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Panel – Free Schooling at the Elementary Level – Join our Webinar!

Posted by Emily on December 8, 2016

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FREE SCHOOLING AT THE ELEMENTARY LEVEL:
Best Practices at ALPHA and Beyond

Thursday, December 8th, 6-8pm at ALPHA
online broadcast starts 6:30pm EST at http://connect.tdsb.on.ca/tdsbfreeschooling/

Everyone in the ALPHA community (staff, families, administrators) are more than welcome to attend. Exciting guests will (virtually) be present and exciting soup will (non-virtually) be served to in-person guests.

Panelists include:

Chris Mercogliano http://www.chrismercogliano.com, former teacher and director of the ALBANY FREE SCHOOL http://www.albanyfreeschool.org and author of Making It Up As We go Along https://www.amazon.com/Making-Up-We-Go-Along/dp/0325000433 https://www.amazon.com/Making-Up-We-Go-Along/dp/0325000433(as well as many other books on education)

Meghan Carrico, former teacher and current director of WINDSOR HOUSE http://windsorhouseschool.org (a Canadian public free school in Vancouver) http://vancouversun.com/news/staff-blogs/gulf-islands-school-district-rescues-windsor-house-in-north-vancouver-updated

David Gagnon, current teacher at WINDSOR HOUSE

and

Members of our own beloved ALPHA TEACHING COMMUNITY

Moderator: Deb O’Rourke, former ALPHA Volunteer Coordinator and author of SEEDS of Democracy in Canada and https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByxHBSTcP8b4TUJycDZxcFg0RTFfdm92Q2hSaUk2b1BBNUpn/view?usp=sharingDefining and Defending a Democratic Public Education Site https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByxHBSTcP8b4TUJycDZxcFg0RTFfdm92Q2hSaUk2b1BBNUpn/view?usp=sharing
Please click the links above for more information; you can also watch a documentary about the Albany Free School here. https://vimeo.com/16115695

Sonya and Deb are gathering questions for the panelists. Make sure to add yours to the list! You can do so at this link. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HGSZQK3 

In addition, please note that there is now a display in the ALPHA Library with resources on the free schooling movement (including Chris’ books and DVD copies of the Albany Free School Documentary). Please take advantage of these as you are able! We are also working to arrange a screening of the Albany Free School documentary next week and after school; details on this to be posted ASAP.

We are looking forward to seeing some of you next week (be it in person or in cyberspace :))