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Transform your teaching approach with our Project Based Learning Training for Educators! Dive into a hands-on experience designed to equip you with the skills needed to seamlessly integrate PBL into your curriculum, and turn adversity to advantage. With a slashed budget, Leila embraced creativity and will unveil the secret to teaching successfully, proving that education knows no bounds. 

Here are four key takeaways that will empower you to create an engaging and impactful learning environment:

Integrated Curriculum Design:

    • Learn how to seamlessly integrate Project Based Learning into your existing curriculum.
    • Explore strategies for aligning projects with academic standards and learning objectives.

Program Initiation and Leadership:

  • Gain the tools and knowledge to initiate and lead a successful PBL program in your classroom.
  • Develop leadership skills to guide students through the entire project lifecycle.

Team Development:

  • Discover effective methods for building and managing strong project teams.
  • Foster collaboration and teamwork among students, ensuring a smooth and productive project experience.

Community and Guardian Engagement:

  • Explore ways to connect with guardians and the community for invaluable support.
  • Learn strategies to involve external resources and create a network that enhances the learning experience.

Curious, here are sample projects that Leila’s students led: 

The 120,000 Tassel Tapestry Project

Chow & Tell T.V. Teen Cooking Show

Unlock the art of ESL teaching mastery with a tailored Teacher Training Program! Dive into a customized curriculum addressing your specific needs, from dynamic teaching strategies to fostering rapid rapport and motivational instructional techniques. Led by the experienced Leila, who has imparted TESOL expertise from K-12 to university levels for over two decades, this program is your gateway to effective and engaging ESL instruction. Elevate your teaching game and transform language learning experiences with precision and passion.

Program takeaways:

Dynamic Teaching Strategies:

    • Unleash a toolkit of dynamic and innovative teaching strategies tailored to ESL contexts.
    • Elevate classroom engagement and language acquisition through interactive methods.

Rapid Rapport Building:

  • Master the art of quickly establishing rapport with diverse learners, creating a conducive learning environment.
  • Foster a sense of connection that enhances language acquisition and student confidence.

Motivational Instructional Techniques:

  • Explore proven instructional techniques that inspire and motivate ESL learners.
  • Develop strategies to make language learning a rewarding and empowering experience.

Customized Skill Development:

  • Tailor your learning journey with personalized skill development, addressing your specific areas of growth.
  • Acquire practical tools and insights that directly enhance your effectiveness as an ESL educator.

Meet Leila, whose profound personal connection to literacy fuels her passion. Raised by an illiterate grandmother amidst civil unrest, Leila understands the transformative power of literacy. With experience working with English learners who faced challenges such as not knowing how to hold a pencil, Leila infuses this program with a heartfelt approach.

Delve into a fulfilling exploration into literacy excellence with a specialized Teacher Training Program. Meticulously designed to enhance your impact on learners’ lives, this program is a unique pathway to elevate literacy outcomes. Tailored to address specific needs, from teaching strategies to rapid rapport building and motivational instruction, it serves as a personalized roadmap for literacy success.

Program takeaways:

Crafting Tailored Literacy Strategies:

    • Develop a personalized toolkit of teaching strategies that resonates with the unique needs of learners.
    • Enhance your ability to meet learners at various stages of their literacy journey.

Building Rapid Rapport for Lifelong Literacy:

  • Cultivate the art of swiftly connecting with learners, creating an environment conducive to profound literacy development.
  • Foster joy and enthusiasm that sparks a lasting love for reading and learning.

Inspiring Instruction through Motivation:

  • Explore instructional techniques that inspire and motivate learners to actively engage with literacy.
  • Create an environment where literacy becomes a source of joy and personal empowerment.

Heartfelt Literacy Leadership:

  • Gain insights into leading literacy initiatives with empathy and a personal touch.
  • Infuse your teaching with joy, turning literacy into a transformative journey for both you and your learners.

Teacher Leadership

Ignite learning by integrating content and language instruction with this transformative training on co-teaching  between Content and TESOL educators. Break down language barriers, enhance student engagement, and create an inclusive learning environment that celebrates excellence.

Program takeaways:

  • Strategies for Seamless Integration: learn the 4 models of co-teaching and the benefit of each, allowing you to explore the model that fits your program.
  • Enhanced Cultural Competence: Transform stress to success, learn how co-teaching with TESOL educators can foster cultural competence, creating a richer and more dynamic educational environment.
  • Supportive Environment for All: Dive deep into creating a supportive space where every student, regardless of language background, feels valued and heard. Uncover techniques that go beyond language, fostering a sense of belonging for all.
  • Communicate and Collaborate: Uncover tried-and-true strategies that not only sidestep challenges but elevate your working partnership.

