2016 Summer Symposium

August 25th, 2016

 

Connection to your students is the key to success, but how can the technical skills we learn through training impact our ability to connect with kids? It takes trust in yourself and a self-awareness to become vulnerable with your classroom and students. The book The Courage to Teach by Parker J. Palmer inspired this event to bring together instructional staff and leadership to discuss and debate the qualities of effective teaching and what innate abilities take a teacher from good to great.

“The courage to teach is the courage to keep one’s heart open in those very moments when the heart is asked to hold more than it is able so that teacher and students and subject can be woven in to the fabric of community that learning, and living, require.” Parker J. Palmer

This interactive event will provide educators alike access to innovative and radical experts that will provide a unique look into how a teacher’s integrity allows vulnerability in the classroom and how to ultimately drive connection to students. Save your seat today to ensure you have access to educational pioneers that will open your mind on how interdependence of the student teacher relationship pushes the bounds learning for all!