Wed, Jul 19|
"Growth Mindset Boosting Motivation and Achievement"
When students adopt a growth mindset, they view challenges as opportunities to progress toward their desired outcomes.
Time & Location
Jul 19, 2023, 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
About the Event
"Growth Mindset Boosting Motivation and Achievement"
Growth mindset is linked to higher test scores and increased student well-being.
Many students come to school with a fixed mindset meaning they believe their intelligence, talents, and skills can't be developed and they cannot grow or change. This belief profoundly affects the way students engage in school and their success in life.
When students adopt a growth mindset, they view challenges as opportunities to progress toward their desired outcomes. Students who believe they can develop their talents and abilities see roadblocks and critical feedback as methods to gather information they could use to help themselves learn.
I’ve seen entire classrooms and schools adopt a growth mindset practice, and it has transformed the school culture into one that promotes positivity, happiness, and the value of growing.
Students engage in productive struggle and feel safe taking risks.
Students today don't easily demonstrate grit and resilience. Many tend to give up when they have to endure something difficult. Teaching students to enjoy challenges, exert effort, and overcome obstacles builds their confidence.
Help students download new belief systems and remove old, limiting ones.
Once students understand their emotions, we can direct them toward actions that build their resiliency and determination while also improving their overall well-being and academic performance.
Understand the neuroplasticity of the brain.
Our brains are malleable and with effort and persistence it can learn new skills. The brain “grows” when people learn new things, and, like muscles, it needs a challenge to truly benefit.
Failure is an opportunity for growth.
Learning from mistakes needs to become normal. When we shy away from challenges because we are afraid to fail, we inhibit our ability to grow. Recognizing faults and improving them helps students tap into their full potential.
In this full-day virtual live workshop, you and your staff will learn:
Structured Practices for Embracing a Growth Mindset: We'll cover how to talk to students about what growth mindset is, why it's important, and how we can change our brains.
Structured Growth Mindset Mini-Lessons: You'll leave with a whole set of grade-level specific mini-lessons you can implement immediately.
How to implement and maximize the provided Growth Mindset resources: We'll step you through our Growth Mindset resources and give you practical ways to implement the provided lessons, activities, and videos in your instruction.
Wednesday July 19, 2023
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
A 30 Minute Lunch Break
$22 for Support Staff
$42 for NASA Members
$62 for Non-NASA Members
Dr. Kristie Ennis
Dr. Kristie Hofelich Ennis earned her B.A. in English and M.A.T. at the University of Louisville, an M.S. from Western Kentucky University, and a Doctorate of Arts in English Pedagogy from Murray State University. In addition to teaching English Composition at UofL and JCTC, Kristie also teaches graduate education courses at Murray State. She is the Conference Chair of the Kentucky Council of Teachers of English and is a Curriculum Consultant in her "spare" time.
ALL are welcome, including anyone in a non-administrative position!
Participants will earn .5 credit (7.5 hours) toward license renewal!
This workshop ALSO counts for step advancement in Clark, Washoe and most Nevada School Districts!
In CCSD, those in non-administrative licensed positions may count this workshop for license renewal AND ALSO 2.5 CUs - 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 2.5 hours 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!
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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.$22.00+$0.55 service fee
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.$42.00+$1.05 service fee
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!$62.00+$1.55 service fee