Wabash Valley Education Center

*Kristi Mraz Presents Mindsets for Learning: Teaching Strategies for Joyful, Independent Growth - An Exciting PK-1 Literacy Workshop

Based on her book, A Mindset for Learning (co-authored with Christine Hertz), Kristi will share with you the myriad of ways small changes throughout our days can reap huge rewards in the way children think and talk about themselves and challenges. Participants will walk away armed with actionable, easy-to-implement strategies to begin effecting immediate and impactful change. This work will be woven into existing classroom structures like read aloud, small group work, and reflective shares to demonstrate it is not teaching more, but changing how we teach that carries the biggest impact. Charts, tools, and other resources will be shared to help the classroom experience come alive, and to create a vision of what is possible in any school. This day is an opportunity to explore and deepen our understanding of one of the most powerful tools we can help children develop: a joyful, independent, growth-oriented mindset.


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Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (lunch is on your own)
Cost: $125.00/member, $250/non-member (includes a copy of Kristi's book, A Mindset for Learning
Location: Herman B. Wells Community Center


Kristine Mraz is coauthor—with Alison Porceli and Cheryl Tyler—of the new Purposeful Play, the book that helps you make play a powerful part of your teaching. Her previous title is the bestselling A Mindset for Learning (coauthored with Christine Hertz), which provides practical and powerful strategies for cultivating optimism, flexibility, and empathy alongside traditional academic skills. She is also coauthor—with Marjorie Martinelli—of Smarter Charts and Smarter Charts for Math, Science, and Social Studies. Their popular blog chartchums keeps teachers in touch with ongoing and relevant classroom issues and ways to use charts as a support. Chartchums is also on Facebook and on Twitter @chartchums!

Kristi teaches Kindergarten in the New York City Public schools. In addition to writing and teaching, she consults in schools across the country and as far away as Taiwan. She primarily supports teachers in early literacy, play, and inquiry based learning. On the off chance she has free time, you'll find Kristi reading on a couch in Brooklyn with her dog and her husband. You can follow all of her adventures on twitter @MrazKristine or on her blog: kinderconfidential.wordpress.com.



Registration open through 9/13/2018 12:00 PM EST

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Cancellation Policy

* Registrants who notify WVEC of their cancellation on or before the registration deadline date will not be required to pay the registration fee.
* Registrants who cancel after the registration deadline but before the workshop date or call to cancel on the day of the workshop will pay 50% of the registration fee.
* Registrants who neglect to call or notify the WVEC of their cancellation will be responsible for paying the full fee.
* On official school corporation weather-related cancellation days, registrants will not be required to pay registration fees.

*Cost of all workshops are based on membership in an Indiana ESC. Any registrants who are not members of an ESC in the state of Indiana will be required to pay the non-member fee of twice the amount of the workshop cost.






Herman B. Wells Community Center

Lebanon High School
510 Essex Drive
Lebanon, IN 46052

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