"Addressing Elephants" at TeachThought Grow19, July 16th in Louisville, KY
Join NSRF Director, Michele Mattoon, and TeachThought Director, Drew Perkins for a day of rich inquiry and professional learning to kick off the Grow19 conference! Learn to safely engage in difficult conversations profoundly affecting our students.
Addressing Elephants: One Day of Inquiry and Professional Learning @ TeachThought Grow 19anwright2019-04-01T13:48:54-04:00
Addressing Elephants: Using Protocols to Help Students Engage in Difficult Conversations
Join NSRF Director, Michele Mattoon, and TeachThought Director, Drew Perkins for “Addressing Elephants” on July 16th, 2019. This one-day workshop is held in conjunction with the three-day TeachThought’s Grow19 professional development conference in downtown Louisville, KY on July 17-19. Together, we will learn how to safely engage in difficult conversations profoundly affecting our students, i.e., addressing the “elephants in the room.”
The event is available as a standalone registration OR part of a combined ticket along with the 3-day conference July 17-19, 2019.
Engage honestly about topics that often provoke strong feelings on many sides of the issue, such as equity in education, high-stakes testing, etc. Rather than leaping to blame or calling for specific solutions, instead you will be guided to:
Really listen for understanding when others present views different than yours
Explore more precisely what you feel and why you feel it
Articulate thoughts around your feelings in a non-judgmental, non-personal way
Reflect on perspectives, stories, and experiences different from yours
Surface common beliefs and values that are shared in a larger group of people
Nurture feelings of understanding, respect, empathy, and/or friendliness with others as a result of in-depth, honest, open conversations.
Costs as noted on TeachThought’s registration page are as follows:
“Addressing Elephants” pre-conference AND three Grow19 conference days: $600 (early bird cost, ends April 2nd) OR $650 (after April 2nd) + fee of $38.15
“Addressing Elephants” pre-conference One-day of learning ONLY: $175 (early bird cost, ends April 2nd) OR $200 (after April 2nd) + fee of $12.29
Three day option (July 17-19), $375 per person for 5 or more people
All four days (July 16-19), $550 per person for 5 or more people
Refund policy, etc.
*July 16 requires a minimum of 20 attendees, refunds will be processed if registration falls short of that number.
Please keep in mind TeachThought’s refund policy is full refund minus a $25 service charge until midnight June 16, 2019 EST. As of June 17, 2019 no refunds will be issued.
*unless otherwise requested, attendees may be photographed or video recorded and images may be shared via social media and marketing channels.
Have questions about payment or using a purchase order? TeachThought will handle all aspects of the payment processes as well as any questions regarding the three main days of the GROW19 conference. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (502) 373-0040.
NSRF can answer specific questions you may have in regards to this one-day pre-conference event, “Addressing Elephants,” which we are offering as a Specialized Training. Email us or call the office at (812) 330-2702.