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Happy New Year, Baltimore!

This month we are looking forward to the 6th Annual Progressive Ed Summit at City Neighbors on January 23rd. This year along with the exciting focus on progressive practices we are excited to be celebrating the arts at the Summit with you. You will have access with two fabulous keynote speakers, an arts fair, a wide variety of workshops that share best practices and offer arts experiences, and the usual atmosphere of networking, good food, fun, and love for the work we all do together working with children, teachers, and families.

This year we are celebrating the ARTS in Education!

Time to Register!
Seats are limited!

LAST YEAR WE HAD OVER 500 FOLKS REGISTER, AND WE ANTICIPATE EVEN MORE THIS YEAR. PLEASE LET US KNOW YOU ARE COMING SO WE CAN PLAN A GREAT DAY FOR YOU.

January 23, 2016
8:45 AM – 3:15 PM

City Neighbors Hamilton Campus

Join us!

Want to know more?  Check out the information on our website.

A word from our 2016 Keynote Speakers:

“Every child needs to have space for them to create. I decided we need to be the ones to put paintbrushes in the hands of kids.”  -Adarsh Alphons

“Good questions peel back surfaces, push past pat answers ensconced in yesterday’s certainty; they create paths of inquiry into the I-don’t-known.”  – Dr. Eric Booth

See you at the Summit!

Students at City Neighbors in a thoughtful moment, working together.

Students at City Neighbors in a thoughtful moment, working together.

Save the Date!  January 26, the 3rd Annual Progressive Education Summit is coming our way.  Every year at the Summit, educators and community gather  to attend workshops, hear a great keynote speaker, and eat some good food together. At the Summit we learn from eachother about progressive education for Baltimore City students.

This year our keynote speaker is Alfie Kohn.  Education reformer and author, Alfie is known for his commitment to progressive practices. But what do we mean when we say “progressive?”    With eight more weeks until the Summit, I decided to do the countdown using a description of values from the writings of our keynote speaker, Alfie Kohn: Progressive Education, Why It’s Hard to Beat, But Also Hard to Find (published in INDEPENDENT SCHOOL, Spring 2008).

So, here goes.  As you read, think about whether these values feel true to you, in your experience.  And then, try and imagine schools that believe in these values.

The 8 Values of Progressive Education:  What it IS
Value #8 – Attending the Whole Child

#8.  Attending to the whole child: Progressive educators are concerned with helping children become not only good learners but also good people. Schooling isn’t seen as being about just academics, nor is intellectual growth limited to verbal and mathematical proficiencies.

Have you ever been in a school that works in this way?  Do you think it may be difficult?  Why is this value important for a school?   Please leave a comment below.  I am interested in your thoughts.

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