Nov
9
9:00 am09:00

On Thinking: A Blue School Teaching Innovation Conference

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Keynote by Ron Ritchhart, author of Creating Cultures of Thinking: The 8 forces we must master to truly transform our schools

Other confirmed speakers:

Rhonda Bondie, Fordham University

Doug Knecht, Bank Street Education Center

Susan Engel, author of Hungry Mind: The Origin of Curiosity in Childhood and The End of the Rainbow: How Educating for Happiness (Not Money) Would Transform Our Schools

What if school was truly organized for thinking? This simple idea may sound obvious, but organizing classrooms around types and amounts of thinking and learning rather than work or content assigned has profound implications for our classrooms and teaching, and for education more broadly. Inspired by the work of the Cultures of Thinking project, we aim to gather educators in classrooms, schools, and putting this shift into practice. We aim to consider the following questions:

 — What are practices common in a classroom organized around thinking and learning, rather than work?

— What ideas and structures have to shift or exist to support this orientation? 

— What communications are necessary to ensure community understanding? What are the benefits? 

— How does the learner’s orientation to learning change in this type of environment? 

— What are specific assessments that ensure prioritizing of thinking? 

— How is a culture of thinking aligned with larger goals for education? 

Blue School strives to fulfill a public purpose by bringing public and independent educators together to explore applications of research (current and potential) from the domains of education, neuroscience and psychology.

To register, please visit our Eventbright Page.


Jun
22
Jun 24

Structured Word Inquiry Workshop with Peter Bowers

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Join Peter Bowers, PhD, Founder of WordWorks, for this engaging, practical, three-day workshop. Learn how teachers and tutors around the world apply the principles of scientific inquiry to the study of English spelling to build vocabulary, reading and spelling knowledge -- and also as leverage for learning in any subject area. Open to educators of all ages and abilities.

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Blue School presents: Sir Ken Robinson, Ph.D.
Apr
22
6:30 pm18:30

Blue School presents: Sir Ken Robinson, Ph.D.

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A special book signing event with Sir Ken Robinson, Ph.D., internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation, and human potential, and a Blue School Advisory Board member. Featuring Robinson's newest book, Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That's Transforming Education, co-authored with Lou Aronica (Viking; April 21, 2015).

Watch the full video here.

Blue Note: Larry Cohen PhD
Apr
28
6:30 pm18:30

Blue Note: Larry Cohen PhD

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A special event with psychologist and long-time Blue School Advisory Board member Dr. Larry Cohen for his newest book The Opposite of Worry (Random House, September 2013). 

Blue Note: Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.
Nov
20
5:30 pm17:30

Blue Note: Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.

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Neuropsychiatrist and Blue School Advisory Board member Dr. Dan Siegel will share insights from his latest research and newest book Brainstorm, an inside-out guide to the emerging adolescent mind. He will illuminate the changes in the brain during adolescence and explore practical ways parents can approach this important time of life to make the most of relationships and development.