October 15, 2016 – October 16, 2016 all-day

Cascadia College
Bothell, WA


Sponsored by Pacific Integral – Learn how to apply the STAGES adult development model to teaching and learning and improving student outcomes. STAGES is a research-based framework that reveals important new understandings about how human beings grow throughout life. It helps us support and maximize our students’ learning and development, as well as make sense of where we are in our own personal and professional development as educators.

Workshop Outcomes:

  • Experience how working developmentally cultivates respect, compassion, empathy and understanding for one’s self and others
  • Practice working with the developmental diversity in a community of learners
  • Learn to meet students where they are developmentally and support them on their growing edges.
  • Learn to recognize the difference between supporting developmental stabilization or transformation.
  • Learn new methods for student-centered learning
  • Understand the relationship between developmental capacities and core teaching and learning content and processes – systems thinking, self-reflection, context awareness, self-directed learning, locus of control etc.
  • Understand the relationship between different learning theories and the phases of development.
  • Engage with your own developmental unfolding; your own growing up and waking up as an educator, and how this interacts with your students’ development
  • Engage contemplative practices and deepen your reflective self-awareness as an educator

In this experiential workshop, participants practice recognizing developmental patterns in students, how to design developmentally responsive curriculum and assessment, and how to work more effectively and transformatively with the developmental diversity found in any classroom. This workshop will focus on high school through post-secondary teaching and learning.

Practically, STAGES gives us a roadmap for our individual and collective human potential and how to teach and develop curriculum in ways that maximize this potential. It also offers a reciprocal understanding of one’s own development as an educator and how this interacts with students’ developmental needs.

Washington State Clock Hours and Graduate Credit available upon request.