Nashville – Michael Wright, President of MAWMedia Group, will be presenting along with others at the 2012 Social and Emotional Learning Conference. Find the conference agenda here: http://www.mnps.org/AssetFactory.aspx?did=70571. The all-day conference, which takes place July 16, 2012, is presented by the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) in partnership with Alignment Nashville.
According to the conference agenda, this is the second year that MNPS and Alignment Nashville have partnered to present this conference. The conference brings together “a collection of workshops designed to bring awareness to the district and the community around social and emotional learning. We also hope to invoke more conversation at the school level around this area of understanding” (agenda, p.2).
Wright’s workshop is entitled COACH Method: Teaching Creativity and Creating Learning Allies. It presents practical activities for creating a producer (rather than consumer) focus within youth. The technique may be employed in a large classroom or one-to-one. The technique deepens the connection between student and teacher resulting in a clear role and self-regulation for the student. As an intervention, the technique can be scaled for peer interaction and classroom community creation. Find the powerpoint of the presentation here: http://www.mnps.org/AssetFactory.aspx?did=70762.