In this interactive, hands-on and application focused workshop (aka “playshop”), participants will use inquiry-based strategies that can be used across the curriculum to foster a deep and memorable sense of belonging through active student engagement. The facilitator will work with participants to bring together language (verbal and nonverbal), the creative arts and understandings from attachment-based developmental psychology to create powerful and authentic belonging experiences with the learners in their communities. In discovering ways to increase family engagement for belonging, participants will further develop inclusive and invitational approaches that normalize connection, significance, and optimism.
Over this two-day workshop, participants will:
  • Be introduced to the phases of the Appreciative Inquiry framework to expand positive connection and significance among learners.
  • Use and apply the lens of language as a tool for belonging.
  • Discover multiple pathways to belonging through emotional literacy development.
  • Apply arts-based techniques to create belonging experiences for deeper learning.
  • Consider how to create culturally and psychologically safer learning environments and experiences in developmentally appropriate ways.
  • Explore circle routines that enhance interconnection and inclusion with students.
  • Learn how to use specific micro-drama and micro-roleplay techniques to create dynamic ways to express belonging as a collective.
  • Determine ways to engage families in the belonging learning journey.
  • Define and develop a focus wheel and personalized continuum of belonging.
NOTE: It is ideal that pairs from the same school attend this workshop.

Participants will gain practical ideas and resources for creating and sustaining a sense of belonging in their learning organization.
Target Audience:
K-12 Teachers, Instructional Coaches & School Leaders
Alice Jungclaus
Born in Canada to a diverse, cross-cultural family, Alice is a parent, teacher, Vice-Principal and global learner of Nêhiyaw (Cree) and Igbo ancestry. She has taught in public, private and international schools in Canada, Hong Kong, Japan and Switzerland. Alice believes in emboldening and inspiring learners to continually spark their curiosity through hopeful, challenging inquiry and action so that, together, we can positively transform our world.
International School of Basel

Address: Fleischbachstrasse 2 | 4153 Reinach BL | Switzerland
Phone No: +41 61 715 33 33

9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Registration at 8:30 am
on the 21st September 2024
USD 850 Per Participant
Group Discount of USD 750 for 4 or more
Closing Date Till 1st September 2024
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