1. Open Road 2014 Summer Camp

    Hello Portland Parents and Young People,



    Open Road Learning Community for Teens is excited to invite your 10-18 year-olds to our
    FREE summer camp that starts on Monday, July 28Our camp, which runs for two weeks from 10-4 at the Mt. Scott Community Center, is workshop-based - campers can attend whichever workshops they want, from a few workshops here and there to full days or weeks.  Our awesome schedule of workshops includes drama, boat-building, writing, computer animation, art, animal dissection, and more.  Some of the workshops will have limited enrollment, so make sure you register ASAP.  See our full schedule and a catalog of workshops at http://openroadteens.org/open-road-summer-camp/.  Hope to see you there!

    -Open Road Learning Community for Teens
  2. Imagining Learning: Asking Young People How They Would Change Education! (by cwk4328)

    You can do all this and more by just donating 5-10 dollars! We have had over 50 donors pledge money to our campaign in the first week. Our goal is to reach 1000 donors by June 13th!

    I know we can do it, I have see tumblr do some amazing things. At the moment I have 39,000 followers. I just need 1000 of you to step up to the plate! Be part of the change!

    If you enjoy all the content I post on Adventures in Learning, think of this as a small way to give back.  I know my supporters are generous! I seen it over and over again! Take 5 minutes and go donate now. Message me and tell me you donated. I have special AIL gifts for everyone that donates and messages me.

    3 steps to helping:

    1. Donate 5-25 dollars

    2. Reblog this post!

    3. Message me

    Thank you in advance!

    -Adventures in Learning

  3. incitedcrowdfundingeducation:

    The Open Road team with IncitED co-founder, Jaime Wood, from left to right: Srule Brachman, David Loitz, Emma Conley, Don Berg, Lucas Cole, Susan, Steve Carrigg, Alan Burnce, Matt, and Jaime. 

  4. In one week, a group of educators, young people, and community leaders will visit 4 powerful sites of learning on the Oregon Innovation Tour. Spots are still open, so considering registering and joining us!

    We’ll visit with a Latino youth mentoring program, a Reggio Emilia inspired co-op school, an elementary school providing students with opportunities to confront real environmental and social issues in their community, and a project-based high school where students engage in community internships and portfolios for graduation.

    Act now and register for an open spot on the Oregon Tour!

    I helped organize this and will be on the tour! There is nothing like seeing meaningful learning in action! Please message me with any questions

  5. On May 1-3, educators, young people, community leaders, and policy folks will visit 4 powerful schools and learning programs in Oregon - we hope you’ll register and join us! The tour is an opportunity to experience the environments, talk to their leaders and youth, and find ideas to bring ideas back to our own settings.

    As a participant on the NY Tour last week commented, “I didn’t think I would find original inspiration after 20 years of being a teacher. I thank you for this experience to find more to bring back to my work.”

    These are the 4 sites we’ll visit on the tour:

    • Ganas Program & U of O MECHa Students: Ganas provides a space for Latino youth to be mentored and become bi-cultural leaders, mentored by U of O MECHa students.
    • Co-op Family Center: a Reggio Emilia inspired center where students are protagonists, parents are partners, and teachers are guides.
    • Edison Elementary: a K-5 public school finding ways for students to solve real community problems
    • Academy of Arts and Academics: a project-based public high school where students engage in internships, collaborate with the community, and demonstrate learning through portfolios.

    Join us on the Oregon tour and register today!

  6. Check out this tour of what is working in education in Oregon!

    We can learn a lot by focusing on what is already happening in Oregon.  http://democraticeducation.org/index.php/tours/oregon2013/

    Also let me know where you live! I am in Portland,Oregon!

  7. Want to know what powerful learning looks like? Sign up for the IDEA Oregon Tour! Sign up here The tour will showcase 4 unique schools and programs in Eugene, Oregon May 1st-3rd.  Join me and other educators, parents and students from around the state and country.

    Want to know what powerful learning looks like? Sign up for the IDEA Oregon Tour! Sign up here The tour will showcase 4 unique schools and programs in Eugene, Oregon May 1st-3rd.  Join me and other educators, parents and students from around the state and country.

