What will the future of education look like?

Barrington Education Foundation asks community to join in 'Circles of Conversation'

Posted 1/19/17

As the Barrington Education Foundation celebrates its 25th year as a champion of extraordinary educational opportunities, it is looking ahead to the next 25 years and asking the community to help …

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What will the future of education look like?

Barrington Education Foundation asks community to join in 'Circles of Conversation'

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As the Barrington Education Foundation celebrates its 25th year as a champion of extraordinary educational opportunities, it is looking ahead to the next 25 years and asking the community to help “re-imagine extraordinary education.” 

To that end, BEF is organizing "Circles of Conversation" across Barrington the week of Jan. 22 to 27. These Circles will help BEF continue its work by providing valuable input on what the community values in education, how it is doing and areas to explore and focus on going forward.   

A Circle of Conversation is a 60-minute casual conversation among friends, neighbors or colleagues hosted by different individuals and organizations throughout the community in a variety of locations — home, classroom, office, library, coffee shop, etc.  

These conversations will take place at various times throughout the week of Jan. 22. The Circles are intended to spark ideas, insights and dreams about Barrington public school education.

Individuals interested in hosting a Circle of Conversation should sign up at www.barringtoneducation.org. BEF will provide each host with a facilitator’s guide and a feedback form (for submitting notes back to BEF).

For more information, please contact barredfdn@gmail.com.

Arts Alive to host Circles of Discussion event

Arts Alive is responding to the Barrington Education Foundation’s invitation to Barrington residents and organizations to engage in "circles of discussion" on the future of education during the final week of January by hosting a panel discussion entitled, "The Role of the Performing Arts in a 21st Century Education." The event will take place on Thursday, Jan. 26 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Barrington Middle School Library. Participants include: Rachael Warren (resident artist, Trinity Repertory Company), Lindsay Daugherty (founder BHS Unified Theater Program), Ian Dell'Antonio (professor of physics, Brown University), and Dena Davis (artistic director, Arts Alive). Peter Bilderback (president, board of directors Arts Alive) will lead the discussion. "Arts Alive is very excited to participate in the Barrington Education Foundation's 'circles of discussion' about the future of education. The job skills that will be required for success in the 21st century are going to be very different from those of the 20th century. We are looking forward to a lively discussion among our panelists and with the public," said Mr. Bilderback. This event is free, and open to the public. 

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