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Changing Lives: Developing Life Skills Curricula in PK-12
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When: 2/27/2015
From 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Where: The Key School
534 Hillsmere Drive
Annapolis, Maryland  21403
United States

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Life Skills are critical to our mission to guide the development of the whole child in a diverse world, but what are “life skills”? How do we teach and assess them? Life skills are often addressed reactively, after something goes wrong, or in isolation (e.g., the annual speaker addressing drugs and alcohol), rather than proactively through well-developed curricula. The goals of this workshop are to describe how to develop and nurture life skills curricula, engage participants in some hands-on activities from The Key School’s PK-12 life skills program, and, perhaps most importantly, offer a forum in which to share insights and trade questions and ideas about effective life skills lessons for our schools. Applicable Grades: PK-12. Lunch is included.

Location Details: Will meet first in the Barns Commons; Use Carroll House/Main Parking Lot

Presenters: The Key School Life Skills Department: Dan Schoos; Wendy Weymouth, Ellie Young, Randi Altschuler, 
Erin Weiss 

Randi Altschuler is School Counselor for The Key School's Middle and Upper School divisions. A licensed social worker, Randi works with students to support their social and emotional needs. Dan Schoos coordinates The Key School's Upper School Life Skills Program and led development of its 9th grade “Changing Lives” course. He is a 20+ year veteran teacher with interdisciplinary responsibilities in science, foreign language, and outdoor education. Wendy Waymouth, a 20+ year veteran kindergarten teacher, is the coordinator of The Key School’s First School Life Skills Program. She has worked with First School faculty to integrate elements of the Responsive Classroom and Second Step programs into the curriculum, and has led Key’s inter-divisional Global Perspectives study group. Ellie Young coordinates The Key School's Lower School Life Skills Program with homeroom teachers, Learning Department instructors, and other colleagues to ensure the Life Skills strand runs throughout the students' day. Ellie also serves as the Lower School's part-time Math Coordinator. Erin Weiss is a School Counselor and Lower School teacher at The Key School. 

Registration Deadline Date: 2/17/2015 (no refunds after this date)
AIMS Member Fee: $80, $105 after 2/17 
Non AIMS Member Fee: $120, $145 after 2/17

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