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  • Isaac Graves
    You are invited to attend the Alternative Education Resource Organization s (AERO) 3rd Annual Conference: Educational Alternatives: Finding Our Commonalities
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 27, 2006
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      You are invited to attend the Alternative Education Resource
      Organization's (AERO) 3rd Annual Conference:

      "Educational Alternatives: Finding Our Commonalities & Celebrating
      Our Differences"
      June 29th - July 2nd, Russell Sage College, Troy, NY


      The AERO conference brings together Parents, Teachers, Students,
      Families, Individuals and Children from every end of the alternative
      education spectrum. From unschooling to Montessori to Waldorf,
      Democratic, Homeschooling and beyond! Conference fees are kept
      especially low so families and students are able to
      attend. Scholarship options are also available. Rates are
      $180/adults, $140/students, $50/children with family rates
      available. E-mail isaacgraves@... for more info and/or to be
      added to our weekly announcement list.

      Highlights of this year's conference include:
      -SEVEN Keynote Speakers! (see below)
      -Exclusive Education Documentaries & Films
      -Educational Alternatives Keynote Panel Discussion (ft. Pat Farenga,
      Tim Seldin, Ron Miller, Jerry Mintz among others)
      -Educational Alternatives Student Keynote Panel Discussion (a few
      open slots remain, e-mail Isaac if you are interested.
      -FREE Child Care Throughout Entire Conference
      -HUGE Alternative Education Bookstore
      -Wide Variety of Workshops for Teachers, Students, Parents,
      Individuals and Everyone!
      -Exclusive School / Program Starters 5-Part Workshop Series
      -School of Living Sponsored Communities Workshop Series
      -Open Workshop Space (attendee controlled workshop time)
      -Featured Musical Performances (as part of an evening of entertainment)


      Keynote Speakers:
      John Taylor Gatto:
      Former New York State Teacher of the Year & Celebrated Author of The
      Underground History of American Education: An Intimate Investigation
      Into the Prison of Modern Schooling & Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden
      Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling
      Mimsy Sadofsky:
      Co-Founder, Sudbury Valley School & Co-Author of Legacy of Trust:
      Life After the Sudbury Valley School Experience, Starting a Sudbury
      School, & The Pursuit of Happiness: The Lives of Sudbury Valley Alumni
      Pat Farenga:
      President of Holt Associates, Unschooling Advocate, Author Teach Your
      Own: The John Holt Book of Homeschooling
      Ron Miller:
      Author & Editor Creating Learning Communities, Caring for New Life,
      Paths of Learning Magazine, & Free Schools, Free People
      Susan Ohanian:
      George Orwell Award Winner, Author of 25, Articles have Appeared in
      The Nation & USA Today
      Jerry Mintz:
      Director of the Alternative Education Resource Organization, Director
      of Alternative, Democratic School for 17 years, and Author of No
      Homework & Recess All Day: How to Have Freedom & Democracy in Education
      Tim Seldin:
      President of The Montessori Foundation, Chair of the International
      Montessori Council, and Author of The Montessori Way

      Hope to see you this June!

      -Isaac Graves
      Conference Director
      Alternative Education Resource Organization (AERO)
      AERO Conference '06: "Educational Alternatives: Finding Our
      Commonalities & Celebrating Our Differences"
      June 29th - July 2nd, 2006, Russell Sage College, Troy, NY
      417 Roslyn Road, Roslyn Heights, NY 11577-2620
      (800) 769-4171 (toll-free) or 516-621-2195
      (just one e-mail/week -- conference newsletter)

      "Allow children to be happy their own way, for what better way will
      they ever find?"
      Samuel Johnson

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