for Grades K-5 Classroom Teachers
This year-long program prepares grade-level teachers who teach Grades K-5 to implement the Open Circle Curriculum in their classrooms. It includes two components: four days of experiential, cumulative training led by Open Circle staff and in-classroom coaching visits by Open Circle staff or certified Peer Coaches. Through this model, participants discover and practice facilitation skills, learn to teach social and emotional skills using the Open Circle Curriculum, and explore ways to integrate Open Circle lessons throughout the school day.
In a 2011 survey, 96% of Core Program participants agreed that the program not only improved their knowledge and implementation of social and emotional learning, but also enhanced their overall teaching practice.
Research has shown that consistent use of the Open Circle Curriculum increases students' social skills, decreases violence and other problem behaviors, and supports an easier transition to middle school.
Participation in this program includes:
- Four 7-hour training days
- In-school coaching visits
- One Open Circle Curriculum for each participant
- 28 Professional Development hours
- Optional 3 graduate credits from Framingham State University (additional fee of $460 and assignments required)
Who Should Attend
This program is designed for grade K-5 classroom teachers as well as other school staff members who will regularly implement the Open Circle Curriculum in a classroom with a consistent group of students. Participants are expected to hold 15-minute Open Circle Meetings twice-weekly throughout the school year.
This program requires a year-long commitment so that participants can practice and reinforce their learning over the course of a school year.
All trainings are from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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Session: Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4
1: July 9, 2013* July 10, 2013* Jan. 9, 2014 March 6, 2014
2: July 24, 2013 July 25, 2013 Jan. 14, 2014 March 4, 2014
3: July 31, 2013 Aug. 1, 2013 Jan. 22, 2014 March 11, 2014
4: Aug. 12, 2013 Aug. 13, 2013 Jan. 24, 2014 March 12, 2014
5: Aug. 14, 2013 Aug. 15, 2013 Jan. 29, 2014 March 13, 2014
6: Sept. 16, 2013 Sept. 17, 2013 Jan. 21, 2014 April 1, 2014
7: Sept. 23, 2013 Sept. 24, 2013 Jan. 28, 2014 April 3, 2014
*Session 1: Date changes from June 26-27 to July 9-10, 2013.
$975 with coaching by Open Circle staff
$750 with coaching by certified Peer Coach
How to Register
Print the Core Program Registration Form (PDF) & send via:
Fax: 781-283-3717 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To schedule an on-site training, please give us a call at 781-283-3277.
For questions about our programs or the status of your registration, please contact us at email@example.com or 781-283-3277.