Reflecting on Practice™ Coaching Workshops

January 17-19, 2018 • Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, New Orleans, LA Apply Now
January 22-23, 2018 • North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, NC Apply Now
January 31-February 1, 2018 • North Carolina Aquarium at Ft. Fisher, Kure Beach, NC Apply Now
February 13-14, 2018 • Seacoast Science Center, Rye, NH Apply Now
February 26-28, 2018 • Trinity River Audubon Center, Dallas, TX Apply Now
May 2-4, 2018 • American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY Apply Now
May 15-17, 2018 • California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA Apply Now

Reflecting on Practice™ Coaching Workshops are professional learning experiences that teach workshop participants how to lead the Reflecting on Practice program at their own institutions. Coaching Workshop participants become RoP Facilitators, and continue their own learning as they facilitate the program for colleagues back at their institution.

Coaching Workshops are typically 2-3 days long, and bring together educational professionals from many types of informal learning institutions. The Workshops are led by RoP Leaders in six regions around the U.S.

Who participates?

Coaching Workshop participants are leaders and/or emerging leaders (mid-level manager, coordinators, or directors) from education or volunteer departments at informal learning institutions. We highly recommend at least two individuals per institution participate in a workshop, so they may be learning partners and team-teach the program after the workshop.

What to expect?

Two or Three days of deep thinking, intense discussions, thoughtful reflections, engaging activities, budding friendships, and LOTS of inspiration.

Why attend?

  • Be immersed into the philosophy & design of the Reflecting on Practice program.
  • Gain firsthand experience with the discussions, reflections, & activities from the program.
  • Learn current research on learning & teaching, and how it applies to your own practice.
  • Create long-lasting relationships with other RoP Facilitators.
  • Receive the curriculum and access to web-portal for additional supporting materials.

How much does it cost?

Coaching Workshops are fee-based, and fees vary by region. There are currently need-based scholarships available through support from the National Science Foundation (DRL-1612515). Inquire of RoP Leaders at the site where you wish to participate.

Coming in 2018

Blended Coaching Workshop – Everything in a Coaching Workshop, but as a blend of in-person (for 1 day) and then online (6-8 online) interactions.

Host a Coaching Workshop

Is there a community of informal STEM educators in your local area who are interested in participating in Reflecting on Practice? Consider hosting a Coaching Workshop facilitated by RoP Leaders for your local community. Talk to us today.

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