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Owning Up – Professional Development Training

April 29, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Creating a culture of dignity in your classroom and community.

Whether you’re working in a school, a team, or a youth-serving organization, internationally recognized author and educator, Rosalind Wiseman and the Cultures of Dignity team bring concrete strategies to prepare youth to be engaged learners and socially responsible citizens.

This full-day training surrounding the Owning Up Curriculum, teaches young people to understand their individual development in group behavior, the influence of social media, and the dynamics that lead to discrimination and bigotry.

Designed to transform the way we understand youth culture and create educational communities where children can thrive, this full-day accredited professional development training is a new approach to work with your students.

Topics Covered

  • Group dynamics
  • Social media
  • Identity development
  • Managing social conflicts in classroom effectively
  • Teasing, Drama, Bullying

This professional development training for educators is about…..

  • Defining realistic definitions of bullying, by-standing, teasing, drama and social conflict.
  • Analyzing individual behavior and decision making related to negative group social dynamics.
  • Identifying dynamics that lead to social conflict
  • Recognizing the value of a growth mindset for educators as well as the students
  • Teaching students to effectively intervene in social conflicts with their peers
  • Outlining challenges educators have to teach these topics effectively and obtain student buy-in

Cost and Registration Details
$95 includes:

  • New edition of the curriculum
  • Breakfast
  • Coffee and refreshments
  • Worksheets

Graduate credit from Adams State University will be available at the price of $27.50 (email directions will be sent out after registration)

About the curriculum

Written with contributions from students and teachers who are in the classroom everyday, Owning Up is a flexible, dynamic curriculum that respects your knowledge of the young people you work with and the communities in which you serve. This isn’t a curriculum from 3 years ago, it reflects what’s happening right now.

The Owning Up Curriculum teaches young people to understand their individual development in group behavior, the influence of social media, and the dynamics that lead to discrimination and bigotry.

Sample Owning Up Lesson Titles

  • Just Kidding: Why Are We Really Laughing
  • The Power of Gossip: They Said What?
  • Reputations and Double Standards: Keep it? Lose it? Change it?
  • Managing Technology: Posts Profiles, and Platforms
  • Recognizing and Respecting Boundaries: How Far is Too Far?


Meet the team

Rosalind Wiseman — For over 20 years, Rosalind Wiseman has had only one job since graduating from college—to help communities shift the way we think about children and teens’ emotional and physical wellbeing. As a teacher, thought leader, author, and media spokesperson on bullying, ethical leadership,  and the use of social media, she is in constant dialogue and collaboration with educators, parents, children, and teens. Rosalind is the founder of Cultures of Dignity and  is the author of the curriculum Owning Up: Empowering Adolescents to Confront Social Cruelty, Bullying, and Injustice. She is also the author of Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World—the groundbreaking, best-selling book that was the basis for the movie Mean Girls and Masterminds & Wingmen: Helping Our Boys with SchoolYard Power, Locker Room Tests, GIrlfriends and the New Rules of Boy World.

Charlie Kuhn — In August 2012, Charlie began working with Rosalind Wiseman and over two hundred teen boys to write Masterminds & Wingmen. In 2016 Charlie founded Cultures of Dignity with Rosalind Wiseman and as CEO oversees business operations, strategic vision, and partnerships with innovative educational institutions to increase young people’s academic engagement, emotional wellbeing, and physical safety. He serves on the Board of Directors and is the Chair of Program Committee at Attention Homes, a non-profit organization providing housing and services for homeless and run-away youth. He also is the Curator of the Global Shapers Boulder Hub, an Initiative of the World Economic Forum, and is an advisor to the Boys’ School of Denver.


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What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Public parking is available in the building. There is a bus stop outside the building and bus station 2 blocks away

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