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Achievement Unlocked: A Student-centered Approach to Promoting Motivation and Wellbeing

The Transforming Learning Accelerator’s new teacher engagement pilot connects invited teachers from across content areas and grade levels to collaborate with university faculty, researchers, and students who are committed to engaging with schools in deep and substantive ways.

Event details

Saturday, May 7th 2022
9:00 am—12:30 pm
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This new program begins with two in-person, Saturday morning structured conversations around faculty and student projects focused on improving learning. The group will collaboratively explore the projects and share feedback regarding how to have the greatest impact in K-12 classrooms.

Session 1
May 7th: Achievement Unlocked: A Student-centered Approach to Promoting Motivation and Wellbeing”. A collaboration between Stanford’s Graduate School of Education and School of Medicine, this project involves the creation of a new self-paced, online, multimedia (non-credit) mini-course the focused on how instruction, grading, discipline, and wellness practices can work together to support motivation, achievement, and wellbeing for students and staff. Lessons describe important social, emotional, and cultural dimensions of learning; explore various facets of motivation science from a developmental perspective that focuses on late childhood and early adolescence, and discuss a variety of strengths-based academic life coaching concepts, principles, and practices.

Upcoming, Session 2
May 21st: Leveraging Social Media Approaches to Capture, Share, and Inspire Pedagogical InnovationsPerhaps amplified by the pandemic, teachers seem to have less and less time to collaboratively plan and share lessons and practices across classroom contexts.  This project responds to that need. In collaboration with a local school district, a team from Stanford’s Graduate School of Education is developing new approaches for teachers to produce and share online “feeds” of innovative strategies. Thought of as a “TikTok for Teachers” or “Instagram for Instruction” approach, this project will involve both researching local teachers’ needs and developing an online platform to quickly discover and share ideas for digital pedagogy that work.

Peter Williamson is an Associate Professor, Teaching, at Stanford University. He served as the Faculty Director of the Stanford Teacher Education Program (STEP) for Secondary Teachers from 2015 to 2021. Before coming to Stanford, Peter was an associate professor at the University of San Francisco, were he co-founded the San Francisco Teacher Residency Program. He earned his doctorate at Stanford, and he studies urban education, English education, education with incarcerated youth, curriculum, and literacy. Peter began his career as a special education teacher working with students who were identified with emotional and behavioral challenges, and then later taught middle and high school English and journalism in the Bay Area’s urban schools.

Both Sessions are full. For more information please email Peter Williamson.