Thursday – 04-21-2022 – PROGRAM
Inde - Italie
Nigeria - USA
Director of ONE Forest School and Deerhead Nature Preserve located in Bedford County.
After going back to school to receive her Level 3 Forest School Practitioner Certification, Catherine and her husband Danny built an interactive nature preserve and forest school on our property.
She is a Certified Virginia Master Naturalist, and have an International Certification for Environmental/Nature Interpretive Guides from NAI (National Association for Interpretation).
She is also recognized as the founder and CEO of this nonprofit organization. To her credit, ONE Forest School is the first accredited and internationally recognized forest school in the state of Virginia.
It was also chosen 1 of 3 schools in the United States to partner with Constructive Visions, a global educational resource project funded by National Geographic.
Introduction to a Forest School Education – A Lesson in Mindfulness
A forest school education teaches children to be mindful in nature through emotional intelligence (EQ) activities, which enables them to skillfully navigate their own journey through life. It gives them the tools they’ll need to lead emotionally happy, healthy, balanced lives into adulthood.
5 – 6:30 AM – CDT – Chicago – Mexico
6 – 7:30 AM – EDT – New York – Toronto
7 – 8:30 AM – ADT – São Paulo
10 – 11:30 AM – UTC 0 (ou GMT) – Greenwich Time
11 AM – 12:30 PM – CET et WAT – London
12 – 1:30 PM – CEST et CAT – Paris
1 – 2:30 PM – EAT – Moscow – Israel
3:30 – 5 PM – IST – Delhi
7 – 8:30 PM – JST – Tokyo
8 – 9:30 PM – AEST – Sydney
Jessica Joelle Alexander is a Bestselling Author, Danish Parenting Expert, Columnist, Speaker and Cultural Researcher. Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, BBC World News, Time, Vanity Fair, NPR, Salon, The Atlantic and many more.
The Danish Way of Parenting is one of the most sold parenting books of all time and her books have been published in 32 countries.
She has been a spokesperson for LEGO on the power of play and gives talks on parenting, education and wellbeing around the world. She is a regular columnist for The Copenhagen Post and currently researches and writes for UC Berkley’s Othering and Belonging Institute.
She is extremely passionate about the human condition, building character values and creating a more compassionate society.
The Danish Way of Education
What the Happiest People in the World know about educating confident, kind and capable kids
Denmark has been voted as one of the happiest countries in the world for over 40 years in a row. They are also ranked as one of the most empathic, innovative, trusting and have one of the lowest levels of bullying in Europe. This is in large part due to their innovative approach to education.
Humans didn’t evolve because we were selfish and had fangs and claws, we evolved because we could work together and rely on each other. The Danish education system is not about survival of the fittest, but rather, survival of the friendliest. Jessica will show us a new way of seeing how we can educate our children for the future, while leaving a legacy of happiness anywhere in the world.
4:30 – 6 AM – PDT – Los Angeles
6:30 – 8 AM – CDT – Chicago – Mexico
7:30 – 9 AM – EDT – New York – Toronto
8:30 – 10 AM – ADT – São Paulo
11:30 – 1 PM – UTC 0 (or GMT) – Greenwich Time
12:30 – 2 PM – CET et WAT – London
1:30 – 3 PM – CEST et CAT – Paris
2:30 – 4 PM – EAT – Moscow – Israel
5 – 6:30 PM – IST – Delhi
8:30 – 10 PM – JST – Tokyo
9:30 – 11 PM – AEST – Sydney
Peter Gray is a research professor of psychology and neuroscience at Boston College who has conducted and published research in neuroendocrinology, developmental psychology, anthropology, and education.
He is author of an internationally acclaimed introductory psychology textbook (Psychology, Worth Publishers, now in its 8th edition), which views all of psychology from an evolutionary perspective.
His recent research focuses on the role of play in human evolution and how children educate themselves through play and exploration, when they are free to do so. He has expanded on these ideas in his book, Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life (Basic Books).
He also authors a regular blog called Freedom to Learn, for Psychology Today magazine. He is one of the founders of the nonprofit Alliance for Self-Directed Education and of the nonprofit Let Grow, the mission of which is to renew children’s freedom to play and explore independently of adult control.
