Building Community in the Remote Learning Environment
This series of virtual workshops will introduce a variety of ways to create a safe space for learners, build relationships with adults and encourage positive relationships with peers in a virtual environment. Each workshop will focus on a predictable structure called Circle of Power and Respect. In the workshops participants will practice with simple virtual interactions, different ways to enhance participation in a remote learning environment and how to play simple remote games with youth. Through the Circle of Power and Respect, we are trying to establish predictability and a sense of safety, create a sense of belonging and significance for students, and to encourage shared experiences and connections to create a welcoming and inclusive environment.
There are 5 workshops you can sign up for and each will present different information, but with the same routines. All workshops will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Workshop 1 - October 27: Creating a safe space for learners, building relationships with adults and positive relationships with peers. Simple interaction and participation in the meeting, introduce what CPR is and the simple rules for the meeting
Workshop 2 - November 10: Building student to student affiliation
Workshop 3 - November 17: Making connections with others while practicing assertiveness
Workshop 4 - December 1: Developing communication and social skills
Workshop 5 - December 8: Making simple decisions that lead to the rule-making process
We encourage any adult who is working with youth in a remote setting or in person who wants to create community and relationships in their classroom to join us.
Registration required. Zoom link will be sent out to registered participants in advance of the meeting.
Presenter: Sarah Grosvenor, field specialist with UNH Extension. Sarah is a field specialist with UNH Cooperative Extension in Science Literacy. She is also the program director of the UNH STEM Discovery Lab at UNH Manchester. She specializes in science education where she trains teachers, after-school professionals and volunteers in science curricula and science teaching methods with a focus on inquiry-based teaching and learning. As the director for the UNH STEM Discovery Lab, Sarah is responsible for program design, implementation and evaluation for STEM opportunities for youth and adults. Sarah received her B.S. in wildlife biology and her M.A.T. in middle level science education from the University of Vermont. Materials used for this series come from https://www.originsonline.org/.