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Two Days with Brian Housand and Andi McNair

April 18, 2024

April 18, 2024 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

CATALYST Creative Collective 4500 N. Oracle Rd. Suite 110 Tucson, AZ

“7 Reasons Why Boredom Isn’t Necessarily a BAD Thing… Until It Is.”

“I’m bored.” But what does that really mean? Boredom in gifted learners may result from under stimulation or even from over challenge, but what if boredom was the catalyst to creativity rather than a barrier to achievement? Together we will diagnose a variety of scenarios and share practical strategies to reverse the poisonous effects of frustration, apathy, and utter disengagement.

In this interactive professional learning experience, participants will enter the Boredom Emergency Room and be presented with a variety of symptoms from seven gifted students. Together we will diagnose the issues and prescribe a set of teaching and learning strategies to remedy the situation and activate student agency.

April 20, 2024 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Amphi Learning & Development Center 701 W. Wetmore Road

Tucson, AZ

“Constructing Memorable Learning Experiences: The Blueprint Revealed!”

What makes something memorable? How can we intentionally design teaching and learning to last a lifetime rather than just until the test? Embark on this professional learning journey where we deconstruct the process of making memories and reveal a blueprint for building captivating experiences to engage you and your gifted learners in the creative process.

Depart with a set of ready to use tools for heightening curiosity and imagination while developing the courage to make responsible choices in risk taking and embracing the ambiguity of complex challenges and authentic learning.

Tucson Values Teachers is providing limited scholarships for educators to attend PD opportunities, if you are interested, click here for more information

  • For questions regarding this resource, please contact Pima County School Superintendent's Office.
  • Contact Name: Marianne Landrith
  • Phone No: 520-724-8451
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