Getting Started with Developmental Designs Practices



Developmental Designs practices are based on the philosophy that the most engaging classrooms are student-centered, equitable, and relational. The one-day Getting Started with Developmental Designs Practices is an introduction to the core principles and practices that guide the Developmental Designs approach. During the workshop participants will learn and experience: 

◙  An introduction to the principles and practices that form the Developmental Designs approach

 Insight into the developmental needs of young adolescents and practices designed to meet those needs, both socially and academically

◙ The Circle of Power and Respect

  • advisory used to build relationships and social skills

◙ Modeling

  • specific ways to set any classroom or learning routine

◙ The Pathways to Self-Control

  • equitable and personalized responses to student misbehavior

◙ The Loop

  • a reflection tool used for growth and self-direction

◙ Effective and student-friendly signals for attention

◙ The Power of Play

  • cooperative game-playing, brain breaks and activities

Call 612.822.3422 or email School Services, with questions or to schedule for your school.   

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.


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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.  

Workshop schedule

Most workshops begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. 

Lunch arrangements for on-site workshops will be subject to the school agreement.

Certificate of attendance

You will receive a 7-hour certificate of attendance for participation in the entire workshop.


After you register, you will receive a confirmation email with more detailed information and the schedule for the workshop.