Bringing Humanity to Virtual Spaces

Aug 14, 2020 9:00AM—11:00AM

Cost $150 members; ($225 non-members)

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“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.” 

-- Brené Brown

Just because we won't always be physically together in the same space this school year, it doesn't mean we can't foster connection and deepen learning experiences. It is imperative that we find ways to humanize the digital learning experience for both students and faculty. In this two-hour workshop, participants will learn what co-creating classroom culture can look like in online spaces, discuss opportunities available with virtual learning (while being realistic about some of the challenges), practice with some tools for connection and co-creation of classroom culture, and design next steps to prepare for the school year.

This online workshop will provide: 

  • Valuable skills and the opportunity to practice with tools that co-creating classroom culture in online spaces.
  • A learning opportunity that will help center the relationships so essential for deep learning and central to so many independent school missions.
  • A resource folder that will support participants as they plan to build connections with their students/faculty for the start of school.


This online intensive is intended for K-12 Teachers and Deans, Division Leaders, and Directors of Teaching and Learning.



Lori Cohen has worked in education (both public and independent) for two decades as a teacher, instructional coach, and school leader.. She is currently supporting schools in a range of capacities: as an independent school consultant and coach, as a consultant with East Ed, and as a Senior Associate for Bright Morning Consulting. In all her work, Lori actively engages in equity and social justice, striving to offer access and pathways for all school stakeholders to thrive.

Cancellation Policy

Life happens. We understand that there will be times when you cannot attend a workshop that you have registered and paid for. We strive to be as helpful and flexible as possible when things out of your control happen. Please visit our FAQ page for detailed information about our cancellation policy and answers to frequently asked questions about enrollment and membership.