Retreat

Date & Time Details: Check-in is at 3 p.m. on Thursday and check-out is at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Location: Elohee Center

Address: 1478 Bean Creek Road Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571

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Regional Educator Training: Experiential Training And Development In Cross-Cultural + Experiential Education

With Simon Hart, Sara Russell and Aaron Slosberg

March 1 - 3, 2018

Join us as we bring together a dynamic cohort of educators from your region to train skills, learn from colleagues, and reinvigorate global programming.

Offered throughout the country, this two-and-a-half-day training and retreat engages participants in a facilitated group experience exploring critical skills related to student group management, risk management and ethical community engagement. Appropriate for leadership teams who work together on student programming, it is designed for all teachers and administrators who work in cross-cultural programming environments.

This professional development training in global experiential education delivers on multiple levels, offering participants a shared experience that mimics the phases of a group life-cycle, and draws from the landscape and group dynamic to provide learning that can be reapplied to student programming. Simultaneously, we offer a training curriculum that includes a skills-training in the unique aspects of global and experiential education pedagogy, including tone-setting and container building, risk management, facilitation in a cross-cultural context, community engagement, and transference. Finally, through the course-progression, participants should expect to share their own experiences, insights and lessons learned with colleagues, forming meaningful and valuable collegial relationships that they can draw from as ongoing resources and inspiration for years to come.

Each Regional Educator Training is co-hosted by a local retreat center dedicated to the practice and expansion of global education worldwide. We believe that your experience should be rejuvenating, insightful and inspiring. As a pedagogical strategy, and in alignment with student programming, we invite you out of your familiar environment and into a rustic, potentially challenging and awe-inspiring locale to help foster deeper relationships with colleagues and with self.

If intentionally facilitated, Global Education programming has the potential to peel back the layers of personal and cultural identity, offering a designated space to challenge value-systems and worldview. In this liminal space, educators are offered a unique opportunity to support the process of transformative learning. Join us to learn more about how this process can be facilitated and the unique skill-sets required to be effective in facilitating transformative learning for students.

 

Teachers

Simon Hart
Director of School Partnerships. B.A. with Honors in Sociology/Anthropology, distinction in major, concentrations in Latin American Studies and Environmental Studies, Carleton College, Northfield, MN.   Nurtured by epic sailing adventures on the pristine waters of Lake Superior, Simon grew up…
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Sara Russell
Partnership Programs Curriculum Coordinator; Masters of Education in International Education from Endicott College Graduate Certificate in Learning Design and Technology from Harvard Extension School BS Biology/minor in Environmental Studies from the University of Minnesota   Sara grew up on the…
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Aaron Slosberg
Director of Student Programming; B.A., Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Study of Religion and History; University of California–Los Angeles. M.A., History; University of California–Los Angeles. Aaron’s love of learning has brought him to over 25 countries around the globe…
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