Here's an article by an AERO Conference participant, Dee Kimbrell:
AERO Conference, Long Island, New York : The Faces of Change
"The AERO 2015 (Alternative Education Revolution Organization) Conference in Long Island, New York, was busy and wonderful! My friend, Amanda Orser, and I turned this adventure into a road trip and navigated our way through New York traffic and unknown venues. Thanks, Amanda, for all your support!
At the conference, I facilitated a conference wide art installation called "Faces of Change". All participants of the conference were invited to make a self portrait from recycled materials. A photo was taken and then hung up with the other self portraits to capture a "snap shot" of the conference personality. Who says play is just for children? This opportunity for adult play in the middle of a very intellectually stimulating conference was welcomed by many and the results were fantastic! For those of you who created a self-portrait, you can copy your image here. Take a look!
I also taught two classes: one about question asking skills and one about using open ended materials for deep learning. I am pretty sure stock in water beads jumped after the question asking class! We had a great time. I met many new faces at the conference and look forward to future collaborations."
The feedback from the conference continues to be very positive. See below to recapture some of it with DVDs and CDs.
you can still see
made by Bob Greenberg at the AERO conference, of Zoe Weill, Deborah Meier, Yaacov Hecht, Sugata Mitra, and Pat Farenga. This is an example of what you'll see in the full CDs and DVDs.
Here we have added many more conference pictures participants have sent us. We have decided to keep the MineCraft server open until the next conference. Homeschoolers or schools can join it. Reply to this newsletter for more info.
So far over thirty workshops have been marked as favorites in conference evaluations. Below are some of the most popular, available:
AERO School Starters Workshop - Jerry Mintz, Chris Mercogliano
Coming Alive with Full Circle Learning - Linda Aronson, M.Ed.
Robert's Rules for Kids - Ted Weisgal
The Real Marie Montessori - Mimosa Jones Tunney
Michel Foucault: Reflection on the question of freedom within democratic Free Schools - Kirk Cunningham