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Student Motivation and Engagement: Using Research to Inform Practice (workshop only) Return to listing


This workshop provides participants/teachers with research-based strategies for promoting students' motivation and engagement in learning in the context of classroom instruction.  The first part of the workshop will focus largely on problems with how old ideas still play out in classrooms today (e.g., through sticker charts or card charts).  Dr. Holland will also discuss a more modern understanding of motivation called self-determination theory and will explore some of its practical applications--especially for classroom management, particularly improving student engagement and decreasing teacher stress.  The second part of the workshop will address such topics as tattling, bathroom time, lining up, aligning with PBIS, persistent misbehavior, and behavior plans.  Participants also will have time and opportunities to raise and discuss issues.  Additionally, Dr. Holland will talk about achievement goal theory and its implications for pedagogy, as well as for administrators in building a culture of continuous improvement among staff.

Please note: previously Dr. Holland has offered a professional development sequence that included this workshop plus ongoing technical assistance, either by phone or in person.  In order to meet the demand for the workshop, at this time the workshop only is being offered (without follow-up conference calls or visits by Dr. Holland).


Cancellation policy:  Participants who cancel their registration will receive a refund of the registration fee minus a $42 administrative charge.  To cancel your registration, write to the PDC.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill reserves the right to cancel this session if registration is undersold.  In the event that the workshop is canceled, a full refund will be issurd. Participants traveling to Chapel Hill by air are advised to confirm that the event will occur as scheduled prior to purchasing nonrefundable airline tickets. 

  Location: Chapel Hill, NC
  Date: Friday, October 20, 2017
  Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Sponsor: FPG CDI
  Presenter: Adam Holland
  Price: $200.00
  Pay Methods:  Check  Credit Card
  Payment Notes: For credit cards, only Visa or MasterCard accepted.
Have your credit card information on hand including the billing address before you continue with this registration.

For payment by check, make checks out to UNC-Chapel Hill and mail to:
FPG Child Dev Institute
CB 8040
Chapel Hill NC 27599-8040

Be SURE the address includes CB 8040. Otherwise the mail will be mis-delivered.
  Cutoff Date: 10/16/2017 You will NOT be able to register on or after this date!
  For more information, contact the event administrator: Barbara Lowery barbara.lowery@unc.edu