Getting Curious With The World: A Belouga Academy

Getting Curious With The World: A Belouga Academy

Kirkwood High School (map)

Event Canceled, but only for now, stay tuned for a new opportunity in the fall!

We're partnering with Belouga.org to put on a two day conference on global teaching competencies and the importance of "Curiosity-Based Learning.” This two-day event will bring clarity on global competencies, and instill a structure of curiosity in your classroom to get you and your students learning about the world, with the world.

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Event Details:

  • $100

  • 2 Days of Learning

  • 2 AMAZING Facilitators

  • Breakfast Included

  • Lunch Included

  • 1 Year Belouga School License

Tell Me More:

This two-day event is part of the Belouga Global Summit & Academy Series, introducing educators throughout Missouri to Belouga's curiosity-based learning methodology and ways it can be used within the classroom to bring any subject matter or lesson to life! By the end of the summit, participating educators can expect to understand the "Why" and "How" of global education, impacting teachers and students both in-and-out of the classroom, along with developing assets that project their own work and classroom.

With registration, attendees will also receive a 1-year subscription to Belouga's Continued Learning Community, loaded with professional learning opportunities, resources and lessons from educators, organizations and institutions from around the world, along with breakfast and lunch on both days.

Day 1: “What Makes a Belouga Academy?”

Day will cover:

a) The “Why” and "How"

b) What is Curiosity-Based Learning (and how do you use it)?

c) Why is global education vital to our present and future?

d) What are the elements of a Belouga Academy?

Day 2: Bringing (and Building) It All Together

Day will cover:
a) What is CLAI?
b) What is the CLC?
c) How do you build your voice into Belouga?
d) Share your first lesson with the world 

What is Belouga? And why are we doing this?

Tell me more about Belouga.org

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Awareness Through the Body - Annual Workshop

Awareness Through the Body - Annual Workshop

Webster University (map)

In partnership with New Creation International we’re bringing a new learning experience to connect you with, well, YOU!


In these two days the participants will have their first contact with the basis of Awareness Through the Body. The themes to be explored are:

  • Attention and Concentration: Exercises to direct and focus attention, and to build up the capacity for concentration.

  • Theoretical and practical exploration to come in contact with the different planes of the being.

  • Breathing: Activities to develop awareness of the breath and how breath affects the different parts of the being.

  • Relaxation: Exercises to enhance the capacity to consciously enter physical, emotional and mental relaxation.


The two day workshop is $150 If you are a counselor, or if you need information about needs-based scholarships, or if you just have questions, please contact Lakshmi Reddy


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Amir Azulay - Certified ATB Trainer
Amir was born in Israel in 1969. He left Israel in 2000 with his wife, Tamar, on a journey to India, leaving behind a well-established business of 7 years. After three years of study and exposure to diverse disciplines aimed at expanding consciousness, they joined the International township of Auroville in South India, where the years of research into a deeper, more integral approach to education had given birth to the Awareness Through the Body (ATB) Program in Auroville schools.

During the following years, Amir was trained as an ATB facilitator under the guidance of the founders of this approach, Aloka Marti and Joan Sala. Since then he has focused on the ATB practice and teaching ATB to children in the Auroville schools, as well as offering workshops to adults.

Today, Amir is focused on reaching out with this discipline into wider India, United States, Israel and South Africa. He says, “ATB as a tool that aspires to facilitate a process of inner growth, to allow a chain of changes to unfold and manifest for a better life, and a better planet.

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Yoga As Peace Practice

Yoga As Peace Practice

Innovation Hall (map)

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The Black Yoga Teachers Alliance invites you to join us and the St. Louis community for an experience of Yoga as a Peace Practice to restore individuals who are impacted by trauma from violence and the dysfunction and chaos left in its aftermath.

August 9, 2019 will mark five years since the death of Michael Brown, a wound that prompted national protest, a wound that uncovered the ugly legacy of racial injustice and inequities, a wound that divided a city and finally a wound that infected its people with fear, anxiety and trauma. We return back to those wounds to begin to heal.

“Healing begins where the wound was made.”

— Alice Walker

This program is made possible by our wonderful partners, Series For Empathy and Equity in Education, University City School District, Parkway School District, Rockwood School District, and EdHub

This three day training will be facilitated by: Maya Breuer, E-RYT; Jana Long, E-RYT, C-IAYT; Gail Parker, Ph.D, E-RYT, C-IAYT; and Terry Harris, Ed.D, RYT

Innovation Hall St. Louis • 4220 Duncan Avenue, #101 • St. Louis, MO 63110

  • Friday August 2, 6:00pm-8:00pm

  • Saturday August 3, 9:30-7:30pm

  • Sunday August 4, 9:30- 12:00 pm

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Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning

Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning

CIC@CET (map)

Enjoy a workshop of the best resources directly from the authors! Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning empowers educators to harness rigorous research on how students learn and unleash it in their classrooms. In this book, cognitive scientist Pooja K. Agarwal, Ph.D., and veteran K–12 teacher Patrice M. Bain, Ed.S., decipher cognitive science research and illustrate ways to successfully apply the science of learning in classrooms settings. This practical resource is filled with evidence-based strategies that are easily implemented in less than a minute—without additional prepping, grading, or funding!

