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Change Lives with Empathy and Resilience in the Classroom: UNBROKEN, A Victory for Hope
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Presented by Heather Fuller, Oracy-Based Educator and Creator of the Unbroken Curriculum; and Darri Stephens, Resilient Educator Editor in Chief; with special guest Luke Zamperini, President of The Louis Zamperini Foundation
Sponsored by Resilient Educator
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Hopelessness. Prejudice. Violence. Peer Pressure. Trauma. These are issues our students encounter and deal with daily. What if we, as educators, could change this? What if we had the power to counteract the issues in our society, within our own classrooms, building up students with hope, empathy, and resilience for all of life’s obstacles?
In this edWebinar, watch Heather Fuller, high school educator and creator of the Unbroken Curriculum™, in transforming your classroom by building a culture of oracy through focused talk and literacy. This groundbreaking curriculum collaboration between Penguin Random House Education, Resilient Educator, and The Louis Zamperini Foundation™ will not just bring change to your classroom, but your own teaching methods and professional development, as well.
There is a downloadable micro lesson, exclusive to this edWebinar, with differentiated and hybrid approaches (in-person, blended, and distance learning lessons) for whatever fall 2020 may bring to your classroom. Utilizing The New York Times Best Seller, YA version of Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand as the case study for this edWebinar, you’ll walk away with real, applicable tools and methods for your classroom in the fall.
These tools and methods will not only cultivate oracy, ultimately transforming your classroom, but increase empathy, resilience, and most importantly, hope within your students. Are you ready to change lives?
This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to teachers, librarians, school leaders, ELA and curricular leaders, and school counselors of grades 3-12.
About the Presenters
Heather Fuller is an innovative, high school educator who encourages students to think creatively. Cultivating a culture of oracy, she leads students down the path of finding their own “voice.” After nearly a decade in education, Heather knows that empowered students, with a globalized perspective, are world changers. As a graduate from UT Austin, Heather utilizes her unique background (Radio-TV-Film; U.S. Latino & Latin American media studies) to carefully curate lessons that highlight geography visually and through a narrative-based, humanistic lens.
Heather also has such a love and passion for humanitarian-based lessons in the classroom. Through her experience, she has found bridging education and student awareness of global events is incredibly impactful, especially when done with creative activities that focus on real-world based projects, curricula, or micro lessons. This is the heart and soul behind her own freelance, educational site, FullMeetsWorld.
Darri Stephens is a former member of Teach for America and a seasoned educator, with more than 10 years’ experience in Los Angeles and New York City public schools. She’s a published author, who has also worked for education-focused media companies including Nickelodeon, IMAX, EdSurge, and Discovery Education. With master’s degrees in education from both Harvard and Stanford, she’s passionate about creative curriculum development that pushes boundaries, especially considering the influx of today’s technologies. Her most recent positions as Senior Director of Content at Common Sense and Director of Education at Wonder Workshop underscore her love of instructional design, writing, and the ever-changing edtech world—so much so that she has now founded her own content consulting agency, Darrow Ink.
Luke Zamperini is the son of famed U.S. Olympian and World War II hero Louis Zamperini who is the subject of the best selling book Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand. Luke is also President of the Louis Zamperini Foundation and Executive Producer of the film Unbroken: Path to Redemption which is the sequel to the film Unbroken directed by Angelina Jolie.
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Resilient Educator, part of the Bertelsmann Education group, strives to build resilience in educators so that they can best support their students’ social and emotional wellness. Through a unique professional development hub reaching over 700K educators worldwide, Resilient Educator curates articles, resources, and best practices produced by subject-matter experts to advance trauma-informed strategies throughout schools.