What was on offer?
One simple answer: Connection. The conference was about connection: connected curriculum, connected schools, connected conversations. It was also about freedom. Freedom to lead and manage our own schools. Freedom to make decisions that are locally appropriate. Freedom from over-complex, externally imposed rules and redundant authorisations.
It was about the network knowing what the network knows, about schools reclaiming their own territory, about practitioners talking to practitioners, about the international learning specialists running the international learning business. From our core team above, we now have many collaborators and an evolving network of partners.
Contact Kevin at kevin thecgcproject. Contact Brooke at brooke thecgcproject. Dave is a graphic designer and animator with over 25 years of commercial design experience.
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Contact Dave at dave thecgcproject. Mike Johnston is formerly the head of school at Colegio Maya in Guatemala. He has lead workshops and keynoted for teachers and administrators around the world on sustainability, global curriculum K and how service learning should not just be what you do, but who you are as a school. Mike is a proud member of the Common Ground Collaborative advisory council seeking to transform learning in schools globally.
As a member of the Compass Education team he is part of a growing community of passionate educators aiming to equip schools as learning communities to educate and act for a sustainable future through systems thinking and practice. With his Doctorate in Organisational Systems Mike helps to inspire and lead schools through times of change and educational transformation.
Those diverse stories help us to think more deeply - about what we believe and why. Our guests engage in in-depth conversations about our past, present, and future. We talk about the economy, our religious views, schools, courts, wolves, medicine, the timber industry, conservation, life in prison, life on the farm We discuss our most serious personal, political, and community values, and our place in the larger world.
We honestly explore conflict and controversy, and at the same time honor our shared values - the often-overlooked "common ground" of diverse community interests.
We treat our guests and audience with respect - at times by asking fair but tough questions. We buy direct, ensuring the farmers are getting a healthy wage and using best farming practices.
We have baristas who compete in the national latte art competition and love to showcase techniques in pour offer, aero press or french press as well. Our most recent renovations took advantage of locally reclaimed materials. Whether your a family coming to enjoy the all weather playground, enjoying a business lunch or working in peace while watching the roasting in action we have different spaces for everyone.
Our business supports local projects helping women exiting exploitative work environments. We are committed to coming alongside organizations which transform the lives of those in need.
In fact, I have the opportunity to talk about my farm nearly every day at work. But before any information can be added to common ground , speakers must agree on what the other person said. Recipients have made significant contributions toward bridging divides and finding solutions to seemingly intractable problems. The best example of this is the New England Association of Colleges […]. We are also engaged in partnerships to create a 'new wave' of schools, serving mainly national students with national teachers, working with CGC approaches across cultures and languages.
We love to meet you. There is such an amazing community of people in Vientiane, and we love to be a common gathering place for all types of people.