Workshops & School Services

The Developmental Designs (K-12) approach impacts student achievement most effectively when training is followed by implementation support. Professional development opportunities lay the groundwork for the approaches, and are available on or off site.  Support services include professional development tailored to your school or district's needs. 

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Workshops

Developmental Designs workshops are available, on or off site, for educators new and experienced with the approach.

One-day workshops include an overview to orient educators to the philosophy and specific practices, and a follow-up for trained educators providing productive ways to respond to rule breaking.

Four different 28-hour trainings introduce effective practices to help educators create schools and classrooms with students who are socially skilled and motivated to learn.

Introductory Workshops

For Middle Level

Fundamentals for Support Staff

Support your students with consistent language and behavior strategies throughout the building. Give paraprofessionals, aides, and the rest of your support staff the tools to interact with adolescents respectfully and effectively.

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For Middle Level

Getting Started with Developmental Designs Practices

Learn the basic principles upon which the approach is built and explore several key practices for integrating social and emotional learning with academics. No prerequisite.

$219

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For Middle Level

Open the Circle

Cultural Conversations for Middle School

  • Reflect, listen deeply, and converse about culture with fellow educators.
  • Experience several advisory meeting for students on culture.
  • Receive a copy of Face to Face Advisories, by Linda Crawford

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Developmental Designs

Open the Circle

Cultural Conversations for grades K - 5

  • Reflect, listen deeply, and converse about culture with fellow educators.
  • Experience several cultural conversation meetings you can lead with your students.

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In-Depth Workshops

For Middle Level

Developmental Designs 1

Collaborate with a learning community. 

  • Build a supportive classroom community
  • Leverage adolescents' developmental strengths 
  • Teach students how to manage their own behavior
$729

Upcoming

06/12/17 - 06/15/17: Minneapolis, MN
06/19/17 - 06/22/17: St Paul, MN
06/19/17 - 06/22/17: Los Angeles, CA
06/26/17 - 06/29/17: Cambridge,
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For Middle Level

Developmental Designs 2

Collaborate with a learning community. 

  • Pace and time classes to boost students'
    focus and retention
  • Bridge student experiences and past lessons to new content
  • Integrate choice and diverse learning modalities into your lessons

Prerequisite: Developmental Designs 1 

$729

Upcoming

06/19/17 - 06/22/17: St Paul, MN
06/26/17 - 06/29/17: Saratoga, CA
06/26/17 - 06/29/17: Washington, DC
07/17/17 - 07/20/17: Colchester, VT
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Developmental Designs for High School

Collaborate with a learning community.

  • Creating a Supportive Community
  • Delivering Motivating Instruction
  • Teaching Self-Control
$729

Upcoming

06/19/17 - 06/22/17: St Paul, MN
06/26/17 - 06/29/17: Washington, DC
08/07/17 - 08/10/17: Minneapolis, MN
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Teaching for Education Equity

Strategies for strengthening equity and excellence in your classroom and school

    • Match learning to a child's personal, developmental, and cultural needs
    • Increase your time for relationships with each student to better tailor learning
    • Learn new approaches for connections and cultural understanding with families
$729

Upcoming

06/12/17 - 06/15/17: St Paul, MN
06/19/17 - 06/22/17: St Paul, MN
08/07/17 - 08/10/17: Minneapolis, MN
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Follow-Up Workshops

For Middle Level

Establishing and Maintaining Effective Routines


  • Learn strategies that make routines stick
  • Practice ways to help adolescents problem-solve a routine's trouble spots
  • Return to school the next day ready to improve your own classroom routines

Prerequisite: Developmental Designs 1

$219

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For Middle Level

Getting the Most from Your Advisory


  • Build a stronger community with well-planned advisories 
  • Create daily messages that support your academic day
  • Guide students to lead advisories

Prerequisite: Developmental Designs 1 

$219

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For Middle Level

Responding to Rule Breaking

 

  • Build confidence for dealing with disruptions
  • Shape your classroom for positive behavior
  • Leave with a plan for your class,
    your challenging student

Prerequisite: Developmental Designs 1

$219

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For Middle Level

Reviving Your Empowering Language


  • Redirect misbehavior without emotional escalation
  • Work with real classroom scenarios to practice your new skills
  • Refine the way you talk, the words you use,
    and your tone

Prerequisite: Developmental Designs 1

$109

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Workshop Calendar

Developmental Designs one-day and four-day professional development opportunities are available to both educators who are beginning their exploration of these approaches and those who are following up previous Developmental Designs workshops with further  training.

