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Gatton Academy

PRESENTED ON OCT 27, 2014
IN BOWLING GREEN @ VOL 5

Brimah Vonjo discusses the Gatton Academy in his presentation, a high school located on Western Kentucky Univeristy's campus.  He strongly encourages other high schools to find ways to give their students similar opportunities in research to prepare them for an increasingly competitive job market.

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Earth School

BY BARBARA SARBIN
@ VOL 3 ON AUG 29, 2013

Educator Barbara Sarbin created Earth School as a way to provide a place where children could learn by interacting directly with nature. Earth School has evolved into a farm-based education program with a focus on sustainable living practices. 

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Conscious Academy

BY FRED VOLKER
@ VOL 23 ON SEP 17, 2014

Conscious Academy provides us a new way of thinking, recognizing and believing. While having the world in the way it is, you could and have the power to change it and contribute to a better one. Consciousness is not something you need to develop or learn, but something you have and could utilize. Fred Volker explains that in this presentation. 

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Turning Learning Inside Out

BY CORANNA ADAMS
@ VOL 9 ON OCT 09, 2015

How do we prepare kids to face the challenges of the 21st century? At one small, community school, Integral Education does just that…

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The State of State Education

BY KATHY SALAMAN
@ VOL 4 ON APR 05, 2016

Education should not be about politics or making money: it should be about learners, what is relevant for their futures, and how to build on their natural talents. Listen as speaker Kathy Salaman explains why. 

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Falling in Love with Learning

BY KERRY BRIGGS
@ VOL 12 ON APR 11, 2017

Kerry Briggs discusses how we can help people who have had a bad experience of learning in the past fall in love with learning. She suggests using a community-based approach to how we facilitating learning for adults and talks about the reasons why people often struggle with learning after school.

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From novice to keynote - learning to be an academic one conference at a time

BY RACHEL SHANKS
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 23, 2017

Dr Rachel Shanks is a Senior Lecturer based in the School of Education at the University of Aberdeen. She is currently conducting research in Huntly, exploring Health and Social Care for the 2020s. She speaks about how people learn at academic conferences - from attending their first conference, how do people learn what to do, how to behave and how to get on at conferences, going from novice to keynote speaker. She covers the formal and informal learning that takes place.

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Where Arts, Education, & Community Harmonize

BY MIKE GUARINO
@ VOL 28 ON JUL 12, 2018

Mike Guarino shares the story of the Snow Pond Arts Academy. 

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Valley New School, Subverting the Dominant Paradigm

BY DAVID DEBBINK
@ VOL 8 ON MAR 07, 2019

David Debbink talks about 16 years of history for Valley New School.

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Learning and Magic

BY SCOTT BAYTOSH
@ VOL 3 ON MAR 19, 2019

According to Scott Baytosh, Head of School at Alexandria Country Day School, learning and magic are close cousins-- they both engender wonder, curiosity, and fascination. How can educators create these experiences? He suggests that we can look to teacher-archetypes in popular culture, such as Ms. Frizzle, Mary Poppins, and Professor Lupin, as role models and practical guides for keeping the magic in learning.