Long Elementary (map)

A 1/2 day Unconference for all things Special Education.  We're gathering the best and the brightest to discuss, share, connect with every SSD staff member, aide, support staff, OT, PT, Speech/Language Therapist, Preservice Educators, etc. You name it!  Come one come all! Connect, Learn, Share, Create!  Our kids deserve it!

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Iterating the New Education Hub

Iterating the New Education Hub

CIC@CET (map)

Work with a group of colleagues across our region to design solutions for our regions most critical issues. We will use the Design thinking process to iterate and prototype solutions

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What is the Education Hub?

The Education Hub [Ed Hub] is a physical and intellectual space for everyone--regardless of where you fall in the educational landscape to experiment, collaborate, and innovate.
Convening at the intersections of equity, access, and innovation, The Ed Hub is a platform for programs, shared resources, education equity practice and events across all sectors of education.

Connected Learning unGala

Connected Learning unGala


Please join us for the first annual Connected Learning unGala: Making Connections! We are shining the spotlight on 15 local educators, demonstrating innovative programs, and sharing our mission of connecting educators. Dinner and drinks are included. Our fundraising goal is $20,000 to continue bringing amazing professional development opportunities to St. Louis. We hope that you will show your support on October 4th!

  • Tickets: $35 per person or $350 per table

  • Reception: 6pm

  • Dinner & Auction: 7pm

  • Attire: Cocktail-ish

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PBS Edcamp

PBS Edcamp

Nine Network (map)

PBS Edcamp for Early Childhood Educators is focused on early learning for educators that work with 2-, 3-, and 4-year-olds. PBS Edcamp provides educators who work with children in schools, daycare centers or homes with a space to share, collaborate and learn from each other.

Join us to build relationships with other educators facing similar challenges, learn new tips and share ideas. Learn about research-based PBS resources you can use with the children you teach. Leave energized and inspired!

How it works:
Bring your knowledge, expertise and questions.
Bring your own device! Or, bring a piece of technology to use as a learning tool.
In the morning, we will make a list of the topics YOU want to share and learn about.
Vote with your feet and walk to the room holding the session YOU want to attend.

Tentative Schedule: 

8:30-9:15 a.m. – Registration and Networking
9:15-9:45 a.m. – Welcome, Introduction, Session Plan
10-10:50 a.m. – Session 1
11-11:50 a.m. – Session 2
11:50 a.m. -12:50 p.m. – Lunch
1-2 p.m. – Recognition of PBS Early Learning Champion Nominees, Prizes & Closing

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Screening: Beyond Measure

Screening: Beyond Measure

Saint Louis Public Library (map)

Every day we hear stories about America’s troubled education system. And we’re told that in order to fix what’s broken, we need to narrow our curricula, standardize our classrooms, and find new ways to measure students and teachers. But what if these “fixes” are making our schools worse.
In Beyond Measure, we set out to challenge the assumptions of our current education story.

Rather than ask why our students fail to measure up, this film asks us to reconsider the greater purpose of education. What if our education system valued personal growth over test scores? Put inquiry over mimicry? Encouraged passion over rankings? What if we decided that the higher aim of school was not the transmission of facts or formulas, but the transformation of every student? And what if this paradigm-shift was driven from the ground up? By students, parents, and educators? By all of us?

In Beyond Measure, we find a revolution brewing in public schools across the country. From rural Kentucky to New York City, schools that are breaking away from an outmoded, test-driven education are shaping a new vision for our classrooms. These are schools that see critical thinking, communication, exploration, experimentation, collaboration, and creativity as the key to good education. And they are dramatically improving outcomes for children of all backgrounds. They are schools where practically every student graduates and goes on to finish college.

Beyond Measure offers a positive picture of what’s possible in American education when communities decide they are ready for change. Are you?

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