Online Workshops for 2020-21

We put theory into practice every day in every classroom at Wildwood School. Let us share our work with you through the professional development workshops and custom consulting services of the Wildwood Outreach Center.

To receive updates, please contact Steve Barrett, Director of Outreach, at sbarrett@wildwood.org or (310) 806-4502 to be placed on our email list.

2020-21 WORKSHOPS

Advisory Programs

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

    Teaching, Learning, and Assessment

      Custom Programs

      Locations: All workshops for the 2020-21 school year will be on Zoom.

      Discounts: Available for registrants from public and charter schools for most workshops at the time of registration.


      Advisory is Essential 101: Building or Re-building Your Program

      Need a program revamp for online school? Looking for a full re-design for after the pandemic?

      Advisory 101 is our flagship Advisory program development workshop, re-designed for online school. Create a new Advisory program or re-tool your existing one—for today's online realities and an eventual return to in-person school. Design a program to fit your school—public, charter, or private—and a plan to succeed. Participants will:

      • Analyze current research on Advisory practices and social-emotional learning (SEL)

      • Practice Advisory facilitation protocols for both online and in-person school

      • Generate targets for program success and criteria for evaluation

      For Grades 5-12 Advisory program leaders and developers at public, private, and charter schools.
      Click HERE to register. $180 per participant (30% discount for public and charter schools)

      Virtual workshop via Zoom: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time (with multiple breaks). Choose from the following dates:

      • November 18, 2020 (registration closing soon)
      • April 21, 2021

      Facilitator: Steve Barrett
      Steve is Wildwood's Director of Outreach with 30 years' experience as a teacher and administrator in public and private schools. Advisory is one of Steve's professional passions and he has facilitated professional learning at schools and presented at conferences across the US and the world.


      Advisory is Essential 201: Tools for Online Advising

      Want to tune-up your practice for online Advisory?

      Our advanced session provides strategies for advisors to strengthen their practice and skills in online advisories. Participants will:

      • Focus on applying current Advisory research and best practices

      • Participate in a mock online Advisory session and analyze its structure and content

      • Practice Advisory facilitation protocols to enhance their advising, increase student engagement, and embed social-emotional learning (SEL) into their advisories

      For Grades 5-12 advisors at public, private, and charter schools.
      Click HERE to register. $162 per participant (30% discount for public and charter schools)

      Virtual workshop via Zoom: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time (with breaks). Choose from the following dates:

      • November 16, 2020 (registration closed)
      • February 1, 2021
      • April 19, 2021

      Facilitator: Steve Barrett
      Steve is Wildwood's Director of Outreach with nearly 30 years' experience as a teacher and administrator in public and private schools. Advisory is one of Steve's professional passions and he has facilitated professional learning at schools and presented at conferences across the US and the world.

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      Never Too Young: Engaging Elementary Age Activism

      Ready to facilitate young students’ conversations around race, class, gender, and other social issues?

      “Never Too Young” is Monique’s teaching mantra. She creates age-appropriate learning opportunities that are both intentionally anti-bias, and creatively responsive to community needs. Today's students are already awake; they are listening and watching to see what we do with the pain and energy of today. In this workshop, Monique provides participants with tools to support young students’ conversations around race, class, gender, and other social issues. 

      In addition, participants will:

      • Share space for dialogue about often silenced topics
      • See Monique’s students model intentional multicultural curriculum
      • Explore the use of ‘doll stories’ to help younger students engage with social justice topics
      • Experience community building activities in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)
      • Be able to implement tools and strategies in their K-6 classrooms immediately

      For Grades K-6 teachers, administrators, and parents at public, private, and charter schools.
      Click HERE to register. $180 per participant (30% discount for public and charter schools).

      Virtual workshop via Zoom: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time (with multiple breaks). Choose from the following dates:

      • November 19, 2020 (registration closing soon)
      • January 28, 2021
      • April 15, 2021

      Facilitator: Monique Marshall
      Monique is a 5th grade teacher at Wildwood School. A 30+ year teaching veteran, she is a founding member and current board member of SoCal POCIS (Southern California People of Color in Independent Schools). Monique passionately works to create multicultural learning opportunities that spring from her young learners’ naturally inquisitive worlds.

