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PassageWorks Newsletter, May 2011

Collaborative Fieldbook Project

Practices and Principles for Creating a
Relationship-Centered Classroom

Mark Wilding, Sue Keister, Laura Weaver, Cathy Fink-Johnson, Carrie Simpson, Ari Gerzon-Kessler
Photo: Writing Retreat, January, 2011

 In 2010 PassageWorks launched our Fieldbook Project.
Estimated publication date, 2012

Dear <<First Name>>,

Fieldbook Intent: The purpose of this Fieldbook is to inspire and support K-12 teachers in developing teaching presence and creating relationship-centered learning communities that cultivate the academic, social, and emotional potential of all students.

Fieldbook Design: The Fieldbook will feature illustrative stories and lessons from teachers, students and leaders and will include research and learning theory relating to each of the core practices, principles and frameworks introduced. Individual chapters will also include multimedia links to audio and video clips, sample classroom lessons, and practical exercises and peer support practices for teachers.

Fieldbook Core Writing & Consulting Team The core writing and consulting team consists of faculty members Cathy Fink-Johnson, Ari Gerzon-Kessler and Carrie Simpson, SEL consultant Sue Keister and PassageWorks staff Laura Weaver and Mark Wilding.  The core writing team had their initial meeting in January and were joined by SEL consultant, Chris Foster, for the May retreat.  

Thanks to the writing team and all of the educators and colleagues in the field who have already contributed.

Please let us know if you'd like to assist with this project!

Photo: Batya Greenwald, Laura Weaver
'The Soul of Parenting', March, 2011
Upcoming Events
'Transformational Leadership for Educators' Course
Leading from the Inside-Out in an Upside Down World
Denver, Colorado

June 8th-June 10th
Andra Brill, Barbara Catbagan, Vivian Elliott, Rona Wilensky, Mark Wilding
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PassageWorks Foundation Course
Pasadena, California
October 22-October 23
Catherine Fink & John McCluskey

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Recent Events
PassageWorks Foundation Course
Boulder, Colorado
February 11th-13th

Carrie Simpson & Ari Gerzon-Kessler

Parent Engagement Network (PEN) Talk:
'The Soul of Parenting'
Boulder, Colorado
March 9, 2011
Laura Weaver & Batya Greenwald
150 people in attendance

'The Heart and Science of Teaching' Course
Building A Relationship Centered Classroom
Shelburne, Vermont
Apr 28th-April 30th

Mark Wilding & Laura Weaver

Photo: PassageWorks Team
PassageWorks Updates

New Office Location

At the end of March the PassageWorks Insitute offices moved to a beautiful new space.

Come and visit us!
3050 Broadway, Suite 203
Boulder, Co, 80304

Staff Updates

In January, 2011, Sandra Visser and Anne-Marie Marron joined our team as consultants to provide additional support for the marketing and development of the fieldbook. 

Welcome to George Lopez, our new Office Manager. George comes from Texas and brings entrepreneurial, finance and organizational talents. 

Much Gratitude to Liz Amore, who has been with us since 2007 and is leaving PassageWorks to go back to school.  We will miss you Liz!  





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