Lori's Offerings

Offerings

Here are some of my offerings. 

I see myself as a designer of learning experiences that engage participants in making meaning for themselves. I spend time planning workshops to be places where people have space and time to process their learning through multiple modalities, build community with fellow participants, and transfer their skills and knowledge to their current contexts. My style is to challenge with probing questions, compassionate guidance, humor, and heart. My workshop spaces also serve to be places to question and dismantle systems of oppression in favor of equity and justice, whether through art-making, written reflection, conversation, or my pedagogical approaches.

Bringing Humanity to Virtual Spaces

Being physically apart from our students does not mean we can’t still build strong human connections. In this two-hour workshop, participants will learn what co-creating classroom culture can look like in online spaces, centering social emotional learning, equity, and online resources to demonstrate the opportunities available with virtual learning (while being realistic about the challenges). Participants will engage in reflection and conversation; learn about the theories that support relationship-building and human-centered approaches to online learning; and practice with some tools for connection and co-creation of classroom culture—coming away with a range of resources to support their work. Participants will come away with a renewed sense of what it means to bring humanity to virtual spaces.
 
Intended Outcomes:
  • Understand more about who you are and what you bring to online spaces
  • Explore opportunities available with virtual learning (while being realistic about challenges)
  • Connect with colleagues and share ideas
  • Practice with some tools for connection and co-creation of classroom culture—and receive a range of resources to support classroom culture building, including a planner to get started

The AGE Framework Workshop

Appreciation, Growth, Evaluation: In this intensive workshop, participants will explore the roles appreciation, growth, and evaluation play at their school sites, investigate the strengths and opportunities of these three topics, and revise/re-envision an AGE cycle that promotes meaningful professional learning and growth. Participants will engage in a combination of reflective activities, group discussions, readings, and resources to bring back to their schools. The workshop can be customized for one, two, or three day options. This workshop is ideal for school leaders, particularly those who oversee growth and evaluation.

Equity-Centered Pedagogy

building classroom culture, designing lesson plans, rethinking grading practices, deepening connections and opportunities to support the academic and social-emotional needs of students.

New Teacher Intensive

Strategies and habits for first-year teachers. This three-day "bootcamp" provides a boost for new teachers and offers opportunities to plan for the beginning of the year. The first day focuses on the ways we teach who we are and how our identities have an impact on our teaching. We then will focus on creating classroom cultures where all students can thrive—developing the habits and routines for student success. We will finally dive into the fundamentals of lesson, unit, and curriculum design, using tools and templates to support meaningful content creation and skill acquisition. This workshop is ideal for teachers in their first three years of the profession and for schools that want to augment support for new teachers. Follow-up coaching also is available throughout the school year.

De-Centering Whiteness: Self and Systems

(3 days—two back to back and one follow up). In this two-day workshop and one-day follow up session, participants will learn and unlearn the characteristics of whiteness that contribute to inequity in education, from the history of white supremacist systems to the ways those systems have conditioned us within society and our schools. We'll spend the first day engaging in self examination, reflection, and de-centerning practices, and we'll spend the second day examining school systems and structures that perpetuate inequity—ultimately rethinking those systems to best serve all students. Participants will choose one area to shift and examine for a six-month timeframe (curriculum, pedagogy, policy). When we reconvene, we'll review the impact of this policy shift, from the individual to the collective experience. This workshop is ideal for leadership teams, classroom teachers, and/or an entire school community.

Coaching

Leadership Coaching, Instructional Coaching, Group Coaching

Consulting

change-related efforts including evaluation redesign, equity-focused initiatives, curricular scope and sequence design/alignment, team building, new teacher induction and support.

Bringing Humanity to Virtual Spaces

Being physically apart from our students does not mean we can't still build strong human connections. In this two-hour workshop, participants will learn what co-creating classroom culture can look like in online spaces, centering social emotional learning, equity, and online resources to demonstrate the opportunities available with virtual learning (while being realistic about the challenges). Participants will engage in reflection and conversation; learn about the theories that support relationship-building and human-centered approaches to online learning; and practice with some tools for connection and co-creation of classroom culture—coming away with a range of resources to support their work. Participants will come away with a renewed sense of what it means to bring humanity to virtual spaces. Intended Outcomes: Understand more about who you are and what you bring to online spaces Explore opportunities available with virtual learning (while being realistic about challenges) Connect with colleagues and share ideas Practice with some tools for connection and co-creation of classroom culture—and receive a range of resources to support classroom culture building, including a planner to get started

Let me help you design learning experiences that allow us to dig deep, learn a lot, connect with one another, and collectively, contribute to a more just and equitable world.

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