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December 2022 (three-week series, Mondays and Wednesdays)  
  • Week 1: December 5 and December 7, 2022
  • Week 2:  December 12 and December 14, 2022
  • Week 3: December 19 and December 21, 2022

12:00pm-2:00pm Eastern Time // 9:00am-11:00am Pacific Time 

This 3-week learning experience includes six learning blocks at two hours each, totaling to 12 hours of virtual live learning. Each session requires an hour or less of pre-work before the virtual engagement.

The virtual engagement takes place on Zoom and requires Zoom (5.8.6 or higher)* and a computer. If you have access needs or accommodation requests, please email We will do our best to meet accessibility needs. 

*Currently Zoom does not allow for auto-captioning in breakout rooms, which we frequently use in workshops. Please let us know if you require captioning in all spaces to access virtual learning.

All sessions (except breakouts) will be recorded in the event you cannot make a session or if you would like to rewatch at a later time. Participants have access to content for 30 days after the learning experience. 


To receive the group rate, pay by invoice, or if your organization requires you to complete a purchase order, please complete our Group Order/Invoice form



In this six-session learning series, you will receive the tools, skills, and dispositions to create meeting, gathering, and learning spaces that allow you and the adults you serve to thrive beyond our current conditions. Drawing from Elena Aguilar and Lori Cohen's book, The PD Book: 7 Habits that Transform Professional Development, participants will explore the advanced skills of designing and leading adult learning. 

You’ll apply adult learning theory to intentional meeting design and facilitation, learn about how to engage emotions and navigate power, consider the crucial elements of intentional design and the details that make learning matter, and practice adaptive facilitation when unforeseen circumstances arise. Through reflective activities, individual practice, and group connection and processing, you'll leave this series with skills, strategies, inspiration, and connection with others in a transformational learning community.

This masterclass is right for you if any of the following describe you: 

  • You are interested in supporting yourself and others in doing more than “powering through” the learning and meetings you lead
  • You are a leader who is seeking ways of building and sustaining community through intentional design 
  • You want to level up in your design and facilitation 
  • You want to shift the paradigm about what's possible in professional development 
  • You are seeking a professional community of adults engaging around adult learning


Participants will:

  • Generate purposeful meeting outcomes and engaging activities rooted in the principles of adult learning
  • Connect in community and explore what it means to explore emotions and navigate power, individually and collectively
  • Create conditions for transformative learning through intentional design and attending to the details
  • Reflect on who we are as facilitators and what it means to facilitate adaptively
  • Develop tools for assessing the impact of professional learning to create better outcomes for students


  • Individual reflection 
  • Small group discussions and collaboration 
  • Role play practice and scenario analysis 
  • Crafting an agenda that aligns with adult learning principles 
  • Protocols to build connection and receive feedback on problems of practice


  • Team leaders
  • Anyone who leads professional learning
  • Positional leaders (assistant principals, upper level deans, instructional leaders, and managers)


  • 10 or more days prior to the event – Full refund

  • Less than 10 days prior to the event – No refund

  • A missed learning experience is non-refundable and non-transferable. For more details about our cancellation policy and transfers, visit our FAQ page.

In the rare event that Bright Morning does not receive enough interest in this offering to host it as scheduled, we will provide an alternate learning pathway for all registrants or honor refunds for those who cannot join the alternate experience.


Presenter and Community Engagement Specialist

Becky Barstein

Becky Barstein has worked at the intersection of education, technology, and equity for over 10 years. She designs and facilitates professional learning experiences that seek to deepen educators’ understanding of racial equity and stakeholder voice for schools, districts, and departments of education across the country. Becky taught grades K-4 in Houston, TX, while also leading and coaching teams of new and veteran teachers. During this time, she also developed and facilitated school-, district-, and network-wide professional development focused on elementary literacy, dismantling white supremacy culture, and social-emotional learning for both students and adults. In her spare time, you can find Becky exploring the greater NYC area or hanging out with her two cats, (Thomas) Hobbes and (Professor) Lupin.

How to Register:

  • 1. Choose the payment method that works for you: credit card or invoice/P.O.

  • 2. If registering by credit card, check your inbox for a course access email and receipt.

  • 3. If registering a group, please use the Group Registration/Pay By Invoice form. Our team will follow up in 2-3 business days.

Individual Registration by Credit Card

To register as an individual, pay by credit card for instant enrollment and access to course materials. This option requires registering one individual at a time.

Group Registration or Pay by Invoice/PO