Believe to Achieve!

Unleash Students' Potential, Motivation, and Success Using Growth Mindset

Friday, March 4, 2016

with Sue Bergman, M.Ed.

at the Southeastern Regional Education Service Center (SERESC)

Who Should Attend:

Grade K-12 teachers, college professors, paraprofessionals, guidance counselors, administrators, parents, coaches

About the Workshop:

The purpose of this workshop is for participants to learn how growth mindset (the idea that intelligence can be developed through perseverance, practice, and belief) can impact all students and help them achieve at higher levels, regardless of their innate abilities. Scientific research shows that the brain is malleable and can act more like a muscle. It has the ability to change, strengthen, adapt, and even “rewire” itself. Attendees will learn by doing and leave with a “toolkit” of language, lessons, and resources to adopt a growth mindset culture with students, parents, and school staff.

Contact SERESC to bring this presenter to your school or organization!!!

“Whether you think you can, or think you can’t--- you’re right.” ~Henry Ford

“What on earth would make someone a non-learner? Everyone is born with an intense drive to learn. Infants stretch their skills daily. Not just ordinary skills, but the most difficult tasks of a lifetime, like learning to walk and talk. They never decide it’s too hard or not worth the effort. Babies don’t worry about making mistakes or humiliating themselves. They walk, they fall, they get up. They just barge forward. What could put an end to this exuberant learning? The fixed mindset. As soon as children become able to evaluate themselves, some of them become afraid of challenges. They become afraid of not being smart. I have studied thousands of people from preschoolers on, and it’s breathtaking how many reject an opportunity to learn.” ~ Carol S. Dweck , Mindset: The New Psychology Of Success


Participants will learn:

● what mindsets are and how they impact daily life

● how to identify fixed or growth mindsets in students, staff, and themselves

● why mindsets play a critical role in student motivation, achievement, and success

● how to help students adopt a growth mindset

● what parents and guardians should know about mindsets and how they can help

● how to build a growth mindset school culture

About the Presenter

Sue Bergman, M.Ed., is an Adjunct Professor at Plymouth State University and originator of Learning Is Contagious! LLC. She has over twenty years of experience working in the field of education in a variety of roles: Classroom Teacher, Enrichment Coordinator, Writing Coach, Professional Development Presenter, District Mentor, Collaborative Coach, and Literacy Interventionist. For the past ten years, Sue has combined her years of experience and a dash of humor with best practices in education to present engaging workshops for educators in an assortment of pertinent topics ranging from Differentiated Instruction to Google Search Tools.


“Sue Bergman is inspiring, passionate, and motivating. I have always left her presentations feeling energized and having gained tons of knowledge to put into practice immediately.”

~Shelby Reed, Grade 6 teacher

"Enthusiastic! Engaging! Dynamite! She will have you up and moving, collaborating, learning new skills, and applying the information she is trying to convey instantly. Sue's love for learning is evident and contagious! She is a wealth of knowledge!"

~Donna Burbank, Grade 4 teacher

“Sue Bergman has facilitated workshops and courses as a staff member and as an independent consultant. She is knowledgeable, well prepared, engaging and she makes learning fun! She’s always well received by our staff and they leave with a toolkit full of strategies to use in their classrooms!”

~Pam Miller, Assistant Superintendent

Sue Bergman is an inspiring, energetic, enthusiastic presenter. Having been "down in the trenches", her message is realistic, authentic, and tailored to professionals ready to affect change. A must-see presenter!
- Karen Dow, Interventionist

Friday, March 4, 2016

Check-in and continental breakfast starts at 8:00 am

Presentation starts at 8:30

Lunch at SERESC

Adjourn: 3:00 pm

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance for 5.5 contact hours

Cost: $225.00

Early Registration Discounted Cost: $195.00, if registered by, February 19, 2016 ---Enter discount code: early*registration

Registration Ends February 26, 2016

SERESC member districts are eligible for discounts. Please contact Sabrina Bryant for your discount code if you are an educator from a SERESC district. or (603) 206-6800. SERESC member districts are: Auburn - Bedford - Candia - Hampstead - Hooksett - Londonderry - Merrimack - Timberlane - Windham

Registration closes 7 days before event date. To inquire about available seats after this deadline,

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**SERESC accepts substitution of another person. 24 hour advanced notice is appreciated.

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**SERESC reserves the right to postpone or cancel events.


SERESC Conference Center

29 Commerce Drive

Bedford, NH 03110


Our mission is to inspire innovation and excellence in education and professional practice, and our vision is for helping organizations and individuals achieve their greatest potential as they learn, lead and grow. Our core values are innovation, excellence, integrity, and service.

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