STAGES for Educators: Growing up is Waking up

February 4-5, 2017
with Terri O'Fallon, PhD & Abigail Lynam, PhD
Cascadia College, Bothell, WA

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Join us to learn about applying the STAGES adult development model to teaching and learning and improving student outcomes. STAGES is a research-based framework that reveals important new understandings about how human beings grow throughout life. It helps us support and maximize our students’ learning and development, as well as make sense of where we are in our own personal and professional development as educators.

Benefits of Attending

  • Experience how working developmentally cultivates respect, compassion, empathy and understanding for one’s self and others.
  • Practice working with the developmental diversity in a community of learners.
  • Learn to meet students where they are developmentally and support them on their growing edges.
  • Learn to recognize the difference between supporting developmental stabilization or transformation.
  • Learn new methods for student-centered learning.
  • Understand the relationship between developmental capacities and core teaching and learning content and processes - systems thinking, self-reflection, context awareness, self-directed learning, locus of control etc.
  • Understand the relationship between different learning theories and the phases of development.
  • Engage with your own developmental unfolding; your own growing up and waking up as an educator, and how this interacts with your students’ development.
  • Engage contemplative practices and deepen your reflective self-awareness as an educator.

In this experiential workshop, participants practice recognizing developmental patterns in students, how to design developmentally responsive curriculum and assessment, and how to work more effectively and transformatively with the developmental diversity found in any classroom. This workshop will focus on high school through post-secondary teaching and learning.

Practically, STAGES gives us a road map for our individual and collective human potential and how to teach and develop curriculum in ways that maximize this potential. It also offers a reciprocal understanding of one’s own development as an educator and how this interacts with students’ developmental needs.

Workshop Details

Cascadia College
Bothell, Washington
Tuition $350
Washington State Clock Hours and Continuing Education Quarter Credits are Available at the 400 and 500 level upon Request

Workshop Faculty

Terri O'Fallon, PhD Co-founder & Faculty at Pacific Integral

Abigail Lynam, PhD Faculty at Cascadia College & Pacific Integral


The StAGES theory and assessment methodology was created by Terri O’Fallon, and grew out of her 50 years of experience in education and years of research on development at Pacific Integral. Abigail Lynam has twenty-five years of graduate and undergraduate teaching experience in education and environmental studies and recently completed doctoral research on the impact of teaching and mentoring developmentally in higher education.

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