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Sustaining the Courage to Teach in Classrooms: Abundantly Crafting Wholeness

Date: July 31 Location: Lewis & Clark Graduate Campus, York 116 & 121

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Lewis & Clark Graduate Campus, York 116 & 121

Courage to Teach focuses neither on teacher techniques nor on school reform; but instead, on renewing the inner life of the teacher.

Participants explore the “heart of the teacher” through sharing stories from their own journeys, reflecting on their classroom practice and drawing upon the insights of poets, storytellers and diverse cultural traditions.

The program invites teachers, both novice and experienced, to speak honestly about their lives as educators, and to listen and respond to each other with encouragement and compassion.

This two-day course will include exploration of summer seasonal metaphors, reflective practices, and open-ended question asking within in-class readings, writing and art explorations. This will involve working in solitude, with partners, and in small and whole group discussions.

Participants in this portion can expect to:

  • Encourage the investigation of dilemmas and “stuck places” in the work experiences of practicing school professionals.
  • Learn techniques and methods of effectively assisting colleagues in the work place.
  • Further explore and articulate reflective and formation practices to grow teaching success.
  • To review and solidify Courage to Teach practices for those who have experienced Courage work as well as similar reflective structures.

Materials, morning refreshments and lunch are provided.

Prerequisite: Registrants should have experience/be familiar with Courage to Teach work (at Lewis & Clark, or elsewhere) and are able commit to full attendance both days

Course Details & Registration

Dates: Monday-Tuesday, July 31-August 1, 2017, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Instructor: Andie Cunningham, MAT

Degree-applicable credit: ED 589-03, 1 semester hour, $901

  • If you are a current Lewis & Clark graduate student, please register through WebAdvisor. Non-Lewis & Clark students seeking degree-applicable credit, please complete the Special Student Registration form (PDF)

Continuing Education credit: CEED 866, 1 semester hour, $350

Continuing education credit registration form (PDF)

  • *Please note: Completed registration forms containing social security numbers and/or credit card information should not be submitted via email. If you choose to pay by credit card, please mail or fax your registration to the Center for Community Engagement, using the contact information on the right-hand side of this webpage.

Course fee: $50

Noncredit: $300, includes course fee and 15 CEUs/PDUs. Lewis & Clark Alumni save 20%.

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About the Instructor

An educator for 30 years, Andie Cunningham, loves learning with others. Andie is frequently present at both local and national conferences, often with teaching colleagues in public schools. She frequently incorporates Courage and Renewal practices into her classroom teaching, and began facilitating Courage work in 2004.

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