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On Voice: A Blue School Teaching Innovation Conference
Nov
6
9:00 AM09:00

On Voice: A Blue School Teaching Innovation Conference

Join this conference of educators at Blue School on Tuesday, November 6 to discuss the powerful concept of Voice in our schools. We welcome all educators to partake in a day of conversation and study focused on Voice. We will be hosting various seminars led by educators throughout the day, as well as our keynote address by Susan Harris MacKay, Pedagogical Director at Opal School and Portland Children's Museum.

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A few leading questions to guide us:

How do schools promote the development of children’s voices beginning in early childhood through Middle School and beyond?

What is the role of our schools and our classrooms in promoting the development of children’s voices?

What is the connection between identity and voice?

How do students become thoughtful about when and for what they should use their voices?

What role does listening play in developing one’s voice?

Join this conference of educators to discuss the power of the concept of Voice in our schools.

Presenters Include:

Keynote by
Susan Harris MacKay
Pedagogical Director, Opal School and Portland Children's Museum

Featuring:
Sam Chaltain
Educator/Writer/Producer, Studio 180

Mary Gage Davis
Teacher-Researcher, Opal School

Zoe Weil
President, Institute of Humane Education

Blue School Faculty & Other Educators

Register online at

blueschool_teachinginnovation2018.eventbrite.com

 

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Blue Note: Zoe Weil
Mar
17
6:00 PM18:00

Blue Note: Zoe Weil

The World Becomes What We Teach: Educating a Generation of Solutionaries

Join us for a Blue Note talk and book signing with Zoe Weil where she will speak and read from her new book The World Becomes What We Teach: Educating a Generation of Solutionaries.

How can we create a just, healthy, and humane world? What is the path to developing sustainable energy, food, transportation, production, construction, and other systems? What’s the best strategy to end poverty and ensure that everyone has equal rights? How can we slow the rate of extinction and restore ecosystems? How can we learn to resolve conflicts without violence and treat other people and nonhuman animals with respect and compassion? The answer to all these questions lies with one underlying system—schooling. To create a more sustainable, equitable, and peaceful world, we must reimagine education and prepare a generation to be solutionaries — young people with the knowledge, tools, and motivation to create a better future.

Join Zoe Weil, president of the Institute for Humane Education and author of the new book The World Becomes What We Teach: Educating a Generation of Solutionaries, for a talk on March 17 at 6:30 p.m. Zoe will provide insight and ideas for preparing young people for the exciting, important, and meaningful work of harnessing their creativity and capacities so that they can best contribute to a thriving world for all.


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Oct
18
2:00 PM14:00

Harvest Fest

It's time to RSVP for Harvest Fest. Please visit this link to let us know what you plan to bring for the potluck and if you will enter the pie contest. There is a suggested donation of $5 per family ($7 at the door). We still have lots of parent volunteer slots open for each activity. Please find your grade or preferred activity below and click to sign up. Location: Fulton Square.

2's (Pumpkin Decorating): http://vols.pt/nc9XT7

3's (Makers Table): http://vols.pt/cmggAb

4/5's (Lantern Making): http://vols.pt/o5aneq

K's (Nature Crafts): http://vols.pt/GT7TSh

1st grade (Toy Painting): http://vols.pt/o6zUb6

2nd grade (Food): http://vols.pt/Q2jsxH

3rd grade (Costume Making): http://vols.pt/BEdGD9

4th grade (Donuts on a String): http://vols.pt/VDeQBx

5th grade (Pie Contest): http://vols.pt/HpRdLj

6th grade (Games): http://vols.pt/fXH4Qg

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Family Welcome Night
Oct
1
5:45 PM17:45

Family Welcome Night

Please join us for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres to celebrate the launch of the 2015-2016 school year (and our TENTH anniversary) on October 1 at 5:45 PM. ALL families are invited to join us to hear from Allison and others about the coming year and meet other Blue School families.  There will be a fun craft activity for all who wish to partake, so we hope you can make it, meet new people and enjoy each other's company. RSVP below, if you are planning on attending.

Childcare will be provided. To reserve a spot for your child, please click the button below. Childcare drop off will begin at 5:30. Please note: childcare is only available for children currently enrolled at Blue School.


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Jun
22
to Jun 24

Structured Word Inquiry Workshop with Peter Bowers

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.

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.

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Blue Note: Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.
Nov
20
5:30 PM17:30

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

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.

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