Based around the theme of (Re), the conference design is centered around a collaborative think-tank whose aim is to (re)think and (re)invent international education. The conference will feature 3 keynoters (Craig Johnston, Michael Ehrhardt and Myron Dueck) who will challenge, respectively, the current system of international education, the teachers, and the students.
We will have a wide variety of sessions, most of which will be collaborative by design: Teacher Workshops, Ted Talk workshops, cohorts each day of the conference, reverse mentoring sessions led by EARJ students, Edcamp, and a Learning Fair Gallery. In addition, we are planning an all-day institute each day for up to 100 conference participants (different each day) to work with our three presenters to drill deeper into the reinvention.
Please take a look at the video - (Re) 2017 Conference Teaser for further information on the theme and we hope to see you in Rio! Register for #AASSA17 conference in Rio de Janeiro as soon as possible! Deadline is March 8th http://www.aassa.com/page.cfm?p=788
It is that time of the year again where our community comes together and joins forces in raising awareness against cancer. It is our 11th year fundraising for the INCA - National Cancer Institute and we invite all of you to join us!
Last year, EARJ together with your help, EARJ and the SOS donated R$ 60,000.00 to the Pediatric Ward of the Institute and we are proud to share with you that the children's ward has been fully renovated and inaugurated this past Friday.
How can you participate? By donating!
For every R$ 30,00 donated you will receive an exclusive cotton Walkathon T-shrt and for every R$ 60,00 you will receive a special Cantão Walkathon T-shirt!
To participate and make your donations you can fill out the forms attached and hand it in to your child's school secretary.
Communication. In all it's forms and actors. It is, in one way or another, used by most of the known living organisms. From the visual displays Cuttlefish can do with their skins, to the dances Peacock Spiders perform to attract mates and ward off competition, and to us humans, with our many, many forms. Communication seems to be a sort of constant among species. So why should we be surprised to learn that plants can also do this? Scientists have for long known that plants talked by emitting chemical signals (green leaf volatiles) that warned other plants of predators, or of local conditions like drought. But it seems that researchers have overlooked something self-evident; their roots.
Recently it’s been discovered that the root system is much more complex than previously thought. A plant's or tree's roots spread across the land, and by doing this they come in contact with the roots of other plants and trees. Through a symbiotic relation with mycelium, information between trees and plants are exchanged underground. This complex system, is rhizomatic in structure and resembles the networks of brain cells, or even the one seen in the internet. Hence, why many scientists refer to this find as the Wood Wide Web. Experts have supported that the plant's thinking structure happen in the root system. Some scientists point out that we seem to have understood plants wrong all this time; we should think of them upside down, since their "brains" are in their roots!
The notion that plants can talk will produce a lot of future research and debate. After all, if many people decline to eat animal meat due to empathy to the animal's suffering, then what would we do if we understand that plants also suffer, fear and feel pain?
This new exhibit at the MuseOn, is part an artistic installation, inspired by the artist Giuseppe Licari’s work, ‘Humus’, and part an educational project. It also aims to promote closer relations to plants by the visitors, and to foster the understanding of the importance of preservation of the ecological system that surrounds us and that we desperately need to know better.
We invite all EARJ Community members to visit this amazing exhibition at the MuseOn, everyday from 10am to 3:30pm!
On November 23, NASA Astronaut Chris Cassidy, honored EARJ students with a visit. During this unforgettable time, Mr. Cassidy shared his outer space experience, as well as his commitment and preparation prior to going into outer space. An important message on positivity and commitment was delivered by Mr. Cassidy. Lower and Middle School students had a privileged Q&A session where interesting and surprising questions were asked (and answered). We would like to thank Mr. Cassidy and his brother, Mr. Jeff Cassidy, for making this experience possible and for spreading positivity at EARJ.
The Barra and Gávea Campuses hosted yet another beautiful opportunity for parents and children to connect and share a Thanksgiving Lunch with their loved ones. In collaboration with Barra's and Gávea's respective PTAs, families had the opportunity of placing a symbolic feather with things and people they are thankful for and attaching them to our EARJ Turkey. All feather sales benefit the Worker's Appreciation Day and the Cantinho Feliz Daycare center, situated in Vargem Grande, in a gesture of solidarity and appreciation. We are thankful for our wonderful Community! Thank you!
