Institute for Educational Development

Live Online
6:00 am – 12:30 pm

January 17, 2023

$279.00 per person

Do More for Students by Doing Less for Students (Grades 3-12)

NEW Seminar Presented By
Catherine Halliwell-Templin

Outstanding Instructional Coach and National Presenter

Specifically Designed for Educators Serving Grades 3-12: General Education Teachers, Special Education Staff, Counselors, Instructional Assistants, Title I Staff, and Administrators

  • How to enable and empower your students to be more successful learners
  • Practical methods to cultivate resourcefulness, resilience and other vital traits your students need for success in and out of school
  • Innovative ideas to engage students in productive struggle, and how to avoid short circuiting this important process
  • Keys to assessing and addressing diverse learning needs in ways that build students’ momentum and drive to succeed

Practical Strategies

This NEW highly innovative and interactive seminar by presenter Catherine Halliwell-Templin will enhance your ability to engage and empower students as self-reliant, resourceful and resilient learners. You’ll learn how to help students unlearn learned helplessness by cultivating a classroom culture where struggle and mistakes are seen as essential elements of the learning process. You’ll also learn how to take a whole-child approach that targets academic skills as well as key character traits students need to succeed in and out of school. As a result, you’ll be better equipped to assess and address the diverse needs of all your students. You will not want to miss the opportunity to participate in this one-day seminar created for you, focused on innovative and practical strategies to help your students take control their own education. You will leave with a multitude of rich tasks and meaningful strategies that can be easily adapted to your own learning environment. Prepare yourself to be inspired to implement alternative practices that set your students up for success!

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. What Every Educator Needs to Know About Enabling Student Success
    Discover why many commonly used classroom practices actually set students up for future failure … Learn numerous strategies and practices you can employ that will truly enable your students to be successful
  2. Reverse the Trend of Learned Helplessness
    Discover how we, as educators, often unintentionally contribute to students overly relying on us … Learn the keys to reversing this tendency, so our students can develop strong self-reliance
  3. Cultivate Non-Academic Traits Students Need to be Successful
    Explore practical ways to help your students develop resourcefulness, resilience, persistence, and other vital traits they will need to be successful in school and in life
  4. Strike an Optimal Balance Between Student Independence and Collaboration
    Discover proven strategies and methods designed to optimize students’ opportunities to think and learn both on their own and in collaboration with others
  5. Energize Students Through Active Learning
    Learn powerful ways to accommodate students’ innate desire to explore … Innovative strategies to engage students in “learning by doing”
  6. Help Your Students Embrace Their Mistakes
    Create a culture where mistakes are celebrated as building blocks of meaningful learning … How to liberate your students from fear of making mistakes
  7. Normalize Struggle as an Essential Part of the Learning Process
    Explore essential ways to plan and facilitate powerful learning … Discover how to engage your students in productive struggle in order to maximize their learning
  8. Support Students Through Scaffolding, Not Hand-Holding
    Examine effective scaffolding strategies you can use with your students … Proven methods to avoid inadvertently short-circuiting the learning process
  9. Enable Your Students’ Full Learning Potential
    Discover practical, research-based approaches and techniques you can use to unlock students’ full learning potential in your classroom … Learn proven ways you can maximize student effort
  10. Target Key Skills and Receive a Comprehensive Digital Resource Handbook
    Explore highly effective ways to help students develop self-discipline, self-confidence, self-reliance, self-esteem, self-awareness, and self-determination … In addition, you will receive a comprehensive digital resource handbook specifically designed to help you do more for your students by doing less for your students

Specific Topics

Here's what you'll learn:
  • Practical strategies to help your students unlearn learned helplessness
  • Empowering ways to cultivate the non-academic traits students need for success in and out of school
  • Powerful and doable ways to maximize student ownership of their learning
  • Innovative practices that cultivate self-reliance and collaboration among students
  • Proven, replicable models for engaging students in active learning
  • How tobuild and sustain a culture where mistakes are embraced as “learnable moments”
  • Why and how to prepare for students’ mistakes rather than prevent them
  • Tips and tools for engaging students in productive struggle
  • Alternatives to common practices that stifle college and career readiness
  • Policies and practices that stress, reinforce and elicit maximal student effort
  • Ways to help students develop self-esteem, self-awareness and self-discipline
  • How to ensure the right balance of support and accountability for students as learners
  • Learning activities that simultaneously target academic content and higherorder thinking skills

A Message from Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

As we return to our classrooms following the last few years of chaos, we are poised to “do things’” differently and strive to impact our students’ learning as never before! As educators, we know deep down that our diverse group of learners want to find success and meaning in their school experience. Supporting each student and helping them meet their potential is a tall order and we often feel like we are the only ones doing the work! Research and practice have shown us that as student engagement increases, so too does academic achievement. But what does it really mean to engage students and get them to participate in their own learning? How do we get them to move past mistakes and begin asking questions that take them to the next level? In this one-day seminar, you will learn how to help students apply the critical thinking skills and cooperative teamwork necessary to begin doing more on their own. Learn how to help your students take a more active role in their own learning. You will be amazed at how by doing less, you empower your students to do more!

This dynamic and interactive seminar is designed to fill your toolbox with a wealth of powerful tools and strategies intended to re-engage your students and develop practices that will reduce barriers and give everyone the resources to make learning attainable! The seminar will focus on innovative, practical approaches and activities that will continually engage every student and help them realize their greatest potential. You will learn how to immediately implement systems, routines and practices that can be used over and over and reduce the time and energy required while maximizing student engagement and performance.

I hope you will join me for this valuable experience as you discover new strategies that will inspire and energize you to return to your classroom. I look forward to our day together and I am incredibly excited to work with you!

Catherine Halliwell-Templin

P.S. You will also receive an extensive digital resource handbook f illed with numerous ideas and valuable, practical strategies to do more for your students by doing less!

Who Should Attend

Specifically Designed for Educators Serving Grades 3-12: General Education Teachers, Special Education Staff, Counselors, Instructional Assistants, Title I Staff, and Administrators

Special Benefits of Attending

  1. Extensive Resource Handbook
    Each participant will receive an extensive digital resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:
    • Strategies and tools that promote student ownership of learning
    • Resources for planning and facilitating instructional activities that engage students in productive struggle
    • Tips and tools for reinforcing non-academic behaviors students need to be successful
  2. Meet and Share
    This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in enhancing their teaching techniques.
  3. Consultation Available
    Catherine Halliwell-Templin will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own program.
  4. Semester Credit Option:
    UMASS Logo Graduate level professional development credit is available with an additional fee and completion of follow up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with University of Massachusetts Global, a nonprofit affiliate of the University of Massachusetts, will be available at the seminar.
  5. Meet Inservice Requirements:
    At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.