Constructing Collaborative and Courageous Learning Communities

October 26, 2017 6:30 - 8:30 pm
October 27, 2017 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
October 28, 2017 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Playful inquiry is an approach to learning alive in a community that courageously and collaboratively relies on the unique gifts of childhood to question what it means to be a citizen world-maker in the midst of uncertainty.

Playful Inquiry depends on collaboration and courage. This multi-day workshop, intentionally offered early in the school year when groups are first coming together, investigates decisions teachers make every day to work with children to construct the learning communities our students - and the world - need.

This workshop invites participants into a study of Opal School children and teachers at work. Observe Opal Beginning School (ages 3-5) and Opal Charter School (grades k-5) in session. Consider how approaches that view children's social-emotional, intellectual, creative, and academic qualities as strongly interlinked support growth.

This workshop qualifies as a Step Two training through Oregon Registry. Participants are eligible for credit through Portland State University.