“It’s like there’s two doors and they both lead to hallways and one has treasure in it and that’s good for you and only you. The other hallway has people who are stuck in it and they can’t get out but if you let them out they’ll be free. But you can only open one door. So the empathic decision would be to find a third door. ”
April 10-12, 2019
What conditions do human beings need to thrive? What is the role of schooling in creating these conditions? How do we support children to connect their reading of the world to the things we do in school? To what extent is making space for these readings necessary for democracy? How do we best support the transition between reading the world and reading the word in a way that strengthens the relationship between empathy and agency?
May 13-15, 2019
Educators working in international schools have demonstrated increasing interest in Opal School’s approaches to learning. This three-day session supports an intimate encounter with Playful Inquiry immersed with colleagues sensitive to the unique demands of working in a global context.
June 19-21, 2019
Every summer, hundreds of educators committed to recognizing, celebrating, and extending the creative and cognitive capacities of children join Opal School teacher-researchers for three full days of renewal through synthesis, dialogue, materials exploration, and reflection.