Developmental Designs for Middle School 2



During this in-depth 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 for Middle School

This workshop can be presented on-site for your school. See School Services.

Note: The Origins Program reserves the right to cancel workshops and 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.

Upcoming Dates & Locations

Jan 9, 2019-Mar 19, 2019 in Madison, WI (see map)
South Police Station (Jan. 31st meet at East Police Station)
Sessions: Wednesday, January 9th-Thursday, January 17th-Thursday January 31st-Tuesday, March 19th

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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.

Workshop schedule

After you register, you will receive a confirmation email with more detailed information about the schedule for your particular course.

Sample Schedule for the Four-Day Workshop 
7:30 Seminar sessions
12:00 Recess and lunch
1:00 Seminar sessions
3:30 Closing

Sample Schedule for the Eight-Evening Workshop 
4:30 Session starts
6:00 Dinner break
8:15 Closing

(During on-site workshops, this agenda can be customized to better fit your school schedule.)

Meal arrangements

Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided daily. Eight week evening workshops will include a meal.

Dietary restrictions? Please let us know when you register. If we cannot accommodate your needs, you may bring your own meals. Lunch arrangements for on-site workshops will be subject to the school agreement.

Certificate of attendance

You will receive a 28-hour certificate of attendance for participation in all workshop sessions.

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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 The Origins Program, 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.