Developmental Designs Sampler
This one-day Developmental Designs workshop provides you:
- An experience of community-building through the Circle of Power and Respect
- An introduction to the principles and practices that guide the Developmental Designs approach
- Insight into the developmental needs of young adolescents and practices designed to meet those needs, both socially and academically
- Demonstrations and a chance to try out several of the practices: the signal for silence; modeling; cooperative game-playing; the Loop; structures for peer processing; and closures for class periods.
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.
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What to Expect
All Origins workshops are highly interactive, providing many opportunities for you to talk with other educators and ask your most compelling questions to workshop facilitators. You will be seated in a circle during presentations.
Most workshops begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. After you register, you will receive a confirmation email with more detailed information about the schedule for your particular course.
8:10-8:30 Check-in and refreshments
8:30-12:00 Introduction to Developmental Designs principles and practices
12:00-1:00 Recess and lunch
1:00-3:30 Pathways to Self-control
The start and end time for on-site workshops may be altered to better the school schedule.
We provide morning snacks and lunch for off-site workshops hosted by Origins. Food arrangements for on-site workshops will be subject to the school agreement.
Continuing education credits
A 6-hour certificate of attendance is awarded to one-day workshop participants.
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.