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      (Tech)niques for Transformative Learning

      Looking to boost student learning and build your tech repertoire?

      Join us for a workshop unlike any other! No tech expertise required—just a willingness to dive in.

      Participants in this 90-minute online workshop will discover (and rediscover) strategies that amplify the ways that students can learn with technology and learn how to design meaningful, interactive experiences for all K-12 students. Topics discussed will include gamification, experiential learning, and student choice through technology while participants will experience a learning adventure themselves.

      For all Grade K-12 educators.
      Click HERE to register. $68 per participant (30% discount for public and charter schools).

      Virtual workshop via Zoom: 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time. One date only:

      • December 9, 2020

      Facilitators: Nicholas Smith and Maddie Bradshaw

      Nicholas is an Instructional Technology Coach at Wildwood's middle/upper campus. From his career beginnings in the music industry to his current role in education, he strives to foster creativity with an affinity for professional development. A self-proclaimed futurist and advocate of the inevitability of technology, Nicholas challenges educators to consider all futures when teaching tomorrow's leaders.

      Maddie is an Instructional Technology Coach at Wildwood's elementary campus. With a graduate degree in Technology, Innovation, and Education, Maddie's background includes work as a researcher and education fellow at organizations including Sesame Workshop and the Graduate Schools of Education at Harvard and Stanford.


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      Mindfulness for Well-being: Refresh and Restore with Practice and Perspective

      Ready to give yourself a break? 

      In this hour-long online workshop, participants will learn essential mindfulness-based practices and perspectives to restore and renew their bodies, hearts, and minds. Through discussion, exercises, guided practices, and Q & A participants will experience the benefits of mindfulness and how they can apply short, useful practices every day to create greater well-being. 

      For all Grade K-12 educators.
      Click HERE to register. $36 per participant ($29 for public and charter schools participants).

      Virtual workshop via Zoom: 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time. One date only:

      • December 10, 2020

      Facilitator: Kelly Barron
      Kelly teaches mindfulness practices to students and teachers at Wildwood’s Elementary and Middle/Upper School campuses. She’s also an instructor with UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center and eMindful and works with corporations and schools throughout California. Kelly has been practicing mindfulness meditation for more than 20 years and began her practice while working as a deadline-driven journalist. 

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      Systems Thinking Schools 101 Workshop

      Fully Online / Registration Opening Soon!

      Ready for your students to see the world in a whole new way?

      This transformative five-day workshop supports TK-5 educators interested in integrating systems thinking into daily practice.

      Systems Thinking encourages students (and their teachers) to uncover the interconnectedness of all knowledge and deeply analyze the systems that underlie everything from subject-matter learning, interpersonal dynamics, and cause-and-effect relationships.

      Systems Thinking helps students learn more deeply and effectively and also fosters the exploration of ethical, environmental, and global issues—encouraging increased personal responsibility and social action. It also invigorates teachers' planning and practice.

      Summer Workshop features

      The Systems Thinking Schools Summer Workshop is perfect for educators interested in:

      • Implementing Systems Thinking teaching in both virtual and in-person classrooms
      • Understanding Systems Thinking and the mindset shift it creates in students and teachers
      • Tapping students prior knowledge and strengths 
      • Applying a variety of high- and low-tech tools to deepen Systems Thinking in the classroom
      • Aligning Systems Thinking with Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards
      • Enlivening their practice and teaching more joyfully
      • Helping students access their true learning potential and ability
      • Educating tomorrow’s change-makers

      For Grades K-6 

      Facilitators: The Educators of Systems Thinking Schools

      The hosts and facilitators of this workshop are a team of teachers, administrators, and consultants from schools across Los Angeles. These include independent schools like Wildwood, as well as LAUSD’s Palms Elementary and Mid-City's Prescott Schools—the founding partners of Systems Thinking Schoolsa community of public and private schools committed to student and school success everywhere through systems thinking. 

      Join us this summer and become a new partner.

      Click HERE for our video gallery to see Systems Thinking in action at Palms Elementary and Wildwood School.

      Click HERE for a research study from Chapman University on the teaching and learning implications of systems thinking in a 5th grade classroom.

