
Prerequisite: Developmental Designs I
This workshop can be presented on-site for your school. See School Services.
Note: Origins reserves the right to cancel workshops. Origins is not liable for any travel-related or other expenses incurred by a registrant or payee due to a canceled workshop.
To register offline, scroll down to link at page bottom right.
What to Expect
For experienced and new educators alike, this will be a week of professional and personal growth. Throughout the week, you'll find:
- Affirmation - of the good practices you are already using
- Solutions- for turning past classroom problems into future successes
- Camaraderie-with fellow educators as you share ideas, get support for your challenges, and feel the power of community membership
- An immersion experience-facilitators just don't talk about positive strategies; they model them. After you see the modeling, you'll have the chances during the week to practice the strategies yourself.
Most workshops begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. Week-long institutes end at 12:30 p.m. on Friday. After you register, you will receive a confirmation email with more detailed information about the schedule for your particular course.
Sample daily schedule
8:10 Whole group activities and announcements
8:30 Seminar sessions
12:00 Recess and Lunch (provided Monday-Thursday)
1:00 Seminar sessions
The institute ends at 12:30 on Friday.
The start and end time for on-site workshops may be altered to better suit the school schedule.
We provide morning snacks every day and lunch on the 3:30 dismissal days for off-site workshops hosted by Origins. Food arrangements for on-site workshops will be subject to the school agreement.
Continuing education credits
You will receive a 30-hour certificate of attendance for participation in the entire week.
Learn about graduate credit.
All our facilitators are experienced practitioners who know the middle school classroom. All have gone through an extensive and rigorous multi-year certification process. This process ensures that they are well practiced in using the Developmental Designs approach and skillful in teaching it to others. Some facilitators work full-time for Origins, doing professional development work year-round; others are middle school classroom, teachers who use the Developmental Designs approach in their own classrooms. All share with you a commitment to fostering the well-being and academic growth of young adolescents.
Learn more about Developmental Designs core facilitators.