Adolescent Success is proud to present two exceptional professional learning opportunities in September 2020 school holidays, custom designed by Latitude Group Travel.
Tour 1. Green School in Bali
Unpack the pedagogy and fundamental design principles of Green School’s holistic, student-centred and nature-based curriculum.
Tour 2. High Tech High and the University of California, Berkeley
Delve into re-imaging schools with a focus on equity, deeper learning and shared leadership at High Tech High then explore student-centred learning pedagogy in teaching climate science and innovation through science in a custom program at UC, Berkeley.
Green School, Bali
27 SEPTEMBER – 1 OCTOBER 2020
Immerse yourself in a 4 day professional development course which will challenge your thinking and extend your learning. This 4-day designed experience unpacks the pedagogy and fundamental design principles of Green School’s holistic, student-centered and nature-based curriculum. It includes Green School history and philosophy, project based learning, infusing sustainability, thematics and permaculture integration in to the classroom, Jalan – Jalan (learning outside the classroom), visit to the middle school learning hub, innovation hub and project centre visit
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
All teachers of any subject interested in innovation, sustainability and project based learning. There will be a focus on Middle Years.
Educational leaders interested in infusing sustainability and/or innovation into the culture of their school.
The price of this tour (land only – no flights) is estimated to be $2550-$2700 based on .67 USD exchange rate. This price will also depend on number of participants. A deposit of $500 will be due by April 2020. This is refundable if the tour does not go ahead.
- Talks and workshops
- Welcome kit
- Food and beverage (all meals) – vegetarian organic food (which is super tasty!), taking part on reducing our carbon footprint
- Coffee, tea and snacks – served throughout the day
- Accommodation (multi-share) for 4 Nights @Green Camp Yurt (we wrap up at 4-5 pm on the fourth day)
- Off-campus transportation during the course (if any)
- Transfer from the school to the airport at the end of the program
- Certificate of Completion
- Flights. Participants must book their own flights arriving no later than the afternoon of the 27/9/2020 and departing no earlier than the evening of the 1/10/2020 (of course, you can add pre and/or post personal travel to this tour if you wish)
- Spending money
- Transfer to the school from the airport at the start of the program as participants are arriving at different times. A taxi is estimated at $30. We will advise you if others are travelling on the same flight to maximise efficiency.
TOUR ITINERARY (Draft)
Day 1 – Welcome and introductions with a tour around campus. Hear about the Green School History and Philosophy and then a talk on Infusing Sustainability. Later, enjoy a Balinese Dance Performance, followed by Kul Kul Connection Introduction and dinner.
Day 2 – Enjoy a Mindfulness session and then participate in a Backwards Design Curriculum and Project-Based Learning Introduction session. Later you’ll discover Thematics & Permaculture Integration in the Classroom and participate in a workshop.
Day 3 – After breakfast, participate in the Jalan – Jalan Program (learnings outside the classroom). After lunch you’ll hear an overview of the Middle School Learning Neighbourhood.
Day 4 – Visit the Innovation Hub & Project Center and take part in a workshop. After lunch, participate in the Mepantigan Mudfight. Later you’ll enjoy snack and self care, and wrap up the week, bidding farewell to the Green School.
ABOUT GREEN SCHOOL
Seeing children learning by doing, hearing deep and meaningful student discussions, experiencing daily growth as a whole person and feeling the joy of being part of a vibrant community of learners is the Green School experience.
Green School was conceived by its founders, John and Cynthia Hardy in 2006, following their exit from their jewellery business. After years of homeschooling, the Hardys wanted their daughters to attend a ‘real’ school. John wanted the girls to attend a school that he believed in, a school that he would want to attend, and he wanted to stay in Bali. When he read Alan Wagstaff’s “Three Springs”, he was so inspired by the dream that he wanted to build it in Bali.
Then one day in 2006, John and Cynthia saw Al Gore’s ‘Inconvenient Truth’ and it changed their lives. They were compelled to take up his call to action.
These events gave the Green School plan its reason and purpose, and in August 2006 John and Cynthia decided to build the school.
The School’s bamboo bridge, spanning 22 meters across the Ayung River, was completed in November 2006, creating a beautiful, strong symbol of the transition from the realm of idea to reality.
Green School opened in September 2008 with 90 students and a tailor-made campus that emerged from the jungle and rice fields. Since then it has grown to 400 students and to an inspiring example of education for sustainability and has even expanded overseas.
HIGH TECH HIGH, USA
27 SEPTEMBER – 2 OCTOBER 2020
Immerse yourself in a 5 day professional development course which will challenge your thinking and extend your learning. It focuses on Project Based Learning, HTH design principles, learning in action and student centred learning pedagogy in teaching climate science.
Fleet Science Centre
Educators discover different approaches to hands-on science techniques which support different learning goals. Educators experience three different approaches and how each can be successfully deployed in the classroom.
