Developing a Growth Mindset for your Classroom

This four-day workshop will focus on the work of Carol Dweck who researched the theory of developing growth mindsets. Participants will receive 10 Professional Development Points (PDPs) for participation in the session and will be eligible for an additional 5 PDPs for work outside of the sessions. In addition to learn about the research associated with growth mindsets in the classroom, participants will learn practical growth mindset strategies and activities to start the school year strong. Participants are also encouraged to join the year-long Growth Mindset PLC beginning in September, although this is not required in order to join this workshop. Participants will receive two texts written by author Mary Cay Ricci about Mindsets in the Classroom.

Meeting Dates and Times

This four day workshop will run from Monday, June 27 - Thursday, June 30 from 9:00AM to 11:30AM. Our sessions will meet in the Library at Hurley Middle School.


Zachary Waddicor
Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning

Target Audience

This workshop is open to and appropriate for all educators.


There is no cost for participation. Participants will receive a free copy of the texts used in this workshop.


10 PDPs will be awarded for full participation in the four sessions.

15 PDPs will be awarded for full participation in the four sessions and with additional outside learning.

Alignment to District Goals

Objective 1

Meeting the Needs of All Learners

  • 1.1 - Strengthen Tier 1 Instruction through the use of pest practices.

  • 1. 2 - Address the academic needs of students by removing barriers and strengthening inclusive practices.

Objective 2

Personalized Learning

  • 2.1 - Provide training to educators on way to personalize learning and other best practices.

Objective 3

Strengthen Instruction

  • 3.4 - Provide opportunities for educators to collaborate to develop the district's curriculum through PLCs.

Objective 4

Strategic Use of Data

  • 4.2 - Develop and strengthen opportunities for collaboration among educators through PLCs to support the academic growth of all students.

Registration Information: Please register by Friday, June 10, 2022

For questions about this professional learning opportunity, please contact Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning, Zachary Waddicor.