Who We Are
SilkWeb is an Indigenous, Woman-Owned Business. Laurel is Húŋkpapȟa Lakota and an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. She has a Master of Education Degree in Instructional Design and a Bachelors Degree in English. Laurel founded the e-learning company SilkWeb with a mission to help all communities gain access to technology and education. Laurel has been in the education technology industry for over 20 years, with much of her work focused on delivering quality e-learning training and custom e-learning education services to all communities.
Contact us to discuss your Professional Development Needs. SilkWeb offers off-the-shelf and custom e-learning solutions for all K-12 and Higher Education institutions and professional development training.
Professional Development Catalog
Leadership: An Introduction to Leadership
Leadership is different from management; leadership is about vision. This course discusses different leadership styles that can vary depending upon the situation, team, and leader. Also, you will learn how to use the skills, processes, and techniques to improve the quality of leadership. The online version of this course takes approximately 2 hours to complete.
The Dynamic Leader: 11 Principles for Highly Effective Leadership
A good leader inspires people to do something bigger than themselves. To work together to accomplish key objectives and to pool their strengths and resources to achieve great things. A good leader helps their followers become the absolute best version of themselves. In this course you will explore the 11 principles of highly effective leadership: Self-motivation, Confidence, Accountability, Passion, Courage, Integrity, Emotional intelligence, Humility, Vision, Discipline, and Communication. By learning to implement these principles in your own life, you can become a powerful and inspirational leader. The online version of this course takes approximately 2 hours to complete.
The Art of Resilience: How to Conquer Challenges and Achieve Your Goals
This course equips you with the tools to use overwhelming force against your challenges, so you can conquer them and reach your goals. You will discover the fastest way to resolve challenges, how to use creativity when you are up against a wall, and strategies that will help you learn to believe in yourself even when you’re struggling. The online version of this course takes approximately 2 hours to complete.
Diversity in the Workplace: Fostering a Diverse Workforce
Diversity training is a required topic in the area of corporate compliance. This course reviews legal requirements, discrimination, benefits of diversity, and techniques for promoting diversity in the workplace. The online version of this course takes approximately 2 hours to complete.
Facilitator Course Packages (Virtual or Face-to-Face) include the following: Participant Manuals PowerPoint Decks Ice-breakers & Activities Role Plays Case Studies Pre-Assignments Assessments Post- Assessment 43 Leadership Action Plan Recommended Reading Lists.
In addition, our Online Course Packages include all of the above PLUS the following: 24/7 + 365 Online Access Mobile Device Compatibility Self-Paced or Deadline Driven (Client Choice) Interactive Exercises Virtual Role Play Scenarios Data Analytics and Reporting Technical Support M-F 8am to 6PM (toll-free# and email) LIVE Instructor Support.
ONLINE/VIRTUAL TRAINING COURSES
All virtual training courses are facilitated and managed by Laurel Silk. While each course can be delivered asynchronous, a live, synchronous webinar session accompanies each course to discuss and explore topics related to each content area. During these live sessions, participants will be asked to engage in small group activities, share ideas, and apply information from the online course content. Learners are expected to participate and contribute to each virtual session to successfully complete each training course and achieve the outlined objectives.
K-12 Education Philosophy
Our student-centered learning approach includes the following philosophies:
1. Powerful instruction empowers young learners.
2. Curiosity is the spark that should drive instruction.
3. Diversity and cultural inclusion helps develop good global citizens.
We approach projects by collaborating with clients as action partners, working together to identify challenges and develop solutions that fit the context and needs of their unique education communities. Our dedicated team includes special education consultants, administrators, and former teachers, all of which can provide valuable strategic guidance to help you achieve better results for your students.