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Bringing JOY Back into Education - Held Virtually

At the conclusion of this workshop, all PreK-12 educators will be reminded of their significance as an educators in the daily growth of their students which in turn, will help bridge the disparity in achievement.

Bringing JOY Back into Education - Held Virtually
Bringing JOY Back into Education - Held Virtually

Time & Location

Jun 06, 2024, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Zoom

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About the Event

Bringing JOY Back into Education

Held Virtually

Thursday, June 6, 2024 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

A 30 minute lunch break

$25 for Support Staff 

$50 for NASA Members 

$75 for Non-NASA Members

Due to Washoe County School District (WCSD) salary advancement requirements, WCSD participants will be asked to submit a brief written summation of how this professional learning event will transfer learning into practice before a certificate is issued. WCSD participants: please use the link provided on the Guidance/Link sheet for each event to submit. Lastly, when completing events that are (1) or more credits, please submit your tracker to the PGS Department in Washoe and to ahendersonnasa@gmail.com

Workshop Description:

Educators (teachers, administrators and staff) did not enter education for the pay or daily accolades from society; they are in it because they care about kids. The standardized testing craze and pandemic have terrified students, overwhelmed parents and led many great educators to quit. Come join Danny as he reminds you of your importance as an educator in the every day development of children. He’ll remind you how to laugh, sing, dance and play in order to bring the joy back into education so that you can be at your best for the students you serve.

Key Takeaways & Outcomes:

At the conclusion of this workshop, all PreK-12 educators will be reminded of their significance as an educators in the daily growth of their students which in turn, will help bridge the disparity in achievement. All participants will be guided on their journey to rediscovering their professional contentment, personal fulfillment and daily joy by building up engagement and making emotional connections that improve instructional practices for ALL students.

Key Objectives:

Objective #1: Enhance Educational Administrators' Understanding of the Impact of Joy on Educational Environments

Learning Outcome: By the end of the presentation, attendees will be able to articulate the psychological and academic benefits of fostering a joyful atmosphere within their schools, understanding how it positively influences student engagement, teacher satisfaction and overall school culture.

Objective #2: Equip Educational Administrators with Practical Strategies to Cultivate Joyful School Environments

Learning Outcome: Attendees will acquire a toolkit of actionable strategies and best practices aimed at infusing joy into various aspects of school life, including classroom interactions, curriculum design, extracurricular activities and staff interactions. They will leave with concrete ideas and approaches to implement within their schools immediately.

Objective #3: Foster a Culture of Continuous Improvement by Identifying and Overcoming Challenges to Joy in Education

Learning Outcome: Attendees will develop the ability to identify potential obstacles to cultivating joy in educational settings, such as institutional constraints, systemic issues or staff morale challenges. Through interactive discussions and case studies with specific strategies, they will explore effective leadership strategies to address these challenges and build a resilient, joy-centric educational culture.

Tangible Outcomes:

Increased Awareness and Articulation of Joy's Impact Attendees will demonstrate a heightened awareness of the multifaceted impact of joy on educational environments. They will be able to articulate and communicate how a joyful atmosphere positively influences student engagement, teacher satisfaction and overall school culture.

Implementation of Practical Joyful Strategies Attendees will learn practical strategies during the presentation that they can share with all educational stakeholders (including teachers, parents, staff and students) to cultivate joy within their schools. Tangible changes may include the introduction of joyful elements in classrooms, adjustments to curricular approaches and the integration of activities that enhance staff well-being and satisfaction.

Effective Problem-Solving for a Joy-Centric Culture Attendees will exhibit improved problem-solving skills by identifying and overcoming challenges to joy in education. They will learn how to actively address obstacles within their institutions – fostering a culture of continuous improvement. This may result in increased staff morale, a more positive school climate and a sense of purpose and fulfillment among both teachers and students.

Biography of Presenter:

Dr. Danny Brassell, an influential luminary in the field of education, leadership, and motivation, boasts a rich and extensive career A faculty advisor for CalStateTEACH and visiting distinguished professor at American University in Cairo, Dr. Danny Brassell, an influential luminary in the field of education, leadership, and motivation, boasts a rich and extensive career spanning nearly three decades. His remarkable journey began as a dedicated educator in the vibrant and diverse community of Compton, California. In this dynamic environment, he tirelessly taught students of all ages, from pre-K to grade 12, leaving an indelible mark on countless young minds. \As his passion for education grew, Dr. Brassell expanded his horizons and ventured into instructing international students at the prestigious University of Southern California's American Language Institute. This international exposure broadened his perspectives and solidified his commitment to fostering learning on a global scale. /Dr. Brassell's contributions to education are not limited to the classroom; he is also a trailblazer in shaping educational programs. He founded Loyola Marymount University's groundbreaking MA program in partnership with Teach for America, revolutionizing teacher training and educational leadership. His dedication to innovation and excellence in education has earned him recognition as a tenured professor at California State University, a position he held for an impressive 17 years. Throughout his tenure, Dr. Brassell specialized in communication, motivation, and leadership training, equipping countless educators and educational leaders with the tools and knowledge they needed to excel in their roles. His impact extends far beyond the classroom, as he continues to inspire and empower individuals worldwide through his dynamic speaking engagements, books, and motivational presentations.\With his wealth of experience, boundless enthusiasm, and unwavering commitment to education and leadership, Dr. Danny Brassell remains a transformative force in the world of education, leaving an enduring legacy that continues to shape the future of learning and motivation.

​Participants will earn .5 credit (7.5 hours) toward license renewal!

This workshop ALSO counts for step advancement in Clark and most Nevada School Districts! & In CCSD, those in non-administrative licensed positions may count this workshop for license

renewal AND ALSO CU accrual - THOSE IN NON-ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS EARN BOTH!

(unlimited CUs in this category for those in non-administrative positions)

In CCSD, administrators and professional-technical administrators may count this workshop for license renewal OR hour accrual toward step-advancement - not both for administrators.

(maximum of 30 hours per advancement cycle for administrators in this category)!

Washoe County participants will be required to also register for this course in "MyPGS" in order to receive in-service credit toward salary advancement.

Become a NASA Member and register at a lower rate!

Anyone can become a NASA Member!

To become a NASA Member go to:

WWW.NASANV.ORG

Tickets

  • Support Staff-Non-Licensed

    This ticket price is for support staff professionals only - that is non-licensed personnel like teacher aides, and non-licensed employees in educational support roles. Employment status will be verified after purchase.

    $25.00
    +$0.63 service fee
  • NASA Members

    This ticket price is for anyone that is a NASA member. ANYONE, including teachers and those in non-administrative positions can become a NASA Member and save on registration rates. It pays to become a NASA Member. Go to: NASANV.org to become a NASA Member immediately and register at the Lower Rate "NASA Member" rate! NASA membership will be verified after purchase.

    $50.00
    +$1.25 service fee
  • Non-NASA Members

    This ticket price is for anyone that is a Non-NASA member and/or any individual that wishes to attend this workshop. ANYONE, including teachers and those in non-administrative positions can become a NASA Member and save on registration rates. It pays to become a NASA Member. Go to: NASANV.org to become a NASA Member immediately and register at the Lower Rate!

    $75.00
    +$1.88 service fee

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