June, 2017

Jun 12-15, 2017 | Minneapolis, MN (see map)
$729.00
$729.00
Jun 12-15, 2017 | St Paul, MN (see map)
$729.00
$729.00
Jun 19-22, 2017 | St Paul, MN (see map)
$729.00
$729.00
Jun 19-22, 2017 | Los Angeles, CA (see map)
$729.00
$729.00
Jun 19-22, 2017 | St Paul, MN (see map)
$729.00
$729.00
Jun 19-22, 2017 | St Paul, MN (see map)
$729.00
$729.00
Jun 19-22, 2017 | St Paul, MN (see map)
$729.00
$729.00
Jun 26-29, 2017 | Washington, DC (see map)
$729.00
$729.00
Jun 26-29, 2017 | Washington, DC (see map)
$729.00
$729.00
Jun 26-29, 2017 | Saratoga, CA (see map)
$729.00
$729.00
Jun 26-29, 2017 | Washington, DC (see map)
$729.00
$729.00
Jun 26-29, 2017 | Saratoga, CA (see map)
$729.00
$729.00
Jun 26-29, 2017 | Cambridge, (see map)
$729.00
$729.00

July, 2017

Jul 10-13, 2017 | White Plains, NY (see map)
$729.00
$729.00
Jul 17-20, 2017 | Colchester, VT (see map)
$729.00
$729.00
Jul 17-20, 2017 | Woodbury, NJ (see map)
$729.00
$729.00
Jul 17-20, 2017 | Colchester, VT (see map)
$729.00
$729.00
Jul 24-27, 2017 | Chicago, IL (see map)
$729.00
$729.00

August, 2017

Aug 7-10, 2017 | Minneapolis, MN (see map)
$729.00
$729.00
Aug 7-10, 2017 | Minneapolis, MN (see map)
$729.00
$729.00
Aug 7-10, 2017 | Keene, NH (see map)
$729.00
$729.00
Aug 7-10, 2017 | Minneapolis, MN (see map)
$729.00
$729.00
Aug 7-10, 2017 | Keene, NH (see map)
$729.00
$729.00

School Services

Introductory, in-depth, and customized workshops are available at your school site. For the greatest impact on student learning, providing teachers with on-site support for the implementation of Developmental Designs practices.

On-site Training

For Middle Level

Advisory Book Study Launch

Jump start your school's study of The Advisory Book and begin developing a consistent, school-wide advisory program.

For Middle Level

Classroom Discipline Study Launch

Begin your Classroom Discipline study with an expert right by your side. Develop classrooms of independent, focused learners. Learn how to teach students social and academic self-management.

For Middle Level

Focused Follow-up Workshops

Follow the in-depth Developmental Designs training with a topic-focused workshop designed for staff meetings, after-school, early-release, and professional-development-days at your site.

Prerequisite: Developmental Designs 1

For Middle Level

Introductory, In-depth, Follow-up Workshops

Introductory, in-depth, and follow-up workshops can be held at your school site.

Implementation Support

For Middle Level

Advisory Resources for Site-based Study

Advisory-focused books, book study guides, and DVDs illustrating practices in action, empower schools to lead their own professional development. Study together and implement Developmental Designs advisory practices school-wide.

For Middle Level

Coaching

Nothing is a more powerful aid to professional development than side-by-side work on teaching practice right in the classroom.

For Middle Level

Discipline Resources for Site-based Study

A set of three resources--discipline-focused book, study guide, and DVD--illustrating practices in action, empower schools to lead their own professional development. Study together and implement Developmental Designs discipline practices school-wide.

For Middle Level

Resources for Site-based Study

Books, book study guides, assessment guides, and DVDs illustrating practices in action, all provide ways to initiate or deepen implementation of Developmental Designs practices with colleagues.

For Middle Level

Support for School Leaders

School leaders gain support for planning and maximizing the effectiveness of staff meetings, teams, and whole community events.

For Middle Level

Technology-enhanced Coaching

Using a variety of distance teaching methods, Technology-enhanced Coaching provides a convenient, individualized relationship between you and the consulting teacher without the cost of on-site coaching.