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!