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Events & Projects

Thank you for being part of InEd:CONNECT
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.

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June 2023 Speakers

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Jessica Cavallaro

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

Evolve Learning

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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.

Eva Goldstein-Meola

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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.

Ron Matus

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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

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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.

Julian Aldave

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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.

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June 2023 Event Sponsors

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June 2023 Educational Vendors

ACE is committed to providing exceptional learning opportunities while seeking to grow strong Christian leaders and helping our students thrive in a relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

300 N 72nd Avenue
Hollywood, FL 33024

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Ananda Brains is a Co-op connecting kids to the intelligence of their bodies through emotional regulation, meditation, mindset/self talk & energetic health. SIW is natural health for kids and families

Broward County

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Guiding students to improve their communication skills through authoring, editorially reviewing, and beimg a published author.

Broward County

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B-Ready Academy serves students in Pre-k through 5th grade. Unlike traditional schools, we group students based on skill level, creating a collaborative environment that reaches students higher level!

716 East Palmetto Park Road

Boca Raton, FL

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BGA is a network of micro-schools serving learners aged 11 and above. Supported by Learning Coaches, they study at their own pace/schedule and have experiences in the community (ex.: internships).

315 SE Mizner Blvd
Boca Raton, FL 33432

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Colossal Academy is an award-winning innovative Microschool for ages 10+. Students engage in their learning through an experience-based curriculum that is real-world and relevant for the 21st Century.

746 NE 3rd Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

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746 NE 3rd Avenue

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

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ELC is a progressive & inclusive homeschool drop-off program that supports cognitively average to above average middle & high school students who are neurodivergent, gifted, or who have anxiety.

4758 W Commercial Blvd

Tamarac, FL 33319

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Flex Learning Academy is an all-experiential, project-based microschool for middle and high schoolers who learn and thrive best with Socratic methods, research-based projects and weekly field trips.

1374 SW 160th Avenue

Weston, FL 33326

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We are a 3 or 1 day, homeschool drop of program that aims to partner up with homeschooling parents and their journey.

11337 Okeechobee Blvd
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411

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Horizon Learning is a Montessori inspired, homeschool cooperative, for pre-kindergarten through elementary aged students in Miramar, Florida. We are experiential, collaborative, and project based.

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Kind Academy is an award winning microschool network that focuses on personalized, project based, and passion based learning

10649 Wiles Rd
Coral Springs, FL 33076

Marie Poppinz is the perfect program for every child and teenager ages 4-16 who love to act. The perfect training before the big stage! The place to send your child to promote their gifts and support their talents.

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Nova Leadership Academy is a female-founded K-5 boutique school. We are an action-oriented, wholistic student program offering academic variety from surfing and music theory to entrepreneurship.

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Open Tent Academy offers a wide range of ONLINE, synchronous, interactive classes for learners ages 4 - 18 year-round. OTA is an FES-UA approved vendor.

Our micro-school program is designed to address learning gaps and foundational skill-building in Reading, Math, and Language Arts for students in grades K-12. OnDemand Tutoring is available 24/7.

Project Flourish offers classes, community gatherings, and a thoughtfully curated collection of provisions with an emphasis on nature, wellness, & sustainability. Think... Home Economics gone GREEN!

Saltwater Studies offers both biblically-based and secular hands-on marine science education to homeschool students.

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SolutionEd and PlaySchoolACADEMY.com offer homeschool support, tutoring and enrichment classes for all ages to a community looking for alternative education and more choices.

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South Florida Homeschool Resource Center provides a wide range of learning experiences through academic events, a la carte classes, field trips, and social activities for ages 5 - 18.

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Surf Skate Science teaches STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) through action sports. We turn our South Florida local beach breaks and skateparks into classrooms.

Student led, Project Based, Experiential learning for Grades K-12.

TechnoTutor is a unique and exciting technology that supports you to reignite your natural learning ability while increasing your reading speed, comprehension, and spelling ability.

Florida Traveling Tutors are a group of tutors whom provide multi sensory programs and games so every child will learn.  We offer programs like OG Plus, Wilson, Spire, Recipe for Reading.

Using a Curious|Active|Fun Philosophy, we plant seeds of curiosity, create IRLs, and close the achievement gap in our stealth learning environment.

The Living School is school done on a bus. Students travel to more than 60 locations in the tri-county and their curriculum revolves around each location which meet or exceed grade-level standards.

Youth Environmental Alliance provides interactive programs that focus on educational sciences, conservation, and environmental stewardship. We offer programs for persons of all ages & abilities.

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Enhance your child’s educational journey with our dynamic Robotics and Coding program designed specifically for elementary and middle school students: engaging classes, workshops and camps!

20200 Saddle Club Rd
Weston, FL 33327

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The GrowCity Youth Internship program is a first-time job that focuses on teaching local high school teens first-time job skills within a garden setting.

100 NE 44th St.
Pompano Beach, FL

EDUCATORS MEET UP: Connecting South Florida Educators

Next Event August 2023 at Cocoplum Nature School, Delray Beach
Date TBA

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.

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IGNITE WONDER: Innovative Education Global Conference

Fall 2024

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.

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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.

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