Leila is the founder of Parents 2 Partners (.org) a not for profit organization launched a deduce ago, aimed at empowering both diverse families and educators to collaborate supporting one another.

Strengthen the home-school connection for student success through this engaging talk on parent partnerships. Dive into practical approaches to forge meaningful partnerships with parents, uncovering strategies to enhance parental involvement and creating a powerful support system that propels student achievement.

Program takeaways:

  • Boost parent involvement through practical strategies.
  • Foster open and effective communication with parents.
  • Address diverse parental needs.
  • Create a supportive network for student success.

Empower your leadership journey by mastering the art of mentorship, including a virtual role in this insightful talk. Explore the transformative role of mentorship in educational leadership and learn how to inspire, guide, and empower the next generation of educators. This session will equip you with strategies to elevate your leadership impact through effective mentorship, unlocking the secrets to nurturing leadership skills in others, 

Program takeaways:

  • Develop effective mentoring strategies for educators.
  • Cultivate a culture of continuous professional growth.
  • Provide constructive feedback and support.
  • Create a legacy of leadership by empowering others.

School Culture

Leila worked in intense conditions that included at-risk youth, foster care and homeless. It was common for her to return home in tears feeling a sense of helplessness. Part of this training program includes taking care of you to develop your own resilience, because that’s when transformation occurs. No matter what you attempt for your students, they will know when you are not OK.

Whether you aspire to create a dedicated space for SEL or integrate methods seamlessly into your teaching, this program is designed to inspire. Led by Leila, the program not only imparts strategies but also provides resources, including funding and fellowships, to deepen your skills. Here are four compelling takeaways:

Holistic SEL Integration:

    • Learn to embed SEL methods seamlessly into your teaching, fostering a holistic approach to student development.
    • Discover strategies to create an inclusive and emotionally supportive classroom environment.

Creating Dedicated SEL Spaces:

  • Explore techniques for establishing specific spaces dedicated to SEL, enhancing emotional well-being.
  • Design environments that promote self-awareness, empathy, and positive social interactions.

Resourceful Teaching:

  • Gain insights from Leila on accessing resources, funding, and fellowships to further enrich your SEL teaching toolkit.
  • Explore avenues to enhance your impact on students’ social and emotional growth.

Teacher Self-Care Methods:

  • Explore practical and sustainable methods for teacher self-care, ensuring your well-being as you navigate the challenges of educating and nurturing students.
  • Develop personalized strategies to maintain balance and resilience in your professional journey.

Unlock the art of creating a safe and inclusive school environment with a specialized Training Program for educators and school leaders. Explore strategies to develop cross-cultural communication, build rapport with all students, and foster a sense of belonging. This is highly interactive in teaching you how to engage in crucial yet compassionate communication for a diverse student-body.

 Here are the main takeaways:

Diverse Communication Development:

    • Learn to cultivate cross-cultural communication within your school, embracing diversity as a cornerstone of strength.
    • Understand the importance of effective communication in promoting unity and understanding across various cultural backgrounds.

Rapport Across the Spectrum:

  • Develop powerful strategies to build rapport with students of all backgrounds and experiences.
  • Gain insights into creating connections that transcend cultural differences, establishing trust and understanding.

Belonging Promotion:

  • Discover techniques to actively promote a sense of belonging among students, creating an inclusive and supportive atmosphere.
  • Explore methods to identify and address potential sources of exclusion within the school community.

Safe Space Implementation:

  • Acquire practical tools for creating and maintaining a safe space within the school environment.
  • Learn strategies to ensure the emotional and physical well-being of all students and staff.

Elevate your team’s synergy with improv games tailored to foster trust and communication. Leila  studied and performed at Second City and the Annoyance Theater, and  discovered the transformative power of improv on her own confidence and delivery. What stood out for her was the ability of improv to break down inhibitions and eliminate the worry of peer judgment, especially when it comes to speaking —in any language.

In her journey, Leila observed that incorporating improv techniques not only makes the class instantly enjoyable but also creates a dynamic that fosters engagement and builds rapport among students from day one. The magic of improv lies in its capacity to turn language learning and speaking into a natural and fun process. Wether you want to implement team-building for staff or as a tool they take to their classroom, this highly interactive  program promises to transform the environment dynamic through laughter and collaboration.

Here are the main takeaways:

  • Confidence Boost: Embrace improv for enhanced confidence in educators and students, transforming delivery and presence.
  • Language Learning Unleashed: Utilize improv to remove inhibitions, allowing students to speak a new language from day one without fear of judgment.
  • Fun Fuels Learning: Infuse fun into the classroom with improv, creating a natural and enjoyable space for speaking while building strong educator-student rapport.
  • Rapport through Games: Leverage improv games for team-building, fostering trust, communication, and overall engagement in the classroom.