Developmental Designs for Middle Grades Educators


Sustain integrated academic and social learning among your students with the Developmental Designs research-based approach. Intended for the middle grades, Developmental Designs builds upon the successful Northeast Foundation for Children Responsive Classroom programs.

In this four and half day summer session, educators will learn and plan for:

>Practical ways to increase student motivation through the development of learning routines and community building;
>Increased student self-management through student-generated rules and modeling;
>The development of respectful teacher-student relationships;
>Meeting students’ developmental needs in pro-social ways;
>Creating supportive learning communities through equitable participation and whole-group conversation management.

Developmental Designs for Middle School (formerly known as Responsive Designs for Middle School) adapts Responsive Classroom practices to meet the particular needs of young adolescents and the structure of their school day. Origins, the Midwest Regional Center for the Responsive Classroom approach, is the provider of this course. The course is co-sponsored by the Learning Collaborative and Bellows Falls Middle School.

Cost includes The Advisory Book and other print and online resources to support ongoing implementation.

Read a remarkable article by a teacher about the impact of Developmental Designs in her classroom and school -- in The New York Times.

Event Begins: 
Monday, July 15, 2013
July 15-18, 8:30am-4:30pm
July 19, 8:30am-12:30pm

$850; optional 3 grad credits, additional $350

Bellows Falls Middle School

Online with the Learning Collaborative