Conference Program & Schedule (with Workshops)

 

Schedule

Wednesday May 20th

• 9:00am-4:00pm – School Visits

• 5:00pm-9:00pm – Registration

• 8:00pm – Documentary: COWSPIRACY

Thursday May 21st

• 8:00am-10:30pm – Yoga, Breakfast, Networking, Tabling, Bookstore, Registration

• 10:30am-12:00pm – Workshop Group A

• 12:00pm-1:30pm – Lunch, Keynote:

• 1:30pm-3:00pm – Workshop Group B

• 3:00pm-3:30pm – Break

• 3:30pm-5:00pm – Workshop Group C

• 5:00pm-6:30pm – Dinner

• 6:00pm – Documentary: Class Dismissed

• 7:30pm-8:15pm – Keynote: Jeremy Stuart

• 8:15 – Keynote: NADEC

Friday, May 22nd

• 8:00am-9:30pm – Yoga, Breakfast, Networking, Tabling, Bookstore, Registration

• 9:30am-10:30am – Workshop Group D

• 10:30am-10:45am – Break

• 10:45am-12:15pm – Workshop Group E

• 12:15pm-1:45pm – Lunch

• 1:00pm – Documentary: Good Morning Mission Hill

• 2:00pm-3:15pm – Keynote: Debbie Meier & Amy Valens

• 3:30pm-5:00pm – Workshop Group F

• 5:00pm-6:30pm – Dinner

• 6:30pm-8:00pm – Keynote: Zoe Weil

• 8:30pm – Documentary: Approaching The Elephant

Saturday, May 23rd

• 8:00am-9:30pm – Yoga, Breakfast, Networking, Tabling, Bookstore, Registration

• 9:30am-10:30am – Workshop Group G

• 10:30am-10:45am – Break

• 10:45am-12:15pm – Workshop Group H

• 12:15pm-1:45pm – Lunch, Keynote:Tom Capone

• 1:45pm-3:15pm – Keynote:Yaacov Hecht

• 3:30pm-5:00pm – Workshop Group I

• 5:00pm-6:30pm – Dinner

• 5:30pm-6:30pm – Sugata Mitra meet and greet

• 7:00pm-8:30pm – Keynote: Sugata Mitra

• 9:00pm – Documentary: Meastra

Sunday, May 24th

• 8:00am-10:30am – Yoga, Breakfast, Networking, Tabling, Bookstore, Registration

• 10:30am-12:00pm – Workshop Group J

• 12:00pm-1:30pm – Lunch

• 1:30pm-3:00pm – Keynote: Tomis & Nancy from ALC

• 3:00pm-4:00pm – Evaluation Session

 

Workshops

Workshop Group A

• Musings on Childhood Autonomy in the Wake of Bureaucratic Productivity

• Planting Freedom: The Impact of Unschooling Exposure on University Teacher Candidates

• Body-Centered Inquiry

• Revolutionizing Public Education

• Spiritual Mentoring

Workshop Group B

• Communication is Key: The Language of Self-Directed Learning

• Faces of Change

• "Learning" Math without "Teaching" Math

• Rites of Passage in Educational Design

• Re-visioning initial teacher education through the principles, perspectives, and practices of alternative educators

Workshop Group C

• Teaching Global Compassion – Community Service, Ethics, and Mindfulness for the 21st Century

• Taking One Step: The Journey of a Thousand Miles…

• Walking with Confidence Down the Path of Unschooling

• Teaching from the Felt Sense

• Is there a future? On a swiftly disintegrating world, what still needs to be learned?

Workshop Group D

• PropagandED – Why the Conversation About Education Matters

• Unschooling's Future

• Holistic Learning in a Technological World

• Citizen organization: the emergence of alternative educational projects

• The Heart/brain Connection: Why Emotions Play Such a Huge Role in Learning

Workshop Group E

• Can Movement Transform the Education System?

• Theatrical Simulations Games

• New Eyes: How to Pass the Baton AND Advance Your Vision

• The End of Homeschooling…..As We Know It

• Marketing Your School Holisticly

Workshop Group F

• An Introduction to SelfDesign

• Supporting Sensory Learning through Invitations and Questions

• Techniques for Developing Narrative

• Inner Wisdom Learning

• Making Your Own Way – or Escaping the "Supposed Tos" of the Default World

• School Starters Workshop

Workshop Group G

• More than 10 reasons of why not to introduce literacy to early

• EDUCATION UNCENSORED: Child-led Learning Techniques in the Classroom

• More than 10 reasons of why we should avoid the idea of introducing literacy at early ages

• Democratic Teachers in Public Schools: Looking at Authority and Cultural Context

• Robert's Rules for Kids: How to teach children the basics of parliamentary procedure (Part 1)

• The Real Maria Montessori

• Is there a future? On a swiftly disintegrating world, what still needs to be learned?

Workshop Group H

• Coming Alive with Full Circle Learning

• Cooperative Games for a warm and Loving School Climate

• Understanding Tolerance: Overcoming a Variety of Forms of Discrimination in Schools

• Democratic Teachers in Public Schools: Looking at Authority and Cultural Context

• Robert's Rules for Kids: How to teach children the basics of parliamentary procedure (Part 2)

Workshop Group I

• Radical Boredom (for Secondary School Educators)

• Creating a Good Clash

• The Radical Road

• Creative Activism

• Working with Teens at Liberated Learners Centers

Workshop Group J

• Pedagogy in Learner-Centered Alternatives

• Teen Panel: Directing My Own Education

• Michel Foucault: Reflection on the question of freedom within democratic Free Schools