In Person: Responsive Classroom Workshop- Summer 2023

July 24, 2023


Responsive Classroom with Sun

Responsive Classroom is an evidence-based approach to teaching that is deeply rooted in social-emotional learning and focused on engaging academics, positive community, effective management, and developmental awareness. You will learn to create safe and joyful learning communities where every student can thrive—while helping your students develop strong social, emotional, and academic skills.  

Key Features  

■ Learn and engage in energizers and interactive learning structures that can be used with students  

■ Experience an Academic Choice lesson using The New Bird in Town and Charlie and the Octopus that can be adapted for any grade level  

■ Plan an Interactive Modeling lesson, a role-play, and a Guided Discovery lesson to use with students  

■ Map out your learning space to organize your classroom for success  

■ Engage in planning workshops to create plans for implementation of Responsive Classroom practices 

■ Reflect on your current teaching context and new content learned throughout the week

Other Details:

  • No one will be turned down due to cost. If you have any issues making the full payment or have general questions, please email
  • For educators working in NYC Day Schools/ Yeshivot only.
  • Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.

CTLE credits are available upon request.


COVID Policy:

In accordance with the recommendations from the CDC,, the NYC Department of Education, and the protocols of our site host, there are no vaccination requirements to attend this event. We ask that participants take precautions in the event; if you are feeling sick on the day of this event, please do not attend. If you feel most comfortable wearing a mask to this event, we encourage you to do so. Please note this policy is subject to change based upon guidance from the Department of Education, New York City, New York State, and Federal guidelines.

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Kerry O'Grady Headshot

Kerry O'Grady is an educational consultant and coach for the Center of Responsive Schools. For over ten years, she has partnered with public, independent, and international schools in 14 countries and 42 states, helping to bring social-emotional learning to their students. As a skilled facilitator of adult learning, Kerry designs and presents engaging conference sessions, in-person workshops, and online learning for educators worldwide. Before joining the organization, she was a classroom teacher in Fairfax County Public Schools for 15 years. She holds a master of arts in Educational Transformation from George Mason University.