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Fail Better: Low Tech, High Octane Critical Thinking for T/w/eens
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Who: T/w/een Programming Public Library Staff

What & Why: 

Research and your own experience reveal that resilience, grit, and growth mindset play a critical role in student success, but how can you help empower tweens/teens with these skills? Join Flow Circus for a full day training that introduces skill toys – a playful tool for encouraging tweens/teens to shift mindset and see “failure” as an opportunity for learning and growth. The first half of the day focuses on getting comfortable with skill toys like spinning plates, yo-yo, and kendama. Don’t worry – you don’t have to be an expert in the skills in order to run programs. We model how to take a mindful approach to dropping, learning, and facilitating. The second half of the day takes you through a number of challenges and programming (active and passive) ideas for connecting skill toys to STEAM, Summer Reading Program, and other common themes. A preview video can be viewed here.

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When: Friday, April 27, 2018, 10 am to 4 pm

Where: Rockbridge Regional Public Library, 138 S Main St, Lexington, VA 24450

Cost: $10 per person, lunch is included.

Registration will open on February 9th (a link and update will be emailed at that time) and be initially limited to 1 person per library system, with a maximum of 40. This limit may be removed as space allows.

Door Prizes6 skill toy sets/kits will be given away (a $400 value) at this training. Ideally, one set would go to each region where it would be shared among libraries, but if each region isn’t represented, we’ll give them away to those that are. Also, FlowCircus will honor the $400 price for any attendee who would like to purchase them should they not win.

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