Shipley's 2nd Annual Positive Education Conference

August 2-6, 2020 (On-site and virtual attendance will be available) Conference Highlights Shipley’s 2nd Annual Positive Education Conference will take place August 2nd through 6th, 2020. Register now for either virtual or on-site participation. Visit the Shipley website for more detailed information on the conference schedule and workshops. Conference Overview · August 2nd - Dr. Martin E.P. Seligman – Dr. Seligman will deliver his first open lecture on the topic of Agency in Positive Psychology, followed by Question and Answer with Mrs. Anne Johnstone · August 3rd and 4th - Dr. Lea Waters – Dr. Waters will facilitate the first open-enrollment training in North America on Visible Wellbeing · August 5th and 6th - The Institute of Positive Education – One-day “deeper-dive” workshops on Positive Sport, Resilience, Character Strengths, and the Science of Achievement. Spotlight on the Institute of Positive Education  We are so excited to welcome Justin Robinson and David Bott from the Institute of Positive Education back to Shipley this summer. Watch this video for a glimpse of Dr. Seligman and the Institute of Positive Education as they explain “What is Positive Education?” The cutting edge topics they will be presenting this year are: Positive Sport Sport is not really about winning trophies. In fact, it’s not even about winning. It is much more important than that. When harnessed well, especially with children, sport may well be the ultimate wellbeing intervention. This workshop is suitable for educators involved in sport at their schools, community sport volunteers, as well as experienced, credentialed coaches. Raising Resilience in the Classroom This interactive workshop spans the history of resilience research and understanding – from the earliest insights through to cutting-edge neuroscience. Participants in this workshop will have the opportunity both to explore the science and to practice evidence-based strategies – adapted from the established psychotherapies of CBT and ACT – that help us manage the inevitable stressors of being a student or an educator. Science of Achievement  In this brand-new workshop, you will explore the latest scientific thinking and evidence, from the field of positive psychology, as to what causes student achievement and how we, as front-line educators, can shape our classrooms to offer every student the opportunity to flourish. Harnessing Character Strengths to Grow Wellbeing and Performance This foundational workshop covers the Three ‘A’s of Character Strengths – Awareness, Appreciation and Application. It is designed for teachers, familiar with character education, who are now looking for additional, authentic ways to action and embed character strengths into their life and their teaching.  Questions? Please contact Dr. Sharron Russell, Shipley's Director of Positive Education, for more information. Sign Up for Conference Updates Please visit our website to sign up for this conference and for detailed descriptions of the sessions.

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