“Engaging Hearts and Minds” – Our authentic learning “film festival” returns in January 2024!
Graduate credit and CEUs available
Back by popular demand! This FREE, unique, hybrid workshop (Zoom and Google Classroom) helps educators vividly see, feel, and reflect upon the impact of authentic learning and leadership strategies in new and different ways. Our six-session “film festival” will be lively, collaborative, thought-provoking, and uplifting. (We can all use that, right?)
The driving/essential questions for the series will be:
How can we use service-learning and other authentic instructional strategies to enhance emotional engagement, strengthen community-building, and support academic success?
How can we use these strategies to integrate rigor, relevance, and relationships throughout students’ experiences?
What can we learn from colleagues/exemplars who have succeeded in these areas?
Film/video segments will inform and inspire teachers re: the use of authentic instructional strategies like service-learning, PBL, STEM/STEAM, and design thinking. In the case of longer films/videos, participants will be asked to view these selections in advance, so class time can be devoted to discussion and reflection. Related readings may also be recommended.
Zoom sessions will be 4:30-6:00 p.m. on these Wednesdays:
February 7 and 21,
April 10 and 17.
The workshop is FREE, including CEUs (Ashland credit available for an additional charge).
Register no later than January 16 and learn more with the following links:
This workshop is open to both new participants and educators who took this course in a prior school year. If you have seen a particular film(s) before, you should view the alternate selection(s) listed for each session. The themes for these selections will be compatible with those of the principal films. This applies especially to educators who participated in this class in any of the last three years. Ashland University will be giving us a new course number, so participants can enroll again for credit if you choose.
Quotes from previous participants:
“I valued the small group breakout sessions and the feedback and thoughts given by the facilitators. We were validated, encouraged, and challenged. Thank you!”
“THANK YOU. I needed this. Instead of feeling like "oh no. I have class," I very much looked forward to knowing that I was going to get 90 minutes of a "breath of fresh air."
“The videos chosen were AMAZING. I loved watching all of them and was so inspired by each of them. Thank you so much for this opportunity. I loved this class so much!!!”