Join us for our Term 4 session!
Fostering Emotional Intelligence and Resilience
This professional development session will focus on fostering emotional intelligence and resilience in your students. We will offer tips and access to resources to help you and your students begin to contextualise yourselves within a larger conversation about resilience, scholastic toughness, and mental health. We will consider limits and possibilities of your own innate and learned capacity for resilience in the face of personal and professional obstacles and specifically in the context of challenges presented by the current pandemic.
Together, we will decide what techniques and resources may be appropriate for cultivating resilience and emotional hardiness or self-awareness in your classes with students.
Date: Tuesday 23 November
Time: 7pm-8pm (AEDT)
Format: Live webinar (Zoom) and optional coursework
Certificate: We'll send you a certificate of completion
Complete the form to register by Friday 19 November
Meet WorldStrides Curriculum & Academics team
Kiersten Teitelbaum serves as the Director of Curriculum and Academics for WorldStrides. She holds an M.Ed. in the Social Foundations of Education is currently completing her Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Virginia. Her doctoral research reinforces the WorldStrides mission of experiential learning and sustained engagement through travel. Her background includes coaching and teaching in environmental education and leadership through an experiential learning field course. Mrs. Teitelbaum has provided professional development to teachers in Canada, Spain, France, Portugal, Germany, Italy, Mexico and across the United States.
Randi Chapman serves as a Curriculum and Academics Specialist for WorldStrides. She holds an M.T. in Secondary English Education and BS in journalism, with an emphasis on public relations. In addition to her entrepreneurial experience launching an independent business, Ms. Chapman brings eight years of high school classroom teaching expertise. She works tirelessly to increase the accessibility of meaningful professional development and educational opportunities to educators and students around the world.
Erin Koster Blair
Erin Koster Blair serves as a Senior Manager for Data, Assessments, & Accreditation for WorldStrides on the Curriculum and Academics Team. She holds a MA in History and a BA in History and American Studies. Her interests are in immersive career exploration opportunities and social emotional learning. Ms. Blair was a high school social studies teacher, and she has worked in museum education and at summer camps.