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2024 InEd:LIVE
Speakers & Workshop Leaders

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Kerry McDonald

Host of LiberatED podcast, author of Unschooled, and Forbes contributing writer

 

LiberatED PODCAST

UNSCHOOLED BOOK

CASE STUDIES & ARTICLES

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Raphel Gang

 Director of Education at the Stand Together Trust

LINK TO PRESENTATION

 

STAND TOGETHER EDUCATION

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Ron Matus

Director of research and special projects at Step Up For Students

STEP UP FOR STUDENTS

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Shiren Rattigan

Founder of Colossal Academy and Co-founder of Innovative Educators Network

COLOSSAL ACADEMY MICROSCHOOLS

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Toni Frallicciardi

Co-founder Surf Skate Science and Innovative Educators Network

SURF SKATE SCIENCE STEAM PORGRAMS

Keynotes & Event Hosts
2024 Workshop Leaders
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Shiren Rattigan

Colossal Academy

InEd

 

YOU CAN HAVE WHATEVER YOU WANT

Discover diverse home education options—Traditional, Roadschooling, Unschooling, Montessori, Hybrid, Microschooling and more. Find the perfect path for your family's unique learning journey.

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Rick Andreassen

Saints Homeschool PE Program

ENCOURAGING THE HEART OF A CHILD THROUGH GAMES

Creating games, activities, and interactive relays in an environment where every child feels valued, encouraged, experiences joy, camaraderie, sportsmanship, and character building - all through the vehicle of games and activities!
 

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Megan Fitzpatrick

Fitz Solution

THE ULTIMATE SELFIE

Go beyond the conventional notion of selfies, and capture a snapshot of your aspirations and goals as a catalyst for introspection, guiding teenagers through a thoughtful process of self-discovery. By blending elements of self-reflection and future planning, The Ultimate Selfie workshop helps participants navigate the crucial decision-making phase.

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Tobin Slaven

Acton Academy Fort Lauderale

CHILDREN AT THE HELM

Explore AI's impact on personalized, interactive learning. Discover real-world applications, success stories, and envision a future where AI empowers every child's unique educational journey. Go beyond understanding AI's potential in education, aiming to create a future where children are architects of their learning with AI as their guides.

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Ron Shuali

Nationally Acclaimed Speaker

 

BEHAVIOR MASTERY:
5 Tools of Transformation to Create a Win-Win Learning Environment

Immediately improve your kids' unproductive behaviors through a proven, effective, and surprisingly fun behavior modification system using auditory, visual and kinesthetic cues. Experience the same positive physical and emotional sensations that your students experience for a stronger understanding of how to create a positive classroom environment

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Ms. Marie

Miss Marie Poppins Children's Theater and Dance 

#JoinTheMovement

Let's get moving! It's a fact -- in every moment of every single day, if you turn on music and dance, you feel better. So step out of your comfort zone.


 

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Mariel Ruiz-Escasena

Ady & Co, Author and  SSP Coach

PARENTING WITH PRESENCE:

Nurturing Co-Regulation for Resilient Families

Learn how, as parents, the state of our nervous system influences our children's well-being. Through an exploration of co-regulation and self-regulation, you will delve into the dynamics of fight/flight/freeze/fawn responses, and learn about somatic healing techniques.

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Susan Safra

Flex Learning Academy

THE FOUR YEAR PLAN:

Preparing for High School and Beyond

High School can be the most confusing time for teens and their parents. Learn how to effectively navigate teens through the most challenging time in their education, including what classes to take in high school, the SAT vs the ACT, community service options, clubs, how to prepare for college, and more. This workshop is perfect for families with students in grades 8th-11th.

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Christy Schultz

Take Root Forest School

FINDING A SENSE OF PLACE:

Inspiring Awe and Wonder Through Outdoor, Place-based Learning

An experiential adventure through the wild and wonderful world of Nature-based Learning. where participants will use all their senses and engage their bodies and minds as they journey along the path of self-awareness and discovery of place.

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Joshua Mason, Frank Farro, & Tobin Slaven

South Florida Acton Academy Leaders

HARD CHOICES TO BUILD STRONG CHARACTER

The emphasis on outdated metrics like standardized tests and exclusive focus on college admissions leads to significant debt and underutilized degrees. Shifting towards learner-driven approaches provides diverse educational avenues. Explore tools fostering curiosity and independence, guiding children beyond test scores towards a more meaningful education.

