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Sunday, October 22 • 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Revolutionizing Education: How to Cultivate Social and Emotional Intelligence, Mindfulness, and Cultural Responsiveness in Schools
Join council trainer Kate Lipkis, Laura Weaver of Passageworks Institute and highly experienced educator Scott VanLoo in an interactive session to explore how practices such as council, mindfulness and empathic listening can be used in educational contexts to create compassionate and inclusive classrooms where students and teachers alike are engaged and valued and can thrive.

Workshop Speakers
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Kate Lipkis

Kate Lipkis, working in communication dynamics for 40+ years, is a certified council trainer and mentor who helped establish council programs in five public schools in Los Angeles as well as in numerous social justice agencies and several state prisons. A member of the Trainers M... Read More →
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Scott VanLoo

Scott VanLoo, Assistant Principal at a dual language International Baccalaureate elementary school in Dillon, Colorado, has 20+ years’ experience in education including elementary and high school teaching, special and homeless education, equity and diversity training, and parent programs. Former Director of the... Read More →
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Laura Weaver

Laura Weaver, a consultant to schools and school systems and facilitator with 20+ years’ experience in education and social change work, is Director of Transformative Learning at the PassageWorks Institute, a non-profit dedicated to cultivating meaningful, inclusive and nourishin... Read More →


Sunday October 22, 2017 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Santa Rosa Room
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