Courses & Offerings

The Circulus Institute offers several professional learning pathways to engage with educator well-being and resilience.

OUR APPROACH

Our approach to professional development whether online or in person is to create experiences that focus on personal connection, reflection, and growth. Research shows that sustained, reflective, collaborative, and coached professional learning are the most effective forms of professional development (Darling-Hammond et al, 2017). All of our professional learning offerings are designed to create meaningful and sustained learning using research-based adult learning strategies.

TAILORED OPTIONS

For interested schools, Circulus will design a tailored learning experience for your staff and faculty specific to the well-being needs of your school community. A tailored design offers a flexible and personalized approach to help support the long-term growth and resilience of your faculty to thrive throughout this year. To discuss the school partnership option, please contact us.

WINTER 2021 COURSES

As educators, you are in the midst of the most stressful school year in recent history. You are faced with a new normal in how we teach, lead, and advise your students. And this comes with a sense of loss and of feeling good at what you do. But you are not alone. This fall we are offering three courses based on your school role to help you feel more confident and resilient in your work.

Our courses are designed to run for three weeks, including three full weekends. We intentionally have spaced the courses this way to allow for reflection and growth work to occur outside of school days. Explore our fall course offerings below.

OUR OFFERINGS

Reclaiming Your Resilience For All

As educators, you are in the midst of the most stressful school year in recent history. You are faced with a new normal in how we teach, interact, and create meaningful connections with our students. And this comes with a sense of loss and of feeling good at what you do. But you are not alone.

In this three-week-long learning experience, educators will become more resilient, learn the skills to thrive this year and beyond and create a plan to nurture the resilience of their school community. Most of the work will be completed during the three weekends throughout the course and educators can expect to spend about an hour a week reading, watching videos and reflecting.

When? January 28 – February 16
Most of the work is asynchronous, but attendees will be asked to attend 2 video meetings.

What? By the end of “Reclaiming Your Resilience”, participants will:

  • Connect with a global cohort of educators to reflect on their experiences
  • Build a stronger sense of resilience and efficacy for themselves and their community
  • Share a wellbeing plan that will help colleagues and students sustain resilience throughout the school year

Who? This learning experience is designed for teachers, counselors, administrators and school leaders. Participants will be placed in separate peer support communities (PSCs). Each PSC will be facilitated by a coach to tailor the experience to our participants’ needs and provide support.

Fees – Individuals: $600 USD; Groups of 5 or more: $400 USD per group member

To inquire about a scholarship, please contact us here.

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Reclaiming Your Resilience For Counselors (Counselors, Coaches, Learning Specialists)

Build structures to preserve resilience.

Protect yourself from compassion fatigue and burnout.

Create space for wellbeing for yourself and others.

In this three-week course, we will respond to this question: How can we reclaim and sustain resilience for ourselves and those around us during stressful times?

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Reflect on your own strengths and create a resilience toolkit.

  • Embed a resilient or efficacy practice that will benefit yourself and your colleagues throughout the rest of this school year and into next year.

Participants will do this by:

  • Building sustainable wellbeing practices.  Discover ways such as creating healthy boundaries and building agency to help prevent compassion fatigue and burnout.

  • Sharing your story:  Share your experience from this school year by creating your narrative. This strategy will help you discover your own resilience and develop ways of seeing your own strengths.

  • Being part of a supportive community:  With the support of our coaches, create a plan that embeds wellbeing practices for you and your colleagues over time.

When? February 25 to March 16, 2020

Educators can expect to spend two to three hours a week reading, watching videos, reflecting and communicating with the class online. Most of the work is asynchronous, but attendees will be asked to attend video meetings during the week of March 1st and March 8th.

Who? Open to all student or teacher support staff including counselors, pastoral staff, school social workers, psychologists, instructional coaches, and learning specialists.

FeesIndividuals: $600 USD. Groups of 5 or more: $400 USD per group member

To inquire about a scholarship, please contact us here.

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