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CGC Learning Events

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The CGC works with its members to co-create coherent, connected learning ecosystems within which everybody learns.

Where do you fit? 


Are you a WRITER who wants to collaborate in teams with thought leaders from around the globe to build a full set of Learning Modules?

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CGC HACKATHON: To Boldly Go...


Are you a LEADER of a school or organisation who wants to help shape the future of learning, internationally and nationally?

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Are you a TEACHER/TEAM LEADER/COACH or PRINCIPAL who wants to learn about the CGC to be ready to apply it in your own school? 

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Mapping our Common Ground

Professional learning events

The Big CGC Hackathon
20-24 April in Brussels

The work we did in Princeton has set us up for another major CGC get-together, to actually write a full set of Learning Modules that reflect our Princeton thinking. That event, The Big CGC Hackathon, will take place in Brussels, from 20-24 April 2020. 

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Summer Summit 2020
26-28 June in Princeton

In the Summer of 2020 we will return to the outstanding location of the Nassau Inn, Princeton to tackle another of the difficult dilemmas of learning design, delivery and demonstration: The Self-Regulating Learner. The literature in the learning business is loaded with references to learning how to learn, developing independent learners, personalising learning and the like. Yet we know of no coherent model for building the capacity of learners to regulate their own learning, consistently, systemically, Pre-K through 12. Our own Learning Principle, Learning Ownership, commits us to designing such a model. This will be our focus in June 2020. It will include a major emphasis on Demonstrating learning, with the learner at the heart of systems of assessing, recording and reporting for and as learning.

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Early Learning in the CGC
Spring 2021 in Europe

We are now very experienced in working with schools in all regions of the world. Obviously, we have a keen interest in all stages of a learner’s development, including the Early Years, so critical for the development of conceptual, competency and character learning. While there are great individual early learning centres in many schools, and wonderful models such as the Reggio Emilia schools, we are also seeing national movements towards pushing "academic" approaches into early childhood, at the expense of experiential learning through purposeful play.

In response, and in order to capture and share the very best of inquiry-based, experiential early learning, we have set out on the journey towards developing an exemplary model, Early Learning in CGC. We have an evolving "draft" of this model, a number of interested schools, and are even in the early stages of planning our first Early Learning two-day Professional Conversation, in the Spring of 2021.

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The Country Ahead of Us, the Country Behind

A CGC Webinar to discuss where we have come from and where we are going. A great way to join a personal conversation and be truly in the CGC loop. Watch for details!

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New Teacher Introduction

This webinar is designed for both schools just joining the CGC as well as new teachers at CGC Member Schools. 

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Look for upcoming office hours each month, so you can join us online and we will answer any questions you have.

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Join us at the 54th AAIE-New York City-CONVERSATION: February 1-5, 2020
"Diverse on Purpose, Different By Design"

In February 2020 we will have a substantial presence at the AAIE Learning Conversation in NYC. This is a chance for members to get together for an update on the CGC and where we are going, and to meet our new Advisory Council.

Join us at the informal sessions on "What's new at the CGC or drop us a note so we can connect during the week (info@thecgcproject.org).

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1000 Brussels, Belgium

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