Summer Academy 2022

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Building Classroom Community

Creating Student Bonds that Accelerate Learning!

July 16–17, 2022
All Grades

Teachers who do more teambuilding and classbuilding obtain higher academic scores. Teambuilding and classbuilding create relaxed alertness, the ideal state for learning. When students have security and belonging, they are free to engage in higher-level learning. Never has building relationships among students been more critical than when teaching is being delivered in a virtual environment. Failure to address social and emotional needs while children are learning online results in less learning for students. Come learn how to create a supportive classroom community remotely. Provide more nutrients for the brain with energizing classbuilders. Reduce the psychological and emotional distance between classmates and instill in students a sense of belonging. Create a caring, cooperative community of virtual learners. WS# 33739

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  • Create a cooperative and caring class in the virtual world through energizing classbuilding activities
  • Create the “will” for students to work together remotely and teach the “skills” of teamwork
  • Reduce perceived threat and free up students’ minds to learn more, think more, and be more creative
  • Develop your students’ social skills as they cooperate with teammates and classmates in breakout rooms
  • Learn structures to meet the five aims of classbuilding and teambuilding
  • Energize your entire class with movement and celebrations
  • Realize the importance of teambuilding not only in education settings but also in the world of work
  • Experience firsthand how to build a sense of community in a virtual setting

Workshop Info

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Check-in: 8:00 am
Course: 8:30 am–4:00 pm

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Rave Reviews

“Wow! So much great stuff! I’m convinced that classbuilding and teambuilding are almost more important than academic content. Can’t wait to start implementing these structures in my classroom.”

—Shaina Montgomery, Kindergarten Teacher

“I like the way this workshop showed how to incorporate all the pieces not just the structures. It helped me see how teambuilding and classbuilding are just as important as the subject content.”

—Mary Rush, 7th Grade Science Teacher

“Thank you for another incredible workshop. I feel confident to continue using my Kagan Structures with these easy modifications.”

—Juli McKinley, High School Math Teacher

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