Getting Started with Developmental Designs Practices



The one-day Getting Started with Developmental Designs Practices
professional development 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 attention
    - Modeling
    - Cooperative game-playing
    - The Loop
    - Structures for peer processing
    - Closures for class periods

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.  You will be seated in a circle during presentations.

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.