Practitioner Exchanges create time and space for educators to connect, build a peer community, and explore issues of practice through informal conversations facilitated by Summer Institute alumni.
Get inspired with new ideas or perspectives, ask for help with your challenges, and share your own expertise. Each month centers on a different topic and a Practitioner Exchange is often paired with workshop offerings as an opportunity to integrate and revisit information throughout the year. Practitioner Exchanges are included in the cost of workshops as follow-up discussions. Take both Workshop and Practitioner Exchange for a full 4.5-7+ hour learning experience.
Practitioner Exchanges are held on the second Tuesday of the month, 4:30-6pm.
Upcoming 2019-20 Exchanges
Creating Space for Child-centered Work
What does it mean to teach from a child-centered focus? How can I better listen to children’s voices & ideas and integrate them into my teaching? How do I balance children’s choice & inquiry with what I’m “expected” to teach? Join Oakland classroom teacher & Summer Institute alum Victoria Albaracin as she discusses these questions – and more! – in an informal peer-to-peer conversation that helps you get to the heart of your teaching philosophy. Bring your own questions & experience!