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This Speak Truth Seminar will focus on how, when, and why we can and should have conversations with people whose perspectives differ from our own. It will feature opening remarks from changemaker, choreographer, and performance artist Helanius J. Wilkins, who travels around the country hosting discussions across dividing lines. In Speak Truth seminars, students run the discussion and adults are invited to listen and learn.
In this Institute, participants will explore six different activities that can be adapted to multiple grade levels and subject areas that center inquiry in the learning process AND a free “InsPIre Curiosity” t-shirt! From sensory explorations, to working with manipulatives to uncover the “why” behind a given concept, to writing prompts that inspire wonder, each of these activities offers an opportunity for personal discovery and growth.
We often learn best through play but play can feel at odds with all we have to “get through” in our curriculum. In this hands-on, full-body Institute, participants learned how play and instruction can go hand-in-hand, while building student expertise. When, for example, students are tasked with working collaboratively and using their bodies to demonstrate a math concept, they must rely on what they know and understand to accomplish that task. Centering their knowledge in this way builds confidence and it’s also fun!
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Thank you all so much for an incredible day of professional development.
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