April Sheffield

To improve her ability to meet the needs of her students, Ms. Sheffield will attend the Greater Good Science Center’s Summer Institute on ?The Science of Prosocial Human Development.? Workshops on current research on social and emotional learning and ways to effectively implement that research will help her to apply her knowledge in her classroom. She will also learn how to use the science of empathy, compassion, forgiveness, and gratitude to build a positive school climate, and how to integrate prosocial science and practice into content and pedagogy. Ms. Sheffield will disseminate her knowledge through professional development training with her colleagues and administration.