Four interactive Workshops will be offered during the conference. These Workshops each introduce a specific strengths-based approach that can be applied in early childhood learning environments of all kinds.
Each Workshop consists of three weekly one-hour sessions held either at 7:30 PM Pacific time on a weeknight, or at 10 AM Saturdays. Workshop topics and timings are:
- Appreciative Inquiry – Monday evenings
- Resilience – Tuesday evenings
- Positive Deviance – Wednesday evenings
- Nurtured Heart Approach – Saturday mornings
(We invite you to click on a particular workshop topic to learn more about these exciting sessions!)
During the weekly session, workshops attendees will view a video presentation (on the computer) while joining in a live conference call (on the telephone) with the Workshop facilitator(s). Questions can be asked during the presentation using text chat. Attendees will learn new skills each week that can be applied in the classroom right away.
During the week between Workshop sessions, attendees will be invited to post comments in the conference website to share their experiences in trying the new approaches, thus developing an online dialogue with fellow workshop attendees and the facilitator. Each week's Workshop will be geared to addressing issues that develop out of these online dialogues.
Upon registering for the What Works! conference, all registrants will receive a separate e-mail inviting them to sign up for one or more of these exciting Workshops. Enrollment for Workshops will be limited, however, so make sure you sign up right away to reserve your place!