"Whose Streets?" Documentary Screening

"Whose Streets?" Documentary Screening

Saint Louis Public Library (map)

Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. Grief, long-standing racial tensions  and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy. Empowered parents, artists, and teachers from around the country come together as freedom fighters. As the National Guard descends on Ferguson with military-grade weaponry, these young community members become the torchbearers of a new resistance.  Learn more here

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Radical Self-Care for Educators

Radical Self-Care for Educators

Al B Moore Leadership Center (map)

In an ever-changing world of education, one constant is the mounting stress on teachers, administrators, and staff. From safety concerns to students living with trauma, school staff members are expected to manage others' behaviors and emotions, while providing a rigorous and engaging learning environment. Not to mention, we have lives outside of the school day as well. These increasing demands can leave even the best educators on the verge of burn-out. In this highly experiential workshop, participants will discover how stress impacts the brain and body. Using the tools of mindfulness and self-regulation, we will learn how to connect to our inner calm, resilience, and happiness. We will also create a customized plan with strategies that cultivate emotional well-being as a daily practice, both in and out of the school building. 

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Raspberry Pi Academy

Raspberry Pi Academy

Whitfield School (map)

Join us as our Raspberry Pi Expert, Chantell Mason, teaches you how to integrate Raspberry Pi into your class or makerspace.  You'll learn how to set up and program a Raspberry Pi computer.  The Raspberry Pi expert will provide you with step-by-step projects and ideas that you can use in your school today!

There are two awesome registration options for you to go back to your school with your very own raspberry pi!

Option 1:  The RASPBERRY PI ZERO W, this is the slimmest, most pared down Raspberry Pi to date. It's kind of like the little cousin to the Pi 3 - with just a micro SD card slot, a mini HDMI port, two micro USB ports (one for power, one for USB), and 512MB of RAM. It has a single-core 1 GHz processor chip, similar to the Pi A+ and B+.  It's so cute!  With this option, you'll still get an SD card, tons of learning and the same amount of snacks.

Option 2: The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ is the latest product in the Raspberry Pi 3 range, boasting a 64-bit quad core processor running at 1.4GHz, dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless LAN, Bluetooth 4.2/BLE, faster Ethernet, and PoE capability via a separate PoE HAT.  WHOA! FANCY! Plus an SD card, tons of learning and snacks!

So what's the difference?  Just which Pi you want to take home!

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Design Thinking: Developing a Framework for Creativity in the Classroom

Design Thinking: Developing a Framework for Creativity in the Classroom

Cambridge Innovation Center (map)

Design thinking is a creative problem solving method adopted by designers that uses a human-centered approach to better define problems and solutions. This is done by collecting information from and about those impacted by a problem and designing a solution through various feedback loops.

In this session, attendees will walk through each step of the design thinking process, and utilize a framework to take existing curriculum and connect real design challenges for students to solve using the design thinking approach. Attendees will gain strategies to support students through the process as they approach challenges as designers.

St. Louis Education Author's Weekend

St. Louis Education Author's Weekend

CIC@CET (map)

Become a Published Author!

We're orchestrating a project this summer to publish a book about how we are changing learning in the region. It is designed to be a collection of stories that feature a diverse group of school district in the process. We are limited to 25 WRITERS.

Interested?  Email Dr. Robert Dillon at bob@connectedlearningstl.org

You may be the perfect person to craft these 2500 words or someone else in your district or organization may be this person. The working title for the book is: "25 Stories, 1 City: Changing the Way We View Learning." It is the latest ConnectED Learning project. 

The end result will be a published book (haven't you always wanted to be an author) that we can use to reshape the narrative around education in the region. To help make time and space for this book, we are holding July 20, 21 as community writing days. These will be in the showroom at the CIC@CET. Some of us need community and support to hold us accountable and some of us would rather construct our first draft in another way. Either way, you are welcome to join. 

More details below and here.

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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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Connected Learning Gala

Connected Learning Gala


Please join us for the first annual Connected Learning Gala for Innovation and Technology! 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 April 12th!

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

  • Reception: 6pm

  • Dinner & Auction: 7pm

  • Attire: Cocktail-ish

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