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Designing Your Classroom to Prepare Students for 2020 and Beyond
Tuesday September 27, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Presented by Armand Doucet, High School and Middle School Teacher at Riverview High School, New Brunswick, Canada
Sponsored by Nureva
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Sir Ken Robinson often speaks about why the world is in need of divergent thinkers, and he’s absolutely right. For students to confidently face the real-world problems they will inherit, they need skills such as critical thinking, collaboration, problem solving, creativity, communication, service orientation, and more. However, teachers are not always trained on how to help their students develop these crucial skills.
In this webinar, Armand explained how he connects his students’ passions to the curriculum while giving equal attention to developing these 21st-century skills. He does this by combining a growth mindset with design thinking, creating a new culture in the classroom that brings important student skills into the limelight. He also shared examples of school-wide projects that help students develop these skills, such as Harry Potter Week, when he and his colleagues transformed their school into Hogwarts and gained international recognition.
Learn how Armand:
- Develops this unique culture in the classroom
- Connects his students’ passions with the curriculum
- Designs his semester to prepare students for 2020 and beyond
K–12 educators will benefit from Armand’s expertise on creating a classroom and school culture that develops important skills and recognizes student passions.
Armand Doucet, High School and Middle School Teacher at Riverview High School, New Brunswick, Canada. Armand is a passionate and award-winning educator, leader and business professional with a unique combination of entrepreneurial, teaching and inspirational-speaking experience. He has led extracurricular groups and teams of teachers to success in health, education and personal goals. Armand is the president and founder of the Ironwill Foundation and was also part of a team of teachers who brought Harry Potter to life at Riverview High School, connecting the school to over 1.8 million people worldwide. He is driven to make a difference in his students’ lives and wants every student to inspire, educate and empower others to reach their full potential. Recently, Armand founded Life Lesson Learning, which is working to change teaching worldwide by giving skills development its proper place in the classroom. Armand received the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence 2015, is a Meritorious Service Medal Recipient Governor General of Canada, and is an Apple Distinguished Educator. He currently teaches Modern History at Riverview High School, in New Brunswick, Canada.
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