Events & Projects
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Connecting South Florida Parents & Educators
InEd:Connect events brings together families and innovative educators in South Florida. We believe that every child deserves access to a quality education, and our mission is to provide families with the knowledge and resources they need to make the best decisions for their children.
InEd Connect events offer a variety of programming and speakers to provide information about education choice and options for families. Events feature a variety of education programs, allowing children to get a first-hand experience of what they offer. Through these events, parents can connect with microschools, homeschool pods, and STEM programs to determine which option best suits their child's learning style.
June 2023 Speakers
Agile Minds Edufuturism
Jessica Cavallaro is an experienced educator who has embraced Agile as a solution for remote learning, transforming her teaching methods. She became a certified LearningFLOW educator through L-EAF.org and co-founded The Agile Mind to share the benefits of Agile with educators and students worldwide. She is skilled in project-based learning and design thinking, constantly pushing for educational evolution to meet the demands of today's learners.
Christina Sullivan, MSW, LCSW, is a highly qualified professional with extensive experience in social work, specializing in supporting individuals with neurological differences. With a focus on autism, ADHD, and related conditions, she is dedicated to helping families and the neurodivergent community. Christina's expertise spans diverse settings, including schools, hospitals, and community mental health, where she has worked with children and individuals dealing with anxiety, OCD, and behavioral disorders. Christina co-founded Evolve Learning Community, a compassionate micro-school that integrates social-emotional learning and Executive Functioning skills training for neurodivergent learners.
South Florida Homeschool Resource Center
Eva's homeschooling journey began when she decided not to enroll her daughter in public school due to developmental concerns. They moved to Northern Virginia, where Eva organized classes and activities for homeschoolers. Eva's dream of owning a Homeschool Resource Center was put on hold as she focused on homeschooling her daughter. Eventually, she founded Open Tent Academy, offering various classes for homeschoolers. Now, with her daughter in graduate school, Eva has established the South Florida Homeschool Resource Center, providing a range of options for homeschooling families.
Step Up For Students
Ron Matus is director, research and special projects, at Step Up For Students, a nonprofit that administers Florida’s education choice scholarship programs. He joined Step Up in 2012 after more than 20 years in journalism, including eight years as the state education reporter for The Tampa Bay Times, Florida’s biggest and most influential newspaper. His recent work includes co-authoring white papers on teacher entrepreneurs, rural school choice, and the choice-enabled migration of Black families in Florida to charter schools and private schools.
Luis Brito e Faro
Brave Generation Academy
Luís Brito e Faro is a former Mechanical Engineer and rugby coach with international experience in Portugal, Panama, and the US. As a co-founder of Brave Generation Academy, he successfully opened the first hubs in Portugal and went on serve as the Head of Learning Coaches, by hiring, training and managing a team of 80+ coaches across 40 global hubs. Recently, he has taken on the task of expanding BGA to the US, starting with Florida's first hub, in Boca Raton. Luís is deeply committed to empowering students and revolutionizing education through his experience and passion.
Student and Aspiring Actor
Peruvian-South Floridian student, excelling academically with diverse educational experience. Aspiring actor, his insights emphasize the importance of creativity alongside intellectual growth. A visionary for the future of education, bridging the gap between academia and the arts.
June 2023 Event Sponsors
June 2023 Educational Vendors
EDUCATORS MEET UP: Connecting South Florida Educators
Next Event August 2023 at Cocoplum Nature School, Delray Beach
When entrepreneurs who want to reimagine education fill a room, ideas abound and the future gets more exciting. Educators are teaming up in South Florida to make a greater impact! Each meet-up allows South Florida educators to network, collaborate and join in the conversation. Make sure you're part of it.
Our South Florida network meets quarterly in various locations throughout the trip-county area. Look for meet ups in Orlando and Tampa areas.
IGNITE WONDER: Innovative Education Global Conference
At the Ignite Wonder Global Education Conference, you'll find thought-provoking discussions, inspiring speeches and engaging activities all designed to help you learn more about innovative education. We'll explore how to create an environment that encourages creativity, curiosity and critical thinking, and how to ensure that each student is valued and supported.
By attending the conference, you'll gain the skills, knowledge and tools to create an educational system that is more responsive to the changing needs of our society. Join us and help foster a generation of leaders, innovators and problem solvers.
Set to Release in 2024
FROM THE GROUND UP: A documentary
From the Ground Up follows children, parents, and educators as they cultivate the next stage of education within the micro-school revolution. Necessity is the MOTHER of all creation, and now MOTHERS are creating the next phase of education for their children.....and ultimately, ALL children.