Here we are, a year later…and proud to share what’s happened in our world.
- Jeanne has recorded a new message for educators that is available on DVD or by clicking here.
- 30 US Trainers have responded to CSS to become contract trainers; they will facilitate training contracts in new districts. We are currently printing their business cards and mailing out promotional materials (cards, brochures, books, CDs, etc) so they can share with others. This new opportunity allows the trainers to network with their local and more distant professional communities to spread the word about Tribes TLC. Many of them will be contacting multiple new districts to generate interest, and consequently, will be facilitating trainings in new areas.
- CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning) is conducting a two-year research project on social emotional learning and teacher education. About 10 Trainers who are professors at universities have replied and will be in touch with CASEL regarding the work that they are doing at the university level. Due to the expertise of our trainer network, we are pleased to be able to respond to many opportunities generated by CASEL, which helps Tribes to stay in the forefront.
- There are three Training of Trainers (TOTs) this summer, and one scheduled for the fall in Australia:
- Waukesha, Wisconsin (June 20-24) has 20 well-qualified participants,
- Vancouver (July 4-8) has 18,
- Houston (July 11-15) has 25.
- The cutoff date for Perth, Australia (September 26-30) is August 1st, and we expect that one to fill as well. That will result in 90 new Certified Trainers, who will facilitate training in new districts for many years to come.
- Hawaii and Ontario hosted Tribes TLC Regional Conferences; they were both a great success. About 80 professionals attended each one, where both introductory and advanced sessions were facilitated by Certified Trainers. Jeanne Gibbs was the keynote for the Hawaii conference, and Nancy Lindhjem, one of our exceptional Staff Trainers was the keynote for the Ontario conference. A huge congrats to the planning teams (“trainer tribes”) from each area for a job well done!
- www.teachcommunity.com was one of 25 websites featured in May in the 31 Day Game, an innovative Professional Learning Game created by Canadian educator Rodd Lucier and Tribes trainer Ben Hazzard. Staff trainer Mary Palin was the guest convener for this version of 31 Day Game. 31daygame.net features information on how to play the game, links from past games, and will be hosting another game in August.
As we continue to focus on learning and development, a caring culture, a community of learners, and student centered, responsive education – we encourage you to send us YOUR “successful moments” or “making a difference with the Tribes TLC process” in your classrooms, schools, and life.
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