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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]