Children’s Playing Today is Key to a Happy and Peaceful World Tomorrow
What is the antidote to the phenomena of domination and aggression in the world?
Free play is fundamental to the social, emotional and intellectual development of children. It is the best way for them to learn to manage their lives, solve their problems, live in a community and become balanced adults.
6 – 7:30 AM – PDT – Los Angeles
8 – 9:30 AM – CDT – Chicago – Mexico
9 – 10:30 AM – EDT – New York – Toronto
10 – 11:30 AM – ADT – São Paulo
1 – 2:30 PM – UTC 0 (or GMT) – Greenwich Time
2 – 3:30 PM – CET et WAT – London
3 – 4:30 PM – CEST et CAT – Paris
4 – 5:30 PM – EAT – Moscow – Israel
6:30 – 8 PM – IST – Delhi
10 – 11:30 PM – JST – Tokyo
11 PM – 0h30 AM (22nd) – AEST – Sydney
With a background of forty+ years in the Indian spiritual sciences and a distinguished business career, Sujith Ravindran supports top leaders within business, politics and non-profits worldwide develop inner-leadership, and helps organizations realize their full Human Potential.
In 2012, the Council of Assisi conferred him the honour of Ambassador of Peace for his efforts on spiritual upliftment in Italy. His bestseller book, MATURE MASCULINITY: Man’s Inner Essence, captures the insights originating from a profound personal opening Sujith experienced many years ago. That experience led him to leave behind his successful corporate career in pursuit of self-realization, a journey that led him to write and release MATURE MASCULINITY.
Another international work, The BEING Leader, is today being hailed as the standard for high leadership and is a popular study within corporations and business schools.
His recent book, The 7 Mystical Laws of Abundance, is now available in 200 countries.
Boundaryless Schooling: Harness Abundance in All Dimensions
How to create schools that make schooling easy and keep children perfect?
“Logic can take you from A to B, imagination can take you anywhere.” Albert Einstein
Abundance is evident in the universe and in nature. It also exists in every child and in everyone. Beyond boundaries, imagination is infinite… the possibilities are endless. It is possible to create schools full of abundance, at all levels, in all dimensions.
7:30 – 9 AM – PDT – Los Angeles
9:30 – 11 AM – CDT – Chicago – Mexico
10:30 AM – 12 PM – EDT – New York – Toronto
11:30 AM – 1 PM – ADT – São Paulo
2:30 – 4 PM – UTC 0 (or GMT) – Greenwich Time
3:30 – 5 PM – CET et WAT – London
4:30 – 6 PM – CEST et CAT – Paris
5:30 – 7 PM – EAT – Moscow – Israel
8 – 9:30 PM – IST – Delhi
11:30 PM – 1 AM (22nd) – JST – Tokyo
0:30 – 2:00 AM (22nd) – AEST – Sydney
Benoit is a naturally talented animator, science popularizer and educator. He has been teaching nature for over 35 years.
He studied preparatory science and then obtained a degree in biological sciences at the University of Montreal. Self-taught, he studied geology, astronomy, astrophysics, quantum physics, ecology and holistic health.
His journey brought him into contact with the wisdom of ancestral native cultures, which allowed him to reconnect with his family’s forgotten roots and to build a bridge between science and life itself. He says “nature is much more than a notion of environment – it is a matter of deep relationship“. Benoit teaches in the midst of nature for a living teaching that allows you to relate to the subject he is addressing.
Over the years he has created guided forest walks, discovery trips, countless nature experiences and numerous conferences in Europe and Quebec. He is also the author of a personal transformation approach called Quantum Calibration (2011) and founder of Geoherence (2015), a discipline of reharmonization of natural environments.
To listen to Benoit is to live a quest for meaning and connection with nature. During his evenings and experiences of stargazing, one of his first passions, the starry sky comes alive and becomes the theatre of an intimate relationship that touches the deepest fibres of an ancestral link between humanity and nature.
