Conversations about Authentic Education


Slate School has formed a community that is constantly striving to improve practice, to create meaningful educational experience for learners of all ages, and to change the landscape in education. Slate School convenes experts for important, real conversations about education, and these online dialogues are free and open to the public.

Nurturing a Student-Centered Environment Expert Panel Recording

Learn from leading experts about designing educational experiences that trust the child in their learning. The panelists provide perspective about recognizing and maximizing opportunities for discovery toward realizing a student's potential. How do we as educators best provide ample opportunity for creativity, and foster a child's unique curiosity in a safe and nurturing learning community?

  • Jane Aronson, President and CEO, Worldwide Orphans Foundation
  • Rhonda Bondie, Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Teaching, Fordham Graduate School of Education
  • Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Unidel H. Rodney Sharp Professor, School of Education and Departments of Psychology and Linguistics and Cognitive Science, University of Delaware
  • Jana Zindell, Chief Programs Officer, Ubuntu Pathways
  • Moderated by Julie Mountcastle, Head Teacher and Director of Creative Arts, Slate School

Tools for Nurturing Creativity in Children Expert Panel Recording

Learn from leading experts about nurturing creativity in children. The webinar includes guidance and advice from six panelists. Gain insight about creative teaching, and about nurturing and fostering creativity in children from toddlers to high school.

  • Jane Aronson, President and CEO, Worldwide Orphans Foundation
  • Tovah Klein, Director, Barnard College Center for Toddler Development;
    Associate Professor, Psychology, Barnard College
  • Sylvia Martinez, Co-author of Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom
  • Laura Meyers, Clinical Associate Professor, College of Education & Human Development’s Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Georgia State University
  • Katherine Parisky, Associate Head of School, Teacher, Science Specialist, Birches School
  • Jana Zindell, Chief Programs Officer, Ubuntu Education Fund
  • Moderated by Jennifer Staple-Clark, Slate School 

Careers in Education: Thinking Outside of the Box Expert Panel Recording

Learn from leading experts about a career in education. How can you best utilize your skills and talents to make an impact on your own students and beyond? The webinar includes guidance and advice from expert panelists.

  • Jordan Levy, Chief External Relations Officer, Ubuntu Education Fund
  • Ana Rowena McCullough, Co-Founder and CEO, QuestBridge
  • Julie Mountcastle, Teacher, Ridge Road Elementary School, North Haven, Connecticut
  • Cecily Wardell, Co-founder and Director of Operations, Birches School
  • Moderated by Jennifer Staple-Clark, Slate School