 

Acton Academy Port St Lucie

Acton Academy Fort Lauderdale

Acton Academy North Broward

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Sophie De La Paz

Conscious Kids Association

MINDFUL EDUCATION THROUGH COMMUNITY ACTION PROJECT-BASED LEARNING

Seamlessly integrate mindfulness into education. Explore the impact of mindfulness-based project learning on student motivation and success. Participants collaborate to design community projects, culminating in a "Celebration of Projects". The hands-on experience offers practical insights & strategies for incorporating mindful project-based learning into daily education & community initiatives.

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Bear Lehenbauern

Brave Generation Academy

HOW TO SLAY THE PUBLIC SPEAKING DRAGON

Suspend your fear of communicating in front of other people for just a few minutes with some interactive insights and quick practice for getting your ideas out clearly and creatively. Perfect for any situation, including creating and building microschools and edupreneur endeavors. Great for Adults, teens, and kids ages 10+ to participate. All welcome to view.

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Benita Gordon

Global Education Concierge

CRAFTING WONDER:

Unraveling Interactive Curriculum for Innovative Education

Step into the world of microschools and homeschooling as we explore "Crafting Wonder," a 45-minute session designed specifically for educators, parents, and students outside the traditional school setting. Delve into the practical implementation of interactive curriculum, gaining hands-on guidance for infusing wonder into your unique learning environment.

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Terry Travers

Astrolab Academy

EMPOWERING THE FUTURE

"Empowering the Future" is an interactive workshop that invites educators, students, parents, and community stakeholders to explore the transformative potential of self-directed learning and alternative educational models. This workshop is structured to be a hands-on, immersive experience where participants will not just learn about these innovative educational paths but also engage in activities that simulate the self-directed learning experience.

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Iman Alleyne

Kind Academy

LAUNCH YOUR OWN MICROSCHOOL:

A Journey into Progressive Education

A hands-on workshop presented by Kind Academy. In this interactive session, we'll explore the key components of microschooling and progressive education, empowering you to take the first steps in creating your own innovative learning environment.

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MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT

Since 2005 Youth Environmental Alliance has provided interactive programs that focus on educational sciences, conservation and environmental stewardship. This fun and engaging program gets youth, families and the community in preserving and protecting our unique ecosystems and wildlife, promoting sustainability at home, in school, at the office and in your communities. 


 

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Drake Pearson

Techno Tutor

SMART PHONES AND SMART KIDS:
The Impact of Ai and Education

The advancement of technology has greatly changed our society and how we educate our children. While some of the changes are worrisome, many are to our benefit if we know how to navigate them. Join us in a discussion of how to support your kids' use technology...and not be used by it.

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Dr. Deidre Reid-Thomas

Thomas Ed​ucation

Solutions

TURN OFF AUTOMATIC FOCUS AND SWITCH TO MANUAL:

Education by Design

Photography and non-traditional education, though distinct, share parallels in adaptability and creative navigation. Like adjusting camera settings, transitioning education models requires thoughtful guidance. Ultimately, both aim for an artful essence—capturing moments and fostering growth in evolving environments.

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Lin Powell

Empowered

ENGAGING STUDENTS TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THE REAL WORLD

In the Empowered "Do first, talk later" approach, experience an activity to get a first-hand experience on how our foundational principles transform a student's interactions, how to demonstrate and model behavior in real markets that are all around us (not just monetary ones), and fostering the growth mindset, which can develop into an entrepreneurial mindset, where students are active in their behaviors for creating value in life. 

 

Audience: Students, Parents & Edupreneurs

Location: Lab 4

Reimagining Education Ecosystems: Stories from the Field
Theater

Embark on a transformative journey with Vela Education Fund as they illuminate the inspiring stories of Edupreneurs reshaping education. Let their narratives fuel your motivation to embark on your educational journey in 2024, contributing to a learning environment where every child can uncover their unique genius. Your commitment has the power to make a lasting impact and create a brighter future for generations to come. Seize the opportunity to be part of this remarkable movement and shape the future of education. The Vela Education Fund Panel will include:

Panel Participants
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