Since 2017, he has continued his work at Hébergement aux Cinq Sens in Piopolis, Quebec, a place where one can come and stay in the forest and listen to nature as well as participate in activities with him. The teaching is also transformed into concrete works such as:
- the creation of a rainwater recovery system,
- the co-creation of a permaculture garden with his partner,
- the planning/construction of a four-season passive solar greenhouse and many other initiatives.
In short, to meet Benoit is to experience teaching differently, in the richness and wonder of living nature.
Teaching with Nature
A conference-testimony on a life path that led to another way of teaching in the field, in the encounter with nature. A lively sharing rich in meaning, from a teacher passionate about the expression of life, as it unfolds on earth and in the universe.
9 – 10h30 AM – PDT – Los Angeles
11 AM – 12:30 PM – CDT – Chicago – Mexico
12 – 1:30 PM – EDT – New York – Toronto
1 – 2:30 PM – ADT – São Paulo
4 – 5:30 PM – UTC 0 (or GMT) – Greenwich Time
5 – 6:30 PM – CET et WAT – London
6 – 7:30 PM – CEST et CAT – Paris
7 – 8:30 PM – EAT – Moscow – Israel
9:30 – 11 PM – IST – Delhi
1 – 2:30 AM (22nd) – JST – Tokyo
2 – 3:30 AM (22nd) – AEST – Sydney
She is an educationist, capacity development, Gender advocate and knowledge management expert, who develops programs, strategies, and organizes education and training, carries out research, and ensures successful implementation of initiatives especially on education in community classroom, peace, women, girls, children and school support programs. Her strengths in developing ideas into programs and building top-performing initiatives have earned her repeated commendations and formal recognition from colleagues and peers.
Dr Ada is Global Director at Centre for Transformative Advancement of Development for Africa CTADA, an initiative of the Center for SDG Global Education USA, Rector of Ruth Sisters Fellowship International, a Fellowship resolved to educate, empower, and support a sister in building a character generation for the Kingdom of God.
Dr Ada Okika is the UN Coordinator for Africana Women Working Group at the UN, a coalition of NGOs in Special Consultative Status with Economic and Social Council and Chancellor, YOUTHGETHER Global, an project for engaging youth for the decade of Action. Dr. Ada Okika is very passionate about what she does and is determined to ensure that women and girls, youth and children, education in community classrooms, Culture of Peace and grassroots issues are achieved positively well for the 2030 Agenda. She has spoken at many conferences on these issues. She has spoken at the President of the UNGA75 Session UN High Level Forum of The Culture of Peace.
She aspires to do more and hopes that her accomplishments and many more to come will be remembered in history as a model for generations. In her words: “Lets Step-up Action for the Future we want for our Generation” is what drives her efforts and commitment to what she knows how to do well.
Which vision for rural education in the world?
As the global community remain uncertain about the COVID19 pandemic, countries still being forced into new lock-downs, the education system at all levels fails to produce quality and inclusive education. Cognitive, affective, and psychomotor learning are yet to be included in the growing trend of the New Normal in schools. Stakeholders in education across the world are continuing to draw attention to the immense value of education, families and communities, national development, not to speak of the United Nations Decade of Action.
Time has come to be a wake-up call – to make education systems more resilient to crises, and more inclusive, flexible, and sustainable to innovation, to the expansion of new frontiers and learning possibilities in communities of developing nations. We need to explore how best we can all team up to ensure quality and inclusive education for lifelong learning and willingness to ensure sustainable learning steadiness.
10:30 AM – 12 PM – PDT – Los Angeles
12:30 – 2 AM – CDT – Chicago – Mexico
1:30 – 3 PM – EDT – New York – Toronto
2:30 – 4 PM – ADT – São Paulo
5:30 – 7 PM – UTC 0 (or GMT) – Greenwich Time
6:30 – 8 PM – CET et WAT – London
7:30 – 9 PM – CEST et CAT – Paris
8:30 – 10 PM – EAT – Moscow – Israel
11 PM – 0:30 AM (21th) – IST – Delhi
2:30 – 4 AM (21th) – JST – Tokyo
3:30 – 5 AM (21th) – AEST – Sydney