EARJ's daily activities are infused with technology. In the future a myriad of professional activities will increasingly require a sophisticated understanding of how technology works.The next generation will move from simply being consumers of technology to being creators utilizing technology. Students will use code to produce services and communicate in ways we have not even considered. This is why our entire school is joining the largest learning event in history, The Hour of Code. Our Hour of Code is making a statement that EARJ is preparing to bring programming activities to our students.
Trick or Treat! The EARJ has yet hosted another incredible event! The Halloween Party(ies) a tradition in the Gávea Campus, extended its success to the Barra Campus, which hosted their 1st Halloween Party. In both campuses it was an afternoon of great fun, with lot's of activities, students created and produced booths, trick or treat times, performances and costume contest. Don't forget to hashtag #EARJHALLOWEEN2016 on all your photos of the day!
The EARJ had the honor of hosting a conference by former student, Frini Georgakopoulos (Class of 1999), who is a recently published author, blogger and runs literary events in her free time. Frini first contacted us with the wish to donate her new book, Sou Fã. E agora? published by Seguinte, the branch for young adult at Companhia das Letras, to the Learning Commons. She remembers how her love for books started in EARJ grounds with a very special teacher who motivated his students to read and to value the art of writing.
We jumped to the occasion and invited her to talk to the US students and to give her the opportunity for a special signing of her books at EARJ in a place that she holds dear to her heart, EARJ. She is currently working on her second book and we wish her all the best!
The EARJ Barra Community has been engaged in a beautiful project. Ms. Ligia's initiative to help SUIPA turned into a very successful campaign. SUIPA is the "International Union Society of Animal Protection" (Sociedade União Internacional de Proteção aos Animais) and has been going through difficult times after it's founder past. Campaigns have been made throughout the country to raise funds, materials, food, medicine and much more in order to keep it working and helping animals in need.
The SUIPA Campaign engaged students, parents, PTA, faculty & staff and reached out to the EARJ Community. In order to raise awareness and collect donations different projects were put into action.
A Bake Sale organized by 3rd grade (teachers and students) collected over than R$3.000,00.
Teachers and staff collected over than R$2.000,00 in donations.
Students developed the logo for the campaign, created posters, wrote texts in Portuguese and English, produced Power Points, and participated in the creation of T-shirts, that were produced with the help of the Barra PTA.
With the sale of shirts during the Barra Family Fun Day, R$1.260,00 were raised in sales and R$310,00 more in donations.
The whole EARJ Community was involved.
The total of items collected is listed below:
- 564 kg of dog food;
- 245 kg of cat food;
- 1120 kg of horse food;
- 320 kg of swine food;
- 200 kg of poultry feed;
- 816 units of dog pads (Hygienic carpets);
- 80 liters of bleach (Cleaning products);
- 01 box of disposable gloves;
- 33 packages of medical dressing;
- 08 medical tapes;
- 06 bandage kits;
- 01 unit of Ointment (Medicine);
- 05 units of Healing Spray for Dogs;
- 06 packets of snacks;
- 01 kg of chewing bones;
- 05 sachets of cat food - kitties;
- 02 cans of wet cat food;
- 04 cans of wet dog food - puppies;
- 02 cans of wet dog food - adults;
- 04 cans of wet dog food - KD;
- 06 cans of wet dog food - AD;
- 03 jars of baby food (NUTRIBABY);
- 01 bottle of antiseptic;
- 02 boxes of Chemital Plus (Medicine) - 04 units each.
Thank you all who participated in this beautiful, touching Campaign. T-shirts are still available at the Barra Campus.
For more information contact Ms. Ana Morelli at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This past weekend, our HS boys basketball team had a chance to participate at a basketball tournament at the American School of Brasília. Participating schools were EAB, EARJ, ISC from Curitiba, and PACA from São Paulo. Our boys displayed outstanding attitude and excellence while performing the games. Please congratulate them for their participation and 2nd place/silver medal!
EAB sent this link with pictures: BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT 2016 - BRASÍLIA