  8. Schools That Change Communities Trailer (by BobGliner)

    Oregon High School Featured in New Television Documentary

    Kennedy Alternative High School in Cottage Grove Oregon will be among five schools featured in a new one hour documentary, Schools That Change Communities, which will air on OPB Plus, throughout most of Oregon, Sunday night, Jan 6, at 8 PM as part of beginning its nationwide broadcasts.   Produced by Bob Gliner (Lessons From The Real World), this unique, engaging documentary turns the current focus of education on its head.   While most US schools keep their students bottled up in classrooms as a way of increasing test scores, this very upbeat special focuses on a diverse rang of K-12 public schools in five states that instead break down the walls between the school and its neighborhood.   By viewing their communities as classrooms, students are not only invigorated, but also motivated to learn the basics and how to think critically and engage in solving problems they and the larger world they inhabit now face.

    At Kennedy Alternative High School students spend much of their time outside classroom walls helping Cottage Grove develop a sustainable environment. 

    Greg Smith, a professor of education at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, is also featured as a commentator on the documentary.

    For more about the documentary and to watch a trailer visit Bob Gliner’s website: Docmakeronline.com. 


    Join IDEA for an Live-tweet during the broadcast of this film. Sunday 8pm PST using the #ideachat hashtag!

  9. Flattening the School Walls

    dietcokeporfavor:

    Principal Tom Horn, a self-described “hippie kid from Eugene,” has transformed a troubled alternative high school in Oregon—not to mention his teachers’ job descriptions—by introducing a radical project-based learning model.

    Reblogged from: dietcokeporfavor
  10. Professor Gordon Lafer on Education and Occupy Wall St (by Holycleo)

    This is a brilliant speech about the connection between Occupy Wall St and education transformation!

  11. Occupy Eugene is in the planning stage! Join us!

    Occupy Eugene is in the planning stage! Join us!

  12. Join us for the Oregon Tour

    The Oregon Innovation Tour has 12 spaces left.  We hope you can fill one of them.   

    We will get our hands dirty with an amazing middle school teacher and his students who have created a greenhouse and ecosystem that produces food and teaches them about math and science.  We will see one of the leading educational centers for young people ages 3 to 11. And we’ll experience two great approaches to working with older students who are too often and too easily dropped out of the school system.

    Sign up now!

    The tour will take participants through the Hood River Middle School Outdoor Classroom Project, Open Meadow, Opal Charter School of Portland Children’s Museum, and Self-Enhancement, Inc.

    Tour costs average $350 per person or $220 without housing.

    IDEA’s Innovation Tours are intended to help transform education by showcasing innovative and unusual school models and cultures, and equipping others to learn from them. Tours are designed for people who want to learn from innovative schools: teachers, students, parents, school board members, business leaders, and policy-makers.

    Learning as we go

    As we launch our first Innovation Tours, we’ve been humbled by the generosity of both the participants and the schools and students we visit.  We’ve also seen how viscerally powerful it can be for people to directly experience several learning environments with a cohort of others.  And, we’ve seen how valuable it is to have students, teachers, parents, researchers, and activists sharin

    At IDEA

    SHOWCASE

    #itournyc on Twitter

    While you might have missed the NYC Innovation Tour you can capture links, questions, and flavor on Twitter by searching and reading the #itournyc feed.

  13. IDEA Innovation Tours: Oregon | The Institute for Democratic Education in America

    Innovation Tours launch in Oregon!

    Exciting news: IDEA’s first Innovation Tour in NYC is full.  But NYC isn’t the only place where interesting things are happening in education. IDEA is launching a tour in Oregon, which promises participants a unique firsthand experience of innovative projects and schools in the Pacific Northwest.

    Sign up now! 

    The tour will take participants through the Hood River Middle School Outdoor Classroom Project, Open Meadow, Opal Charter School of Portland Children’s Museum, and Self-Enhancement, Inc.

    Tour costs average $350 per person or $220 without housing.

    IDEA’s Innovation Tours are intended to help transform education by showcasing innovative and unusual school models and cultures, and equipping others to learn from them. Tours are designed for people who want to learn from innovative schools: teachers, students, parents, school board members, business leaders, and policy-makers.

    Registration details, itinerary and further information can be found at http://democraticeducation.org/index.php/tours/oregon/

  14. davidloitzdaydream:

    Portlanders for Schools — You Gotta Vote YES! for school improvement! Students rap to ask for help! (by pdxforschools)

    Reblogged from: davidloitzdaydream

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