Consulting

May
28

A note from Southern California

I just received a delightful message from Marilee Cosgrove of the Fullerton School District.  Over recent years, Fullerton has sent a wide range of representatives to Opal School for professional development activities. From her letter: The group coming to Symposium is thrilled! Our group coming in November is thrilled!  So, you have a lot of […]

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May
05

Workshop Follow-Up: Reading the World

Opal School teachers and children share their work with the world through professional development workshops. The effort involved in this is significant – but it’s our way of fulfilling our mission of strengthening public education well beyond the walls of Portland Children’s Museum.

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Apr
07

Creating Possible Worlds

We are so pleased to present our very first ebook! The first to come in our Symposium Series, this ebook documents a project facilitated by Opal Beginning School teachers Lauren Adams and Caroline Wolfe with children ages 3 – 5 years, which they presented at the Opal School Symposium in 2013. Lauren and Caroline inspire […]

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Feb
03

Visitation Days Recap

Last week a large group of teachers and administrators – from across the West Coast, Los Angeles to British Columbia, and east to Alberta – converged on Opal School for an extended study of our approach to learning. I thought that those of you who weren’t able to join us would be interested in hearing […]

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Feb
12

A Center for Learning

Opal School is a learning place for both the young people who come to class daily as well as for educators who attend our workshops and web-based projects.  Recently, teachers, administrators, and specialists came from far and wide to attend a multi-day session focusing on playful inquiry.  Our work together served as both provocation and […]

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