Join us this summer at Camp Snowball—
Do you want to make sure that our students are prepared for the future they will inherit? That what they are learning is more relevant and engaging? Do you want to carry out the promise of the Common Core? Come to camp as we scale up student success.Co-hosted by Peter Senge, author of The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization—and a team of experienced faculty and staff—students, educators, community and business partners will join together to revisit what student success really means. How can we prepare students—our future leaders—for the roles they will step into in tomorrow’s organizations and world? A growing number of school systems have found that by integrating best practices in instructional strategy with the tools and techniques of systems thinking, organizational learning, and education for sustainability, they can accelerate student’s ability to live, learn, and thrive in a fast-paced, technology-driven world. At Camp Snowball, young people and adults will participate together in a rich array of workshops to build their capacity in these key 21st-century skills. By viewing the world through a systems lens, participants learn to:
· Anticipate and assess decision-making outcomes · Identify ways to positively impact their world through sustainability efforts · Understand and address complex issues · Employ novel technologies for innovating solutions to daunting challengesAnd because adults interact with students at camp, they can see how valuable and relevant students find these tools and approaches directly. The energy and enthusiasm is infectious! Don't miss out.
In the Portland area, but can't come to Snowball all week? Check out the special evening events.
In addition to the amazing provocateurs, facilitators, faculty, and hosts who will be with us this summer. We've got even more! We're offering Continuing Education Credits through Portland State University. You can register for, and take part in our special three-credit course called Designing Schools and Classrooms for Student Success that will enhance your Camp Snowball experience by weaving the conference sessions together and give you the chance to reflect on your own practices. More details will be available shortly. Superintendents and senior leaders--join Peter Senge and several SoLEd district leaders in an evening roundtable discussion on Tuesday night. Check out our other evening programs too.