Last Summer, four members of the AGC teaching community travelled to beautiful Potrero Costa Rica to participate in a “Cross Cultural Conference” of educators, organizers and NGOs. The week-long event, hosted by Abriendo Mentes and organized by the network Omprakash, was a rich exchange of innovative teaching practices, cultural sharing, and reflections on the fascinating world of international volunteerism.
The small team from AGC – Expanded Learning & Community Engagement Coordinator Jenni Schneiderman, First grade teacher Liz Fyffe, Wellness teacher Joe Phillips, and intern Arianna Lambie – presented a “day in the life” of AGC that to give the audience a taste of our school culture. Participants were taken on a journey from morning yoga, through the blooming garden, on to a tasty made-from-scratch organic lunch, and even a lesson on trees from a sample Unit of Inquiry.
The conference in Potrero was a further catalyst for many exciting global exchanges happening at AGC. Our sister school in Ladakh, India was represented, as were our friends from last year’s trip to Guatemala. Ms. Jenni wrote a beautiful meditation on the rapidly expanding “dance of cross-pollination” that is giving our students real and tangible connections to other cultures that will further catapult their learning around the globe.
Where will the AGC Roadshow take us next….?