Summer Workshops 2016

The Center for Progressive Learning is excited to offer two workshops on June 6-7, 2016. Both will be highly informative and continue to further our mission to cultivate and promote a deeper understanding of progressive practice through first-hand experiences.

Course details, registration and lodging information can be found below. Availability is limited to 20 participants per workshop who must register for one or the other but not both as they will run concurrently. View/Download Flier

Workshop 1 - Growing Social Intelligence

Imagine a classroom where children expand their social and emotional selves by showing care for others; where children learn about fairness, justice and advocacy through play; where children think deeply and differently about themselves and others; where children grow into the very best version of themselves.

In this course we will support creating classrooms where students have significance, belonging, compassion, and empathy. Just as children learn best by doing, this will be an active course with a chance for you to see, try and apply teaching tools and strategies to your daily practice, helping children care, play, think, and grow in the social world of the classroom.

To grow social intelligence is to learn:

  • people are social
  • people are part of a group
  • people need to manage themselves
  • people need to self-advocate
  • people need to communicate

Join High Meadows teachers Cari Newman and Jennifer Hannah for this powerful workshop aimed at creating classrooms where social intelligence growth is layered throughout learning experiences.

Workshop 2 - Tools for Transformation: Creating Classroom Cultures of Thinking

In a fast-paced, rapidly changing world, how can teachers insure that the content of instruction today will serve our students in the world of tomorrow? How can we prepare students to live, work and thrive as global citizens in a world as yet unimagined?

In this course we will venture beyond curriculum, standards and benchmarks to explore the tools and techniques that support the greater purpose and promise of education. Join your fellow educators in taking advantage of the opportunity to learn, practice and apply transformational methods to build a culture of thinking in the classroom.

To create a culture of thinking is to:

  • focus on learning vs. the work
  • teach for understanding vs. knowledge
  • encourage deep vs. surface learning
  • promote independence vs. dependence
  • focus on growth vs. grades

Join High Meadows art teacher Brenda Major as she highlights strategies to weave thinking skills and attitudes through the fabric of all content learning.

Registration Information

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Dates: June 4-8, 2018
For: Educators
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (lunch provided)
Cost: Two day - $150 per person; Four day - $400 per person*
Availability: 20 participants per workshop
Location: High Meadows School (map)

* For a group of four(4), a discounted rate of $125 per person is available.



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Lodging Recommendations

DoubleTree by Hilton
(3 star hotel - map)
Chic hotel with free WiFi & a pool
1075 Holcomb Bridge Rd
Roswell, GA 30076

Holiday Inn Atlanta/Roswell
(4 star hotel - map)
Modern base with pool & on-site dining
909 Holcomb Bridge Rd
Roswell, GA 30076