DR. MARIE ALCOCK EVENTS
Teaching Social Skills In a Digital Age
Children today spend more time using digital devices than ever before, but it has come with a loss of face-to-face interaction and social skills. A 2018 Pew Research Center study found that with 95 percent of U.S. teens now having access to a smartphone, 45 percent feel overwhelmed by social media drama, 48 percent feel they don't fit in with peers, and 36 percent feel they have too little face-to-face time with friends. However, brain and psychological research has shown that having face-to-face interactions and developing social skills are essential for learning, making lasting friendships, and for academic and career success. Join us in New York to explore how our brains are wired for face-to-face social interactions, how digital devices are affecting social skills development and addiction, and how social groups, and using classroom collaborations improve learning. Discover ways to help all students, including the socially awkward and those with autism, feel accepted, make friends, and develop the social and emotional skills needed for school and life success.
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During this workshop we will briefly review your schools curriculum mapping mission and strategy, and focus on implementation, integrating assessment data and upgrading unit maps for contemporary
Two Day Boot Camp | Patchogue, NY - May 20-21, 2019
During this workshop we will guide each participant through:
Learn from the best, most sought-after experts in education at the 5th Annual Summit for Transformative Learning in St. Louis, Missouri. Created and hosted by Mary Institute and Saint Louis
Country Day School (MICDS), the “STLinSTL” conference is distinct because it offers participants opportunities to interact with keynote speakers and presenters in small group settings. The
2018 conference drew nearly 400 educators from across the country, providing invaluable networking opportunities for all attendees. This year's keynote speakers are Tom Schimmer, an
education author, speaker, and consultant, and Dr. Marie Alcock, international education consultant and president of Learning Systems Associates.
STLinSTL is highly affordable and all-inclusive. The conference ticket includes pre-conference workshops, breakout sessions, deep dive workshops, most meals, and a social hour. All sessions take place on the beautiful campus of MICDS in McDonnell Hall and Brauer Hall, the premier STEM facility in the Midwest.
This workshop will examine expanding the options for each of the four structures that make modern learning possible: schedules, learning spaces, student grouping and personnel configurations. We will look at the relationship between these structures and programs tailored to the student population.
Areas of Focus For Your School Program | Action Plans Developed Onsite
This hands-on interactive workshop will result in participant action plans that include strategies for creating contemporary learning environments.
On the first day, we will discuss in depth the four program structures - space (both physical and virtual); time frames as currency, student communities, and faculty ecosystems. We'll compare
'old school' structures to classic and contemporary models, and begin drafting programs that make modern learning possibilities a reality.
Small group work and 1-on-1 coaching on the second day allow participants the time and guidance needed to develop a strategy for research, analysis of current conditions and implementation of new program structures. Each participant and school group will have a personalized consulting and access to resources needed to construct bold new learning environments for modern learners.