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About the Event: How can we use our collective genius to collaborate and problem solve to best support the needs of students? Learning Forward MD, Learning Forward VA, and Collaborative Classroom invite you to create a community of collective genius, support, and collaboration. Keynote speaker Jennifer Abrams will help us bring our best adult selves to the work of supporting our students.
Keynote by Jennifer Abrams: Bringing Our Best Adult Selves to the Work: What Does It Take?
No matter where what role we play in a school or district, we all want to make a difference. Yet with things moving so fast in education, we often speak and communicate with our colleagues in ways that leave everyone a bit confused, sometimes overwhelmed and possibly even a bit hurt. We need to build on our ever important adult to adult communication skill set as we need each other and our 'collective genius' to effectively support students. This workshop will provide adult social and emotional learning support, some laughter, and a few cognitive, social and psychological resources help us bring our best adult selves to the work of supporting our students.
About Jennifer Abrams: Formerly a high school English teacher and a new teacher coach in Palo Alto Unified School District (Palo Alto, CA), Jennifer Abrams is currently a communications consultant and author who works with educators and others on new teacher and employee support, being generationally savvy, effective collaboration skills, having hard conversations and creating identity safe workplaces. Jennifer has been invited to keynote, facilitate workshops and coach at schools and conferences across the globe. She was honored to have been named one of the “18 Women All K-12 Educators Should Know,” by Education Week’s ‘Finding Common Ground’’ blog. More about Jennifer’s work can be found at her website, www.jenniferabrams.com, and on Twitter @jenniferabrams.