The Level I Training Workshops provide you with a step-by-step process to identify your students’ innate interests, gifts, talents and passions, and ignite those passions into personal brilliance.

Level I Training is broken into two separate series of training sessions, Unit I Interest, and Unit II Passion combined with Unit III Brilliance. Each series is coordinated with the information in Answering The Call to Brilliance, The Essential Guide and Workbook,’ also known as The Workbook.   This sequential series of training units provide you with the hands-on process we have successfully been using with students and families for decades.

We use the acronym EMAP to represent our step-by-step process: Expose, Monitor, Assess and Provide the Next Step.  Each unit will take you through all four of the EMAP steps.  Following each step will guide you toward a deeper understanding of your students and will help you assist them in finding their individual and innate brilliance.

Materials:  Each participant will receive a copy of ‘Answering The Call to Brilliance, The Essential Guide and Workbook,’ to be used throughout Training Sessions I and II.  They will also receive copies of The Travel Log, guided journal companion to The Workbook.

 

SESSION I SERIES:  UNIT I INTEREST  

SYLLABUS:

Unit I Interest will help you discover, nurture and expand your students’ interests, the first step towards igniting passion.

We begin by identifying each student’s unique learning styles and forms of intelligence. We will show you how to refine this information in a way you probably have not considered before. You will use this new information to fine-tune your students’ current activities and expose them to new activities better suited to their individual and innate abilities and interests.  You will learn to identify which activities are passive, false, misdirected, or active and internally-driven, and how to take the next step.  Your goal is to prioritize and broaden your students’ full range of active interests, providing increased opportunities within which passion can grow.

EMAP #1: EXPOSE INTEREST
Is your students’ activities doing what they are supposed to?

Step 1:  Understanding the Definitions
Step 2:  Identify Your Students’ Dominant Intelligences
Step 3:  Identify Your Students’ Learning Styles
Step 4:  Combine Your Student’s Dominant Intelligences and Learning Styles
Step 5:  Derive a List of Activities
Step 6:  Brainstorm Specific Resources
Step 7:  Factor in Your Variables
Step 8:  Choose Which Activities Are Worth Pursuing and How

EXPOSE INTEREST Summary Activity:  ACTION PLAN

EMAP #2: MONITOR INTEREST
Is what you think you’re seeing…really happening?

Step 1:  Understanding the Definitions
Step 2:  Monitor Your Students’ Behavior During Activities
Step 3:  Identify Your Students’ Active Interests
Step 4:  Identify Your Students’ Passive Interests
Step 5:  Identify Your Students’ False Interests
Step 6:  Identify Your Students’ Misdirected Interests

MONITOR INTEREST Summary Activity:  ACTION PLAN

EMAP #3: ASSESS INTEREST
Is what your students learn, something they can use? Options!

Option 1:  Develop Active Interests
Option 2:  Move Passive Interests Forward
Option 3:  Eliminate False Interests
Option 4:  Redirect Misdirected Interests

ASSESS INTEREST Summary Activity:  ACTION PLAN

EMAP #4: PROVIDE THE NEXT STEP
Is what you think you can do…do-able? Absolutely!

ACTIVITY PLAN: Broaden Your Students’ Opportunities:  ACTION PLAN
SUMMARY EMAPs #1-4  Scenic Viewpoint:  A snapshot of your journey to this point.

 

SESSION II SERIES:  UNIT II PASSION and UNIT III BRILLIANCE  

UNIT II PASSION

SYLLABUS:

Unit II Passion will help you fuel and ignite your students’ active interests into passions.  

We will show you how to identify specific themes within your students’ range of active interests and prioritize which activities within those themes are most likely to help their passions flourish. Along the way, you will learn how to better observe your students’ behaviors and natural pacing to facilitate passionate absorption and help them discover the path to personal brilliance. We will also help you manage the time, energy and resources necessary to prioritize passion and accomplish your objectives. Your goal is to deepen your students’ connections to creativity and passion.

EMAP #5: EXPOSE PASSION
Are you digging a hole or broadening your students’ experiences?

Step 1:  Review this List
Step 2:  List Your Students’ Active Interests
Step 3:  Identify Themes
Step 4:  Group Activities by Themes
Step 5:  Broaden Activities Within a Theme
Step 6:  Prioritize Activities
Step 7:  Identify How to Fuel Your Students’ Activities and Passions

EXPOSE PASSION Summary Activity:  ACTION PLAN
BONUS:  Tools and Resource Checklist

EMAP #6: MONITOR PASSION
Are you reading your students as well as your students read you?

Step 1:  Monitor Behavior for Passionate Absorption
Step 2:  Monitor Your Perceptions
Step 3:  Monitor Your Students’ Activities
Step 4:  Monitor the Environment
Step 5:  Re-Evaluate Activities or the Environment if Necessary

MONITOR PASSION Summary Activity:  ACTION PLAN

EMAP #7: ASSESS PASSION
Are you reading your students as well as your students read you?

Step 1:  Assess How Your Student Spends Time
Step 2:  Assess What Impedes Your Child’s Passion
Step 3:  Prioritize Passion

ASSESS PASSION Summary Activity:  ACTION PLAN

EMAP #8: PROVIDE THE NEXT STEP
Are you zeroing in on your objectives?

ACTIVITY PLAN:  Deepen Passion:  ACTION PLAN
SUMMARY EMAPs #5-8  Scenic Viewpoint:  A snapshot of your journey to this point.

 

UNIT III BRILLIANCE

SYLLABUS:

Unit III Brilliance will help you bring each of your students’ unique and individual brilliance forward and share that brilliance with the community and world around you.

We will help you identify ways to bring your students’ creative skills into tangible form at a professional level and explore what it takes to create a product, business or service organization.  You will learn how to monitor your students’ progress and read the signs that tell if each student is internally and passionately motivated, ready and mature enough to step out into the community.  We will help you brainstorm ways to introduce your students to hobby and networking organizations, mentors and internships, activities culminating in professional resumes and portfolios.  At the end of this phase of your journey,  we will explore the meaning of, and purpose for, finding passion and brilliance in relation to life-long success.

EMAP #9: EXPOSE BRILLIANCE
Do you recognize your students’ brilliance when you see it?

Step 1:  Explore Ways to Bring Skill into Tangible Form
Step 2:  Bring Your Students’ Work into the Community
Step 3:  Expose Your Students to Working Professionals
Step 4:  Start a Business

EXPOSE PASSION Summary Activity:  ACTION PLAN

EMAP #10: MONITOR BRILLIANCE
Does it look like what you expected?

Step 1:  Turn Brilliance into Tangible Form
Step 2:  Interactions within Community Groups and Organizations
Step 3:  Relationships with Mentors or Professionals
Step 4:  Entrepreneurial Skills

MONITOR BRILLIANCE Summary Activity:  ACTION PLAN

EMAP #11: ASSESS BRILLIANCE
Does it sparkle?

Step 1:  Assess the Intensity and Sustainability of Passion
Step 2:  Review Quality
Step 3:  Evaluate Readiness

ASSESS BRILLIANCE Summary Activity:  ACTION PLAN

EMAP #12: PROVIDE THE NEXT STEP
Growing and becoming!

Step 1:  Reflecting on Your Students’ Success
Step 2:  Re-Evaluating Your Definition of Success

ACTIVITY PLAN:  Reflect Brilliance:  ACTION PLAN
SUMMARY EMAPs #9-12  Scenic Viewpoint:  A snapshot of your journey to this point.

 

For more information please contact:

Matt Brown
[email protected]