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Thursday, May 3 – Education Day

The theme for this year’s “Education Day” is Old School/New School: Shifting Paradigms in Education. During the session, South Coast educators will share some of the shifting paradigms in education, focusing on local initiatives from a variety of contexts. Through a series of vignettes, designed to include discussion and activities, cohort members will engage with several relevant topics in education and will be able to reflect on connections of these new trends to their own setting.

Three spaces are available for each offering; contact Jennifer Downing to reserve your seat. Opportunities for drop-in sessions will be posted monthly in our 2018 newsletters. Registration is required and participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.  

The following drop-in opportunities are open to LSC alumni:

1:30-2:15 p.m. – A Discussion on Community-Based Learning with Zoe Hansen-DiBello (LSC ’13)

Grow Education (Grow) uses a unique school-based community garden model to strengthen the connections between residents of underserved neighborhoods and the ecosystems that support them through three distinct levers: school-based community gardens, community engagement, and curriculum development. Grow is shifting the paradigm of how children learn and how families can engage in their child’s education. Come learn about the Grow program, Zoe’s leadership in the field of education, and why community-based education is so important to our SouthCoast communities.

2:30-3:15 p.m. – A Discussion on #STEAM the Streets with Ben Gilbarg (LSC ’11)

#STEAM The Streets is a dynamic outreach campaign to inspire underrepresented youth to pursue STEM/STEAM career paths. Come hear about how Ben is using music, video, and an innovative twist on the traditional school assembly to inspire the next generation of workforce.


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