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Thursday, May 30 • 10:15am - 11:15am
From Nice-to-Have to Must-Have: Creating the Schools of Tomorrow Today

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When it comes to education in the US, we’re suffering from a crisis of imagination: We’ve gotten so caught up in fights over standards, teacher strikes, and [insert fearsome headline here] that we’ve forgotten to ask the most basic of questions: “what do our kids need to succeed?” Fortunately, hundreds of schools and Fellow organizations across the country are pioneering a different way forward: one that places empathy as a core input and outcome of the learning environment. Together, we’ll take a close look at what true “changemaking education” looks like, and what it takes to advance not a program, but an idea. Finally, we’ll examine what we can do, collectively, to unleash action, ensuring that today’s most innovative learning environments—those that intentionally cultivate empathy, leadership, and teamwork—are made the rule, rather than the exception.

 


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Katherine Clunis D'Andrea

Teacher, Mission Hill School/ University of Massachusetts Boston 
Kathy Clunis D'Andrea teaches four, five, and six year-olds at the Mission Hill School and is an adjunct professor at The University of Massachusetts Boston. A passionate schoolyard ecologist and environmental activist, Kathy has spent the past several years working with scientists and educators to help children and teachers deepen their understanding of science. She is also a self-proclaimed “Playist”, advocating for play-based... Read More →
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Eric Dawson

President & Co-Founder, Peace First
Mr. Dawson has been with Peace First since its inception as a student-run program at Harvard University. Mr. Dawson has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including Youth Service America’s Fund for Social Entrepreneurs, the Echoing Green Fellowship for Public Service, the Ashoka Fellowship for leading social entrepreneurs, and Pop!Tech’s Social Innovation Fellowship. Mr. Dawson is a resident of Dorchester, MA.
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Sarah Hemminger

Chief Executive Officer, Incentive Mentoring Program
Sarah Hemminger co-founded the Incentive Mentoring Program with her husband Ryan Hemminger in 2004. She has nine years of experience in nonprofit management and expertise in the development, expansion, and replication of innovative, paradigm-shifting models that build non-traditional, intentional families to radically reconfigure an adolescent’s social support structure. Sarah has a deep understanding of the challenges that face students in... Read More →


Thursday May 30, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
Newseum Room 807 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20001

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