For more information about the Harmony collaboration with NSU, please contact:
J Rick Roach, M.Ed.
Nova Southeastern University
Nova Southeastern University is leading the advancement in the South Florida region of two innovative PreK-12 education programs that provide a comprehensive approach to student learning and development. The purpose of the expanded partnership between NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education & School of Criminal Justice and the Higher Education Collaborative is to develop and deliver high-quality, convenient, and innovative professional development content that is embedded within certification opportunities to in-service and pre-service teachers in the most convenient, flexible format possible.
As a member of the Education Collaborative, Nova Southeastern University is involved in disseminating Harmony program, which strengthens positive peer relationships among PreK-6 children, and Inspire, which provides a growing resource of free and readily-accessible online modules on inspiring teaching approaches:
Harmony is a research-based, highly effective teaching strategy that strengthens classroom communities by helping each child understand and appreciate diversity in others. Teachers are provided the tools to foster intentional student interactions, thereby creating classroom environments where students feel connected and included.
Inspire provides free, easily-accessible online learning modules and curriculum resources for in-service and pre-service teachers seeking ideas on how to inspire students. Inspire principles can be aligned with school of education curriculum, and the initiative provides a framework for evaluating and developing inspiring teaching methodologies on a national scale.