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Coranna Adams

Educator and Director of Operations, Odyssey Community School in Asheville

Turning Learning Inside Out

PRESENTED ON OCT 09, 2015
IN ASHEVILLE @ VOL 9

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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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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The Joseph School in Haiti

BY KENNON CALHOUN
IN NASHVILLE

James Kennon speaks about his work with The Joseph School in Haiti. On the island of Haiti of the 9.2 million people, 80% live below the International Poverty Line equating to 7.4 million people with an average income of less than $2 per day. Haiti is the poorest nation in the western hemisphere. The most impactful way to help Haiti is to empower them to help themselves. Leadership changes everything.

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What is online learning content?

BY TOMOKI TSUJIKAWA
@ VOL 7 ON NOV 29, 2014

Tomoki Tsujikawa explores the possibilities of online learning content, focusing on the networking and interactivity aspects.

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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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Art School TN

BY ALLISON JARRETT
@ VOL 21 ON AUG 11, 2016

A discription and look into a start up Art School!

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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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Rediscovering Creativity at the School of Innovation

BY JENNIFER BRIGGS
@ VOL 18 ON MAR 05, 2019

Jennifer Briggs speaks on how her new role as Creative Manager at the School of Innovation (I-School) allowed her to rediscover her creativity and how it helped shape the trajectory of the I-School.

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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.