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Thursday, April 11 • 3:15pm - 4:30pm
7 Lesson School Teacher

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In 1991, New York State Teacher of the Year, John Taylor Gatto stated, “I don’t teach English, I teach school,” challenging his audience that traditional schools only really teach seven lessons, including conformity and indifference. Truly personalized, student-driven learning, on the other hand, empowers individuals to create, contribute, and transform. Join Nicole Luedtke and Jennifer Kosloski, Advisors/Co-founders of Valley New School (Appleton, WI), to unlearn “old school” lessons that hinder deep, authentic education.

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Jennifer Kosloski

Advisor/Co-founder, Valley New School
While teaching Art and directing/choreographing Theater at both the elementary and secondary levels, Jennifer saw, in a limited sense, that learning through long-term projects had the potential to raise student (and staff!) engagement and achievement. This observation led her to help... Read More →
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Nicole Luedtke

Advisor, Valley New School
Advisor at Valley New School (Appleton, WI). Ms. Luedtke, along with three colleagues, founded Valley New School, an innovative, project-based, student centered, technology-rich charter school for the Appleton Area School District 15 years ago. VNS continues to be a leading lab school... Read More →

Thursday April 11, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm CDT
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