Last time we did a workshop in San Francisco (actually in Pleasanton, a nearby suburb) we had a fantastic time being hosted by Elisabeth Hendrickson’s Agilistry Studio team. So much so that we agreed to come back as soon as we could. Please check out her website for more info. Every time we run a workshop, we take things farther than we have before. I can’t recommend enough that you learn the game in this kind of 2 day workshop. The immersive experience really drives the principles and practices home. We aim for nothing less than fluency in teaching/learning excellence.
A few details on the workshop:
What: 2 days of training in leading the “Where Are Your Keys?” fluency game and applying its principles
Where: Agilistry Studio in Pleasanton, CA (SF area)
When: April 12-13, 2010
Instructors: Willem Larsen and Evan Gardner
This will be a small workshop so register early.
Can i ask for the reason of the cost being so high this time? Would there be discounts for those of us that need to spend a lot of money to get there?
You’re definitely a special case. 🙂 I’ve sent you an email, let’s work something out.
Also, in answer to your first question about the price change, these workshops are essentially intended to financially support us so we can focus on our language revitalization work, which doesn’t currently compensate us well.
The first $50 workshop was an at-cost workshop, meant to inaugurate the Agilistry studio space and test-run the workshop there; none of us made any money, but we did get our expenses paid.
We have had to bump up the price to a more realistic number for practical financial reasons, and so this workshop is aimed at an audience who can afford it (San Francisco-area professionals).
We are always looking for opportunities to present the game in other contexts, to reach a wider range of people. Please feel free to talk to us about hosting WAYK workshops in other environments.
Hi willem, thank you for the clarification and e-mail. I suppose my spot is secured? 😀
I’ll ask you too out of simple curiousity if you use some kind of target language in this workshop..? Or do you just teach the game itself?
We focus on teaching Pidgin Signed English (PSE), an amalgam American Sign Language (ASL) and Signed Exact English (SEE). This works well because we can use it then as the bridge language for any spoken language we want to use. You also have the option of using the game later to learn other signed languages. There are many, many signed languages in the world – your country almost certainly has one too.
Depending on how far we get in the workshop (and we get farther every time…), we may touch on spoken language, but we prioritize learning the WAYK game and techniques themselves first.
And yes, your spot is secured. Have you registered yet with Elisabeth?