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A Program for Transformative Teachers: Cultivating Resilient and Ethical Young Leaders

Become a Transformative Teacher!

The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is offering intensive one-day “Transformative Teachers” workshops for high school and middle school teachers; providing teachers with the tools and methods for fostering resilient and ethical young leaders. This program supports two ongoing initiatives to develop ethics and leadership among youth: Young Peace Leaders, targeting elementary and middle school aged children, and Compassionate Young Leaders for young adults in high school and university.

Program Goals

Through interactive workshops that engage teachers in discussion, introspection and experimentation, the Transformative Teachers program trains teachers to integrate the development of cognitive skills, social-emotional understanding, and ethical purpose; enabling teachers to make a profound and lasting impact on their students. The workshops intend to achieve the following goals.

  • Explore the influence of core values and vision on teaching practice and on leadership development for students;
  • Introduce and demonstrate activities for cultivating empathy, self-awareness, emotional understanding and clarity of values inside and outside the classroom;
  • Establish a growing community of teachers committed to the development of resilient and ethical young leaders;
  • Develop a plan for sustained activities at the participants’ respective schools.

Workshop Details

Venue:  Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus in Cambridge, MA

Dates:  7/10, 7/12, 8/7, 8/9 of 2014 (Limited enrollment; participants choose only one session; check back for exact location and map; sessions will run from 9AM-4:30PM)

July 10, July 12 and August 7 sessions are FULL. Please select other dates.

Course Fee:    $150 per person 

PDPs: Participants will receive 15 professional development points upon completion of the program, which includes the workshop, two in-class activities and a written reflection;

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To apply or for more information please visit our website at or send an email to: info@ Admission to the program will be limited and decided on a first come first served basis.

Note: Refunds may not be issued after June 20, 2014. Applicants may have the opportunity to register for another date based on availability.

Transformative Teachers is a sub-program of the Young Peace Leaders and Compassionate Young Leaders programs of the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT. Transformative Teachers is being produced in cooperation with WGBH and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.