Organizations Served by Summa Professional Development

The Professional Development Center has launched with a remarkable interest in Summa Institute programs and Summa Academy Teacher Training. There is a welcome reception for the wide variety of applications of Natural Learning Relationships in our culture today.

The following is a partial list of organizations, agencies, and schools who have already requested mentor training, talks, presentations or teacher training using Natural Learning Relationships:

Organization: Summa Institute with Portland State University
Project: Summa Teacher Training: Emergence in the Space Between Teacher and Student: Teacher Development Program. Winter term class: January - March 2014
Application: This evidence based program is aimed specifically at developing teacher expertise with training in human development and Natural Learning Relationships, culture creation, collegial relationships, how to conduct teacher/parent relationships for student success; and restorative justice discipline. There has been a call for more innovative models of teacher preparation in the state of Oregon. This course addresses compelling contemporary issues for today’s educators with skills and training that will meaningfully enhance and add significant value to any educator’s knowledge base. Includes applications of development to curriculum for student success and well-being. This course is well suited for graduate students for credit, and for all teachers and counselors (esp. school counselors) for CEU’s.
Instructors: Josette Luvmour, PhD & Ba Luvmour, MA
50 hours = 5 credits with PSU Continuing Education (CEED), Graduate School of Education

Organization: Integrity School, Austin Texas
Project: Teacher Training Project
Application: Teacher Development course: with training in the basics of Natural Learning Relationships, culture creation, collegial relationships, the importance of teacher/student relationships for student success; emergent curriculum, and applications of NLR whole-child development to curriculum creation.

Organization: National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM), Continuing Education Department
Project: Pediatric Medicine Conference
Application: Conference presentation—Ethics, Development, and Relationship: The Context of Healing. 90 min. talk on healthy development and ethical approaches to both doctor-patient and doctor-parent relationship.

Organization: Northwest Academy, Portland, OR
Project: Teacher Training Project: Natural Learning Relationships training with applications to formative assessment
Application: Educators learn developmentally appropriate relationships that best support academic excellence and helps educators to modify teaching and learning activities to improve student achievement and learning outcomes.

Organization: Friends of the Children (FOTC)
Project: Training for the Mentors who work with the children
Applications:

  1. Supporting Development in Children: K-5 (ages 5 through 12 years): a training about factors that facilitate success for each child ages 5 through 12. Success in social life and character development depends upon the relationships that children have with their mentors, one another, and society. We examine how children this age perceive relationships, the kinds of relationships they find most supportive, and how to implement them.
  2. Supporting Well-being in Relationship with Adolescents and Teenagers (ages 13 through 18): Communication is critical to helping teenagers make responsible choices. This training helps mentors learn what makes communication with teenagers effective and how effective communication helps teens stay connected.

Organization: Summa Academy
Project: Summa Academy Teacher Training Project: Emergence in the Space Between Teacher and Student
Application: This program is aimed specifically at developing teacher expertise with training in human development and Natural Learning Relationships, culture creation, collegial relationships, how to conduct teacher/parent relationships for student success; and restorative justice discipline. Summa teacher training project graduated 18 professionals with Natural Learning Relationships Masters Level Teacher Certification.

Organization: Parent Child Preschool Organization (PCPO)
Project: use of NLR: Conference presentations
Application: Conference presentations:

  1. Healthy Boundaries with Children: Creating and maintaining healthy boundaries in families
  2. Adult and Child Develop Together: Focus on adult development in relationship with school-age children
 

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