High Tech High
This 2 day custom program strives to facilitate teaching practices and structures to help participants design and implement equitable learning experiences in their own context. The workshops, presentations and activities facilitated by HTH staff and faculty offer a comprehensive lens into project based learning and HTH design principles. Participants are actively immersed in the HTH K-12 setting to witness deeper learning in action, through student guided tours, classroom observations, interactive discussions, workshops and HTH leadership meetings.
University of California, Berkeley
This 2 day custom program (program to be confirmed) will explore student-centred learning pedagogy in teaching climate science. During this two day program, middle school educators participate in a series of lessons and debrief sessions designed to assist teachers in motivating students to work with and be active scientists and researchers on climate change. Educators are encouraged to use science as a driver for innovation.
Areas of specific support:
- Support transition to and improve understanding of student-centred science teaching and learning
- Develop common language around the instructional shifts required by student-centred STEM learning
- Science and Engineering Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Disciplinary Core Ideas
- Deepen understanding of how the above three dimensions of science can work together to help students deepen understanding of science ideas
- Enhance awareness of existing teacher tools and how they can support teaching and learning through secondary instruction mechanisms
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
All teachers interested in innovation in STEM, project based learning, climate education. There will be a focus on middle years.
Educational leaders interested in infusing PBL/or innovation into the culture of their school.
The price of this tour (land only – no international flights) is estimated to be $5700-$6100 based on .67 USD exchange rate. This price will also depend on number of participants. A deposit of $500 will be due by April 2020. This is refundable if the tour does not go ahead. Single supplement is an additional $950).
- 1/2 day Custom program at the Fleet Science Centre, San Diego
- 2 Day Custom residency at High Tech High, San Diego
- 2 Day Custom program at UC Berkeley
- Evening tour of San Francisco
- 1/2 day sightseeing tour of San Diego
- All breakfasts, all lunches and 3 dinners
- Accommodation for 5 Nights, 3 star hotel, twin share (single supplement should you not wish to share with a colleague is $950)
- All transport during the program
- Internal flight from San Diego to San Francisco
- Transfer from the University of California, Berkeley to SFO (airport) at the end of the program
- International flights are not included. You must book these yourself.
- Participants should arrive in San Diego (usually flight via LAX if coming from Aus/NZ) on the 27/9/2020. The official program starts Monday 28/9/2020 8am in San Diego
- The program will finish late afternoon the 2/10/2020 in San Francisco. Participants should plan their departure no earlier than the evening of the 2/10/2020 (of course, you can add pre and/or post personal travel to this tour if you wish)
- We would recommend participant book Aus/NZ – LAX – SAN (San Diego), then home from San Francisco (unless you plan other travel either side independently). Qantas would probably be the easiest as they fly direct from San Francisco. We can provide assistance if required.
- Spending money
- Transfer from the airport to the hotel at the start of the program as participants are arriving at different times. We will advise you if others are travelling on the same flight to maximise efficiency in taxis.
TOUR ITINERARY (Draft)
Day 1 – Fleet Science Centre – Comparing Hands-On Science Approaches. High Tech High Orientation
Day 2 – High Tech High – PBL Design Camp Day 1
Day 3 – High Tech High – PBL Design Camp Day 2
Day 4 –2 Day customised professional development program at UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall Of Science. Guided tour of San Francisco
Day 5 –2 Day customised professional development program at UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall Of Science. End of program.
ABOUT HIGH TECH HIGH
HIGH TECH HIGH
Developed by a coalition of San Diego civic leaders and educators, High Tech High (HTH) opened in September 2000 as a small public charter school with plans to serve approximately 450 students. HTH has since evolved into an integrated network of sixteen charter schools serving approximately 5,350 students in grades K-12 across four campuses. High Tech High is guided by four connected design principles: equity, personalisation, authentic work and collaborative design.
High Tech High is an equity project. Teachers work to address inequities and help students reach their full potential. The schools are intentionally diverse and integrated, enrolling students through a postcode-based lottery aimed at creating schools that are reflective of the communities they serve. Teachers recognise the value of having students from different backgrounds working together and employ a variety of approaches to accommodate diverse learners without academic tracking.
High Tech High teachers practice a learner-centred, inclusive approach that supports and challenges each student. Students pursue their passions through projects and reflect on their learning. Recognising that identity development and personal growth occur in the context of community, High Tech High schools foster relationships of trust and mutual respect among students and adults through small classes and home visits.
High Tech High school projects integrate hands and minds and incorporate inquiry across multiple disciplines, leading to the creation of meaningful and beautiful work. Students engage in work that matters to them, to their teachers, and to the world outside of school. Students connect their studies to the world through fieldwork, community service, internships and consultation with outside experts.
High Tech High teachers collaborate to design curriculum and projects, lead professional development and participate in hiring, while seeking student experience and voice in each of these areas. With students as design partners, staff function as reflective practitioners, conducting inquiry into equitable teaching and learning, school culture, project design and authentic assessment.