This year, we’re tackling “the elephant in the classroom” and the “800 lb Gorilla.” We’ve all heard a version of those phrases, but most of us don’t know what to do with those large creatures that sit among us, clearly visible, but collectively ignored. Clouded by stigma or shrouded by taboo, these issues have a profound effect on the development and education of our children. From the quiet shame of a student who struggles academically or socially, to the subtle erosion of attitudes regarding gender and human rights, to the ubiquitous influence of porn culture.
Our keynote speakers will not only throw light on these topics but will address what you, as an individual, can do to notice the elephants in our families, in our educational institutions, and in our society. They will support open, frank, and constructive conversations. They will also inspire you to send the beasts packing.
The Emergent Learning Conference, now in its third year, continues to challenge the way we think about education as it relates to the whole child, in a world that is changing faster than ever before. Want to participate? Read more about the driving force and philosophy behind this unique event and how you can be a part of it.