Endorsements

In recent years, educators' understanding of how people learn has shifted in some big ways, but we haven't had a go-to manual for applying that research in the classroom. Powerful Teaching is that manual and so much more. With specific examples, actionable strategies, and tips for realistic implementation, Agarwal and Bain bridge the gap between cognitive science and education, showing us exactly how to put four key strategies into practice in any subject area and any grade level. Teachers who want to see dramatic improvement in student learning must read this book!

- Jennifer Gonzalez, Educator and Director of Cult of Pedagogy

The authors have combined years of scientific expertise and practical experience to create a marvelous book about understanding and applying the science of learning in the classroom. This book is highly readable and a boon to all teachers who want to improve their students’ learning.

- Henry L. Roediger, III, Co-Author of Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning

In Powerful Teaching, educators at every level will find a treasure trove of new techniques they can put to use in their classrooms, all of which are grounded in the latest research on how students learn. Accessible prose, practical strategies, and solid scientific support—these elements combine to make this a book that will benefit all teachers and, more importantly, their students.

- James M. Lang, Author of Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning

Powerful Teaching shines a spotlight on the partnership between teachers and students in learning, by emphasizing student responsibility in the classroom. Using a set of clearly defined Power Tools, this book equips educators to empower students to take charge of their own learning.

- Mandy Manning, 2018 National Teacher of the Year

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Disruptive Innovation in Education

Disruptive Innovation in Education

Ongoing (map)

Education in its current form hasn't changed since its standardization in 1892. If you're anything like me, you'd like to shake some of that up a little bit. We've got to do something better/different/unique/special/well....innovative.

Coined by Clayton M. Christensen of Harvard University. Disruptive innovation in education is:

  1. the catalyst for bringing about more equitable access to high-quality education.

  2. is the mechanism for bringing about a personalized education system

  3. a process to circumvent the political battles that have historically been at the center stage of education reform.

Come ready to learn, connect and disrupt while we study together, connect with experts and create a little disruption of our own.

Cohort Overview


August 29th 5:30pm - Meet and Greet, Introductions, Why disrupt? Rules, Norms and Narcissists and how to know the difference (Urban Chestnut 4465 Manchester Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110)
September - How Disruption is done in other sectors (Business, Healthcare, etc.) and what education can learn from them.
October - Disrupting Class - Key takeaways, disruptive roundtable
November - Activists and Activism - How productive disruption leads to change
December - Now what?, introduce a disruption project, Introduce the Mastermind Process, Create Momentum.

*Specific Dates to be determined as speakers/venues are finalized.


Benefits of Joining the cohort

  • Meet other Disruptors in our region

  • Learn about Disruptive Innovation in Education

  • Have an online community to share resources, ideas, and connections

  • Receive a copy of the book "Disrupting Class"

  • Connect beyond the cohort on a "Disruption Project" of your own through a Mastermind Group structure

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Gifted Edcamp

Gifted Edcamp

Kennerly Elementary (map)

An UNconference for gifted educators to have authentic, organic conversations about challenges, triumphs, ideas, and inspirations in gifted education.

What is an UNconference?

An unconference is basically a conference without predefined topics. There is a high-level structure and theme, but actual topics are generated by the participants on the spot, and breakout groups are formed dynamically based on interest and relevance.

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TESOL Camp

TESOL Camp

Forder Elementary School (map)

Join us for an UNconference focused on all things relating to English Learners (TESOL, ELL, EL, ESOL, TESL, TEFL, ESL, ESP. No matter our acronym we support kids, families and our community! At TESOLcamp come excited to break out into sessions driven by conversations about teaching English Learners. Topics may include technology, communication, strategies and much more.

What is an UNconference?

An unconference is basically a conference without predefined topics. There is a high-level structure and theme, but actual topics are generated by the participants on the spot, and breakout groups are formed dynamically based on interest and relevance.


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Edcamp IL

Edcamp IL

Triad High School (map)

The information below is directly quoted from the Edcamp Online site.

Edcamp is a form of unconference designed specifically for teachers and their needs.

What makes Edcamp an unconference?

Unlike traditional conferences which have schedules set months in advance by the people running the conference, Edcamp has an agenda that’s created by the participants at the start of the event. Instead of one person standing in front of the room talking for an hour, people are encouraged to have discussions and hands-on sessions. Sponsors don’t have their own special sessions or tables, all of the space and time are reserved for the things the people there want to talk about. People could pay hundreds of dollars to attend another conference, or they could go to Edcamp for free.

Built on principles of connected and participatory learning, Edcamp strives to bring teachers together to talk about the things that matter most to them: their interests, passions, and questions. Teachers who attend Edcamp can choose to lead sessions on those things that matter, with an expectation that the people in the room will work together to build understanding by sharing their own knowledge and questions.

Edcamps are:

  • free

  • non-commercial and conducted with a vendor-free presence

  • hosted by any organization interested in furthering the edcamp mission

  • made up of sessions that are determined on the day of the event

  • events where anyone who attends can be a presenter

  • reliant on the “law of two feet” that encourages participants to find a session that meets their needs



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