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June 9, 2020
9:00 AM - 12 NOON -- LIVE ONLINE


Hosted by: Shorecrest Preparatory School 

Learn about the powerful, engaging pedagogy of Imaginative Inquiry, as we dive into examining its methods and how to apply the drama conventions used for teaching. This summer, join us for a brief online introduction to the methods of Imaginative Inquiry, to be followed by a two-day training in October to experience it firsthand and practice leading drama activities yourselves. We will consider how specific theater conventions can create contexts for Social Studies lessons, and put problem-solving and social justice at the center of a lesson. Teachers will also have the opportunity to think about and plan how to integrate Imaginative Inquiry into your own lessons and curriculum units. 
Fall workshop dates: Thursday and Friday, October 8 & 9, 2020.
Developed in the United Kingdom, Imaginative Inquiry is an approach based on the idea that children’s imagination is our greatest resource in the classroom, placing it center stage as a powerful tool for learning. Within a community of inquiry, teachers and students create exciting and meaningful contexts for learning, using conventions of theater—such as point of view, tension, and narrative—to explore curricular objectives. Students are not merely passive observers of the stories of our world, but are collectively invited to take action in the realm of possibility that Imaginative Inquiry provides.

Sessions are offered via Zoom on Tuesdays at 7:15 AM and Thursdays at 3:45 PM through May 21st.
Shorecrest Preparatory School


Take a few moments for yourself and your well-being! Learn some strategies to find a little more stability, a little more self-appreciation, and a little more peace in your daily life. Through breathwork and guided meditation, participants will have an opportunity to see some mindfulness practices in action and, hopefully, to adopt some new skills for themselves.

Join Mike Steele and fellow educators for a twenty-minute introduction to meditation and mindfulness. Mike, a Shorecrest Upper School Math and Science teacher, is an experienced practitioner of mindfulness strategies for over 20 years. 

Identity, Otherness, and Privilege
8 - One Hour Sessions (2 weeks, Monday thru Thursday)
June 8-18, 2020 | 1:30PM - 2:30 PM | $175.00 

This course is designed to augment and enhance the experience of individuals who work within the fields of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in independent schools in Florida.

The workshop will be designed around 3 components:

  • Identity
  • Otherness
  • Open Conversations in Brave Spaces

It is essential for students to have the ability to interact with the diverse and rich cultures of the world, not only with the people within their community. Diversity and inclusion are not about just what people look like, but also about diversity of thought, diversity of access, and diversity of experience. The more exposure our children have to the ideas of equity and inclusion, the better prepared global leaders they will become. In order to create these global citizens, students, faculty, staff, administrators, board members, and PARENTS have to dive deeply into the areas of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by looking at their own identities.

Identity work is the basis for engaging conversations and the ability to see the world through a lens contradictory to our own.



Diversity Initiative at Riverside | July 7-10
Session one: July 7-8, 2020 - Preschool & Elementary Educators
Session two: July 9-10, 2020 - Middle & High School Educators

Riverside Presbyterian Day School
830 Oak Street
Jacksonville, FL 32204

Cost: $495 per person for each two-day session or $950 for both sessions

Join other educators for a two-day collaborative training experience guided by nationally known diversity trainer, Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee.
The Diversity Initiative at Riverside is intended to promote personal growth and pedagogical approaches that support equity-minded education and global competencies in our schools. 

Learn how to implement critically conscious practices such as:
• Pre-school and Elementary educators will learn about stages of early awareness of difference and developmentally appropriate diversity work in the classroom and beyond.
• Middle and High School educators will learn about experiences across difference and inclusive classroom practices that improve outcomes for all.
• Work collaboratively to explore curricular approaches, activities, lessons and units of study. 
• Engage with educators from other schools.
• Gain practical resources to further the diversity and inclusion work at your school.

The Diversity Initiative at Riverside is suitable for all PreK–12 educators, especially:
• Teachers interested in integrating a diversity, equity and inclusion framework into their teaching practice.
• School librarians, instructional coaches, department chairs, or school counselors who can find useful applications for the materials presented.
• Administrators and Diversity Practitioners hoping to transform their schools and better support their faculty/staff engaging in this work.

• Develop activities, lessons, and units of study that promote an understanding of the value of diversity and inclusion.  
• Identify your current teaching practice and set goals for incorporating meaningful diversity, equity and inclusion pedagogy into daily teaching.
• Connect with other educators to deepen understanding, provide inspiration, and promote learning.