      Visit us at systemsthinkingschools.org for news, content, teacher profiles, and much more.

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      Multicultural Leadership Institute 2021

      Fully Online / Details on MLI 2021 Coming Soon! 

      Interested in creating and sustaining a multicultural school?
      Revamped for the new decade, this five-day institute is designed for educators to create and sustain authentically multicultural schools through reflection, understanding, planning, and implementation.

      Our Multicultural Leadership Institute provides responsive professional development by leveraging current research and practice, along with Wildwood School's institutional experiences. The setting is intimate and intentionally small, limited to 35 participants.

      The Institute supports individuals and cohorts committed to developing a shared vision of institutional and cultural change within their schools. Participants will consider, generate, and refine strategies to foster authentically inclusive and equitable practices.

      The Institute features:

      • Expert guest presenters and facilitators
      • Dynamic protocols and learning experiences
      • Overview of Wildwood School's multicultural program
      • Personal and school focused application
      • A multicultural framework for personal and school focused application
      • Introduction to stages of white racial identity development and white anti-racist practices
      • Multicultural leadership team development
      • Breakout sessions focused on participant needs, including:
        • School-wide multicultural curriculum
        • Student and faculty affinity groups
        • Gender diversity and inclusion
        • Socio-economic differences
        • And more

      Ideal training opportunity for:

      • Multicultural/diversity coordinators
      • Administrators
      • Deans and curriculum directors
      • Teacher leaders
      • Board members and parents

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      Raising the Rigor in Your Virtual Middle School Mathematics Classroom

      Looking to align the realities of online teaching with your curriculum's high standards?
      Many of the familiar skills that math teachers employ to maintain rigor in face-to-face school don’t easily translate into today’s virtual classrooms. Gain expert insights into helping students meet high standards, online, in this 3-workshop series. Participants will work together to acquire tools and strategies particularly suited to the realities of virtual teaching and learning—including using accurate assessments while helping students build fluency and application skills in novel situations.

      All 3 sessions 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time. 

      Registration closing soon!

      Session 1: November 17, 2020 (Framing and Focus)

           - Re-frame your courses for optimal online teaching and learning
           - Embrace depth over breadth: focusing on mastery of fewer topics
           - Analyze your own curricula for viability in online teaching

      Session 2: December 1, 2020 (Conceptual Understanding)

           - Discover quick, accurate assessments for distance learning
           - Use tech tools for more effective visual modeling of concepts
           - Develop more interactive lesson notes for students

      Session 3: December 8, 2020 (Fluency and Application)

           - Share what you’ve tried and get feedback on what works
           - Adapt familiar strategies, like RBWEs and Sprints for the online classroom
           - Develop novel, online applications for student learning

      For Grades 5-8 math teachers and leaders
      Click HERE to register. $180 per participant (30% discount for public and charter schools). Virtual workshop via Zoom. 

      Facilitator: Anna Gardner

      Anna has taught and coached math and science from grades 5 through 12 in private, public, and charter schools and currently teaches math to 7th graders at Wildwood. In her online and in-person classrooms, Anna cultivates rigorous, hands-on learning experiences for students at all academic levels. With teachers, she specializes in curriculum mapping, math/science integration, project-based learning, and standards-based assessment. Anna’s been a much sought-after consultant working with a variety of education leaders, including Eureka Math and Khan Academy.

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      CUSTOM FACILITATION AND WORKSHOPS

      Let us come to you (virtually)!
      We can custom-design programs that target your school's goals. Our specialties include:

      • Advisory programs
      • Social-emotional learning
      • School leadership strategies
      • Rigorous online math intstruction
      • Facilitative practices for teachers and administrators
      • Systems thinking pedagogy
      • STE(A)M programs
      • Project-based learning
      • Instructional and assessment differentiation
      • School culture
      • Authentic assessment
      • Graduation by exhibition
      • Common Core-aligned reading and writing practices
      • Internal professional development capacity building
      Contact Director of Outreach, Steve Barrett, for details: sbarrett@wildwood.org or (310) 806-4502

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      Employees
             
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      Alberto Duarte
       
      Karen Dye
      Director of Human Resources
       
      Director of Equity and Inclusion
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      kdye@wildwood.org
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