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Community Building for the Classroom - Workshop
Monday, June 24, 2013
All day event
The Browne Center
Gain strategies for working with youth when using adventure-based approach.
Explore theories and best practices for creating student-centered classrooms.
Experience activities that develop social-emotional and 21st century skills.
Many classroom teachers want to establish a community of learners at the beginning of the school year. By
intentionally using adventure-based experiences and processes, teachers can help their students create community,
develop behavioral norms, set appropriate goals, solve problems, foster meaningful relationships, and build
collaborative work groups. Experiential activities can help students build skills in decision making, communication,
conflict resolution, and problem solving in a format that is fun for learner and teacher. These important practices can
transform a classroom into a safe learning environment, where engagement, inclusion, peer-mentoring, and
responsibility are the norm and are applicable to students’ college and professional lives.
This intensive four-day course is designed for practicing and pre-service teachers to explore theory, methods, and
activities to build classroom community while developing positive peer-to-peer relationships. This course will serve
as a model for how such communities are built. Activities will be intentionally sequenced to create a customizable,
progressive, learner-centered program. Based on sample plans, each educator will develop specific lessons for their
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