Fostering a Growth Mindset
Professional Development›English Language Learners
"Growth mindset"--basically the feeling of, "I can"--has taken the field of education by storm. While it is a very important factor of sustained academic success, it can easily be misused and misunderstood. This 2-session training will examine: the neurophysiological foundation of growth mindset; the full definition of growth mindset; research on the efficacy of growth mindset; the importance of belief in growth mindset; the dos-and-don'ts of establishing growth mindset; the use of questions in fostering a growth mindset. Participants will leave the training able to start establishing a culture of growth mindset in their classrooms.
Audience and Grade Level
Teachers, Grades K - 12
15 PDPs will be awarded to participants upon completion of these two days of training, in addition to outside reading and assignments (as per DESE regulations). Note that these 15 PDPs will satisfy the SPED or ELL-related requirement for recertification.
Date and Location
August 14 and 15, 2017, 8:30am - 3:30pm at the Collaborative for Educational Services in Northampton.
Cost and Registration
The cost of the workshop is $200 for member districts, and $220 for non-member districts. Register online or download and mail the registration form, available on the right side of this page.
Registration Deadline: August 7, 2017
A maximum class size is set for each course and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If the number of registrations for a course exceeds the maximum seats available or is too low to be able to conduct a quality learning experience, the Collaborative will inform you of available options.
If you wish to cancel your registration, please submit a request in writing (via mail, email or fax) no later than 5 business days before the workshop’s start date. After that, there are no refunds or billing adjustments.
In the event that a course is cancelled by the Collaborative for Educational Services, we will notify you as soon as possible. Please be sure to provide your best email address and phone number so we can contact you. Although every effort is made to avoid last minute cancellations, if an emergency arises, we will do our best to reach you at the phone number and email address you provide.
Any delays or cancellations are posted online at collaborative.org. You may also call 413.588.5979 after 6:30am for information about classes that day.