Schools in which faculty members feel a collective responsibility for student learning produce greater learning gains than do schools in which teachers work as isolated practitioners. Teachers in Adaptive Schools are successfully responsive to the changing needs of students, standards and curriculum demands. The work of the Center for Adaptive Schools is informed by research in the new sciences, integrating this work with change models, best educational practices, learning theory, and research on group and adult development.
Participants will gain:
- Refined and extended capabilities and skills as group members and facilitators
- Expanded possibilities of and applications for our identities as collaborators and inquirers
- Increased understanding of energy in groups
- Enhanced capacity for embracing conflict
Carolyn McKanders is your facilitator for these sessions. Carolyn’s background includes 28 years of experience in Detroit Public Schools as a teacher, counselor and staff development specialist. Presently, she presents seminars internationally on developing Adaptive Schools, enhancing presentation effectiveness, facilitation skills, and Cognitive CoachingSM. She also provides Polarity Management® training, which supports organizations in identifying and managing competing tensions inherent in social systems. As an educational consultant, Carolyn specializes in individual, group and organization development. Her passion is promoting quality human relationships through communication, collaboration and leadership skills development.
Carolyn has extensive experience in group facilitation. She has successfully helped groups to clarify vision and work collaboratively to achieve professional community and desired results. In addition to her work in educational settings, she is a family and women’s counselor. From her counseling experience she brings to her work a deep belief in the unlimited capacity and resilience of the human spirit.
Carolyn holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in child development and education from Michigan State University, a Master of Arts Degree in counseling and education from the University of Michigan, and a Master of Social Work Degree in family and children services from Eastern Michigan University.
Event Registration Cancellation Policy
Transfer: Registrations are transferrable, but not refundable. Substitutions for persons attending can be made up to one day in advance of the event without charge.
Cancellation by Participant: No refunds will be given, but a voucher for attendance at another Institute for Excellence in Education event will be offered, and will be valid for one full year.
Cancellation by IEE: In the event of circumstances beyond its control, the Institute for Excellence in Education reserves the right to amend or cancel any event. If the Institute for Excellence in Education cancels an event, registrants will be offered a full refund.
Dates & Times:
September 16, 17, 18 & October 29 and 30
8:30AM – 4:00PM
Days 1, 2, and 4
8:30AM – 1:30PM Day 3
8:30AM – 2:30PM Day 5
The Institute for
Excellence in Education
711 W. Pickard Street
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Teachers and Administrators
Cost: $1,500 per person
Includes materials & daily continental breakfast and lunch.
We offer a reduced rate of $1000 per person to school teachers and administrators that contract with us