Jefferson Madison Regional Library
Over forty members of the Albemarle-Charlottesville education community came together to talk about the future of education in an unconference session, an open mic dialogue, and then a design session to discover shared ideal values in education.
The unconference sessions covered a variety of topics including Teaching Entrepreneurship, Student-Teacher Partnerships, and What Student-Designed Education Looks Like.
The open mic dialogue session raised topics such as community learning, the structure of the common school year, and the lack of instruction on public speaking in schools.
The design session led to over fifty values that the community felt were important in education. As a group, they boiled those concepts down to five core values that they saw as integral in the future of education: equal opportunity, continual & holistic exploration, empathy, student-driven, and validation & courage.