Course Details

P207-7703.1S19 - Making Room for Student Voice in the Classroom

Course Details
Course Description:
Through this course, participants will gain specific tools for curriculum design, classroom meetings, and critical observation that increase student voice, motivation, and cooperation in the classroom. Over the course of three in-person sessions, which take place in a school where student voice is actively cultivated, participants will engage in key activities utilizing:

- Democratic meeting processes that enable students to share their thoughts and listen to others,
- Descriptive review processes which support teachers' recognition of student capacity and interest,
- Anti-bias exercises which inform culturally responsive curriculum.

Observation of classrooms and dialogue with Brooklyn Free School teachers and students will offer further opportunities for inquiry. The final project will be a lesson plan which elicits student voice, includes tools for listening, and reflects anti-bias practices. This lesson plan can be prepared for a group of students the teacher is currently working with or for a staff training, or reflect on a past or future group of students if the participant is not currently in the classroom.

Our professional development is predicated on the idea that students are more engaged with their education when their ideas and interests are seen and heard by their teachers and their peers. As Danielson states, In a respectful environment, all students feel valued, safe, and comfortable taking intellectual risks.
Status: Closed for Registration Registration Deadline: 05/01/2019 Start Date: 05/02/2019 End Date: 05/12/2019
Location: 372 Clinton Ave , Brooklyn, NY, 11238 CTLE Hours: 12 No. of Credits: 1 Categories: Pedagogy
Restricted: No CTLE Area: Pedagogy Grades: Pre-K,K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
Danielson Components 2a : Creating an Environment of Respect and Rapport
Education Partner Information
Education Partner: Brooklyn Free School Contact:
Instructor # 1: Jonathan Ho Instructor # 2:
ASPDP Fee: $45.00 Education Partner Fee: $150.00 Materials Fee: $0.00 Total Fees: $195.00
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