Workshops

Cross Curricular Workshops – Social and Emotional Learning

Training Programs for Teachers – Program A – D
Student Workshops – Embedded P.D. Working with Students – Program C

Four programs for teacher training featuring a new approach. Cross-curricular teaching addressing the whole child while using the latest brain-research in teaching.

A government grant is available for programs A, B and C covering 66% of the cost (for private schools/corporate training.)

Celebrate positive results. Your students are:

  • Raising academic scores
  • Building resilience
  • Compassionate citizens
  • Thrilled about their learning
  • Working collaboratively
  • Talking about their work outside of class
  • The school is buzzing with excited learners who are confident and self-expressed.

The training features:

  • inquiry-based learning
  • community project based learning
  • social and emotional learning
  • communication skills
  • experiential education
  • integrated arts

A. School-Wide Training: (teacher to teacher; group training building capacity in your staff)

A scaffolded program for teachers allows you to get the results you desire, alleviate stress and have students that are glowing with excitement in their learning.

Year 1:

  • Embedded professional development involves demonstration lessons with your students and a complete unit of work written in detail for future years
  • 5 half days with two different classes (each class has half a day) with Margaret while their teachers observe and participate. Note: over a two-week period, 4 classes can participate in the program
  • The unit is co-planned and co-taught over a two-week period
  • Multiple subject expectations/standards are addressed and assessed
  • A sharing assembly for the school and parents
  • A meeting to debrief the experience and measurable results (pre-and post surveys)

Year 2:

  • Coaching program involves co-planning, some demonstration lessons from Margaret, co-teaching and independent lessons with mentoring (scaffolded for the teacher)
  • 5 half days with two different classes
  • the unit is co-planned and co-taught over a two-week period while teachers do more of the teaching in the new methodology
  • Multiple subject expectations/standards are addressed and assessed
  • A sharing assembly for the school and parents
  • A meeting to debrief the experience and measureable results (pre-and post surveys)

Year 3:

  • Partnering with a community organization, such as a senior’s home
  • E.g. with a senior’s home, students build relationships with the seniors and obtain their stories
  • Students and senior’s work together, in the new methodology, to bring the stories of the seniors to life
  • A sharing performance for the seniors, students and their families
  • Multiple subject expectations/standards are addressed and assessed
  • A meeting to debrief the experience and measurable results (pre-and post surveys)

B. Workshops for Trainers-Train the Trainer (School Board or District Level): 1, 2 or 3 day training is available

Includes follow-up mentoring sessions
A detailed handout for training other teachers in your Board or District


C. Student Workshops – Embedded Professional Development:

Embedded professional development involves demonstration lessons with your students and a complete unit of work written in detail for future years.

  • 5 half days with two different classes (each class has half a day) with Margaret while their teachers observe and participate
  • The unit is co-planned and co-taught over a two-week period
  • Multiple subject expectations/standards are addressed and assessed
  • A sharing assembly for the school and parents
  • Two one hour meetings to plan and to debrief the experience and measurable results (pre-and post surveys)

D. Teacher Workshops:

Teacher workshops range from 3 hours to 3 days in length. You will receive…

  • first-hand experience of powerful, brain-based work focusing on the whole child
  • interactive and experiential learning
  • fun, new ideas for your curriculum
  • a detailed handout so you are set up to teach powerful strategies the next day
Have Margaret come to your school, district or school board.
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inspirational-quotes-for-teachers“Today you lead the school and tomorrow your students will lead the world.”

Margaret Boersma’s workshops are designed to address curriculum expectations/standards integrating a number of curriculum areas with a single theme.

Starting with a provocation such as a story, the environment, another subject area, a character, music or visual art piece, educators experience learning through inquiry and discovery while having lots of fun.  The magnitude of the lessons leaves the room filled with inspiring notes of inquiry, self-expression, and freedom. The quality and depths of discussions and writing is profound!

These signature workshops transform the way each of your students will embrace their own identity and their ability to learn.  Teachers are empowered to duplicate how effective these lessons are and bring the strategies into their classroom. The results are reflected in a renewed sense of self-confidence, engagement, and achievement.

Evidence of learning will be obvious, as your students will articulately express themselves through their emotions, conversations and other literacies.

Workshops are created and tailored to the specific needs of each school or conference.  Click on the drop-down menu for samples of specific workshops with brief descriptions.  Contact Margaret to reserve your professional development time.