Creating the Learning Support Classroom of Tomorrow
This workshop will introduce a new framework for developing individual learning support programs that are highly personalized, engaging, effective, and centered around increasing student agency.
After unpacking the framework, participants will use their unique context(s) to create and/or improve their own learning support classrooms. In addition to improving their learning support class, participants are invited to join a community that will continue to support each other in the future.
The MARIO Framework is primarily designed for middle and high school learning support teachers to provide a customizable structure for improving the overall effectiveness of dedicated learning support classes. Unlike many educational platforms, the MARIO Framework is completely free and run by fellow teachers in the field. In addition to being an effective approach to helping students reach their potential through personalized instruction, the framework’s modular design allows teachers to increase their impact in multiple ways.
Teachers can instantly access quality resources and strategies, share what works for them with others, and leverage an opportunity to improve already existing content.
Philip Bowman is in his ninth year at International School Bangkok and has been a learning support teacher for over thirteen years. His career in special education began shortly after being diagnosed as an adult with ADHD. Drawing on his personal experiences with ADHD and varied background in science, research, liberal arts, special education, motivation, mindfulness, and video games, he has created an empathetic and playful approach to learning support that focuses on sustainable results through personalized learning. Philip believes that, in addition to in-class support, all students with exceptionalities should have access to effective learning support classes that target overall learning and life-long success. He recently founded the MARIO Framework to help further this mission by providing a shared space for learning support teachers to build and/or improve their own ideal classroom.