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Crafting Community

September 7 - December 14, 2022


September 7 - December 14, 2022

Online - more information about how to connect will be sent after registration

Groups of 6 or more receive a 10% discount

Essential Question: In what ways might we develop classroom communities that support agency, equity, and understanding of every learner?

Social and emotional approaches that support students of diverse backgrounds’ success in school are the foundation of equitable practices. In this course, we will explore the value of and the means to craft an intentional and responsive community of learners among your students. As per the PEBC Teaching Framework, participants will explore the power of productive dispositions, the learning environment, healthy relationships, shared ownership, clear norms and facilitated collaboration to this end. Participants will read about, see and hear strategies for designing a learning community that welcomes each and every learner and supports them in bringing their best to school every day.

Learning Targets 

  • Participants will understand the impact of classroom community on student agency, equity, and understanding.
  • Participants will learn strategies to support students’ social emotional health.
  • Participants will deepen their understanding of how to support students of diverse backgrounds.
  • Participants will be able to identify and apply strategies that craft positive classroom community, based on the PEBC Teaching Framework.


  • Certificate upon completion of course (30 PD credit hours)
  • Downloadable course-related reading materials, excerpts of classroom videos, and course handouts


Wendy Ward Hoffer

Wendy Ward Hoffer
Author and Senior Director of Content Development & Publications

Michelle Morris Jones

Michelle Morris Jones
Podcast Host and Senior Director of Professional Development Design

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Course Overview

This course is organized into six modules; each module includes a welcome, some interactive direct instruction, choice readings, media and invitations to respond, class discussions, as well as an application task designed to help you elevate your learning community. Your facilitators will respond to your work on the online learning management system, there to push your thinking and cheer you on.

  1. Productive Dispositions: How do we cultivate productive stances among learners?
  2. Environment: How might learning environments foster community?
  3. Relationships: In what ways can we promote trust?
  4. Norms:  How do communities work together?
  5. Ownership: In what ways can we engage learners in leading their learning community?
  6. Collaboration: How can community support all learners in maximizing potential?

We encourage all participants to register with one or more colleagues to provide the greatest opportunity for collaboration and learning for your team.

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