Vygotsky - Charting a Path



"Charting a Path to Success and Well-Being”

Vygotsky - Professional Growth Weekend

Blue Mountain Resort

Oct 17-20


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Vygotsky - "Professional Growth: Charting a Path to Success and Well-Being"


Schedule and Cost

Start Date 10-17-2024 8:00 pm
End Date 10-20-2024 12:00 pm
Registered 1
Regular Price $599.00
Early-bird Rate $545.00 (Until 09-06-2024 5:00 pm)

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About Vygotsky - Professional Growth Weekend


In this twenty hour immersion experience, we will consider the social climate and systemic constraints that impact our work, attitudes, and biases. This learning environment is intentionally designed to invite the participation of professional interpreters from all backgrounds, including from racialized and marginalized communities, namely those who are People of Color and/or members of the Deaf Community. Time will be devoted to understanding the systems of oppression that exist within the interpreting field, and how we can respond to the causes and impacts of Power, Privilege, and Oppression in Society. 

Vygotsky offers us his socio-cultural framework for how we show up in the world, in our relationships, and in our work. During this weekend, we will focus on such topics as: a) how to demonstrate cognitive development in ways that are compelling to traditional, academic systems, b) how to develop and employ learner-centered documentation of progress and success, and c) how to justify doing so in traditional teacher-centered institutions. 

These explorations will help those of us who are teachers, mentors, and educators (and learners) as we collaborate with colleagues and students: in identifying our own growth trajectories; in supporting others to explore and understand their own work; and in bringing creativity and clarity to challenges that we and our colleagues encounter. 

This gathering is for those who want to be challenged and enlightened. We will scaffold and support each other as we unpack ideas, strategies, and blocks that will contribute to our journey towards greater freedom and understanding.

Prerequisite: Foundations: Framework, Parts A and B (formerly Foundations I and II)

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