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How to Listen with Ellen Porter Honnet

Come to this lively interactive workshop to hone your listening skills and learn how to deepen your relationships with your students and advisees. Ellen Porter Honnet, Ed.D., a counseling psychologist and the Director of the Stanley King Counseling Institute has worked with independent school educators for over 30 years, helping them identify and amplify their interpersonal skills working with students. Teachers will add to their depth of understanding of the societal influences that are shaping the environment in which they work and live, and the powerful forces their students also navigate and bring into the school. Through case presentations, vignettes and specific skill-building and discussion we’ll share strategies and tools for creating a sense of belonging and community.

Who should attend?
All K-12 educators interested in improving their listening and relationship-building skills with students

When: Friday, January 25, 2019
Where: Miami Country Day School, 601 NE 107th St, Miami, Florida  33161
Cost: Member Schools | First registrant: $125
Additional registrants from same school: $100
Non-Members | First registrant: $200
Additional registrants from same school: $175
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World Peace Game Master Class with John Hunter
Date: March 11-15, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m - 4:00 p.m. (2:00 p.m. Friday)
Location: Miami Country Day School

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A Master Class with John Hunter (previous FCIS keynote speaker) is an unparalleled experience for teachers to come together in an environment insulated from the demanding rhythms and routines of the day in order to interrogate their own teaching practices. The five-day session certifies educators to use the World Peace Game in their classroom.

Classes are meant for teachers of all grade levels and subject areas.

Using John Hunter’s World Peace Game as an inspiring and challenging analogy, master class participants observe Hunter facilitating the Game live with students each morning. Afternoon sessions focus on introducing educators to the following:

  • Guiding philosophy and pedagogical principles that underlie the Game
  • Identifying the essential attributes necessary to facilitate the Game through a
  • series of reflective questions and activities
  • designing learning that is inspired by the principles and spirit of the game.

    Working Ideas:
  • Engagement and Student Ownership of Learning
  • Game as Third Teacher
  • Renewal, Reflection, Reinvention
  • Strengths, Fears and Possibilities
  • Moving from Control to Structure
  • Being the Teachers Our Students Need
  • Teacher as Designer
  • Open Space Curriculum Design

The Sixth Annual Innovation Institute, Transforming Education with Creativity and Coding, is scheduled for Monday, April 8, and Tuesday, April 9, 2019. This year’s Institute will feature James Robinson from the Raspberry Pi Foundation. James will lead a Pi Jam pre-conference workshop on Sunday, April 7, 2019 that focuses on using physical computing with the Raspberry Pi and an opening keynote that will highlight creativity in computer science. In addition, Pine Crest administrators as well as innovation, computer science, and technology specialists will share the strategies they are using to creatively develop the school of the future.

Pre-Conference Workshop: April 7, 2019 
Title: Creativity with Code - Agency Through Ownership
Price: $200 per attendee

Conference: April 8-9, 2019 
Price: $450 per attendee 

Location: 2700 St. Andrews Boulevard, Boca Raton, Florida 33434
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