Tag Archives: curriculum

Situating Out of Eden Learn within a broader landscape

Recently, the Out of Eden Learn team held a retreat to discuss our strategic vision and work priorities. Increasingly, we feel the need to distill key lessons we’ve learned – and continue to learn – from the experience of developing Out of Eden Learn. How can we crystallize for others what lies at the heart […]

Beyond Our Platform in Piraeus, Greece: Part 1 of 3

Sarah Sheya is the Project Coordinator of Out of Eden Learn. She joined the team in November of 2014. Sheya, as she prefers to be called, manages the day-to-day operations and develops media and outreach tools for the project. This post is part one of a three-part series on Out of Eden Learn’s recent trip […]

Adapting, deepening, extending: How educators are making Out of Eden Learn their own

On November 24, 2015 we held a Google+ Hangout called Out of Eden Learn in the Classroom. During this session five educators from our community shared how they have incorporated Out of Eden Learn into their specific classroom contexts. The participants, who all happen to be active on Twitter, were: Andy Richardson, an International Baccalaureate […]

From one story to another

Aly Kreikemeier is a member of the Out of Eden Learn team and a masters student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is interested in how the arts and education support civic engagement and cross-cultural dialogue. Before relocating to Cambridge for graduate school, I called the high desert home where I worked as […]

A student’s ‘Story of Learning’ through Out of Eden Learn

Annie Sheridan is a 6th grade student at the Village school in Marblehead, Massachusetts. She had the chance to participate in Out of Eden Learn last year in Natalie Belli’s class. I remember the day when I was first introduced to Out of Eden Learn. It was the first week of school and the year […]

Exploring Dialogue on OOEL, Part 2: Notice, Connect, Extend, and Snip

In my last post about the Dialogue Toolkit, I reviewed the purpose of our toolkit and described two core moves – Appreciate and Probe – with examples from student work.  To reiterate, the aim of the Dialogue Toolkit (co-developed with Chris Sloan) is to promote thoughtful, mindful exchanges between young people participating in Out of […]

Finding a Deeper Purpose in the Classroom Through Out of Eden Learn

Hollis Scott is a 5th grade teacher at Montair Elementary School in Danville, California. Her students participated in Out of Eden Learn last year. I am a fifth grade teacher in the suburbs of the San Francisco Bay Area. I came to teaching after having worked in the corporate banking world, as a startup representative […]

Taking Stock

Who are you? Where are you coming from? Where are you going? These three questions are a feature of the milestones that help string together Paul Salopek’s steps around the world: he poses them to the nearest human being he encounters each time he progresses one hundred miles. As these brief interviews mount up we […]

Popping Bubbles

Barbara Sahli is a Master’s candidate at Harvard Graduate School of Education in the Human Development and Psychology program. Her interests in youth perspectives, storytelling, and the impact of cross-cultural interactions on bias reduction and positive intergroup relations led to her participation in Out of Eden Learn (OOEL) group meetings during the past year. When […]

The story of young Greek travelers in Out of Eden Learn

Kiriaki Melliou is kindergarten specialist at the Directorate of Primary Education in Piraeus and PhD Candidate in the Department of Early Childhood Education of the University of Western Macedonia, Greece. Our story begins at the International Visible Thinking Conference in Miami, Florida, where Shari Tishman presents “Out of Eden Learn” – an online community in […]