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Please note: this event has been moved to take place at St. Andrew's Upper School Campus. We will meet in the Dell Fine Arts Center.
Member Schools: $225
(includes dinner Thursday, continental breakfast and lunch Friday, and materials)
This event, designed for K-8 educators, will feature Giacomo Bono, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology at California State University Dominguez Hills, and co-author of Making Grateful Kids: The Science of Building Character. Bono will provide a thought-provoking lecture on the science of gratitude, giving particular attention to it's role in child development, and the value of gratitude promotion for K-8 students, classrooms, schools, and society.
Questions to be addressed include:
- How can gratitude promotion help personalize learning for students as well as support social and leadership skills in them?
- How can harnessing gratitude school-wide spark meaningful changes in schools, and help them better engage families and surrounding communities?
Bono will also address the practical angle of promoting gratitude in K-8 classrooms by describing some of the lessons of the gratitude curriculum he is currently testing with research (which emphasizes grades 4-8).
Attendees can expect interactive workshop elements, to help them come up with tangible, innovative ideas that they can start putting into action right away.
Thursday, January 12th
5:00-6:00: Keynote Address from Giacomo Bono
6:45-8:00: Gratitude Program Overview
Friday, January 13th
8:00-9:45: Giacomo Bono
9:45-10:15: Break with snacks provided
10:15-12:00: Giacomo Bono--Breakout and Small Group Sessions
1:00-3:00: Giacomo Bono--Small Group Sessions
3:00-3:30: Question and Answer with Sean Murphy, Head of School at St. Andrew’s
3:30-4:00: Conference Evaluation and Feedback
Registration includes dinner Thursday, continental breakfast Friday, and lunch Friday.
This event has moved to St. Andrew's Upper School Campus, located at 5901 Southwest Parkway, Austin 78735. The school is roughly 15 miles west of the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
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