News from the School Reform Initiative

April 12, 2017

Annual Facilitator Retreat – Registration Open – only 10 spots left!

We are excited to offer our third annual retreat for SRI facilitators who work to build internal capacity for change in schools and districts, across and among cities, states and regions, and on the international scene.

This year’s event will be held May 19th & 20th, 2017 at Champlain College in Burlington, VT. Click here to learn more and register to attend. Registration is limited to 40 participants, so register ASAP!

Looking for some great summer learning? Check out the events page!

Summer is just around the corner and our events page is growing with lots of different professional learning opportunities. Please share these great opportunities with your colleagues. Don’t see something you need? Let us know and we can customize an experience to meet your learning needs – email Professional Development Specialist, Beth Graham (

Fall Meeting Registration Now Open

The Atlanta Fall Meeting will take place November 2-4, 2017. We are busy working on planning this amazing event. The Fall Meeting offers educators from across the country and world the opportunity to engage as adult learners in the grounded, deeply relational types of learning experiences they offer their students every day. Registration is now open!

The mission of SRI is to create transformational learning communities fiercely committed to educational equity and excellence. This mission guides the planning of Fall Meeting and your participation is an opportunity to enact these beliefs into practice.

The Fall Meeting will help you advance your work in collaborative practices that make a difference for all students, whether you are just starting or have been a part of SRI for years. Join us and help further our collective commitment to making schools better places for all students and educators.

Scholarships will be available and applications open in August. Space is limited, be sure to register early!

Upcoming Conference Opportunities of Interest

Free Minds, Free People – Free Minds, Free People is a national gathering the brings together teachers, high school and college students, community activists, academics and parents from across the country to build a movement to develop and promote education as a tool for liberation. This conference is held every other year, and will take place July 6-9, 2017 in Baltimore MD. Click here to learn more and register.

Big Picture Learning – Big Bang – Every year, hundreds of educators, advocates and thought leaders from all over the world come together at Big Bang – Big Picture Learning’s International Conference on Student-Centered Learning. This year, the conference will take place July 25-28, 2017 in St. Louis, MO. Click here to learn more and register.

Do you have news to share? Interesting things happening in your area? Please let us know so we can share with our community! Email Chris Jones,

Thank you,
Kari Thierer, Heidi Vosekas, Chris Jones, and Beth I Graham
On behalf of School Reform Initiative

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